Well Loved Steel Road Bike

by michelle bontrager


RePurpose - Reuse

A favorite bicycle can be appreciated at different times in our lives.

lugged steel Trek road bike

lugged steel Trek road bike

A neighbor brought her well -loved trek road bike into the shop a few weeks ago. She refused to abandon her road bike simply because she wasn’t able to ride it for a few years.  You see this bicycle stood as a testament to her lifestyle back in the 1990’s a time before Denver, marriage, and children.  Now as a mother of two young sons she needs a bicycle to lead her boisterous family on 2-wheeled adventures and those old skinny road tires on her Trek were not going to work.

Bicycling goals

We carefully considered her bicycling goals and our recommendations included;  a tune-up, new grippy platform pedals, and wider tires suitable for trails and gravel paths.

Projects like this are rewarding because we address the bicycling needs of our customer by utilizing the bike that she already owned and loved.

The major components are still working, just replaced dried out brake pads, tires, bar tape

The major components are still working, just replaced dried out brake pads, tires, bar tape

Newbaum's cotton bar tape matches the style of this bike and is VERY comfortable

Newbaum's cotton bar tape matches the style of this bike and is VERY comfortable

Panaracer's Pasela tires offer fantastic grip on asphalt and packed gravel trails

Panaracer's Pasela tires offer fantastic grip on asphalt and packed gravel trails

Upgrades included:

MKS Pedals

Newbaums cotton bar tape

Panaracer 700x32 tires

Selle Royal saddle