Old mountain bikes, new road bikes?!?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by tractorlegs, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. tractorlegs

    tractorlegs New Member

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    Has anybody, besides me, ever tried this -- an inexpensive light new road bike is attainable by outfitting an old (non-suspended) mountain bike, found at garage sales etc. everywhere, with skinny tires (Tom Slicks). I ride a 1993 model Performance (Yes, the mail-order ppl) mountain bike with skinny tires, and it's wonderful. Only thing is you have to get a high quality older steed. --Trac
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    Yes, several times.
    Just two weeks back my GF brought her "spare bike" a Ladies Giant Upland MTB over for a clean up. I fitted a better cassette, 11-28 7 speed, a couple of 65psi 26x1.5 city slicks, but it was still a bit on the slow side. I have a pair of 650c training wheels with 23mm Conti Gator Skins and a spare 650c rim on a Deore hub, so I let that fly. Well bugger me, it's faster than my road bike!! :eek:
     
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