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Old 03-23-05, 07:14 AM
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jabike
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Hi Beth, I'm glad you finally decided to join. We've been waiting for you. On your question of touring bikes, there are a lot of questions to ask. A lot depends upon what type of touring you will be doing, what the roads are like, etc. I often tour and I originally had a touring bike with both front and rear panniers, three water bottle cages, etc. My bike was capable of using 700x32 treaded tires that could handle about any type of terrain short of single track. But now I use a lemond steel/carbon bike for even 4-5 day trips and carry everything on my back in the biggest camelbak they sell. I have decided that I prefer motels to camping and I can get everything I need for several days into my pack.

Once again, welcome, and I want you to know that you could never out-silly me when it comes to asking questions. Jeff
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