Converting a touring bike to a road?


New Member
Dec 13, 2006
What are your thoughts on swapping out a few components on a touring bike (Bianchi Volpe) to make it more like a road bike? I'm not looking to race competitively, just increase my speed while I loop around the park for personal fitness. I know it's not the same geometry as a road bike, but I figured new wheels and tires would make me roll faster. Any suggestions/potential problems? I never owned or rode a road bike before.
the long wheelbase will kinda make you a lil bit slower.

i used to have a long wheelbase bike then after switching to a short wheelbase roadbike, im significantly faster.