carbonsports lightweights on a US Postal trek

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teddfox
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by teddfox

What kind of rims are the "everyday" rims? I actually like those
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dcj9
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by dcj9

the rims are for tubular tyres - mavic reflex CD 32 spoke on campag record hubs.

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Valy
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by Valy

The bike look incredible with the lightweights! :thumbup:

jz4nyc
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by jz4nyc

I think that bike looks terrific. Nice work!

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Timo
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I just wondered, is that a 1" or a 1 1/8" headset?

dcj9 wrote:ok, bowed to pressure.... in the bottom pic i corrected the previous saddle tilt this morning :wink:

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by welkman

Awesome, my mouth is wide open. This is close to perfect in my book :)

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Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez
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One of the nicest looking bike ever to my taste.

That means nicest Trek ever by faaaaar.

Liking the classic wheels more than LW actually

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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

This will win an extreme makeover competition if there's any. Superb vision to transform it so radically and update something old to make it really modern.

hillrider
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by hillrider

Very nice,have a painted carbon frame in the background that will get the same "nude" treatment in the springtime.A credit to your hardwork sir!! :beerchug:

edesigner
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by edesigner

Gorgeous. Your bike's look with your Lightweight wheels .. best I can describe it.. classic black sports car with tan leather interior. It does't really get much better.

SpinMill
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by SpinMill

Can you give anymore description on the process? I want to do this on my bike.

Total hours invested?
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djm
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by djm

Wow. I can only say what the others have said; a beautiful bike and great work.

Your bike inspired me to get tubbies with brown sidewalls.. so I ordered a pair of Vittoria Evo SC tires for my Ambrosio Nemesis wheels.

FrederickPunter
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by FrederickPunter

Like the others said, the bike looks great. I have to ask though, Lightweights on a Trek 5200? Not trying to stir up a big argument, just wondering why the $6k wheels on a $900 frame (in today's money being generous).

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FrederickPunter wrote:Like the others said, the bike looks great. I have to ask though, Lightweights on a Trek 5200? Not trying to stir up a big argument, just wondering why the $6k wheels on a $900 frame (in today's money being generous).



Why not?
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Daddy yo yo
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by Daddy yo yo

FrederickPunter wrote:I have to ask though, Lightweights on a Trek 5200? Not trying to stir up a big argument, just wondering why the $6k wheels on a $900 frame (in today's money being generous).
why? 'cause armstrong rode'em too! yeah, it was a 5900, but who cares?

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