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Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,286
Posted By captronk

Switching handlebars

I want to swap out drop bars for a Suly Moloko or Jones H bar on a Trek 520. What can I expect from the ride performance? Will I lose power on long climbs because of the body's geometry change?
Forum: Touring
01-20-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By captronk

A route along the rivers of Tennessee

I'd like to ride along the Sounth Holsten River to Knoxville along the TN river to St. Louis. There really isn't any structured route of course. So I have to make my own route. Anyone know of what...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,717
Posted By captronk

Cars just suck

There's not one thing I like about them, everything about them make me sad and is truly a negative part of my life of which I'm trying to remove from my life. Driving to work adds to the boring...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,200
Posted By captronk

I swear by Schalbe Marathon 365 in 38's for the...

I swear by Schalbe Marathon 365 in 38's for the mess pictured above. Do try putting plastic zip ties around you wheels every 3 inches too.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,717
Posted By captronk

Cars just plain suck and make my life miserable. ...

Cars just plain suck and make my life miserable. Bikes will at least give you good exercise!
Forum: Commuting
09-23-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,293
Posted By captronk

I use a 2012 Fuji Travere and a 2016 Trek 520. I...

I use a 2012 Fuji Travere and a 2016 Trek 520. I use the Fuji more because I prefere a flatbar and the mountain bike agility. The Trek is my baby that I only use on very nice weather days. I have...
Forum: Touring
05-01-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 178,481
Posted By captronk

My 520..

I love this bike! What a machine! I use it for everthing. I put Bontrager 35mm cyclocross tires on it since I like to do dirt roads and rail trails. I just don't like the shifters, I would prefer...
Forum: Touring
05-01-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By captronk

I do,

I guess they're ok. I us 38s for commuting and rail trails. I did get a piece of glass stuck in them once. They're easy to get on and off the rims. I would recommend them. I run them at least 60 psi.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,235
Posted By captronk

Two and a half years...

...so far with a 2012 fuji traverse and trek 520. I do about 60 miles a week commuting, 14 miles a day.
Forum: Touring
04-03-17, 04:22 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 178,481
Posted By captronk

Those fenders?

I could use fenders like those, what kind are they?
08-16-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,476
Posted By captronk

Wow wolfchild your an *******.

Wow wolfchild your an *******.
08-15-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,476
Posted By captronk

Locks

I need to make sure no one will steal my baby. I'd like a "U" style lock and a cable lock. I'd like to know what the opinion is of the users on this forum so I can make a decision.
Forum: Touring
07-10-16, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By captronk

Need a route....

from Sommerville, SC to Folley Beach, SC. I did find somewhat of a route but I would like to hear about other options. The state is ranked 44 in bike safety, that's pretty bad so I want to find a...
Forum: Southeast
07-10-16, 06:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,101
Posted By captronk

Need a safe route..

from Sommerville, SC to Folley Beach, SC. I did find somewhat of a route but I would like to hear about other options. The state is ranked 44 in bike safety, that's pretty bad so I want to find a...
Forum: Touring
07-05-16, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By captronk

My 520 is on it's way and I'll be riding it by...

My 520 is on it's way and I'll be riding it by Sunday. I test rode the Cross Check, Salsa Vaya and the Trek DS 8.6. Like my Fuji Traverse 1.1d the 520 is perfect right from the box. This thread...
Forum: Touring
06-28-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 178,481
Posted By captronk

touring bags

I want to get rear touring bags. I want the largest I can fit on the stock rack that comes with the bike. What kind do you have that I can get?
06-27-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,532
Posted By captronk

I got a 2013 1.1d Traverse. I think it might be...

I got a 2013 1.1d Traverse. I think it might be the first year they put a shock on it? I'm very comfy on the bike. I'm five seven 170. I use it on rail trails, the road-which i love. The tires I...
Forum: Touring
06-27-16, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By captronk

Not confused anymore

[QUOTE=saddlesores;18871892]why are you confused?



......bumps? sure, bigger tires. or get a suspension fork.

or after you've ridden a bit, switch the forks

I got it now thanks
Forum: Touring
06-26-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,628
Posted By captronk

Im so comfused

about the last bike I will ever buy. I currently have a Fuji Traverse with a shock, 700c x 38 wheels, real comfy upright ride. But I want to get my last bike. I test rode two- Trek 520, Surly...
Forum: Touring
01-03-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 178,481
Posted By captronk

I do wish there were more color options though....

I do wish there were more color options though. Black is black, but black is not green!
Forum: Touring
01-03-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 178,481
Posted By captronk

So after reading all the reviews of Surly's,...

So after reading all the reviews of Surly's, Salsa's, Treks and others- After test riding the Surly's, Salsa's and Treks. After riding a sport road bike for years and aluminum mountain bikes, all the...
Forum: Touring
12-31-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By captronk

2016 is cheaper

Why is the 2016 Trek 520 disc cheaper than the 2015 model?
12-19-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By captronk

touring bike

I'm going to buy a touring bike. I test rode two, the Trek 520 disc and the Salsa Vaya 2015. What I expected from the Trek I got from the Salsa. I was expecting the Trek to act more like a solid road...
Forum: Touring
11-29-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By captronk

tour geometry

I am in the market for a touring bike. As I'm shopping around I noticed the Salsa Marakech. It comes in a drop down and a flatbar. Why is the top tube length longer on the flatbar model vs. the drop...
09-25-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,550
Posted By captronk

gracias.

gracias.
09-24-15, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,550
Posted By captronk

Suspension corrected

what is meant by "suspension corrected"? Does it just mean a rigid fork?
02-01-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By captronk

what size tires?

I currently have 700x38 sized tires right now. I wan to go smaller, what will fit on the rims? The rims are 622x19.
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