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    Hello from Nashville Tennessee

    I'm a long time cyclist who loves touring. 76 years old, still strong, but the years have slowed me down some, and I have a little trouble with hills with over 10% grades. Thankful for grannie gears, but sometimes feel I need a "great grannie." Have done 35+ week-long rides across many states, but never fully loaded. I prefer organized camping tours where your gear is trucked from one site to the next. Usually ride a TREK carbon 5200, but also have a steel frame 520, and am looking to buy another steel touring bike. Considering the REI Novara Randonee, another TREK 520, and Surly LHT. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Hi Bob,
    Welcome to Bike Forums.
    What gearing do want on the new touring bike?
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    Welcome to BF. Maybe try the Touring forum for more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Hi Bob,
    Welcome to Bike Forums.
    What gearing do want on the new touring bike?
    I've got a triple with mtn bike gearing now, going down to about 25" I would like to go to 20". That means about a 24X32 or less.

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