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    convert my roadie or just buy a mtb?

    nevermind, this whole thread was full of bad ideas.
    Last edited by mack_turtle; 01-06-09 at 06:25 PM.

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    The cheap bet would be to go ahead any try the different tires first.
    "I drank WHAT???" -- Socrates

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    actually, tires would be more more expensive. if i get the bike i described above, it will be a straight-up trade. so it will cost me nothing.

    if i try to put knobbies on my Legato, can someone recommend me some decent, not over-expensive dirt tires? i have 700x28s on there now, and i don't think a tire that's much larger will fit in my chainstays, so a 700x32 might be the widest.

    basically, i want to turn my bike into a flat-bar cyclocross bike and ride it through wooded dirt trails. the dirt around here is really rocky, so i am just afraid this will be a wasted effort because the rigidity of my bike will rattle itself to pieces on those rocky trails.

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    I'm in shape! A round one spacerconrad's Avatar
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    Try Nashbar, and the trade will end up being a lot more expensive if you lose the utility of your current ride. That's just my opinion, though.
    "I drank WHAT???" -- Socrates

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    the "utility" of my current ride is that it takes up space in the closet.

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