Monday, January 06, 2014

Commuter Update

Here is what the Trek looked like when I picked it up from my neighbor.  Just your run of the mill, 700c Hybrid that was occasionally ridden around the neighborhood and local rail trails.

The is what it looks like now.  I switched out and added the following components

  1. New front wheel
  2. New Stem
  3. Avid Single Digit V-Brake front
  4. Shimano STX Cantilever Brake rear
  5. Planet bike fenders 
  6. Wider flat bar
  7. Clark, lock on Grips
  8. Avid FR-5 levers
  9. Terry Saddle
  10. Seat Bag
  11. Banjo Brothers Pannier (not pictured)


It rides really nice and I can't wait to get it back on the road to work.  Since the frame is somewhat smaller than I am used to riding, the new stem stretches the cockpit out so that it's more comfortable for me.  As I have mentioned before it's a lot like riding my Burley Tandem.  The Captain's position is very similar in size but even so, it's still a pleasure to ride as is the Trek.

You might also recognize that I reverted back to my old GarminEdge 705 mount.  That's because the Edge800 only allows you to have 5 bike profiles so that puts the Trek and the Burley without slots so I am using the 705 on these bikes now.  If I can sell the Cannondale then maybe the Trek will be added back onto the Edge 800 play list.  One last change I might still make is get an even longer stem that will hold a 31.8 bar and try my Sunlite 762 wide bars.  That could be a lot of fun.

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