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    It's Here !

    I stopped at the LBS today and picked up the new bike...Trek 520. I love it! Of course it's black

    It's currently resting in the family room since it's cold in the garage I still have a few things to do before I take it for a ride. I need to add the water cages, tool kit, trunk bag and adjust the seat. I'll give the Bontrager saddle a chance but I have a Brooks in the garage that I think will look good on this one.

    I've decided to sell the 1800C as I've only put 50 miles on it in the last two years. No sense in letting a good bike sit in the garage. Besides it's just a tad too big for me

    Here it is......

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    Why that's as purty as a speckled pup! Enjoy the miles and smiles.
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    Classy, very classy!
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    Mmmm...sweet. You could sell your house and live on that baby.

    What size frame is it? Just curious.

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    Very nice. I wish mine were black.

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    YES!!!!
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    If you have to get a black bike..................well then it helps to get a nice one............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Mmmm...sweet. You could sell your house and live on that baby.

    What size frame is it? Just curious.
    It's a 19" (48cm).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    Very nice. I wish mine were black.
    Is yours the olive green? I have a friend with the olive green and I really like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    If you have to get a black bike..................well then it helps to get a nice one............
    Black is one of my favorite bike colors. It's so classic.

    LOVELY, Beverly!

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    VERY nice bike !!! When can we expect to read your journal on crazyguyonabike.com?
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    Nice Bike, congratulations! I thought the 520 came with barcons, did you have them swapped out for brifters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ad6mj View Post
    Nice Bike, congratulations! I thought the 520 came with barcons, did you have them swapped out for brifters?
    Yes, that was one of the changes the LBS made for me. They also changed the cranks, installed a shorter stem and seat post with a different angle. I rode it around the cul-de-sac this evening and it felt great.....just need to raise the seat.
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    Cool! Are you going touring? Even an overnighter is fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    Cool! Are you going touring? Even an overnighter is fun!
    I plan to take it on XOBA this year and around Lake Erie later this summer. I'll probably never do fully loaded tours as I enjoy having a SAG available to carry most of my stuff Who knows.....I may change my mind. After all, I never did any camping until I started doing supported tours
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    What's XOBA? All the way around Lake Erie? How far is that? My mother told me I was born in Willowick and we lived walking distance from Lake Erie, but I don't remember it.

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    Beverly, don't be too surpised if it becomes your favorite ride.

    My 520 and I will going on Oklahoma Freewheel in 17 days, but who is counting? Maybe tomorrow I'll post pictures of my new water bottles. They're really fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    What's XOBA? All the way around Lake Erie? How far is that? My mother told me I was born in Willowick and we lived walking distance from Lake Erie, but I don't remember it.
    XOBA is the "Across Ohio Bike Adventure". I did it last year and enjoyed it.
    http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/xoba/

    I think the distance around Lake Erie is 700+ miles. We'll be starting near Detroit, MI, traveling through Canada and returning to Ohio. We don't know if we'll have time to get back to MI as we have a couple riders who still work. But we'll be going as far as we can before time runs out. We also plan to spend a day in the Niagara Falls area to do some sight-seeing. We're in no rush None of us have been to the Rock n' Roll museum in Cleveland so we might spend a day there then head back to SW Ohio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monoborracho View Post
    Beverly, don't be too surpised if it becomes your favorite ride.

    My 520 and I will going on Oklahoma Freewheel in 17 days, but who is counting? Maybe tomorrow I'll post pictures of my new water bottles. They're really fast.
    I love your 520 Be sure to post the water bottles.....I may need some fast ones as that would be the only fast thing on the bike
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    Fun stuff!

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    Yippeee! Congratulations, Bev! It's a beauty.
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    Nice bike. Enjoy it.

    What crank did you get?
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    It's a thing of beauty. We'll be expecting a ride report, naturally.

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    Oooh, that's one beautiful bike!

    The rides you have planned on it sound like fun.

    I'm looking forward to your ride reports.
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