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Old 01-05-16, 07:11 PM
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Vintage Trek to trade for slightly smaller vintage Trek

Hi guys,

I'm looking to trade a "21in" frame for something closer to a "19in" frame. Details follow.

I bought this bike for L'eroica. Aesthetically it fits the bill but it seems it may be a bit too big for me. It's got a 55cm top tube (called a 21'' frame) and I'm about 5'8.5. The model is Trek 500 Series (1984).

Since you probably want to know:
It's in nearly-new condition with nary a blush of rust. The guy I bought it from said that it was kept in a garage, but there's evidence that it was at least used a little bit -- namely, a couple of hairline scratches on the aluminum, the bar tape having been changed, etc. There are barely even marks from the brake pads on the rims and it's got the original rubber. Pictures in the link below (feel free to ask for more.)

If anyone has a similar bike (perhaps a Trek) that can be used for L'eroica, about one size down (19''), and would like to trade for this one, let me know.

Pictures here at Imgur

https://bikeindex.org/bikes/65593

I apologize if this is in the wrong forum. I live in LA which is why I posted this here.

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The C&V forum has a thread on swapping bikes that don't fit. That may involve shipping but it's worth trying to see what turns up.
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