Touring - how good is tange 1000?
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Got an old MTB frame (mid 90s) with nice geometry and a long wheelbase. I notice it's got a tange 1000 cromo sticker on the base. How good is it? I'm betting middle to low?
07-26-06, 12:28 PM
tange 1000 was straight gauge chromoly down tube, seat tube and top tube. The stays and and fork are likely HiTensile steel. It would be considered a lower end frame by most. For touring it will likely be a bit stiff and a bit heavy. It wouldn't be my first choice for a MTB tourer, but if it was what I had to ride, I would ride it and not give it another thought.
Thanks for that. very helpful and informative. Much appreciated.
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