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Old 09-05-16, 04:04 PM
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Agree with the others that if on a tight budget, you can't beat a vintage mtb with a rigid fork off craigslist. Prices will vary but you can find a higher end, quality mtb in the neighborhood of $100. You will need to overhaul the bike and you will need new, road/touring tires (you don't want to tour on knobbies). Also I am no fan of flat bars for long days on the road. A trekking style bar is cheap and provides multiple hand positions.

If you have money for a new bike, you can't beat the fuji touring (as another poster pointed out) for value. Get it and ride it if that fits your budget.

On a last note, how do you tour with a sleeping bag and no shelter?
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