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Old 05-11-13, 12:25 PM
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I tow a trailer for many errands. Just today I took some long boards to the local dump for "bulk trash day." Of course the staff were surprised to see me, but it's so easy to tow compared with riding a laden bike. Next tour I take, I might bring the trailer instead of using panniers etc.
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Anyone rocking a vintage touring bike with tires larger than 700x35 with fenders?
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Originally Posted by chapel View Post
Anyone rocking a vintage touring bike with tires larger than 700x35 with fenders?
My mom's Miyata 1000 has 700x38 Schwalbe Marathons with SKS P45 Longboards. It's kind of a tight fit, but it's definitely doable with that frame. I think I read somewhere that the true size of Marathons is a little smaller than what's listed, so YMMV.
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Originally Posted by old's'cool View Post
Some months ago, for a fantasy bike build, I compiled a list of true touring bikes from the 80s, including links to pictures. The model years indicate the years that I definitely found to correspond with the particular model, so any gaps indicate that I did not find an example of that year. Bold type indicates models were preferred by me, but I don't remember my criteria... Enjoy!
Man, that would make a great website!
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Anyone rocking a vintage touring bike with tires larger than 700x35 with fenders?
Hard to find, but if you shrink down to 650b, then fatties are more easily done.
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