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Old 10-02-2014, 03:39 AM
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Default New road bike on the way.

I was cleaning my road bike (2005 Trek 5000 frame built up with DA 9-speed) when I noticed something odd with the seat tube (pic attached).

Turns out the frame is cracked and Trek is replacing it with a brand new Emonda SL. I'm not complaining! The only thing I'll have to buy is a BB and crank.

Can't beat that Trek lifetime warranty!
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Old 10-04-2014, 01:01 AM
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very nice! glad to see a company honor their word.....

and since the wife and I are in the market for new bikes (we have 30yr old Raleighs <18sp Mtn Tour and 12sp City Tour> that are still great, but could be better I'm sure), I'll keep the Treks in mind.
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:48 PM
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Trek does have amazing warranties. They replaced the swing arm on my old y bike after it was out of warranty.
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Old 10-05-2014, 02:23 AM
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very nice! glad to see a company honor their word.....
And then some. My 2005 bike was a replacement frame for my original 1993 OCLV that they insisted on replacing because it had a creak in the bottom bracket when pedaling! I think they thought the bonding of the bottom bracket shell was starting to go.

I also had them replace set of Bontrager rims because I found a bit of lateral play in one of the hubs. They really do stand behind their products.

I have two DA 10-speed cranks on Ebay that I'm watching. Fingers crossed!
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:38 PM
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The new frame arrived! I dropped off the crankset last night.

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Good to hear! Me and the wife both have Trek road bikes. Hers is a 2012 Madone 7 series SSL, mine is a 2012 5.2 Madone. The new Emondas are modeled after the pre 2013 Madones, because the new aero frame Madones didn't make the purists to happy.... Lol.
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The new frame arrived! I dropped off the crankset last night.

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Nice! What are you doing for gearing?
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:51 PM
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My 9-speed Dura Ace 7700 stuff from my 5500 is going on this bike, all except for the crank/BB, which will be 7900 series Dura Ace (the 7700 crank/bb won't fit). I run a 12-27 in the back because I like to ride with a high cadence (95-105 rpm ideally) and the 27 cog with the 39 up front is enough gear for any hill.

Since I don't use the 27 much, I thought about going to a 12-25 in the back, but I'm too chicken.
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:39 PM
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I'm actually thinking of going to a 30 in the rear......we do some serious climbing out here. Last Saturday we did "The Grizzly", we did 80 miles with 8300ft of climb, with some gradients of 18% Training to do the "Climb to Kaiser" next summer, 155 miles, 15000ft of climb.....yea.....in need a 30
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Mostly done! The saddle needs to be tweaked, and the wheels could probably use a truing, but other than that it's ready to ride!

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Trek just dropped their Trek Care Plus Coverage, it's no longer available. Guess maybe it was too good of a deal.
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I have volunteered a couple of races the last couple of weeks and I had no idea how light these bikes can get. Pretty sweet man!
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Trek just dropped their Trek Care Plus Coverage, it's no longer available. Guess maybe it was too good of a deal.
Really? We have insurance on ours, it's for theft and damage. Yea, they can get the Emonda down to 10lbs
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Really? We have insurance on ours, it's for theft and damage. Yea, they can get the Emonda down to 10lbs
That's the SLR. 690g for the frame and 280g for the fork. That's 2.1 lbs. Mine is 2.3 and I think that's for the frame alone. Either way, my bike tips the scales at 15.6 lbs, and that's with old 9-speed stuff on it (other than a crankset from a 10-sp group).

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That's light! You put some Dura Ace components, Dura Ace C24 wheels, you'd be in the low 14lbs.
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