Old 07-05-13, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Bezalel View Post
Stay away from Peugeot, they are bult to French standards which are obsolete and getting parts are difficult even with the resourses of the Internet and impossible while on tour.
This is true for older Peugots, however some time in the early eighties they adopted english standards. There are some experts on the Classic and Vintage forum who could tell you what that bike is and whether it is built to French or International standards. Otherwise, the one pictured looks good. Touring can mean a lot of different things: bike camping with all the gear, or hostelling or staying in hotels or B&Bs. This should guide your choice of bike. Where you intend to tour in Italy is important, along the Po river valley, it is flat elsewhere you have to prepare for mountains. But you can tour on all sorts of bikes.
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