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    the uncarved block openmindedgent's Avatar
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    Here is my updated cannondale touring bike...

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    ... and here is a link to a youtubevideo of my bottom half getting onto the bike to give everyone an idea of how this bike fits me, let me know if I should do more.

    So:

    -New(ish) rims from a friends bike which has seen maybe 3 miles of road times.
    -Great new tires ($27.99) at my local bike shop and I couldn't be happier with them, it was too cold to go riding for very long but ahhhhhhhhh (so much better than knobbies).
    -My own touch on the handlebars, I have had those beauties for a while and I will cover them with foam putting bar ends inward on the very tips of the horns kind of mimicking trekking bars giving me a nice reach.
    -My seat from my old road bike Picture 002.jpg (Frank the Tank)
    -New chain

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    the uncarved block openmindedgent's Avatar
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    forgot to mention that the two pictures of the dropouts and the rack attachment behind the seat post should be taken into notice...

    feedback please

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    still commuting...... Brian T's Avatar
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    If your really going to tour, you might need both brakes and some more gears. It looks like a low budget SS conversion.
    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    I saw a guy riding without bars the other day. Cheapo MTB. He was riding holding onto the stem.
    Now that i think about, he couldnt have had any brakes working either.
    Nothing safer than no bars, no brakes on a freewheeled bike.

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    Where's the derailers and brakes?

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    the uncarved block openmindedgent's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert_in_ca View Post
    Where's the derailers and brakes?
    Well I have to get brakes of course and I am waiting for more money to get the Dérailleur and crankset. Very cheap SS Conversion too, not even in a good gear ration. For now this will have to do but I think it is a good start...

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    Are those rims double walled? And what's the spoke count? You don't want to tour on anything less than 36 spokes, and the stronger the rim the better.
    Bikes belong in the motor city

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    the uncarved block openmindedgent's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by brotherdan View Post
    Are those rims double walled? And what's the spoke count? You don't want to tour on anything less than 36 spokes, and the stronger the rim the better.
    The front rim is doublewalled and the rear isnt, both are 36 spoke count alloy. I feel good for now, before I leave I will get a really beefy pair.

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    This user is a pipebomb brotherdan's Avatar
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    If you just rebuilt your wheels, moving the front rim to the back, you might be able to get by on those rims, if you wanted to.
    Bikes belong in the motor city

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    still commuting...... Brian T's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by openmindedgent View Post
    Well I have to get brakes of course and I am waiting for more money to get the Dérailleur and crankset. Very cheap SS Conversion too, not even in a good gear ration. For now this will have to do but I think it is a good start...
    ahhh ok, you didnt list a "wish list" I thought you were rolling with the bike as is. I'm currently in the build process as well. good luck.
    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    I saw a guy riding without bars the other day. Cheapo MTB. He was riding holding onto the stem.
    Now that i think about, he couldnt have had any brakes working either.
    Nothing safer than no bars, no brakes on a freewheeled bike.

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