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Old 09-17-07, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hello,

I'm joining to find out more about long distance riding/touring.

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Old 09-17-07, 07:58 PM   #2
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Hello Bill--you should find the information you need here .

What are you riding?

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Old 09-24-07, 02:28 PM   #3
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I've a Bridgestone T-700, a 5 speed cluster with a half stepper chain ring.

I particularly like the half step set-up, but need to change out the back of the bus and put in a cassette.

That limits me to apparently 32 or 36 spoke wheels, something to which I'm not accustomed, having a 48 spoke rear now.

Plus, I've got to spread the rear dropouts to accept the 135 mm spacing.

Is the moniker notes, I'm just getting started.

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Old 09-24-07, 02:39 PM   #4
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You may be a newbie according to the moniker, but you certainly seem to know what you're doing and how to do it!

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Old 10-01-07, 05:09 PM   #5
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Just starting

No really.

Apparently I've got to completely rebuild the bike.

I need Radneuer (sp?) bars, new Grab-On bar grips, a rear wheel with a cassette.

Is everyone doing 36 spokes for touring now?

Tnx,
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I don't know about the 36 spokes for touring...randonneur bars sound like an upgrade though, they would be a definite plus...

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Is everyone doing 36 spokes for touring now?
Why not head over to the Touring forum and Long Distance forum and ask.
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