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Old 08-31-15, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
This would be easier, and probably more economical and definitely less of a bodge. Depending on where you live, you can probably pick up a mint condition, high end, 15-25 year old full rigid mountain bike that would make a better basis for a conversion for about a hundred bucks.
If someone is going to go through all the hassle of sourcing a new bike optimized for commute/errand duty... why, oh why would/should they look for another MTB??? A Touring or CX platform has to make a better basis for a conversion than an MTB. Just because cagers use military spec off-road vehicles to make runs to Plaid Pantry for Pork Rinds doesn't mean that cyclists should emulate that kind of mispurposing.
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