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Old 03-01-10, 04:35 PM   #1
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1992 trek 8000 convert to touring bike

i ride 1992 trek 8000-will tour later this spring -anyone out there familiar with this bike-i am a newbie to this -
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Old 03-01-10, 06:11 PM   #2
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how is it presently set up? Are you satisfied with the handlebar setup? Depending on your ride you could slap a rack and change the fat tires to 1.5 tires and go.
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Old 03-01-10, 06:27 PM   #3
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i am going to add a rear rack and saddlebags that i ordered-i like everything else -i will do a couple shakeout tours around toledo bend lake before i go to far-i would really like to hear from someone familier with the trek 8000 1992 model -thank you
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This is just a mountain bike, right? With front suspension? If so, you wouldn't be the first to tour on a mountain bike.

Whether it's a Trek 8000, Schwinn, or a Trek 7999 (just kidding) isn't really important. What exactly are you concerned about?
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Some pictures would be helpful. I'm not familiar with that particular model. You can tour on just about anything, but there are definite advantages to certain setups and components.
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Personally, I would change out the suspension fork. To my thinking, unless you have a very high quality suspension fork, the ride is needlessly bouncy especially when road riding.
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i am going to add a rear rack and saddlebags that i ordered-i like everything else -i will do a couple shakeout tours around toledo bend lake before i go to far
Good plan. After you give it a shot you`ll know for yourself what, if any, dinking around it needs.
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The 1993 didn't have a suspension fork: http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...8000&Type=bike

So it's unlikely the 1992 would either. The bike like a solid choice as long as it fits. Changing tires would help for road riding.
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Kinda like this?

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Old 03-03-10, 03:39 AM   #10
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1992 trek 8000

thats what ive been wanting to see great thank you
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Kinda like this?


What kind of panniers are those?

My Nashbar panniers overlap the rear triangle. These look like they give more heel clearance.
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[QUOTE=mijome07;10473118]Kinda like this?

What kind of panniers and rack are those? The Nashbar panniers I have overlap the rear triangle causing some heel strike. The ones in the picture are shaped so that they don't overlap.
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