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Old 08-29-08, 02:29 PM   #1
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Is a Trek 830 a good frame for touring?

Does anyone know if these make good frames to start with? Are they strong? Reliable? How do they handle loads?

I've never done touring before and I came across a trek 830 frame for free, so I'm wondering if it is worth it to spend money building into a touring bike?

Any experience or comments or anything would be greatly appreciated


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Old 08-29-08, 06:54 PM   #2
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The 830 was one of Trek's entry level bikes. The rear triangle may not be chromoly, but I can't recall off the top of my head. I would think it would be a fairly sturdy bike, but with mediocre components. Regardless, a free 830 is a good deal!
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