Re: "Road" bikes

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Raymo853, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. Raymo853

    Raymo853 Guest

    I just want to add you should be willing to take your touring bike on
    trails. I do not mean rock gardens or anything like that but you would be
    surprised if well made how far off of pavement a good touring, or even good
    road racer type, bike can go. Much to the chagrin of some of my riding
    parnters, I got no issues taking my road racing bike or what ever you should
    call it onto gravel, packed dirt and so on. Yea I run big heavy tires&
    wheels by today's standards, 25c conti gator skins and 28 spoke rims with
    crossed spokes, and have to true the wheels once in a while but am happy
    with the results.
     
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  2. From: [email protected] (Raymo853)

    >I just want to add you should be willing to
    >take your touring bike on trails. I do not
    >mean rock gardens or anything like that
    >but you would be surprised if well made
    >how far off of pavement a good touring,
    >or even good road racer type, bike can
    >go. Much to the chagrin of some of my
    >riding partners, I got no issues taking my
    >road racing bike or what ever you should
    >call it onto gravel, packed dirt and so on.
    >Yea I run big heavy tires& wheels by
    >today's standards, 25c conti gator skins
    >and 28 spoke rims with crossed spokes,
    >and have to true the wheels once in a
    >while but am happy with the results.


    Oh, I tackle gravel and dirt roads all the time. Well, not ALL the time,
    but you know what i mean. I don't shirk from a little dirt.

    By "trails" I mean REAL ATB type stuff, four inch high roots, big rocks,
    things that really require fat tires and (preferably) suspension of some
    kind.

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    "May you have the wind at your back.
    And a really low gear for the hills!"

    Chris Zacho ~ "Your Friendly Neighborhood Wheelman"

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