Thursday, October 09, 2008
A little business before we get down to play. I'm selling my mountain bike. This is the first bike I ever owned with the intent to ride seriously. Although it was originally a fully-rigid bike intended only for light trail riding. At the time, I was doing a fair bit of mountain biking, so I put some money into the bike, upgrading nearly every component on the bike.
I rode it for about one season since this current build was installed, then I bought a rode bike, and haven't looked back since. For the past five years, the bike has been used, at most, 2-3 times per year. I'm selling it now to finance a 'cross bike. I'm asking $300, email if you're interested.
Frame: Trek Alpha Custom Aluminum, size large.
Wheels: Mavic X517 rims, Shimano LX hubs
Tires: IRC Mythos folding. I can also include Michelin Rock semi slicks
Crank: Shimano LX triple (9 speed)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XTR splined
Cassette: Shimano XT (9 speed)
Shifters: Rear Shimano LX rapid fire, Front Shimano XT rapid fire
Derrailures: Rear Shimano XT (9 speed), Front Shimano LX
Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial 1.9L
Calipers: front Avid Arch Rival 40 Vee-brake. Rear: Tektro Vee brake. (I also have the rear AR40, but it has stripped threads on the adjustment screw and would need new parts)
Grips: Pedros black walls
Fork: Rock Socks Judy XC
Headset: FSA orbit 1 1/8 threadless
I don't currently have pedals on the bike, but will include platforms with toe clips, if requested.
So that's that. This is a great bike for someone looking to get their feet wet in trail riding. In college and high school, I used this bike for XC racing, urban assault, and riding around town. It's comfortable and fun. I'll be sad to see it go, but it's time to pair down my stable. Write with any questions...
And now to what you all came for:
Tops from the week:
1) The MS bike tour. Tenth year? Twelfth year? Who the hell knows!
2) Maybe getting rid of that extraneous bike I never ride... see above.
3) The weekend forecast... much better than last week!
4) My exciting new 'cross column
5) Only one more week on the night desk!
Bottoms from the week:
1) It's cold out there...
2) The economy, but you knew that already.
3) My iPod. Still broken. Not sure if it's fixable.
4) Technology. I love it, but it changes too damn fast.
5) So much to do, so little time...
Posted by Andrew J. Bernstein at 10:07 PM