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Classifieds / SOLD
« on: November 13, 2014, 06:19:41 pm »
22" with 27" wheels in very good condition.  531 Chrome Moly Tubing.  Indexed down tube shifters.  New tubes and tires.  This is a Made in the USA Trek.  18 speed.  Classic Cross Country Touring Machine.  This bike is in exceptional condition.  Here's a review: Looking for $375 plus shipping.  Call Larry 757-285-8374  Email for pictures.

Gear Talk / Sandles?
« on: April 17, 2011, 11:23:44 am »
Any recommendations on cycling sandles?

Gear Talk / 6-8 speed freewheel replacment?
« on: February 22, 2011, 10:51:34 am »
Is it possible to replace a 6 speed freewheel with an 8 speed freewheel and maintain the same hub width? I understand that there will be other components to change along with this.

Gear Talk / 1988 Trek 520 recommended upgrades????
« on: February 11, 2011, 08:04:19 pm »
Just bought a "new" 1988 Trek 520.  Looks like it may have a couple of hundred miles on it if that.  Stock everything.  6 speed rear, 3 ring front, cantilever brakes, down tube shifters, maybe even the original tires.  This was all pretty good stuff in it's day but components have improved since then. 

My plan is to use this bike for a loaded X-country ride.  I'm wondering what upgrades would be sensible?  I'm thinking upgrading to 9 speed and real brakes (perhaps a front disk?).

Tickle my imagination.

General Discussion / Sizing question
« on: January 23, 2011, 01:44:14 pm »
This may seem silly but how are touring bikes sized.  My Trek 5500 Road bike is 56cm from the center of the crank to the top of the seat post.  Is this the size I should be looking for in a touring bike or are they sized differently?

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