Gallery: Brad’s 2003 Trek 520

When I purchased this in 2003, it was the best bike I’d ever owned. During the first year I modified it to suit my needs. Flat handlebars instead of drop. MTB crank instead of road. And clips & straps instead of clipless.

Now that I use Bacchetta recumbents for most of my trips, the Trek has been demoted to a secondary utility bike. On weekends I hook it up to a trailer and haul recycling. And during the week, when I want a change of pace, I use it to commute.

And yes, that’s electrical tape on the grips. —Brad

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