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Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes: 2007 Trek Madone 5.0 WSD - 2007 Trek 4300 WSD - 2008 Trek 520 - 2014 Catrike Trail
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One Step Closer to the new bike!
I dropped the Madone off at the bike shop tonight for it's 4000 mile tuneup and some new handle bar tape. Of course the other reason for stopping was to discuss the Trek 520 touring bike.
We compared the measurements of my bike to a 19" 520 and determined things were pretty similar with the top tube measurement being just a little longer than mine. With a small stem and seat post adjustment the 19" should be a good fit. They had a 21" on the floor and I tried it for standover and found it was a snug fit. I wouldn't want to jump down off the seat too quickly on it
The bike was a little lighter than I expected but I loved the look of it. It's also black and won't clash with the other black/grey bikes in the garage
The Brooks I have in the garage should look great on it. I have a set of new panniers a girl friend gave to me. She bought them and never used them.
We discussed the changes I wanted such as the shifters and crank length. They'll have a price for me when I pickup my bike later this week.
Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-- Antonio Smith