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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    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.
    Every time we let a vehicle pass there is a little bit of compromise. But compromise allows the city to function and allows cyclists to function in the city. The trick is not to eliminate compromise but to learn how to work safely within it.

    --Robert Hurst

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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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