I picked this one up last year, intending to use it as a parts donor for another bike.
I ended up using some other parts for the other bike, and the Trek is actually pretty cool with the lugged, US built frame. Plus I needed something decent to ride at my summer house. So I made an Easter...
I picked up this frame a few weeks ago, and finally built it up today with some blue bits from a Barracuda which turned out to be too large for me (sold the frame), and stuff from my parts stash. Plus new tyres and grips.
I spent the afternoon working on my Barracuda.
It went from this:
It still needs a bit of work done to it and a few parts, but at least it's rideable now.
Out for a test ride:
And a well deserved beer
I just bought this mid 90's looking, rather chunky aluminium bike to use as a bad weather commuter. I mainly got it because it was cheap, and came with some decent parts - LX drivetrain, Onza brakes with Avid SD2 levers, Shimano Parallax hubs/Bontrager Maverick rims. But I thought it would be...
I've had this bike since '99 when i bought it from my sister who got it new in '95. It's had a hard life as I rode it daily all year round until a few years ago, when it started to show severe signs of age (some surface rust, worn out crank bearings/groupset etc.).
So a couple of months ago I...