Finally riding a big boys bike
Just finished bastardizing a beautiful 1984 Trek 720 touring bike into my own twisted idea of a dirt touring bike and I am totally in love with it. Inspired by Crust and Rivendell bikes but at a fraction of the cost well just ignore the fact of potential value of a complete original 1984 Trek 720 aside from that this bike rocks. I got rid of the 27"s for 700c 9 speed wheels off a semi modern touring bike, replaced the goofy titanium Huret derailleurs with NOS Shimano Deore XT , swapped out the Avocet crankset for a Deore XT biopace, Nitto riser stem, Nitto mustache handlebars, 9 speed Shimano bar end shifters, Brooks Pro saddle, a bell to match the saddle, powdercoated the original rear Jim Blackburn rack and bottle cages to closer match the Trek logo color. I might ditch the rear rack for a front Nitto but thats later down the road. I also wanna see your Mustache converted rides so please share them if you got them.