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Trek 2000, decisions, decisions...(7 posts)

Trek 2000, decisions, decisions...TopGun8614
Apr 1, 2003 6:39 PM
Ok, i got a new Trek 2000 last year, not knowing if i would enjoy the road scene i, by I, I mean my Father,(Wow thats a lot of commas) didnt want to shell out a lot of cash. Now i know i realy enjoy riding and know it will always be there in my life. However i have choices to make. Of course i need to make some upgrades, being only 17 my money is somewhat limited since Lifeguarding at the local Y pays jack Sh!t. Basically i was wondering what recomendations are. I would eventually like to have a carbon bike with campy components. Should i just save up and sell my bike and get a new one, just buy a gruppo and build from there, or start with a new frame? Unfortunately the stock 2000 is equipped with 105 comp. Also will wheels make a big difference, because that seems like the biggest bang for the buck. I have a little over a grand saved now, and by the end of may with my new job i should have well over 2 to spend on cycling. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
~Kyle W.
good thing comes too ....the bull
Apr 1, 2003 6:50 PM
you!but only if you wait!
If I were you I would wait.Also see if you can get a job at the bike shop.You will get better deals on your bike stuff.
Heck you can get alot of bike for 2000 dollars!but campy and carbon! start saving!chances are your trek has shimano and wheels would be a waste of money if you plan on getting campy!
good luck its hard to save money up but it will be worth it-trust me!
good thing comes too ....TopGun8614
Apr 1, 2003 7:01 PM
yeah, i know Carbon and Campy are a ways away at my rate, but they are kind of like my goals for what i hope to have in the next 5 years or so, I know i wont make that change overnight. but would you recommend just sticking it out on this for a while, and then buy a completely new bike in about a year and sell the 2000, and then repeat. Or should i slowly upgrade parts and stick with shimano? Thanks again.
trust me!the bull
Apr 1, 2003 8:04 PM
your better off waiting till someone like colorado cyclist wants to get rid of some whole bike for cheap.
Like thoughs Tomassini's there were selling for $1600 with ultegra!Good luck hope you can hold out!
re: Trek 2000, decisions, decisions...slide13
Apr 1, 2003 7:45 PM
First, that bike isn't bad at all. Decent frame and decent parts so it isn't like your having to ride on junk. The most economical way to upgrade is usually to do the whole bike at once. But, if your like me you want to buy things as you can afford it. If that is the case, I would wait untill you can afford a full Campy groupo and switch that out first. You can run an adapter cassette with your current wheels if you can't afford wheels at the same time.

Also, as the other poster said, if you can get a job at a bike shop, go for it. I started working in shops at age 15, and while I have done other things for a while I'm back working in a bike shop 8 years later while I go to school and I love it. Great deals on bikes and parts make it all worth while. They usually still pay crappy, but hey, your getting payed crappy now and not getting a discount. Check it out if you can, best jobs I've ever had.
re: Trek 2000, decisions, decisions...TopGun8614
Apr 1, 2003 7:55 PM
unfortunately i already have a summer job working for a friend of my dad who is a boat dealer. Atleast its excellent pay and i get to spend my summers outside working on boats. So for now the bike shop job isnt looking to good, but i always have next year.
re: Trek 2000, decisions, decisions...Steve_0
Apr 2, 2003 6:49 AM
your bike is MORE than capable. Unless you're elite, performance upgrades provide a deminimus of return; Save your money, take your time determining want you really want (or maybe really need).

In doubt, ask the people on this board how much money they've spent on upgrades in search for the holy grail. Many here never seem to be happy with what they have. Big race to nowhere.

That's cool, if that's your thing, and you have the money. But dont blow on you money on upgrades just for the sake of upgrades.