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Old 06-02-08, 10:55 AM   #1
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Suggestions for "credit card tourer"?

I would like to find a nice lugged frameset or complete bike as the basis for "credit card touring" style machine. Most important is a 73 degree head angle. Other characteristics would inlcude:

56 or 57cm seattube (center to top)

56cm toptube

415-430mm chainstays

clearance for fenders with 700 x 28 tires

I am thinking a Japanese bike from the late 80s may match this. Any ideas?

TIA, Dana
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Old 06-02-08, 11:13 AM   #2
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Surly Pacer...
yeah, I know it's new. I also know how hard it is to find something used that
fills all those requirements. Well, it's not lugged. It's a sweet bike, I think it's Surly's best effort.
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This list of potential candidates was posted a while back in response to a similar question:

Bridgestone RB-T
Bridgestone T-500
Bridgestone T-700
Centurion Pro Tour
Fuji Touring Series IV
Fuji Touring Series V
Kuwahara Caravan
Lotus Odyssey
Miyata 610
Miyata 1000
Nishiki Continental
Nishiki Cresta GT
Nishiki International
Nishiki Riviera GT
Nishiki Seral
Novara Randonee
Panasonic PT-3500
Panasonic PT-5000
Raleigh Alyeska
Raleigh Kodiak
Raleigh Portage
Raleigh Super Tourer
Raleigh Touring 18
Schwinn Passage
Schwinn Voyageur/Voyageur SP
Takara Overland
Trek 520
Trek 620
Trek 720
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You can also go to Dave Mann's Bike Geometry Project and sort the database for those particular characteristics you're looking for:

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