Trek 1000 - pannier questions
I've got a 2006 Trek 1000 that I'd like to do some short loaded touring on soon. Short as in less-than-a-week. I don't have enough money to switch up to a 520 or LHT. I do have an Ultegra/Open Pro that I'll be retrofitting with an 8spd cassette, so I'm not too worried about that. I have enough money to afford panniers and a rack. As far as the panniers go, I'd like to get a set of Ortlieb back rollers - my friend has a set and they're pretty much what I'm looking for.
As far as a rack goes, I don't know what to get. The Tubus Cargo seems to be the default, but I don't really know what to look for in a rack. As far as braze-ons are concerned, the bike has a single set of eyelets on the dropouts and what look to be eyelets on the seatstays near the seat cluster. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what would be a good rack setup?
I would give Wayne a call at the touring store. Great guy with fair pricing and more than enough knowledge about such things. Google the touring store. Best to just call using the number on his site. He will be more than willing to talk your ear off and give you some very good advice. I'm pretty sure he will have the anwers you seek.
ps......... the tubus cargo is a great rack.
Edit.......adding link here http://www.thetouringstore.com/
Not to discount The Touring Store, because I'm sure Wayne is great, but right now since the pound is so weak you can get a fantastic deal on Ortileb and Tubus products at Wiggle (wiggle.co.uk)
Much, much better than any price you'll find domestically, and they ship faster too. When I ordered stuff from there it shipped for free and came in 3 days.
Wayne shipped out my racks within a day. Pretty great service in my opinion.
Originally Posted by senorverde
While I agree with the Wiggle idea for the panniers.......... Some hand holding is in order for a rack purchase. I love wiggle and pbk and chain reaction........
Sounds like the OP needs a little advice. Wayne is very good about helping. I purchase things from overseas that I know will work and not have to return.
Called Wayne, seems very eager to help. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
As to whether I'm buying panniers and a rack from him, probably. The Wiggle site has good prices, but you have to buy over $150 in stuff to get free shipping. The panniers then come out to $150 with shipping added in. Wayne sells them for $150 with free shipping. It's break-even, so I'd rather go with a single source.
This is my Trek 1000 that I used on several tours. I have since replaced it for touring with a " real" touring bike, but it is still one of my favorite bikes. I just like the way it fits. The problem with installing a rack was the location of the braze-on's on the seat stays. If you use a rack that attaches to the seat stays, the connectors will interfere with the brakes. I used an older Blackburn rack that attaches to the brake mounting bolt. This rack has been on a couple bikes and many tours with no problems. I did make the panniers on this bike because of the short chainstays and heel strike. I use the Ortlieb Classic rollers on my touring bike, and they are great. You might want to see how they fit and if your heel clears on the Trek.
I also ran 25mm tires on it. It will tour just fine. I did change the rear cassette to an 11-34, and repaced the rear derailleur (Shiman Deore, Mtn bike), which gave me a little lower gearing.
Glad he's been able to help. Your experience with him was just like mine and many others who have posted on this forum.
Originally Posted by Corcis