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Trek 1.5 with some upgrades now the bug has bitten.

beak58beak58 Posts: 140
edited February 2017 in Your road bikes
Hi all,

This is my first and only road bike which I got in 2013. Used for commuting my 24 mile round trip 4 days a week and weekend rides round East Lancs when I can escape the anchors. Size 58 for my 6'1 frame.

My dream bike is a BMC SLR01 Ultegra in the black/red finish, hopefully Summer 2017 *prays*. Then I think the trek will make a good winter trainer, and of course commuter.

fQXmn8.jpg

Upgrades from stock are -
Lizardskin tape
Full 105 5800 group
RS81 C24 wheels
Spesh All Condition tyres (highly recommended for commuting)

For anyone thinking of taking the plunge into road riding I highly recommend!

Thanks for looking
Beak

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  • beak58beak58 Posts: 140
    fQXmn8.jpg

    PLEASE IGNORE JUST TESTING IMAGE UPLOAD AS I AM SELLING SOMETHING AND ONLY HAVE A SMARTPHONE AVAILABLE THANKS
  • beak58 wrote:
    Hi all,

    This is my first and only road bike which I got in 2013. Used for commuting my 24 mile round trip 4 days a week and weekend rides round East Lancs when I can escape the anchors. Size 58 for my 6'1 frame.

    My dream bike is a BMC SLR01 Ultegra in the black/red finish, hopefully Summer 2017 *prays*. Then I think the trek will make a good winter trainer, and of course commuter.

    fQXmn8.jpg

    Upgrades from stock are -
    Lizardskin tape
    Full 105 5800 group
    RS81 C24 wheels
    Spesh All Condition tyres (highly recommended for commuting)

    For anyone thinking of taking the plunge into road riding I highly recommend!

    Thanks for looking
    Beak


    Bejesus, is it even possible to have that many spacers, looks like you could almost go up a frame size.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • beak58beak58 Posts: 140
    beak58 wrote:
    Hi all,

    This is my first and only road bike which I got in 2013. Used for commuting my 24 mile round trip 4 days a week and weekend rides round East Lancs when I can escape the anchors. Size 58 for my 6'1 frame.

    My dream bike is a BMC SLR01 Ultegra in the black/red finish, hopefully Summer 2017 *prays*. Then I think the trek will make a good winter trainer, and of course commuter.

    fQXmn8.jpg

    Upgrades from stock are -
    Lizardskin tape
    Full 105 5800 group
    RS81 C24 wheels
    Spesh All Condition tyres (highly recommended for commuting)

    For anyone thinking of taking the plunge into road riding I highly recommend!

    Thanks for looking
    Beak


    Bejesus, is it even possible to have that many spacers, looks like you could almost go up a frame size.

    Funnily enough I knocked the old frankentrek down a couple of spacers once I bought this -

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    and am definitely getting to work a couple of minutes quicker on it. New saddle and wheels as well, will take a photo and update.

    Thanks
    Beak
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 3,287
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    That's a lovely looking thing. They're even nicer in the flesh. How does it ride?
  • beak58beak58 Posts: 140
    Shortfall wrote:
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    That's a lovely looking thing. They're even nicer in the flesh. How does it ride?

    I've not ridden a shed load of bikes in my time so don't have a lot to compare with, but the Colnago feels like it's itching to go faster all the time and it's a cliché but it feels like every bit of pedal stroke is translated to forward motion.

    I've only clocked 126 miles as I bought it at the end of October and am waiting for the spring, but in late October I did this ride -

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    where I got lost and did 47 miles back home instead of 27 (after doing 27 out to meet the family) and I'm just glad I wasn't on the Trek as I arrived home as fresh as anything :)
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