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    Peddlin' Around Detroit Motorad's Avatar
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    Trek 730 for Touring?

    I just had my Trek 730 tuned up yesterday, and I asked the mechanic if this bike would make a good tour bike. He thought it would, because the frame is strong enough for loading gear onto it, and it would not take much to add a rack and touring-style tires on the wheels. I would be interested to hear if anyone currently uses a Trek 730 for touring, and what modification they did to have a better tour bike.

    The bike is too stiff for long distances, so I am going to put a Brooks B17 flyer to see if saddle-springs would be all I need for suspension. My question: What kind of seat bag can be hung behind the B17 flyer saddle, without getting pinched by the flyer's springs or otherwise interfere with the flyer's springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorad
    I just had my Trek 730 tuned up yesterday, and I asked the mechanic if this bike would make a good tour bike. He thought it would, because the frame is strong enough for loading gear onto it, and it would not take much to add a rack and touring-style tires on the wheels. I would be interested to hear if anyone currently uses a Trek 730 for touring, and what modification they did to have a better tour bike.

    The bike is too stiff for long distances, so I am going to put a Brooks B17 flyer to see if saddle-springs would be all I need for suspension. My question: What kind of seat bag can be hung behind the B17 flyer saddle, without getting pinched by the flyer's springs or otherwise interfere with the flyer's springs?

    I hang a Carradice Long Flap from my Flyer with no problems. I don't think the Flyer springs compress enough to "pinch" the bag.

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    Junior Member BigLoopDuke's Avatar
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    Wow, I'm apparently late to this conversation, but I've had the same thoughts. I'm wondering if a 730 would be ok for light touring. I like the handling of the bike.
    Touring Clydesdale!

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