Touring - Would this bike make it across the country?
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02-11-08, 09:07 AM
should I get this bike or keep looking?
02-11-08, 09:18 AM
wait this one is even better
a lot of people on crazyguyonabike.com use a giant cypress and I see why... best of all biking worlds
02-11-08, 10:33 AM
How tall are you?
02-11-08, 10:41 AM
02-11-08, 11:32 AM
yea i saw this guy today and it is pretty badass but he describes it as being a medium size fram, I am 6'1" and 185lb so I need something tall and sturdy
02-11-08, 12:23 PM
I can't say on the bikes- but it strikes me funny to ask about a bike making it across the country when the manufacturer calls it a "cross town" bike!
(Seriously, I suppose a lot of cheapo bikes could make it across the country in the right circumstances- it would help to have a good many miles on it before you started to iron out any problems).
02-11-08, 01:25 PM
Basically you want either something steel, or if aluminum, preferably a Cannondale.
The Giant that you posted might not be a bad choice if you aren't going heavy loads. I would think one of the Cannondales I posted has better components.
Make sure whatever you get, it's got a small chainring up front, the smaller the better, 22 or 24 tooth would be preferable, and the rear cassette have at least a 32 tooth low gear on the back, or 34.
Try all these bikes out and see what fits you the best.
02-11-08, 04:47 PM
Thank you for the help Robert, I will post a picture of a frame I think will be mine soon, its a Cannondale police-grade urban hybrid frame, fork, and bottom bracket. I fell in love with it when I saw it and now I just need to borrow 100 extra dollars from a friend to own the beauty.
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