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    Sorry short hello, but quick question.

    I want a combo road bike /touring bike that can take big fat tires for roads in south America. I know the best approach is to figure out what path I'll take and then get a bike on to Those terms but for now I'll assume I'd need big tires. I'm fine with the ride quality of my- might as well be mint overhauled fancied up 84 schwinn voyageur but they don't make fat tires for those schwinn specific wheels anymore I don't think, otherwise I'd still use that. Anyway I want a surly pacer but will it not be up for loaded rugged conditions touring. I know it can handle big wheels but not like the LHT I fathom? I just don't know.

    MY QUESTIONS ARE:

    Will the long haul trucker with proper road tires be just as good as my schwinn at being a road bike? If not I won't get the LHT.

    I really want the pacer but will it be rugged enough for loaded somewhat off road touring?

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    I don't have answers, but thought I'd just say hello and welcome to Forums!

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    Howdy and welcome to the forums! Check out the touring section with your questions, I am sure someone in there has the answer for ya, good luck.

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    Welcome to BikeForums.

    Hmm How tall are you? I was just looking at the specs and never realized before that the LHT was mainly a 26" wheel bike other than the large sizes (56, 58, 60) also coming in 700c. I wouldn't want a 26" wheel bike for road riding...IMO you should look at the Cross Check, it has rack and fender mount points front and rear is 700c wheel size and has canti bosses which will give you more clearance for big tires.
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    I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than myself can answer your questions. Welcome to Bike Forums, Treeslungsveins! Happy Riding!
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