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Old 06-21-09, 09:47 PM   #1
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My New Trek 520

Plus a couple of extra essential parts changed out.






Will be a commuting bike and weekend touring bike. Planning my first overnighter in a couple of weeks.
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Old 06-21-09, 10:25 PM   #2
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Sweet bike. Now make it proud by riding it lots.

Just curious. Where do they make these now?
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Old 06-21-09, 10:54 PM   #3
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Looks a little darker than I remember when I saw it in store but it's still beautiful. Congrats.
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Old 06-21-09, 11:01 PM   #4
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Hmm looks darker in the shade, in the sun it's much more metallic and shows the colour more.
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Old 06-22-09, 05:12 AM   #5
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Very nice looking, but somehow a bit too clean and shiny for a touring bike... made to be ridden.
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Just curious. Where do they make these now?
Not Wisconsin... Sweet bike regardless.
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really nice bike. Love the color.

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Old 06-22-09, 06:53 AM   #8
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Not Wisconsin... Sweet bike regardless.
Ya. I knew that part. Was just wondering if China or other. OP, does the frame have "made in" sticker on it?
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Old 06-22-09, 07:47 AM   #9
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i read somewhere its made in taiwan. like a lot of carbon frames
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Pretty!!!! Nice looking fenders, how much does the kickstand weigh?
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Kickstand is just one of those display ones that lifts on and off, although i just did put a little stand on it today, i'm wondering why i never fitted one to any of my bikes sooner!

Yes yes it's clean, but not this morning, wet roads today and she's a bit grubbier now, although the guards work much better than the stock unit.
Thanks for the comments folks, i'll look for a "made in" sticker and report back.
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Old 06-22-09, 05:50 PM   #12
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I have last year's black model and it still says "handbuilt in the USA".
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I have last year's black model and it still says "handbuilt in the USA".
Last years is a different geometry tho. New ones are all Taiwan.

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One of the nicest looking 520's I've ever seen....enjoy...
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Have you tried out the rack on that with a lot of weight? It looks a little flimsy, but I could be wrong.
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damn nice bike! i wish i had one...
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Love the bike. Fenders look great on that bike. Fenders don't normally look good to me. The only nit I would pic is that seat bag.... Just ugly on that bike. The Super Blinky dangling off of it does not help. I know it's all about utility........ but it takes away from what I consider something that looks 10X better than a LHT..
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Thanks guys, i've got an ortlieb saddle bag on order, just changed out the trek rear rack for the Top Peak Super Tourist DX, it has the xtra rails out the back and lower mounting bars. I've also moved the blinky to the rear of the rack.
Front Tubus tara rack still on back order, which is a bugger cos i'm planning my first over nighter in 2 weekends time.
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Where did you order your Tara from?
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from wiggle, i'm in Australia.
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oh, nevermind then.
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Old 06-24-09, 07:31 AM   #22
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I have last year's black model and it still says "handbuilt in the USA".
I'll have to look at mine again. I have a 2007, and I thought it said something like "designed" in Waterloo.

The black is kind of cool (it actually has flecks in it that show up in the sunlight, which I didn't realize at first) but I really like that new color. A friend of mine got one, so I got to see it in person.
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Gorgeous bike, really sharp. Have fun!
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I also have the bike. Congrats! What size sks fenders are you running? I installed the p45's and there was no room for the break aways to fit (those black plastic parts on both sides that allow the fender supports to break away if anything gets tangled in them). The p45's are supposedly suited for a 700 x 28-35 tire, but I just couldn't make it work with the geometry. I made some bends in the supports to make them work without the break aways, but I notice that you fit yours with the break aways. Did you cut the steel or are those a smaller size?
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Old 06-25-09, 03:29 PM   #25
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Yep i got the 45's as well and yes i did trim the steel support legs by about 1/2", although i reckon they're still too long.
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