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Old 11-23-05, 05:56 AM   #1
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WANTED 54cm or 56cm touring bike

I have been scouring ebay and craigslist for a reasonably priced used tourer. preferably just a few years old. Or a frame I can build up.

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Old 11-23-05, 11:13 AM   #2
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http://www.recycledcycles.net/recy.r...l#24.5SCHWSUPE

Down at the bottom of the page is a Schwinn Super LeTour. These were sort of a funny bike. They were set up with touring type stuff, all the braze-ons etc. but they had road bike geometry.

Some people really liked them while others hated them.

http://classifieds.mtbr.com/cgi-bin/...uery=retrieval

I bought a steel Pinarello CX frame and converted it to a touring bike. It's missing the braze-ons but truth be told, if you're planning on serious touring you'll probably want to drag a trailer instead of covering your bike with racks and packs. That way when you get somewhere you can unhitch the trailer and use the bike to sight see.
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Old 11-23-05, 11:21 AM   #3
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24.5" x 2.54 cm/" = 62 cm, which is way too big for this dude.

I'd say keep working on scouring eBay. That's where I found my Bianchi Volpe.
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Old 11-23-05, 11:22 AM   #4
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Also: you could sign up for the BOBishBikes listserv:
http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/BOBishBikesFS/

Scours eBay and Craigslists around the country for touring-ish type bikes.
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