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    Is this bike OK for a tour?

    I'll be doing a five-day supported tour this summer. I was planning on riding the only bike I have -- an '87 Schwinn Traveler road bike (steel frame/double chain ring/27-inch wheels). I won't be hauling much, probably just a trunk bag. Other than proper fit, of course, I'm wondering if there is anything I should be forewarned about riding an older bike?
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    If you and it work, there should be no problem.
    I don't know your bike, but I assume it'sprobably a lot better than the iron maidens they used to ride all over Europe at the turn of the century when there was agreat boom in touring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragboy
    I'll be doing a five-day supported tour this summer. I was planning on riding the only bike I have -- an '87 Schwinn Traveler road bike (steel frame/double chain ring/27-inch wheels). I won't be hauling much, probably just a trunk bag. Other than proper fit, of course, I'm wondering if there is anything I should be forewarned about riding an older bike?
    No issues with the bike! I'd go through it and repack bearings, etc. Other than that, no worries, I tour on a Schwinn and have toured on a Huffy class bike (Royce Union) even. Granted, the Huffyish bike wasn't the greatest choice, but it worked surprisingly well!
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    actin' the foo ragboy's Avatar
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    thanks for the input. I'll plan on having the LBS doa once-over prior to setting sail, just to make sure it's in shape.

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