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Old 10-22-06, 10:25 AM   #1
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`cross Bike For Touring???

Would It Work For Multi Year Tour And Can It Tow A B O B???
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Old 10-22-06, 05:59 PM   #2
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On a traditional crossbike? I wouldn't try it. No rack and mudguard mounts.

On something like Soma Double Cross, Surley, Gunnar Cross Hairs etc...yeap. Go for it.
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What's the problem with not wanting a real Touring bike? They're generally more easy to get used and a whole lot cheaper on the market.
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Maybe the OP already has a cross bike?
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Old 10-23-06, 10:52 AM   #5
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Maybe the OP already has a cross bike?
I'm guessing so, now that I re-read the OP. Multi-year tour w/ BOB, prolly better off with a pure touring bike, like a Trek 520.
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i'm eyeing this as a multipurpose cross/touring bike
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Short wheelbase, low bar, dropped posture. That's a good cross bike and a lousy touring bike. Believe me.
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bikes for touring

I Was Looking For Different Opinions About What Bike Would Work On A Long Tour. I Planned To Get A 520 And A Bob Trailer. Zeke
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