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Old 10-24-09, 03:30 PM
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Trek Atwood Or Belleville

So I'm Looking at the new Trek Eco line. I dont know witch one I want jsust yep, I'm kindof iffy,

First off this would not be my only bike for commuting, but actually more of a vacation commuter for some time. I want to buy it to stay at my girl friends till I move there(she likes 2000miles away) I don't want to have to travel on a plane with a bike even once really.

But Im looking at the Trek Atwood, and Trek Belleville. I like the Idea of the Eco thing. I also kind of want matching bikes, she needs a new bike so it would work,

I cant figure out witch one I like most,
-The Atwood is the same geometry as the FX line, I have ridden those, I like the ride, upright is kind of fun after riding in drops. It's steel, I like steel. not available till December

-The Belleville I dont really know what it will ride like, but it looks cool, and is fully equipped with lots of stuff I want. Fenders front and rear rack, generator light. 3speed, it rains where she is, also steel, more upright then the atwood, but i might like it, I actually plan to be getting a LHTsoon aswell, chooses, also it is already out for sale, and im visiting her next week, so i could get it when i go see her.


Is there any fear of getting a generator light stolen of a bike?
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Old 10-24-09, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by amckimmey View Post
Is there any fear of getting a generator light stolen of a bike?
Unlike battery lights, generator lights are... erm... generally bolted on. Assuming a hub generator, it's the wheel where the money is.

Naturally it depends a lot on where you lock up, but you may be able to get away with replacing the wheel quick-releases with bolt-on skewers. Thus far, they've kept my wheels on my bike when I lock up. They won't stop a pro, or even a motivated amateur, but they will stop a casual flip-and-run.

Of the several ones I've tried, the Nashbar bolt-on skewers seem to be the best. I would not recommend the Delta ones since the nut isn't tapped, it has a thread insert instead. I pulled one out, and my LBS says that's why they don't carry them.

CAVEAT: You'll need to carry a 5mm hex wrench (or a multi-tool with one) with you in order to change a tube if you get a flat. Leaving it in a bag on the bike defeats the purpose of theft deterrence.

Locking skewers are available, but at 25% of the cost of that bike, which may be overdoing it a bit.
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The chainguard on the Belleville would be a big plus. Also do you want 3sp or 21....
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the Belleville looks prettier. That's enough for me
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The clear choice is the belleville.
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Originally Posted by amckimmey View Post
I like the Idea of the Eco thing.
Greenwashing.
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