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    Trek Transport Thread

    Are there any other Trek Transport owners out there????? Here's a few shots of mine.....

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    How does it handle? Any issues that you have noticed? Any extras that should be picked up initially? I am really interested in that bike to take over utility duties. Of course I do not see getting one this year, but I may reward myself with one later
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    Quote Originally Posted by Underground View Post
    How does it handle? Any issues that you have noticed? Any extras that should be picked up initially? I am really interested in that bike to take over utility duties. Of course I do not see getting one this year, but I may reward myself with one later
    Handling is great. Don't load the rear rack too high. Try to keep the load low......seems to get a LITTLE froggy if you're a little top heavy.

    Hmmm.....extras.....the usual.....lights, lock, that sort of thing. I put a rear fender on the first day I had mine as it doesn't come with one. If you have the extra cash change the rear brake to a disc as well. I just ordered a set for the front and rear on mine as I like to keep things the same for maintenance issues.

    Bar Ends. Get a pair of them just so it's easier for you to change positions.

    Also, don't plan on doing any "curb jumping". You WILL bottom out......

    Anything else?????

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    What rear fender did you utilize?

    The first mods I'm looking at when I get mine is a rear fender and a BB5 disc out back. How is the stock seat? I was thinking about moving my Brooks B17 over to that bike or getting a B67 to put on there.

    Any else worth looking at getting for it right out of the box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Underground View Post
    What rear fender did you utilize?

    The first mods I'm looking at when I get mine is a rear fender and a BB5 disc out back. How is the stock seat? I was thinking about moving my Brooks B17 over to that bike or getting a B67 to put on there.

    Any else worth looking at getting for it right out of the box?
    Stock seat is fine. No issues with it for me whatsoever. But then I have no butt to speak of...LOL If you have a Brooks and are used to that one I am sure it will work out just fine.

    Rear fender that I used was a standard mountain bike 26" fender I had from a previous bike. I believe it was from Planet Bike. VERY little modifications were needed.

    Disc on the rear is a good idea. I didn't put it on initially but certainly wish that I had. I just swapped mine out recently.

    Another couple of items you should consider are front and rear lights. Think that goes without saying though.

    And you MIGHT want to consider a set of these for side-to-side visibility...... BIKEWRAPPERS

    Anything else I can help you with?????......

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    I think that is it.

    I appreciate the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Underground View Post
    I think that is it.

    I appreciate the info!
    No problem!!!!! I am SURE you are going to enjoy the ride. I absolutely love mine!!!!! Does everything that I want it to do and then some.

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