Peddlin' Around Detroit
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?
Originally Posted by Motorad
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.
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.