I have been riding my 2005 Trek 520 since January of this year...It took me a few weeks and miles to tweek out the setup, but now it feels great to ride...even with the semi broken in Brooks saddle..
As it has turned out, I am not doing any significant riding with a load on the bike, and wondered what folks have done to lighten up the bike overall....I was a bit surprised when I bought this bike to replace my 32 lb/mid 1980s Univega Gran Tourismo....the new bike weighs in at 33lbs.
I would also be interested in more information on regearing my transmission. I am trying to get a bit more efficiency from the bike, not race it.
thanks for any help