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Does this make trimble mountain bikes cooler or less cool?
Poll ended at Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:48 am
Cooler 43%  43%  [ 3 ]
Less cool 14%  14%  [ 1 ]
Does not effect 43%  43%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 7
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 Post subject: Trimble Aero 1
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:48 am 
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I bought this off a friend a few months back, I saw the frame hanging in his basement practically untouched and about to turn 20 (see pictures). I soon bought it but lost interest in building it when I missed having it done for its big birthday. Now that I'm done with my STS remodeling I moved on to this and actually banged it out in a matter of days. It looks fantastic, Ive ridden it once for less than a mile because a large snow storm moved into the northeast and the city got around 8 inches dumped on us. Hardly the storm of the century they all promised but enough to keep my road bikes indoors.

Anyway its a Trimble Aero 1 built on August 25th, 1989 and I'd be surprised if it has seen more that 50 miles of road.

theres a mishmash of parts and changes will be made soon (namely the bars maybe the cranks) but right now its:

HED. disc superlight rear wheel
Specialized Tri-Spoke front wheel
Chris King 1" NoThreadset
Shimano Ultegra Octalink cranks w/ dura-ace rings
Shimano 105 derailleurs front and back
Campagnolo bar end friction shifters
Exage Motion brake levers
Shimano 105 brake calipers
American Classic 25.0mm seatpost
Serfas kevlar ARC saddle

more pics to come as parts are swapped out.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:55 am 
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i like that coz it's weird! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:01 am 
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Oh I forgot the close up of the glove box. I love that my new bike has a GLOVE BOX! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:15 am 
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Wow watch out for crosswinds when you're out on this thing! Best thing to do might be always to ride in the direction the wind is coming from, this bike cuts straight through headwinds!
Very cool bike, only thing that bothers me about it is the stem.. It just looks out of place imo. A nice quill stem would be ace!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Well I totally forgot I had a thread on this one but I certainly still love it. On the crosswinds its actually not bad at all, sure you can feel it push or pull but the bike creates a significant amount of down force which practically glues this beast to the tarmac the faster you go. I've swapped the bars and wheels a few times but I think I found the wining combination of HED superlight disc and Jet90 front. I have to re-convert the rear axle to track to road, run gear cables again and swap out the silver double bottle cage holder for a black one that just arrived.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Not a fan of road bikes BUT i'd make an exception for this one :lol: Looks good in black


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:26 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
I haven't seen any body else with a Trimble in the street. So no i haven't walked up to any one :lol:


I ride this one plenty, you must be riding in the wrong hemisphere. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:32 pm 
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stauqmuk wrote:
tintin40 wrote:
I haven't seen any body else with a Trimble in the street. So no i haven't walked up to any one :lol:


I ride this one plenty, you must be riding in the wrong hemisphere. :lol:


:( tell me about :roll: :lol:


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