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Old 06-20-08, 05:24 AM   #1
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Touring Bike Advice

Hi - I'm looking to buy a touring bike and I think I have decided on a Ridgeback Panorama. I've seen very little on this bike (in this forum there are three posts, but not especially detailed, and they are all rather old). I wondered whether anyone has experiences, either good or bad, with this bike? - The other option is a Dawes Galaxy, but I didn't find it as comfy, it comes with less (gear change is especially off-putting, and especially neat on the Panorama) and I rather resent the racing green paint job...

Many thanks!
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Old 06-20-08, 06:58 AM   #2
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I just viewed the specifications on the bike and it seems like a fine touring model. You may also consider inquiring about that make of bicycle on one of the British cycling forums:

http://www.cyclechat.co.uk/forums

http://www.cyclingforums.com/
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Old 06-21-08, 08:03 AM   #3
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ooooo! tht thing loks awesome!!! i wish they had one size smaller with 650c wheels...i'd be trying to figure out how to have it shipped to the states!
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Well I took the plunge and, after the first weekend, can report that I am very happy! Incredibly comfortable, fast, and also virtually silent, which I like.

Thanks for the advice and encouragement.
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