Old 09-06-15, 02:05 AM
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Bikes: A steel framed 26" off road tourer from a manufacturer who thinks they are cool. Giant Anthem. Trek 720 Multiroad pub bike. 10 kids bikes all under 20". Assorted waifs and unfinished projects.

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It's touring. Going slow is a plus. So is an upright position so you can see around the place. 60-80km is a shortish day, even on a heavily loaded bike except maybe in the mountains.
Brakes: swap out the pads for something decent like Koolstop in a cartridge holder. Seat: Get yourself a sprung leather saddle and break it in or get a good seat and a sprung seatpost. Bars: grab a set of trekking butterfly bars and some padded gel bar tape, use your existing levers. Mudguards: Some Bluemels or similar. Tyres: Some marathon supremes. Job done...
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