Brought home my new Trek 520. Made a few changes... Here's the skinny..
a) 24-38-48 Specialites TA chainrings (ordered from Peter White).
b) 11-34 rear cassette.
c) Schwalbe Marathon XR tires. 700cX35.
d) Wheels: Mavic T520 rims, DT 14-16 spokes, Deore LX hubs.
Also purchased an Arkel Handlebar bag, ESGE/SKS P45 fenders, and Shimano sandals... I already have Tubus Cargo rear rack and a Duo front rack, so I think I am all set, except for front panniers...
Rides like a beauty. My wife is all jealous... This is my first bike with drop bars and so I will have to get used to the new riding style.
Hoping to go on a little tour during next months long weekend (Good Friday)...