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Routes / Re: Southern Tier - Oct 2012 Questions about maps and route
« on: November 24, 2011, 02:50:31 pm »
Re the bike, I have one of those for winter use (also UK).  It has eyelets for rack and mudguards but clearance for the latter is tight so bigger tyres not a great option. 

Heel clearance with a rack on is tight too (not got a rack on now but did on my old Trek 1.2 which was the same dimensions).  I would estimate that two small Ortliebs would be ok, but would not want to go heavier, so if you are camping I think this bike would not be ideal.

My model is the 2010 which has 105 kit with hidden gear cables, so fitting a bar bag would be easier than usual.

The key is comfort and reliability and personally I would be very happy using a 2.1 for a 3000 mile ride.  Having said that, I also have a Koga Miyata tourer which would be my first choice, but then when I do this ride one day I will be camping.

Bon voyage

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