Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-15-06, 12:54 PM   #1
babysaph
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
touring bike-which should I buy?

I am new to touring but not cycling. Would like to know what is a good touring bike to buy for beginning touring?
babysaph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-06, 01:16 PM   #2
NoReg
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
check the sticky "newbie guide"
NoReg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-06, 09:53 AM   #3
bgcycles 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 133
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by babysaph
I am new to touring but not cycling. Would like to know what is a good touring bike to buy for beginning touring?
You might want to check out the touring bikes from Bruce Gordon Cycles at:
www.bgcycles.com
Also, they are made in the USA - if that means anything to you.
Regards,
Bruce Gordon
bgcycles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-06, 10:13 AM   #4
metal_cowboy
Senior Member
 
metal_cowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orting Wa.
Bikes: Rivendell Atlantis, Rivendell Rambouillet, Co Motion Big A,l Klein Adroit
Posts: 527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You might want to give some more details in your request: What type of touring do you want to do? What is your budget? What is your size? Do you want to buy a complete bike or just a frame? Is buying an American made frame important to you? Do you want to buy locally, or is buying online an option?

Without knowing any of the above; I would recommend the Bruce Gordon Frames. If it is a touring bike you want; there are few better than the BG's.
metal_cowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-06, 10:26 AM   #5
cooker
Prefers Cicero
 
cooker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1984 Trek 520; 1990s Peugeot (Canadian-made) rigid mountain bike; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others
Posts: 10,227
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 99 Post(s)
A well known tourer is the Trek 520. A popular choice is the Surley Long Haul Trucker, but I believe Surley only sells the frame and you or the LBS have to build it up. Fuji sells a touring model, which I have seen on sale at an LBS.
EDIT Never mind, check the sticky

Last edited by cooker; 03-16-06 at 10:31 AM.
cooker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:45 PM.