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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
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Welcome to Bike Forums Bill.
If you're planning on touring, you might want to get a new or newer touring bike. Older bikes have downtube shifters (scary
). Bike manufacturers switched to brifters in the late 80s/early 90s. The shifters and brake levers are right next to your hands. No need to look down in order to shift.
The folks in the 50+ forum can offer good suggestions. Many of them are retired (including me
You can also try the Touring forum for help or suggestions.
Have fun on your tours and post pics.
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