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Old 12-24-05, 02:56 AM
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mtnroads
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Nice bike, but for pulling 50 more pounds up hills you will need to do something about the gearing. Also, the tires are way too narrow, might want to buy a set of touring wheels for it with 32mm tires. A BOB actually exerts some lateral forces on the rear wheel. I dunno, seems like it would just be easier to buy a used 520 for touring but if you really like the bike it can be made to work. I don't think the carbon itself will be a problem.
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