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General Discussion / which bike to buy?
« on: June 28, 2006, 06:31:02 pm »
Today I went to a bike store that i dont normally go to and asked if trek makes a touring bike.  They told me they stopped making it and that todays touring bike is not worth buying anyway.  They said that a true touring bike was only built during the 70s and 80s and that no bike now adays can handle 50lbs of gear.  He told me that his bike shop could make me a true touring bike for $1200.  So what is this guy trying to say that all the touring bikes I have been looking at recently are not really that good for touring?  Even if this guy could build me a touring bike for the price of another I wouldnt even begin to know what it would need, Im not a bike mechanic.  This is the first time I have ever heard that todays touring bikes will not hold up as well.  Could some one just tell me what a good touring bike is before i spend $1000.

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