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Bike Search Over, Last Second Change of Heart

Old 02-08-08, 12:31 PM
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Bike Search Over, Last Second Change of Heart

Well after scouring the internet and discussing things with many different people I have finally chosen a bike. A man here on the forums cut a deal with me and I will be purchasing a 2006 Trek 1000 brand new, purchased and shipped for a total of $515.


I have read a lot about the Trek 1000 models and in the end it just seemed to be the best deal. The local bike shop is charging me $20 to have it assembled and after that I can spend the difference (of $150 vs. their Raleigh Grand Sport) on accessories to establish a rapport with the bike shop. I'm taking a bit of a risk since at my height (5'10") some people ride a 54" while others a 56" (this one is a 56"), but I will pay for the LBS to fit it to me to the best of their ability.


I know that it won't be as great in terms of customer service as it would be buying it from a LBS, but like I said I will spend other money there to build up a relationship.


Thanks for your help everybody, I can wait to hit the roads!
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Old 02-08-08, 12:33 PM
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Congrats...now ride the hell out of it and post some pics!
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good bike, good price. enjoy it
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Good choice deciding to allocate some funds for accessories...in retrospect, I wish I would have done that (if only to keep me from spending more... ). Enjoy your new ride, and bring on the pics!
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Originally Posted by HokieHooWVU
Well after scouring the internet and discussing things with many different people I have finally chosen a bike. A man here on the forums cut a deal with me and I will be purchasing a 2006 Trek 1000 brand new, purchased and shipped for a total of $515.


I have read a lot about the Trek 1000 models and in the end it just seemed to be the best deal. The local bike shop is charging me $20 to have it assembled and after that I can spend the difference (of $150 vs. their Raleigh Grand Sport) on accessories to establish a rapport with the bike shop. I'm taking a bit of a risk since at my height (5'10") some people ride a 54" while others a 56" (this one is a 56"), but I will pay for the LBS to fit it to me to the best of their ability.


I know that it won't be as great in terms of customer service as it would be buying it from a LBS, but like I said I will spend other money there to build up a relationship.


Thanks for your help everybody, I can wait to hit the roads!
Only $20 to assemble it? Better ask them what this "assembly" entails.
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Congrats on the purchase; ride the heck out of it and enjoy!
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56cm sounds better. congratz. where d'pics be? :^)
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The fact that you have purchased a bicycle for the amount of dough I blow on misc trivial velo bull**** in a quarter year simultaneously depresses and elates me.
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a stock picture can be seen here

theres an orange one I could choose from as well but I think I like this one more because of the blue in it

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I'm also 5'10" and rode the bejeezus out of a 56cm Trek 1200 when I was just starting back to riding. It was great! I upgraded the saddle to a Specialized Alias and the pedals to Speedplays, but otherwise it worked very well.

Good luck!!
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Sweet deal. That's a great bike.

Ride hard, ride safe.
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Orange would have been nice. Nice bike.
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good deal....nice ride....congrats on the purchase!!!!
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Congratulations!
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Treks seem to run a bit small lately. You should be fine on a 56. My old Trek 1000 (1988 or so) was a 56 and my new 2005 is a 56 and seems smaller. I really wish it was a 58,

Congrats on the new bike.
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Save a bit for a saddle. You can find Fizik Aliante Sports and Sigmas on ebay for around $35-40. That was the biggest thing I changed on my 1200.
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I'm 5'10 and I ride a 56cm Trek 1000, and it's my opinion that the frame is a little big for me. You could compensate with a shorter stem if you needed to. Make sure you check the front brake assembly to see if the brakepads are rubbing on the tire.
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