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Old 08-20-07, 03:56 PM
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2004 Trek 1000

Hi, I'm new to this venue. I'm looking to purchase a "like new" 2004 Trek 1000. This will be my first newer bike since the 80's. This bike is aluminum as opposed to carbon. What are the benefits/drawbacks of both, and will I even notice a difference on an entry level bike? The price is $325.00
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Old 08-21-07, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve Goldstein View Post
Hi, I'm new to this venue. I'm looking to purchase a "like new" 2004 Trek 1000. This will be my first newer bike since the 80's. This bike is aluminum as opposed to carbon. What are the benefits/drawbacks of both, and will I even notice a difference on an entry level bike? The price is $325.00
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Hi, and welcome. As a seasoned rider of an '04 Trek 1000 myself, you can't go wrong with that bike at that price. Yes, it's all AL, and yes, it has an entry level group of shifters and derailleurs, but understand that it's an entry level bike with a 'recreational' geometry. That means that while it goes quickly, it's not designed for racing as you're in a more relaxed riding position. But it does get you into the realm of modern road biking.

The benefits of all AL is that it's less $ but weighs a bit more than C/F. C/F dampens vibrations somewhat more the AL, but at a higher $. That said, the Trek 1000 is a fun bike to ride. I don't think you'll miss C/F at this stage. My wheels have held true for three years but I did have to change the cassette and chain (twice) which is normal wear and tear.

What my bike did do for me though is to whet my appetite to the point where last year I bought a higher-end bike for more serious week-end rides. I still ride my 1000 35km round trip every day to work and it's a blast. I would expect it to do the same to you.

Happy riding!

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Old 08-21-07, 10:00 AM
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Trek 1000

Hi, thanks so much for your response. I'm going to get the bike. If in 2-3 years I'm really into this, then I can upgrade. Can't beat the price, and I can pay cash and not owe anyone $$. My old Fuji 12spd prob weighs 25lbs +, so this will be a great ride for me. Can you suggest what clipless pedals to get that aren't too much money but will work well for me?

I'll keep you posted on my riding experience.
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Old 08-21-07, 11:57 AM
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Can you suggest what clipless pedals to get that aren't too much money but will work well for me?

I'll keep you posted on my riding experience.
I can't really comment on which pair of clipless pedals to get other than to say that I love the 'Eggbeaters' that I put on my Devinci. There's a whole host of discussion threads about pedals in these forums if you'd like to learn more about them. My Trek 1000 came with toe-clips and personally, I like it that way. I use my Trek for all kinds of stuff and having regular pedals makes transitioning on and off of the bike easier. Sure clipless adds to performance, but as is, my Trek meets all my fitness requirements and then some.

Clipless pedals start @$75 and go up from there although you could always buy used. If your bike already comes with pedals and toe-clips, why not go with that until the end of the season? (I assume you have winter and snow where you are Then, next season, if you want to make the transition, go clipless.

And yes, please keep us posted on your experience. Success stories are always nice to read. And if you get stuck in a rut, let us know that too and maybe someone can come up with a solution....
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Old 08-22-07, 11:46 AM
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The Trek 1000 is consistently rated by the folks at "Cycling Plus" as one of the best values in road bikes n the $700 to $900 price range...a bike that provides 90% of the ride of a $1,500 bike, but for 50% of the cost.

Make sure that the bike you are looking at is your correct size, and is in good condition. It doesn't make sense to pay $300 for a used bike and then pay another $300 to fix it up...you would be better off at that point with a 2008 road bike with a warranty.
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Old 08-22-07, 08:22 PM
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Yeah. Of course make sure it fits. If it doesn't than it isn't a good deal at all. I have an 05 trek 1000 and it has been a great ride. I am only remotely interested in road riding so i'll probaly own it forever.
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Old 08-23-07, 07:58 AM
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Hmm, was out shopping and bike shop had a couple of 2005 52cm 1000's on sale for $500. It's very tempting to go back, as it's about the right size, and at least near any sort of budget I might have. All I know is that the ride around the parking lot with seat too low (not enough time to ask for the bike to be set up for me) it simply blew away my current bike.
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I have the 20005 model and I love it. Go for it.
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It's very tempting. I'm just not yet sure I can justify it--I mean, I'd probably want to go clipless (never tried it, but if I'm going to get such a serious bike...), and I have Presta-nothing, not even a pressure gauge that goes that high! Then there's reviews about the tires not lasting that long, etc...

Tempting, oh so tempting. I will probably go back tomorrow and tempt myself some more!
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