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    Touring Conversion

    Does anyone have experience converting a touring bike to ss or fixed? I've got a Rush that I use for everyday riding, but I'm thinking it would be good to have a bike for pulling a trailer and carrying around a lot of crap. Frame ideas? SS or fixed? It's Chicago, so I definitely don't need gears, but wonder if fixed might make it difficult to pull a trailer.

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    if you're pulling heavy stuff, i'd go fixed and brakes. nothing wrong with ss, just make sure your brakes are solid.

    also, if it's a touring frame set, you might find magic gears useful.

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    http://www.gordontaylor.co.uk/ (the bike is fixed)


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    nice fixedude.

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    Leave the gears on.

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    Why leave the gears on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by voshchev
    Why leave the gears on?
    The weight may get to you with no gears, but I guess that would depend on how much weight were talking here.

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    Any other ideas then for an ss pulling/hauling machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by voshchev
    Any other ideas then for an ss pulling/hauling machine?
    If I was doing it, I'd just get a really really really low gear on a bike and spin like a madman. At that point you wouldnt be going very fast but it'd be a great workout. Its definitely possible, but it would be difficult on the starts if you were pulling much weight. It would also heavily rely on how many stops your going to be encountering. If your only going to hit a stop once every 5 miles, I say go with it. Starts may be tough, but once every 5 miles ain't bad.

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