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New ride..(8 posts)

New ride..hammer_cycle
Mar 2, 2003 12:44 PM
Since its raining outside and people have been putting up their new rides, I figure I might as well as well! This frame is a warranty replacement of last year's model. Fortunately, I think Trek has really improved the paint jobs on their frames! Currently, as shown, the bike barely is over 16lbs. Not bad for a 60cm frame!

Also, if anyone would like to find this bike a new home, I'd be very grateful:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2713353593
Pic didn't work.. let me try again...hammer_cycle
Mar 2, 2003 12:46 PM
Lets see if it works this time...
Nice ride but,Lazywriter
Mar 2, 2003 12:51 PM
why so much seatpost? I know there is a trend towards smaler frames, but I think having too much unsupported seatpost showing changes the ride of the bike when in the saddle. Meaning more flex when in the saddle when pushing hard up a hill etc. To each his own though. Still a nice ride.
Nice ride but,hammer_cycle
Mar 2, 2003 1:34 PM
It might look like a lot, but it really isn't that much when you see it in person. I really don't have a choice though other than going with a frame that almost seems too large to me. I've been fit by some 'professionals' and basically all of my bikes are fit the same, with a range of 59 to 61 cm frames. I haven't had any problems with this setup. Plus, the carbon seatpost is very stiff, which I think is a better offset than having a bigger bike which will ultimately be less stiff (unless custom made).
nice rig...Akirasho
Mar 2, 2003 12:53 PM
... would you mind telling us what the warranty issues were/was?

Be the bike.
nice rig...hammer_cycle
Mar 2, 2003 1:32 PM
Besides the frame having the standard headset problems that a lot of 5900's had in the last 2 years (which was fixed by my local shop), the frame was slightly out of alignment at the bottom bracket, causing the chain to drop pretty much all the time. Once we decided that there was something wrong with the frame, Trek was very quick about taking care of the matter and replacing the frame. I was very pleased with their response to the matter. Although I haven't ridden it yet and its still too early to tell, it seems as if this frame is put together better than last year's model (the itnegrated headset seems perfect this time around).
nice rig...russw19
Mar 2, 2003 1:36 PM
That's a helluva nice Pinarello Paris! I have one that is Banesto Blue. Why get rid of it? I think that's one of the finest frames on the planet, and mine is a 98! I love it.

Russ
nice rig...hammer_cycle
Mar 2, 2003 6:09 PM
I'm actually selling it for a friend. It was bought and literally never ridden. I'm trying to help him find a nice home for it! I can't believe its so difficult to get rid of a bike as beautiful as that.