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Offline frazzmo

Raising Money...
« on: January 11, 2005, 11:42:51 pm »
I've wanted to bike across country for a couple years now and being out of college, now have the time to dip work and ride.  I am most likely going to do the TransAmerica route, for simplistic reasons.  My intentions are to use my ride to raise money for Autism, a disorder affecting thousands of kids everyday.  

Anyway, I am wondering if a mountain bike is okay or should I buy a road bike.  I have a road bike now but its already been across the country (passed down to me) and is in pretty shabby conditions.  I am used to mountain biking though, but my GT frame is an aluminum 3 pounder and it needs a lot of work.  Great for trails, but I am guessing not too hot for the country roads.  

So, any information on bikes, other gear and of course, tips for the Trans Am trail would be great. I live in Pittsburgh now, but am moving back to Cincinnati, Ohio in July and might plan to go to VA from there.  Yes, I am a newbie, so don't poke fun!


Offline MrBent

Raising Money...
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2005, 01:11:34 pm »
The mtn. bike will do fine.  Many people do road touring with them.  Just get a good, reasonably high pressure (85psi) set of road tires, and you should be good to go.  If your bike doesn't take panniers, just go with a trailer.  Many like the BOB; I'm a big fan of the Burley Nomad--two wheels, more stable, easier to move when off the bike.  Just fix up the old MTB and go.  You should have some good barends for more hand positions, however.