Author Topic: Uncoventional bike conversions?  (Read 7552 times)

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Offline DaveB

Re: Uncoventional bike conversions?
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2013, 07:01:05 pm »
So, all your old bikes were pieces of junk and all the new ones are made by idiots...what is a biker to do???
+1  I wonder if it would be considered insulting to mention the possibility of operator error?  ::)

Offline melissafroggie

Re: Uncoventional bike conversions?
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2013, 03:39:18 pm »
In my area a lot of people use trailers for touring. That way, you can use a bike you already own, presumably one with low gearing and sturdy tires. I'd recommend the Burley cargo trailer or similar 2-wheeled trailer over a Bob trailer. The one-wheel Bobs can affect your bike handling, especially if it's windy. I pull mine with a converted rigid mountain bike.

If you're a small/lightweight person or if you have limited upper-body strength, trailers can be much better than panniers for bike handling reasons. Plus, they're super-easy to pack!