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    Finally found my touring bike - Novara Randonee

    Well I've been looking for a touring bike for some time now, and thanks to all the advice and info on these forums I finally found one. I was originally thinking of converting my old Trek, but was thankfully talked out of it by most everyone here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ek-800-opinion

    Its a Novara Randonee, not sure of the year or history (the lady was selling it for a friend). Maybe someone here could help me out with the year. I got it off craigslist and it was a pretty good deal. It came with a lot of extras, including a brand new Brooks B17, pump and lights. It needs a good going through, new fenders, different racks, etc but is in great shape.

    So here she is, as I picked it up.


    Got a chance to ride a little, and I love it so far (though, this is my first non-MTB). Anyone else tour with a Randonee? I'd love to hear what you think of them. This bike will take me on my first Pacific Coast Tour this summer.

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    HomeBrew Master! Gus Riley's Avatar
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    Here is a link to a tourer who crossed mostly on the TransAm Trail, then to San Francisco on a Randonee. She had a great trip on it. I don't recall her having any other problems than flat tires.

    http://kiki.bikesacrossthe.us/
    2012 TransAm Tour journal link: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Threeisacharm

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    I have an older Randonee that got as just a frame. Mine is probably a mid to late 1990s in age and it has a Novara decal similar to your yours. Mine is red. Mine is a tiny one, 13.5in and it takes 26" size wheels. I have mine set up as a flatbar commuter/grocery-getter bike with front and rear racks. It's a really great bike! I like mine so much that I just got another frame exactly like it off of ebay, cheap. I'm either going to stash it away as a spare commuter frame or maybe build it up as a drop bar commuter. I have seen very few Randonees like mine.

    Yours looks great! Ride the wheels of that thing!!
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    I've always liked the Randonee, though I've never ridden one. I'm guessing you didn't pay too much, which would make it even sweeter. Take a tour and report back; I'd like to hear your impressions afterwards.

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    I like the looks of the Randonee but have not owned or ridden one. Enjoy it.

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    Excellent!
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