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Showing off my new bike - Trek Madone 5.9

Old 04-02-09, 10:26 AM
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Showing off my new bike - Trek Madone 5.9

I just had to show this off!

I picked this up used from eBay for $1975. List is over $5000. About $200 in fitting and upgrades and I'm in heaven.
Madone 5.9 2005 model. Full Ultegra - Bontrager Race Lite wheels.

I'm 6'3" and 245 lbs. I expected problems with the wheels but so far no issues after about a thousand miles.


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Nice find! Enjoy it.
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you know that looks truly horrible. You should box it up and send it to me for proper disposal..........PLEASE

Vera nice bike man
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Sweeet!
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Nice bike! But that stem has some steep angle.
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new bike and you have a thousand miles on it??
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Awesome!! Red makes you soooo fast too!
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The race lite's are actually pretty strong compared to their other offerings. I had a set for a while, but I ended up selling them as I was never really comfortable on them. I was well over 300 when I rode them.
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Well, not exactly new, I got it at the end of last year. It still feels like new, though.

Yes, the stem is steep. I needed it to get me up a bit to make it more comfortable. I think it's a 110mm/40deg.

Hey jaxqtr, what do you mean by "you were not really comfortable on them"? Too stiff?

Thanks,

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PS: to scotlandtb, ok, no problem, send me an address and I'll ship it right over!
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Sweet!!! I wish you many happy miles.
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That bike has got to be way too small for you.
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Originally Posted by Longfemur
That bike has got to be way too small for you.
That's what I thought. Either he has very long legs and a very short torso or the bike is just simply not the right size.
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Wow! That is beautiful.
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I'm eager to hear your thoughts on why you think it's too small. The bike is a size 60cm and it's been professionally fitted. Why do you think it's too small? I'm very curious. What looks wrong?

Before I bought this I checked out the new ones at the LBS and they sized me to a 60. I was going to buy at the LBS and checked ebay on a lark and found this one.

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PS, I think I'll take some pictures of me on it and post them.
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It just looks like the seat post and the handle bars are quite high in comparison to the bike frame itself. But if the frame is already a 60 you must be at least 6' 6" tall.
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Yeah... tall seat post and a riser stem = frame too small. How tall are you?

Edit: But of course it goes without saying that NOW it fits you so who cares. Have fun!

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I'm sure the person who fitted you put your arse and hands in the right place in relation to each other and to the pedals. There are lots of ways to get saddles and bars in the desired location. The only problem is that it totally disrupts the way your body is balanced over the bike. It also looks goofy, but that's beside the point. The bike you have should not end up looking like a refugee from a mountain bike convention, since it does have a relatively level top tube. If it was the right size, you would not need such a tall seat post. I have no idea why any shop quoted you a 60 cm frame, but maybe they didn't mean one with a relatively level top tube as you have now, or they weren't talking about a road bike. Sorry to have spoiled your fuzzy feeling about the new bike, but that's what we're here for :-)

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