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which frame for temporary tourer?
I am planning to do some touring this summer but nothing really serious. After having many different bikes I guessed I realised that a touring bike is what I would use the most and I already have all parts for it really apart from a frame. I am planning to buy a proper 26" touring frame next year but this year I plan to use one of the frames I have lying aorund in the attic. I have a Bridgestone CB-1, Kona Kilauea and a Dawes Street Sharp. The Dawes seem to have many more attachment points for stuff (especially on the fork) but I am not sure if I need them. Fenders is easily mounted on all of them. I know none of them will make a great tourer but if they differ at least I could try not to pick the wort one. Any idea how to choose? Measure the chainstay and take the one with the most heel clearance?? The Dawes is the only one with shifter bosses welded on the down tube so I am leaning towards that one.
Last edited by CAX; 05-18-07 at 02:41 PM.