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Old 08-06-10, 10:44 AM   #1
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Credit Carding on an Italian race bike

Last weekend I went on a quick two day credit card tour. I packed a change of clothing and a wash kit into a Carradice Barley and put it on the back of my DeRosa Neo Primato. Lots of fun and I even did a bit of light off roading.
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Nice! That bag looks like it's rubbing your tire though, how did you like it?
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That sounds like fun. I've thought about doing that myself but haven't pulled it off yet. What did you do for shoes? I would have trouble walking around much in any of my cycling shoes, although the MTB shoes with SPDs could suffice in a pinch.
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Nice! That bag looks like it's rubbing your tire though, how did you like it?
When the bag is open it drops down a bit. Once the cord is pulled tight there's a couple of inches between the bag and the tire.
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That sounds like fun. I've thought about doing that myself but haven't pulled it off yet. What did you do for shoes? I would have trouble walking around much in any of my cycling shoes, although the MTB shoes with SPDs could suffice in a pinch.
No spare shoes, I use Shimano MO76 SPD MTB shoes and they are perfectly good to walk around in off the bike
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Waht size tyres do you use? It looks tight fit.
How do you feel about the tyre size? Is it problematic?
Btw that's nice bike, love it.
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Waht size tyres do you use? It looks tight fit.
How do you feel about the tyre size? Is it problematic?
Btw that's nice bike, love it.
I use 25mm Gatorskins, they are as large as I can go on the DeRosa. I generally tour on 28mm

Thanks the DeRosa was an extravagance as I didn't have a race geometry bike.
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"Credit Carding on an Italian race bike "

Sure, even an American touring bike..................... for now.

But not a Greek bike, their credit is no good : )
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