I purchased this used bicycle, pretty much as you can see it in the pics, except I swapped the no-name, stripped thread front-bolt (!) stem it came with, with a new Ritchey 100mm 1-1/8" Trail stem. I only had the chance to ride this bike twice, for less than 100km, before i was involved in a head-on collision with a car and the frame was destroyed. I don't remember anything about the accident as I was unconscious for 40 mins, and unable to ride for 5 weeks, but fortunately, no broken bones. Interestingly enough, the front Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheel survived the impact and didn't even lose air. The fork also survived unscathed, The previous, unknown owners upgraded this bike to a Tiagra 4600 10 speed groupset, a top-of-the-line (for its time) Mavic wheelset, a better seatpost and Selle Italia saddle, but, oddly enough, when i purchased the bike it had 9-speed 105 Shimano shifters / levers on it.. maybe the bike was stolen at some point and some of its parts were swapped to be sold? It is hard to tell. The frame was recycled on 2019.12.18.
Trek 1500 SL - Alpha Super Light Aluminum (2004), 52cm
Headset: Factory Cane Creek. Fork: Bontrager Race Carbon 1-1/8" steerer with Aluminum dropouts
Crankset: Shimano FC-4600 Tiagra Road 2 x 10 Speed / 50-34T. Bottom Bracket: Shimano SM-BB4600 BC1.37 x 24 Road KC Hollowtech II
Beat-up Look PP66 White Clipless Pedals (not pictured, sold)
Cassette: Shimano Tiagra CS-4600 10 speed (11-25). Chainring: R4600 Tiagra 50-34T. Chain: Shimano CN-5701 105 10-Speed Chain
Shimano RD-4600 Tiagra 10 Speed. Shimano FD-4600 Tiagra, braze on with alloy clamp. Shimano ST-5500 - 105 2 x 9 speedShifters / Brake Levers
Handlebars: "Pazzaz Carbon" 42mm Alloy handlebars 31.8mm. Stem: Ritchey Trail 100mm Alloy Stem 1-1/8", 31.8mm.
Saddle: Selle Italia Q-Bik saddle .Seatpost: (Shimano) Profile Design Koriak, 6061 T6 Aluminium version, 27.2mm
Unknown, unbranded Alloy Brakes.
Wheel & Hub: Mavic Ksyrium Elite (2002-2004). Tire: Chao Yang, Unknown model, 700x23c
Wheel & Hub: Mavic Ksyrium Elite (2002-2004). Tire: Continental Ultra Sport II 700x23c
Cheap Blue Handlebar tape.
Weight: 9kg = 19.8 Lbs
Added by TWB-Third-World-Biker. Last updated almost 4 years ago.
As of almost 4 years ago, TWB-Third-World-Biker has indicated that they no longer own this bike.