I' have the opportunity to buy a 1983 Trek 520 for $300.
At first I was excited, but I have some misgivings. I don't think the bike would be suitable for a long-distance tour for a few reasons:
1. Only one set of eyelets in the rear, none on the fork. Will be a hassle setting up full racks and fenders
1. No canti braze-ons. The '83 model uses caliper brakes.
3. No sure if the geometry is touring specific
What does everybody think about this? I want a serious touring bike, but recently I've been leaning towards buying a fully-equipped bike off the rack.