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Old 03-13-06, 03:14 PM   #1
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Which one to get

Hello,

I need help to decide which one of these bikes will be most suitable for a light-wight touring convert :

1. Nishiki International 1975
2. Fuji Palisade 12 speed
3. Motobecane Grand Touring triple crank

Thank you
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Old 03-13-06, 05:08 PM   #2
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I would choose the Motobecane, because it has the more robust freehub at the back. However if you are a real light weight this may not be a significant factor.
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Old 03-14-06, 10:10 AM   #3
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whaqt do you know about the Nishiki International, was it a top-line bike at its time?
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Old 03-14-06, 11:59 AM   #4
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When we recommend one of those over the other two, you're just getting what we would choose for ourselves, often based on pretty subjective opinions. If you can, ride all three, loaded & unloaded. In town & on the road. Notice any differences in ride, handling and quality of materials & construction. Then pick the one that you like the most, all things considered (including appearance). If you're running 27" wheels, you might consider 27x1/38" tires if you can find 'em; if 700c, maybe 35-38 mm width. We've evolved to the wider tires (& Brooks saddles) for the additional comfort..... but then we're a little older than when we started & all-day comfort is more important to us than speed..... :-)
We've toured (loaded & lightly-loaded) on cheaper bikes than those (similar vintage) & more expensive (similar vintage & newer). While we learned things each time about how to be more efficient & minimize problems, every trip was fun. Even the first few, when we didn't know squat about traveling long distances on bicycles.
It is way more about the rider & the trip itself than about the equipment being used. Pick equipment of at least reasonable quality, then ride as much as you can! You'll enjoy whichever one you choose!
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Old 03-14-06, 12:44 PM   #5
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thank you for the nice reply!
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