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Trek 1500 SLR (2007) for $550

Old 04-06-11, 05:34 PM
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Trek 1500 SLR (2007) for $550

Found this clean like-new bike on CL. I find it very pretty, really like the gradient black to red fork. From research, it seems like this bike was well worth the $1000ish it originally sold for. Really wish it had a mix of ultegra and 105 but it is a full 105. It is my size as well. I was originally planning on getting a newer Allez but I think this might be a better route. This is the most I can spend at this time. Don't think I can find a better deal but I can be wrong. There is currently one on ebay bidding at around $600. Opinions?

https://gainesville.craigslist.org/bik/229432501.html

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Old 04-06-11, 05:43 PM
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Grab that puppy! I love my '06 1500. Mine has the Ultegra rear deraillure, that should be the only difference. Nothing wrong with 105
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Old 04-06-11, 06:52 PM
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That" a nice bike for the price .
IT WON'T LAST LONG.
 
Old 04-06-11, 06:56 PM
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Got my 05 1400 a year or so ago(ultegra 105 mix) for 450, couldnt be more happy
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Old 04-06-11, 07:05 PM
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Thats a good price...Get it...
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Old 04-06-11, 07:08 PM
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I bought an 07 1500 today for $650 so that is definitely a pretty good deal - IF the bike fits you. IF it is not your size; it is not a good deal. 2007 was when Shimano switch Ultegra to 10 speeds; so a lot of 1500's came out with a mixture of 105 & Ultegra (although the seller didn't mention it).

One thing I love about it - when you see a bike still with the reflectors on it (on the wheels); because you know that thing has not been ridden hard.
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Old 04-06-11, 10:20 PM
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new thread much better.. see?

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Picked up the bicycle today..I am super happy with my purchase. It is in mint condition and rides wonderfully. The only upgrades I have in mind are these pedals and some shoes.

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-SPD-SL.../dp/B000P9TOHQ

When I went to pick up the bike I noticed the frame was too compact for my bike rack to fit within the triangle of the frame. What kind of rack would you recommend I buy that would solve this issue?
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Old 04-07-11, 08:41 PM
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that's a great bike btw - you will love it

also consider these pedals - they are identical to the more expensive Keo Classics

https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?...ajor=5&minor=2

I just order them couple days ago to upgrade from SPDs (not the SLs, the mtb version)... it's a great deal
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Old 04-07-11, 09:21 PM
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Glad to see another CL success story. Beware of the paired spoke wheels. I still have them on my CL Trek 1600, but I always give them a once over before rolling out. (Not that they are going to spontaneously combust, but one never knows...)
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Old 04-07-11, 10:54 PM
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Looks like you got a great find

I just found a 2005 1500, i know fit is everything, do you think 60cm will fit me at 6'1".

Beware of the paired spoke wheels.
and out of curiosity, whats the issue with paired spoke wheels?

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