Touring - 28" rims and indexed shifting on a tourer?
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I'm looking at a used tourer with 28" rims and have no idea of what the pros and cons would be to such and animal. The bike, also has indexed shifting- I was really looking for bar ends. So, what are some thoughts on these two issues. p.s. The bike looks to be a beauty otherwise.
07-17-08, 03:55 PM
According to Sheldon Brown's site, (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/rims.html) "28 inch rims" is another name for 700c. No real drawbacks.
Otherwise, the usual drawbacks to used: if you know how to fix it up, it could work out very well. If you don't, it could turn into a money pit.
What does "indexed shifting" mean? Downtube shifters? Brifters? Bar-end shifters?
Shifters like you see on modern racing bikes with the shifter under the break lever. Sorry for general ignorance.
Okay, i made a call- STI shifters is what I'm talking about. Thanks
I have 700c wheels on my tourer and no problems. I run 35mm wide tires and they work great when loaded. If you have STI's you can always put them on Ebay and make enough money to buy a set of bar ends and brake levers and cables to redo your setup.
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