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Gear Talk / Tire recommendation for supported tour
« on: August 12, 2015, 11:20:27 am »
     We've used Marathon Plus for fully loaded touring in the past. We're now in our 60's and going to do our first supported tour and hand pain is an issue on long days. We are on Salsa Fargo's - steel. A few ounces won't make much difference and we'll be going Inn to Inn in Vermont so I'd prefer to have a softer tire for my wife, but she admittedly doesn't care to flat. Who does? I'm considering Big Apple tires. It's going to be pure road riding and minimal mileage. It's just a week or two of riding and I'm willing to get tires specifically for the tour so longevity is unimportant. Comfort first with some eye to flat resistance in deference to my wife but we've certainly fixed our share of flats so I don't want or need the harsher ride of Marathon Plus tires for super flat protection. Thoughts?

General Discussion / Rent tour bike in Pennsylvania ?
« on: November 21, 2009, 05:28:52 pm »
   My wife and I will be traveling to Penn in April. We are going for an unrelated activity and might wish to take the time to do a week bike ride, but won't be able to deal with shipping our bikes. Is there anyplace where we might rent a pair of touring bikes and panniers or perhaps mtn bikes and a single track towing setup? We don't need to rent Bruce Gordon bikes but neither do we want junkers. We are 60 yrs old and definitely want triples/touring or mtn bikes. She needs a pretty small frame. Any recommendation on bike shops with decent bikes to rent for a week. We could probably travel to anywhere in PA to get them, then do something like an Allegheny ride for a few days. 

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