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 Post subject: TREK ALPHA 1.7 2008
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:50 pm 
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Hello everyone :welcome: . I want to show you my new bike. It weight about 9,5kg. I want a little bit lose weight from it.(without wheels change).

There is part list:

Frame, fork: Trek Alpha 1.7 2008 58cm
Stem: Bontrager select 100mm
Handlebar: Bontrager select 44cm
Handlebar tape: Bontrager
Seatpost: Bontrager
Saddle: Bontrager
Shifters: Shimano 105 5600
Brakes: Shimano 105 5600
Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6600
Front derailleur: Shimano 105 5600
Crankset: Shimano 105 5600 50/34 175mm
Wheels: Bontrager SSR 20/24
Tires: Scwhalbe Durano Pluse
Pedals: Shimano R540
Cables armor : Jagwire L3

Firstly I will change saddle, handlebar, stem. What can you offer for me, that it costs not very much.

P.S Sorry for my bad English. I am from Lithuania :)
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 Post subject: Re: TREK ALPHA 1.7 2008
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:58 pm 
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Welcome aboard. Without nitpicking too much, with what you have, save your money and buy a better bike. I had the same frame (previously known as Trek 1000), and it wasn't very stiff at all. In fact, it moved around quite a bit.

Save your money and start with a solid foundation, then upgrade from there.

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 Post subject: Re: TREK ALPHA 1.7 2008
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:16 pm 
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I am not pro, so this bike is normal for me. But i think i can lose about 0,5kg, because saddle weight is 345g, stem weight 200g, and handlebar i think is heavy. For competitions I always get better wheels :)


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 Post subject: Re: TREK ALPHA 1.7 2008
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I need a 52T 110BCD chainring. It can be used or new. Write to me who can send it to Lithuania.


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 Post subject: Re: TREK ALPHA 1.7 2008
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:51 pm 
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This isn't the right forum to be making those kinds of requests. There's a section called "Wanted" where you can make those requests.

Losing half a kg on that bike won't make much of a difference. Few, if any, of us on here are pro's, so claiming that you don't want to invest money in your bike because you aren't a pro pretty much means you don't care what we think. Honestly, changing your saddle, stem and handlebar are about as effective as putting lipstick on a pig. You'll maybe save 300g over what you have. That's a waste of money, considering they don't affect you as much as wheels and gears. Don't want to listen to me? No problem. I'm telling you the honest truth. I had that bike. Once you ride something more modern, you'll realize what I'm saying.

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 Post subject: Re: TREK ALPHA 1.7 2008
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:26 pm 
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I understand you :) I don't have lots of money to buy a new,good bike. I am 16 yrs old. Amm, I a little working in internet, so i can change some parts on this bike. If i change saddle, handlebar and stem, and other small parts i would lose about 350g, and with wheels which i get for competitions i would lose 600g, so 300+600, its near 1kg. If i want to sell my bike i would change these parts to previuos and new part coud be use on new bike :)

Another reason why i don't want to buy better bike, that after 2 yrs i will buy a car, and i don't know how much time i will ride a bike :)


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 Post subject: Re: TREK ALPHA 1.7 2008
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Zygius, refreshing attitude) I think so too, the feel is more important than weight)

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 Post subject: Re: TREK ALPHA 1.7 2008
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:08 am 
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Your bike looks good, however I agree with the others that it wouldn't be worth spending too much money on it. I would suggest cleaning (or even replacing) the bar wrap and cutting the steerer tube down. Also, if you haven't done so already, buy a basic set of tools and learn how to work on your bike. Then go and ride your bike everywhere. Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: TREK ALPHA 1.7 2008
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I have a thread on here for my 2009 Trek 1.7. I got it down to around 7.6kg fairly easily. Dig my thread out and have a look to see if you can take any tips to help you.


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 Post subject: Re: TREK ALPHA 1.7 2008
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Here - found it: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=106809


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 Post subject: Re: TREK ALPHA 1.7 2008
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 Post subject: Re: TREK ALPHA 1.7 2008
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573 wrote:
I have a thread on here for my 2009 Trek 1.7. I got it down to around 7.6kg fairly easily. Dig my thread out and have a look to see if you can take any tips to help you.

Hi, I saw your bike. It's very nice ! But your wheels are so expensive. :) My bike weight is about 9,5kg(with training wheels). And about 9kg(with wheels which i get for races).
Do you think it's possible to reach 8,5kg with training wheels. I think i will change old stem(200g) to Kalloy Uno 7(110mm) which weight is 110-120g, my saddle weight 345g and i think i will change to Fizik or San Marco which weight which weight are 150-220g.
Do you know how much can weigh bontrager select handlebar 44cm ?
I think i can win about 300g if i change tyres and tubes :)


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