Touring - WANTED - 520/720 or volpe?
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01-06-10, 10:44 PM
hi guys. my commuter frame broke just before the end of the year, and i thought i'd take the opportunity to replace it with a nice touring frame.
i'm in the market for a mid 80's to 90's touring frame. 61cm+.
anyone looking to sell a touring frame to a tall guy (6'4")?
your help would be appreciated greatly.
01-07-10, 12:06 AM
I've got a 1983-ish Univega Gran Turismo that I was using for commuting.
Right now the bike is complete, but we could work something out. I have replaced this with a different bike and I've just been too lazy to get it ready for my local Craigslist.
It's pink. A beautiful pink, if I say so myself.
PM me if you're interested in details.
01-09-10, 12:23 AM
Don't forget the 620. Another great Trek touring model (83-85).
01-09-10, 11:04 PM
right... i'll consider anything out there. looking for suggestions on where to find them (beyond ebay and CL)
01-12-10, 11:49 AM
I have both the 520 and the Volpe, and plan to keep them. Love them both. They'd be waaaay too small for you anyway. I use the 520 in the USA, and the Volpe is currently in storage in Europe awaiting my return in May.
The reason I posted is just to offer a note about the Volpe. Bianchi has made some changes to the design of the bike. Unless I'm mistaken, The newer models do not have the low rider mounts on the fork nor the water bottle cage mounts beneath the down tube. If you're interested in using it for touring, make sure it's one of the older versions which have these handy little features.
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