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    Giant Innova

    I have an early 90's Giant Innova frame and fork that I'm wanting to build. I did a search and couldn't find anyone using this as a touring bike. It's a cromo frame and has plenty of eyelets for rack and fender in the rear, and two eyelets on each tip of the fork, it's just missing the mid-fork eyelets. It uses 700c wheels as well. Are there any other reasons this bike wouldn't be good for touring?

    http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...nova&Type=bike

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    i wouldn't think so. and a lot of 'low-rider' type racks come with provisions to add a mid-fork support bracket, so i wouldn't even worry about that.

    post up some pics!

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    It's getting soda blasted at the moment. I'll post some pics as soon as I get it back.

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    Okay, So I'm a little late on posting the pics, but here is the bike so far.

    Giant Innova Conversion


    I have a crank (46-36-26) that will do for the moment. Also, just ordered Silver Bar End shifters from Velo Orange. I have a B-17 on my Trek that will be transferred when I'm finished. And, I'll be ordering a new wheel set in the fall.

    Any recommendations on brake levers and front and rear derailers?

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    I had a 1995 model with flat bars, Sram Grip shifters, Shimano Alivio components all around. when I first got it, my intentions were to put the Shimano 7 speed brake/shifter combo on it. But the reality was, the grip shifters worked so well that I never did. That is one of the two most pleasurable bikes I've ever owned to ride. (My 95 GT Arrette wins first place).

    It works well with panniers on a rear rack (I used the big Axioms) and Blackburn makes a front rack set up that will work with it. It's stable and fairly strong. I wouldn't try to pack the house on it, but it would do well for "Reasonable" extended touring. It pulls trailers well, also. And my granddaughter has quite a few miles on her Trek Mountain Train behind it.

    I gave the Innova to a good friend that recently moved back to the area. When I saw him a week later, He had the biggest smile and I know that was one of the most appreciated gifts I have ever given. And now I don't have to do the "Eeny-meany-miney-moe" thing when I get ready to ride any more.

    I KNOW that you are going to enjoy this one.
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    Don't see why it shouldn't work.

    I use a 1989 Giant Iguana. I used the clamp on brackets for the lowrider. No fork mounts on mine either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    Don't see why it shouldn't work.

    I use a 1989 Giant Iguana. I used the clamp on brackets for the lowrider. No fork mounts on mine either.

    Aaron

    What kind of clamp-on brackets did you use on your front rack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfer1 View Post
    What kind of clamp-on brackets did you use on your front rack?
    P-Clamps, I believe mine may have come with the rack. The racks are Jandd Expedition.

    Aaron

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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    P-Clamps, I believe mine may have come with the rack. The racks are Jandd Expedition.

    Aaron

    Thanks for the information AND a picture. You're the best!

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