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Old 01-05-09, 09:23 PM   #1
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convert my roadie or just buy a mtb?

nevermind, this whole thread was full of bad ideas.

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Old 01-05-09, 09:36 PM   #2
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The cheap bet would be to go ahead any try the different tires first.
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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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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.
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the "utility" of my current ride is that it takes up space in the closet.
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