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Forum: Touring
05-13-16, 06:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By johnbort2

This thread was perfect timing for me. I leave...

This thread was perfect timing for me. I leave tomorrow morning with my buddy to do the GAP. We are leave Cumberland, MD and doing an out and back. I'll make sure and take earplugs!
Forum: Touring
02-16-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 44,271
Posted By johnbort2

Ok, that makes sense. I will be doing some...

Ok, that makes sense. I will be doing some riding with the bike loaded for training in advance of the trip. I will try to work out the kinks and get used to the setup. Thanks!
One more...
Forum: Touring
02-15-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 44,271
Posted By johnbort2

Better to have it and not need it for sure!

Better to have it and not need it for sure!
Forum: Touring
02-15-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 44,271
Posted By johnbort2

Cool, thanks so much. I didn't know that there...

Cool, thanks so much. I didn't know that there was such thing as an emergency spoke replacement kit. I appreciate the help.
Forum: Touring
02-15-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 44,271
Posted By johnbort2

Thanks for the replies. I wasn't worried at all...

Thanks for the replies. I wasn't worried at all till I started reading these threads, now I am not so sure...lol At this point, I can't have 36 spoke wheels built and still be able to get all the...
Forum: Touring
02-15-16, 12:43 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 44,271
Posted By johnbort2

For those that are more seasoned touring folks...

For those that are more seasoned touring folks than me, I have a sincere question.... Would a pull behind trailer, with maybe just front panniers negate any possible impact of 28 spoke wheels? I am...
Forum: Touring
02-09-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 44,271
Posted By johnbort2

Ok, I can agree with that....lol

Ok, I can agree with that....lol
Forum: Touring
02-09-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 44,271
Posted By johnbort2

Well, I will be a guinea pig....if I have to push...

Well, I will be a guinea pig....if I have to push my bike miles and miles because of a wheel failure..you can say "I told you so". I will weigh my rear panniers and trunk bag and video tape it and...
Forum: Touring
02-09-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,088
Posted By johnbort2

I use a bluetooth speaker that fits on the...

I use a bluetooth speaker that fits on the handlebar. I get about 13 hours out of it. I can hear everything around me, but still have some tunes from my phone.

Small bluetooth speakers for...
Forum: Touring
02-09-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 44,271
Posted By johnbort2

Yes, I was trying to point out the fact that I ...

Yes, I was trying to point out the fact that I
a) own the bike
b) haven't toured on it BUT
c) will be touring on it in the future and will report back.
Maybe the way I posted didn't reflect...
Forum: Touring
02-09-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 44,271
Posted By johnbort2

Glad to hear it! Keep in touch. I will let you...

Glad to hear it! Keep in touch. I will let you know if I have any issues, you do the same. I have a good relationship with my shop here and they would do the same. I am going to be adding Jones H...
Forum: Touring
02-09-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 44,271
Posted By johnbort2

No, I haven't . I have ridden some trails around...

No, I haven't . I have ridden some trails around here with it AND I am not a small guy...215 pounds. Rear wheel is still as true as the day I bought it. To be fair, I haven't had it fully loaded...
Forum: Touring
02-09-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 44,271
Posted By johnbort2

Lol, you are absolutely right. I figure if the...

Lol, you are absolutely right. I figure if the wheels do fail, I will be the first to contact Trek, but I would be surprised if that happens. The amount of BS that comes from people on forums is...
Forum: Touring
02-06-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 44,271
Posted By johnbort2

I have had my 920 for about 7 months now and I...

I have had my 920 for about 7 months now and I love it. Make me want to ride even more than before, as I just have fun on it. Don't know why, but it just puts a smile on my face. I have arkel bags...
Forum: Touring
08-18-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 2,258,505
Posted By johnbort2

What seat is that? Very interesting!

What seat is that? Very interesting!
Forum: Touring
07-23-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,116
Posted By johnbort2

lol, I can relate!

lol, I can relate!
Forum: Touring
06-27-15, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By johnbort2

I ride a lot of country roads with a lot of...

I ride a lot of country roads with a lot of "imperfections " and this is so much more comfortable than my cannondale road bike. All the jarring when hitting bumps was not fun. These tires...
Forum: Touring
06-27-15, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By johnbort2

Yes

Yes
Forum: Touring
06-25-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By johnbort2

Finally got my 920

I know it's not a standard type touring bike, but I really love this bike!

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f62/johnbort2/20150624_134457.jpg...
Forum: Touring
06-07-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,452
Posted By johnbort2

I have always had racing style bikes and am...

I have always had racing style bikes and am looking at my first touring bike. The trek 920 is really appealing to me with its versatility. I am also looking at LHT,520 and kona touring bike. I...
06-05-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,477
Posted By johnbort2

With all due respect, I disagree. As a Marine...

With all due respect, I disagree. As a Marine Combat veteran, I joined in order to protect the American way of life. The Constitution is so woven into the fabric of our country that it is one and...
06-03-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 546,103
Posted By johnbort2

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f62/johnbort2/20...

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f62/johnbort2/20150603_180723.jpg (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/johnbort2/media/20150603_180723.jpg.html)
My daughter said she loves it cause she can "fly like...
06-03-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By johnbort2

Got the bike in today, put it together and had a...

Got the bike in today, put it together and had a lot of fun! The only thing I noticed with the bike was that the front wheel wasn't perfectly true. Very slight wobble. I was impressed that it had...
06-03-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,815
Posted By johnbort2

OMG yugdlo...we live in the same county. Are you...

OMG yugdlo...we live in the same county. Are you in Eaton!? PM me if you want to ride sometime!



455552 :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
06-03-15, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By johnbort2

My hope is that the tandem thing catches on and I...

My hope is that the tandem thing catches on and I can buy a better quality rig, somewhere in the $1600-2k range. I could then even give the Kent away to get others interested in cycling. My wife...
06-03-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,815
Posted By johnbort2

Exactly. If the owner is letting their dogs...

Exactly. If the owner is letting their dogs loose THEY are the ones getting their pets hurt and or killed by a passing car, as well as breaking the law. As a noob here, I don't want to make a bad...
06-03-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,815
Posted By johnbort2

I live in rural Ohio. My strategy is to yell at...

I live in rural Ohio. My strategy is to yell at the dog and say "NO, go home and point" ...If they keep pursuing and get within range, they get sprayed with pepper spray. I also keep a glock 42...
06-01-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By johnbort2

Wow..this is great timing. I am in the same boat...

Wow..this is great timing. I am in the same boat with my daughter. My wife, myself and 12 year old son all have nice road bikes. My 7 year old daughter is very tall and stocky for her age, so too...
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