Old 08-14-19, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Hobbiano View Post
You might want to consider something like a mid-nineties Trek 520. I've found a couple over the last few years - a '95 and a '96. One cost me $250 and the other $180. Both on local craigslist.
Both have lots of clearance for larger tires, 37mm - 40mm, and oversize True Temper steel tig welded made in USA frames with 135mm rear dropout spacing. Decent Shimano components, 7-speed, but easily up graded to 9-speed.
Not exactly vintage but only just modern enough to be easy to up grade or find parts for. And a well thought of tourer.
There is lots of info on these in the touring sub-forum and catalogs with specifications on the vintage Trek site.
Thanks for this, I'll check them out! Being born in 1996 I wouldn't consider it vintage.... But oh well. Not a bad option at all!
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