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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:12 am    Post subject: My new old Trek bicycle Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought my Trek bike back in the early eighties, but I haven’t used it for awhile. I decided if I’m going to start riding again, either I need a new bike or the Trek needs some upgrades, and I couldn’t see spending two grand on a new made-in-China bike when the Trek’s made-in-the-USA frame is in good shape.

Bike technology has changed a bunch since the eighties. I’ve long wanted indexed shifting, and to switch from 27 inch tires to modern 700c tires for which there’s a much wider selection. And I’ve never been happy with the gear range on the Trek; its lowest gears are too high

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