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TREK 1000 - INTRO

FINDING THE TREK 1000

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RIDING THE TREK 1000

 

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RIDING THE TREK 1000

The Trek 1000 certainly has the edge, when stopping becomes the issue.  The Suntour 4050 Edge "light action" brakes are among the best I have ever used.  I did not have to set lever positions up to suit my fit.  The lever position was almost perfect for me exactly "as found".  Light pressure on the beautifully simple levers, resulted in very positive stops.  The hoods were quite comfortable and riding them, was just fine.  I usually do not ride for any distance with my hands on the hoods, however; the 1000's set-up encouraged it.

All in all, the Trek 1000 was a very nice bicycle.  The transmissions shift smoothly and predictably.  The light actions brake set makes slowing down a precise yet effortless chore.  The Suntour 52/42 combination ring set, delivers power to a fairly wide spread six speed freewheel.  The drive runs quietly and consistently, as the miles melt away under you.

Of the four or five aluminum bicycles that I have owned, rebuilt and ridden, only couple, offered the kind of ride that I like.  The ones I liked, I really liked!  Those two bicycles include an eighties something Vitus 979 with a full Mavic SSC grouppo mounted and my, drop dead, gorgeous stolen ALAN Super Record.  Why did I like the Vitus and ALAN, and not the Trek or Cannondales?

Flexibility!  The over sized aluminum tubing, offered by Trek, results in a very stiff ride.  While this is good for acceleration, and handling issues, both prime requirements for racing, stiffness it is not all that comfortable, for a recreational and commuter rider, like myself.  My preference for the flexibility offered by a steel tube set is a personal thing.  My motto for situations like this is simply "each to his own".

The Trek 1000, though a very nice bicycle, was soon offered for auction on Ebay and quickly snatched up.  I do hope that it has found a home where it will see use rather than the abuse of silent and lonely storage for another twenty or more years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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