Old 08-30-08, 02:17 PM
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Personally (and I am different then everyone else), I would spend a bit more on the wheels and keep the frame, and then down the road get a LHT frame. At least that is what I am going to do, I don't know if it is the best way to do, but it is the way I am going to do it. I think it really depends on where you plan to go, if you are staying in a place that you can get anything (like Canada or Europe, or the US) then you could really tour on any wheel and just a replacement when one dies. If you plan to hit up any "developing" country, I would beef up your wheels. My wheels are A719 mavic rims, with phil woods hubs, ST swiss spokes and Marathon XR tires. They were more then what you want to spend, but they should last a long time and require very little maintence (hence the phil woods hubs).
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