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Old 02-05-08, 07:28 PM
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Trek 1000 and fenders

I see 1000's come up reasonably often on ebay, and I'm wondering if they will take a fender, and if so, what kind? I'm on the fence as to what kind of bike I want to get, but I wouldn't mind picking up a lightweight "racing bike" until I figure out what I want.

I know clearance is usually tight, but wondering if anyone has tried it.
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Trek 1000 is not a lightweight racing bike. It's a decent entry level road bike. If you're doing primarily rec riding, pretty much any road bike within the $1000 range will be just fine.

It doesn't look like (from the website pictures), that there are eyelets for full fenders, although you can get around that by using p-clamps. The clearance I can't see too clearly, but it looks like the typical razor thin clearance you get on modern road bikes that weren't designed for (full) fenders.

You'll be able to use something like the SKS raceblade, or similar Planet bike knockoff of these, but they cover very little: 1/4 of the front wheel and a about the same for the rear. It's almost as good as nothing using those.

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Yeah, I'm not expecting too much on that front. I figure, I really want 2 road bikes--one that is lighter, for short, fast rides; and the second one for long rides. The second one would be full fendered, comfortable, and it'd be the one I'd spend my money on. Once I figure out which one. Anyhow, I see Trek 1000's somewhat regularly, and I'm guessing it'd could be a nice step up from my current ride.
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I have a Trek 1000 and while it may not be the lightest road bike it certainly is probably the most bang for the buck of any road bike. I have dropped riders on $4500 bikes and I have been dropped by guys on $2000 bikes.
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Yeah, I'm not expecting too much on that front. I figure, I really want 2 road bikes--one that is lighter, for short, fast rides; and the second one for long rides. The second one would be full fendered, comfortable, and it'd be the one I'd spend my money on. Once I figure out which one. Anyhow, I see Trek 1000's somewhat regularly, and I'm guessing it'd could be a nice step up from my current ride.
A lighter bike doesn't make you faster unless you're climbing alpe d'huez everyday.
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Look at touring bikes for your second bike with full fenders, maybe a rack, etc.

I was able to put full Planet Bike fenders on my sister's Trek 1000, but it was a really tight fit that had to be just perfect to keep from rubbing. Same deal on my road bike. I'm using the Planet Bike half fenders now and they aren't that bad. They're certainly better than nothing--it'll save you from getting a streak on your butt and back at least.
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Old 02-05-08, 09:20 PM
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Yeah, that's what I was thinking: touring, loaded up with the goodies. But with a second, lighter bike for zipping around. Less money, but lighter, for hard short fast rides. I'm just not sure yet on the tourer, as I don't plan on touring any time soon (like years), so I'm not sure that a full-out tourer is the best choice. So, I figured, I'd start looking for a low cost, perhaps low end road bike for once the spring thaw hits. I did take my MTB out for some riding this past weekend, and while I liked the handling in the slush, it was a very slow ride indeed.
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I'm taking the opposite approach of you. I've put a good amount of money into building up a decent "fast" road bike. I can use it for any distance, but I can't load it up at all. Maybe this summer (if I can justify it to my wife), I would like to get an inexpensive touring bike I can pretty much leave stock and use for distance rides with a destination. I was thinking about this: http://bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/tourist.htm
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My Trek 1000, a 2006 model, has eyelets front and back, clearance looks pretty close, but could probably be done.
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I have gone back and forth on the Tourist; can't make up my mind. In my mind, I'd still need fenders, possibly a different seat. I'm wondering about hub generators too, as perhaps I'd ride this at nighttime. Lastly, I've read of issues with spoke breakage, and that the crankset is geared too high. No doubt a decent bike, but I have to wonder if I could "better" with an older bike. Surly LHT looks cool, if not expensive; but I'd be worried about a heavier frame and wider tires than I need (seeing how I'm not planning on any tours this year) and sourcing all the parts to build it up (or I could buy a complete one for $$$$).

Six of one, half dozen of another. Many good choices I could take.
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Originally Posted by JiveTurkey View Post
Look at touring bikes for your second bike with full fenders, maybe a rack, etc.
+1. Or maybe a cyclocross-type bike. These also have fender clearance and most have eyelets and will accept a rear rack.

I have an old (1983) Trek 400 lugged steel frame bike that I equipped with full fenders and a rack as my rain/beater bike. I was able to fit 700c wheels and the brakes still reach the rims so that gave me even better tire clearance. The fenders are a tremendous benefit on wet and sloppy roads. These is no substitute for the real thing, either Esge or similar full coverage ones.
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Old 02-12-08, 09:10 AM
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I have full fenders plus a rack on my trek 1000 (SKS P35). Use it for work commuting. It took a while getting the fenders on and readjusting the brakes, but I have no clearance issues at all.
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Old 02-12-08, 09:18 AM
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I think 2006 Trek 1000 had holes for fenders, but 2007 onwards dont. Maybe memory deceives me.
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I had a slightly older Trek 1000. I believe it was a '00 model (bought it used). It had eyelets front and back and SKS P35's fit without too much effort. It was very heavy, but a great first bike that served me well.
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Old 02-12-08, 05:12 PM
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Interesting stuff. My current steel frame bike runs 27lb, no fenders, so it's all relative. Thanks all for the info.
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