This is a 2000 Trek 1000 in Metal Flake Yellow with Blue Lettering. It is a 23.5″ / 60 cm / Large (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) TIG welded Aluminum frame (claimed 3.1 lbs) with a Cro-Mo steel fork. The stand over height is 32.5″ directly in front of the saddle.
There are 24 speeds available through the three ring (52/42/30t) crankset and the 8 gear (11-28t) freehub. The pedals are alloy with black plastic toe cages and black straps.
The rear derailleur is a Shimano Sora and the front is also a Shimano Sora. Shifting is through Shimano Total Integration Sora Brake Shifters.
Both wheels are Araya alloy double wall rims drilled for Presta valves laced to Shimano RX 100 alloy hubs with quick release. Both wheels have brand new 700x23c black wall tires.
Braking is handled by Sidepulls with quick release.
The black vinyl Vuelta Italia saddle is mounted to an alloy seat post that moves freely in the seat tube.
Alloy Icon handlebars with blue handlebar tape are mounted to an alloy stem. The stem is NOT frozen in the steerer tube.
There is an alloy bottle cage mounted to the downtube and bosses for another on the downtube. There are eyelets for a rear rack.
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings as it should.
This was the largest size available for the Alpha Aluminum frame. The metal flake yellow is pearleascent and very appealing in the sun. Appears to have spent most of its life in the garage. I believe it still has the original handlebar tape, the original quality control stickers are still on the hubs and I’m pretty sure I replaced the original Continental Sport 1000 tires, so it should have a lot of life left in it.
For less than the price of a generic Bike Shaped Object that anyone might buy online or from a store that sells bicycles in the Toy Department, you could be riding this vintage bicycle with quality components. The fact that it is still rolling down the road is a testament to how well it was built.
It’s important to point out that this is not just a used bicycle, but a vintage bicycle. While it has been test ridden a little over two miles (up and down a long hill, over two sets of railroad tracks and through a neighborhood) to ensure that it actually does turn, brake and shift correctly, it is a 23 year old bicycle with mechanical components which will work well today and could fail tomorrow or may work just as designed for another 50 years. It has not been restored to factory new condition and the price reflects this.
Also, think of the type of riding you are likely to be doing and the bicycle that you are considering. If you normally ride a mountain bike and are looking at a 40 year old road bike because it’s your favorite color, one of your considerations should probably not be wondering about how awesome a 40 year old Peugeot made of Vitus 980 Super Light Tubing and rolling on 23c road tires will look on Instagram covered in mud or jumping a curb: it will look broken.
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