Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
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Touring Bug Bit Me - Surly Disc Trucker
I asked a question in the forum about turning an old Mountain Bike into a touring rig. Many have done it with great success. I went to a bike shop today to look at a Surly Disc trucker and I made the mistake of test riding it. What a nice ride. I was hooked! Got it home and started transferring some of the gear from my other bikes. I will upgrade the accessories as I go along. I am going to transfer my Shimano clip-less pedals from my old 1000c and then sell it. I got a suspension post in it and put my Brooks B-17 on there and it's like riding on air. (Well maybe not that good, but close)
I still need to move the computer from the 1000c to the Surly. I am going to get some Velo Orange Stainless Fenders for it and some panniers and plan a two day shake down ride.
Anyway, thanks for all the help in the other thread.