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Choosing A Bike

Old 04-04-13, 03:24 PM
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Choosing A Bike

Hey guys, here's the issue. I own a 1989 Trek 1000 and a 2008 Trek 1.2. I used to do triathlons, and may get into it again someday, but right now I use both bikes for commuting, or the occasional fitness/joy ride. The 1000 has some typical issues (needs new tires, rims need to be trued) but rides like a charm, it is solid. The 1.2, quite honestly, is really unexciting--shifters are spotty, and the gear setup just stinks; all around the components are alot less shiny and fun than I thought they'd be. I kinda hate riding it. I also have a little bit of buyers guilt over it.

The only thing (in my opinion) the 1.2 has over the 1000 is the shifters on the handlebars, not on the downtube. Also, it seems to accelerate up hills a little better.

I bought the 1.2 about a year ago. Had the 1000 for about 3 years. Am I an idiot to think that the 1000 (a much older bike) is supremely better, and am I crazy for wanting to sell the 1.2??
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Not at all. Let the retrogrouchiness flow through you.
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Keep the 1000 and change to brifters? Ride what you enjoy the most.
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That happens. You buy bike, ride it a while and find out that it has some fatal flaws. Definitely sell it. Why ride a bike you don't like? If I were you I would use you're hard earned knowledge of what you don't like in a bike to go out and get a new bike that captures all the best qualities of your older bike, has all the new fun features of a modern bike and has none of the qualities you didn't like in the bike you just got rid of.

By the time you have your fourth bike or so you should be getting close to the perfect bike for you.
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