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babies and baby blue bikes

So I obviously haven't been blogging much these last few months. One of my reasons is this little cutie - who is now six weeks old.

The new baby and an early spring here in central Ontario has got me in a "spring cleaning" frame of mind, and one outcome of this is that I'm going to sell my road bike, and not having much time for this, I'm going to sell it through a bike-saavy friend in Toronto. Contact him at duncanvolk [at]

A dozen pictures are viewable in a set over at Flicker. I'll provide a couple here though as well:

The specs are still viewable in the Trek Bike Archives. Look for the 2006 Road bikes, and then the Trek 5000. This link should get you there.

Before I forget - this is a 54cm frame.

The differences, as the pictures at Flickr will demonstrate, are these:
Wheelset - Easton Circuit
Tires - Front: Specialized Pro / Rear: Michelin Orion
Brakes - Ultegra
Front Derailleur - Dura Ace
Bar Tape - Specialized Gel tape (called S Wrap I think)


Review of Trek 5000

In the post to follow, I describe my 2006 Trek 5000 road bike which is for sale. I thought I would post a review from Bicycling Magazine of the 2004 version of this bike. The 2004 I believe was the first year the Trek 5000 was produced.

Tour trickledown.(bicycles)(Product/Service Evaluation).

Bicycling 45.7 (August 2004): p85. (1733 words)

Trek 5000

PRICE: $2,200 WEIGHT: 18.0 lb. (56cm w/o pedals) YAY: Smooth, feathery frame NAY: Paying more than two grand and settling for a few ho-hum Shimano 105 parts FRAME AND FORK: Trek OCLV 120 carbon fiber; fork has alloy steerer tube SIZES: 50, 52, 54, 56 (tested), 58, 60, 62cm COMPONENT HIGHLIGHTS: Shimano Ultegra shifters, cranks, rear derailleur, 105 brakes and front derailleur; Bontrager wheels, bar, stem, saddle, seatpost CONTACT: 920/478-4678;

To appreciate the 5000, let's look at what Lance rides...and has ridden since signing with Trek in 1997. For his first two Tour wins (1999 and 2000), Armstrong used a 58cm f…