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General Discussion / Choosing a Bike
« on: October 28, 2004, 12:36:15 pm »
Merlin, I agree with JayH's advice. I also have toured/commuted with a '88 Specialized Rockhopper Comp (MTB) converted for touring. I have several thousand miles on this bike and the set-up fits me well enough to ride 100mi days if I want. One advantage the road/touring bike may have is longer chainstays for rear panniers. Longer chainstays help keep your heels from hitting the panniers if you choose to go that route. Of course, there is always the choice of pulling a trailer, too.

I think the best touring bike is the one you like to ride! If it's comfortable enough to ride all could probably tour with it.

Touring...Therapy for the soul.

General Discussion / Bicycle Security
« on: October 05, 2004, 01:13:52 pm »
I have also toured quite a bit in the United States. I recently carried my cable lock on a 430 ride across MO. I never used it. I do carry quite a bid of stuff and also think "who would want to steal, or even RIDE this monster!" I suppose it's better safe than sorry.

Touring...Therapy for the soul.

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