Baby Blue 62cm Trek 1420 Road Bike @ Pedal Revolution Refurbished Bicycle Update

One of the great things about working on older bikes is the their ability to make one consider their origins.  I guess this applies to most any item that’s been manufactured or made; every physical object possesses some sort of a history, however trivial and mundane it may be.

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In this case, we’re looking at a Trek 1420 road bike, frame manufactured in Waterloo, WI, within about a year of Mikhail Gorbachev’s announcement that the U.S.S.R. had dissolved.  This is a well-made aluminum frame, featuring mid-sized diameter tubes that are plenty strong but not so huge that they result in a overly harsh, stiff ride.  Adequate clearance for the Soma Terracotta 700 x 28 tires is a nice feature, and the (relatively) wider tire does a good job of soaking up some of the harshness of this city’s rough streets.

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The bike is indeed very light, and built up as you see in these pictures the bike  weighs just over 23 pounds.  Highlights of the build include the Soma Sutro/Highway One bar combo, IRD Drillium brake levers, and indexed bar-end shifters.  These shifters were originally on the downtube, but with the addition of shift pods I (Todd) mounted them on the bar end.  Ergonomics are actually quite good with them there.

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The bike’s got a triple crankset for a good low gear, new WTB saddle, and some nice MKS touring pedals.  Come check it out today–good for a rider about 6′ to 6’4″, depending upon his or her particular proportions.

$700

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