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Had a good day on Craig's List

Old 05-03-16, 12:20 PM
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Had a good day on Craig's List

I've had an older Trek 720 that has been my Mutt bike for several years. With a 20" frame it has always been just a touch on the small side but with a little setback and the right stem it was quite comfortable. Well, I was doing a little hunting on Craigs List and came across a 720, chrome-moly with butted main tubes and fork, that was newer, the paint job was in much better condition and a color I liked a lot better (candy red over gold). I checked it out and it measures 21.5 from the center of the crank to center of the top tube (the same way I measured my old frame).

I did a complete component swap (my bike had been upgraded to Deore through XT components 3x9 with hand-built wheels) and put the still serviceable Alivio level components on my old frame. With a new bargain bin saddle and grips and a good cleaning and tune up it worked just fine. I sold it as a commuter the day I finished it and made $15 on the deal, + I still have an almost new (only a few minor rock chips) looking frame, with a better paint job, in the perfect size. Not the deal of the century, but I'm happy.
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