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Old 02-18-14, 09:36 PM
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Bike Upgrade

Hello all,

I currently ride a 1982 Trek 610 with 531 tubing and shimano 105, roughly 61 cm frame. I'm looking to upgrade soon and have found some deals on CL but not sure about them. I try to ride anywhere from 20-50 mi a day so I'm getting a little tired of lugging around my steelie around. I've been offered a 2014 Kestrel Legend with 105 59.5 cm for $1400, list price is $1849. Seems like a pretty solid bike and rides soooooo much smoother than my bike. Just curious if this is a sound investment or what. Thanks.
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Old 02-19-14, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by hertzbike View Post
... a 1982 Trek 610 with 531 tubing and shimano 105... lugging around my steelie around...
The Trek has a nice frame, but the 105 wouldn't be original to it. Are we talking downtube shifting early 105, or does this bike have integrated shifter/brake levers and a spread rear triangle?

I'm asking because if it's been "modernized" partially already, you just might need some bearing maintenance and/or maybe a new set of wheels.

I can't comment on the Kestrel, but you say that it feels great, so we can assume that the fit is good...that's a start.
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It's slightly modernized with random different components. Suntour downtube shifter and rear derailer, 105 brakes, and sugino at crank. With mavic MA 40 wheels.
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