Older I get, Better I was
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Greenfield Lake, Wilmington NC
Bikes: '14 BD Lurch Fatbike, '10 custom road,'06 custom expedition, '94 Yokota Tandem, '88 custom MTB
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tange 1000 was straight gauge chromoly down tube, seat tube and top tube. The stays and and fork are likely HiTensile steel. It would be considered a lower end frame by most. For touring it will likely be a bit stiff and a bit heavy. It wouldn't be my first choice for a MTB tourer, but if it was what I had to ride, I would ride it and not give it another thought.