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    Suggestions for "credit card tourer"?

    I would like to find a nice lugged frameset or complete bike as the basis for "credit card touring" style machine. Most important is a 73 degree head angle. Other characteristics would inlcude:

    56 or 57cm seattube (center to top)

    56cm toptube

    415-430mm chainstays

    clearance for fenders with 700 x 28 tires

    I am thinking a Japanese bike from the late 80s may match this. Any ideas?

    TIA, Dana

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    Surly Pacer...
    yeah, I know it's new. I also know how hard it is to find something used that
    fills all those requirements. Well, it's not lugged. It's a sweet bike, I think it's Surly's best effort.
    Your friendly, local, minor god of information.

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    This list of potential candidates was posted a while back in response to a similar question:

    Bridgestone RB-T
    Bridgestone T-500
    Bridgestone T-700
    Centurion Pro Tour
    Fuji Touring Series IV
    Fuji Touring Series V
    Kuwahara Caravan
    Lotus Odyssey
    Miyata 610
    Miyata 1000
    Nishiki Continental
    Nishiki Cresta GT
    Nishiki International
    Nishiki Riviera GT
    Nishiki Seral
    Novara Randonee
    Panasonic PT-3500
    Panasonic PT-5000
    Raleigh Alyeska
    Raleigh Kodiak
    Raleigh Portage
    Raleigh Super Tourer
    Raleigh Touring 18
    Schwinn Passage
    Schwinn Voyageur/Voyageur SP
    Takara Overland
    Trek 520
    Trek 620
    Trek 720
    - Stan

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    You can also go to Dave Mann's Bike Geometry Project and sort the database for those particular characteristics you're looking for: http://home.comcast.net/~pinnah/dirt...y-project.html

    Neal

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