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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:00 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:46 am
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Location: USA
Beautiful build, there.

I had an '03 Trek 5900 for a few months last year. I bought a used frame and built it up. It was super light but absolutely beat you to death on long rides. I ended up selling the frame. I think you're better off with the LOOk you built up than finding a 5500. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:00 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:01 am
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Jumphigher wrote:
Beautiful build, there.

I had an '03 Trek 5900 for a few months last year. I bought a used frame and built it up. It was super light but absolutely beat you to death on long rides. I ended up selling the frame. I think you're better off with the LOOk you built up than finding a 5500. :)


Thanks very much.
I'm very happy with it and it great to ride.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:46 am
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Location: USA
dan73uk wrote:
Jumphigher wrote:
Beautiful build, there.

I had an '03 Trek 5900 for a few months last year. I bought a used frame and built it up. It was super light but absolutely beat you to death on long rides. I ended up selling the frame. I think you're better off with the LOOk you built up than finding a 5500. :)


Thanks very much.
I'm very happy with it and it great to ride.


How does the LOOK ride? Fast I'm guessing. :)

Yeah I had wanted a 5900 frame for a while,and when I found one I thought it would likely be lifetime bike for me. But it was absolutely unforgiving even on 20 mile rides. I ride fast daily 20, 40, or 60 milers and the bike quickly became very uncomfortable. I think the 5500 and 5900 were designed specifically for Lance Armstrong, and besides being a MUCH stronger rider than me, he's also built completely different - I'm very light whereas he's stocky. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:54 pm 
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Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:54 pm
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Beautiful bike … one questions allowed? Has it a LOOK LDS Pro fork or has been it of Aluminium. My first carbon bike was a yellow LOOK KG 231 too. I bought it on Nov. 1995 together with a 1 inch threaded LOOK HSC fork and rode it with a Campagnolo 8-speed Veloce group set for more than 10 years

BR Thomas


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