|Trek 5th district - Medium Size|
Recently I took in trade a Trek 5th District from a friend for a Campagnolo group set and some cash. I was with my friend when he purchased the trek at a LBS back in April. He had hardly any miles on the bicycle when traded it to me because as he said "The bike just does not ride well, It makes all kind of noises." I said I could give it a tune-up and see whats going on, but my friend had already moved on to his next bike and had enough so I took it in trade.
I have always really liked this bike when it first came out, I am a fixed gear nut (This bike is a Single speed with a flip flop hub.) and have always had a soft spot for Coffee color. The retro style also caught my eye. I really wish the bike was bigger and I would keep it, but being a medium it does not fit my 6'-4" frame.
I test road it and he was right, it was loud and did not ride right, awful knocking and creaking noises and grinding. The local LBS should be ashamed for ever letting a bike out of there store like this, especially at just a little under the MSRP of $799.99. I am tempted to give the name out.
|Trek 5th District - Before - Side view|
I did the same for the rear wheel, spokes where way out of tension and the cones set way to tight. Fixing both wheels cleared up half the noise the bike was making.
|Trek 5th District - Wheel Work|
|Trek 5th District - New Freewheel Left - Old Freewheel Right|
Test ride and the Trek District is fast, smooth and most important, dead silent. The last thing I did was tune the brakes a slight bit and adjust the rear drop out so the rear wheel is better aligned. And I forgot, new pedals.
|Trek 5th District - Better then New Condition|
Trek 5th District Details:
Frame Size: Medium
Drive Train: Single Speed
Fork: Bontrager Satellite Plus, carbon
Tires: Bontrager Race Lite All-weather, 700 x 25c
Crank: Bontrager Nebula SS - 44 Teeth Chain Ring
Cog: 17 tooth Shimano Freewheel
Rear Hub: Flip Flop Single Speed/Fixed
I think this would be a wonderful bike for commuting with all the hardware to attach racks and fenders, cursing the neighborhood, running around town doing earns, hitting the coffee shop with friends and my favorite bar cruising.
|Trek 5th District - Angle View|
|Trek 5th District - Rear View|
|Trek 5th District - Drive Train|
|Trek 5th District - Flip Flop Hub|
|Trek 5th District - Brake|
Thanks for looking!!