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Old 07-11-18, 01:47 PM
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OP, consider leaving the 83 Exped as is and building something more suited to your needs. A 26" wheeled Surly LHT could be built from frameset ($500) into a decent touring bike for another 200-500 depending on your resourcefulness and whether you have an old MTB around for parts sourcing. If you have even more funds, a CoMotion Pangea with 145mm OLD spacing and a DT Swiss 540 hub with equidistantly spaced flanges for dishless wheel build would be ideal. Framesets are $2K and the rear hub is another $300. I expect the CoMo wouldn't be available until winter or next spring.
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