^Handmade in the USA, after a couple IPA's
My son and I are habitual Trek bike owners...
I've been riding this for a while:
then bought myself this:
Same model number (Madone 5.9) but TOTALLY different frame construction. -The bottom-bracket differences alone are enormous:
Bought this to roll around on when I first moved to the USA, nearly 20 years ago now... still got it... frame still under warranty!
Recently bought another one for my son (7 years old at the time) to start doing triathlons. -Here's him the first time out on it:
Heading down to Ft. Lauderdale this weekend for another triathlon with him... then Tampa/Clearwater the following weekend. -He's been placing in the top three every time so far this year... hope I didn't just jinx that!
We've gt a few other bikes, but these are the ones which we ride regularly.
I was actually thinking of replacing them since they're tubulars.
Is there another good rim that could also be period correct that would be worth relacing to my current dura ace hubs?
Or should I just go for a modern wheel set? Something like the newer Velocity A23
Finally built this up this morning with some spare parts.
105 shifters and front d
ultegra pedals, brakes, and cassettes
ultegra sl rear d
fsa gossamer crank
ritchey fork, stem, and bars
I still am not sure why a devinci would have a ritchey headbadge (under the clearcoat)
SO I bought the Trek 9th District a few months ago and now scored my second bike..
Left over '11 Trek Madone 3.1:
Love it so far!!
Want to tinker around w. it a bit. Sattle/post, wheels/tires.. pedals are on the way. Can't believe how smooth the carbon fiber is!!
It's all Shimano 105 which seems to shift nicely, although I've never ridden nicer.
Anyone know how easy it would be to track down "black" brake/shifter cables? I dislike white on bikes for some reason.
I'm going to repaint but having a hard time deciding what colors or what to do. I kind of want to paint the seat tube white as well as the head tube and the rest of the frame a brighter ferrari type red. However the decals are scripted in white, so they would kind of blend in with the white color.
I put a new seat on it as that Turbo saddle was worn out and discolored... my dad gave it to me, so I'll rock it for now. I'd eventually like a saddle just like this one, except white, it's a San Marco
Also having a tough time deciding what wheels to go with as I'm going to get rid of those mavic tubulars.
Velo Orange PBP
Vintage wheels: these I'd have to find on ebay hunting
This is the first and only bike that I owned, a 1978 purchased by my father (I was 11 yo). I don't know the model (Peugeot started to engrave serial numbers in 1979).
I also have a donor, a 1973-1974 with identical hardware but the handle.
For no reason, I can't decide myself to get a new one. I just happen to like it and it has been so for 34 years. Yet I am considering a new bike but I am lost in the process.
There are plenty on the used market, commanding surprisingly high prices for what it is.
I cancelled my order of the 13' Black edition di2 CAAD10 because of lack of fund-age and really thinking i wouldn't like electronic shifting. Therefore,
This arrived today. 2013 CAAD10 'racing edition'
By the time you read this, those loud stickers on the wheels have been peeled off.
Redline R740. Pretty entry-level bike but it's gotten me through a crapload of training and several triathlons including Ironman NYC
As purchased in 2010:
During re-fitting for triathlon by one of my Ironman coaches who is also a Retul fitter. Added Profile T2+ aero bars, shorter stem and a forward-offset seatpost.
Next step is to continue upgrading the engine