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Old 02-02-06, 12:28 PM
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What about the Burley Vagabond?
http://www.burley.com/products/road...?p=Vagabond&i=1
Why does this bike not get more attention in the commuter forums? It seems like a good fit for commuting (weight, components, ability to haul, etc) and at a competitive price-point, yet it doesn't get a sniff here? I am looknig for a new commuter as my current bike doesn't fit me properly.
I see a lot of attention given to the Surly Cross-Check and I agree it is a functional looking bike but,(having never riden either) the Vagabond looks at least as good? Yes the Cross Check could be used in lite* off-road applications but for the majority of us that commute on paved streets why is the Burley ignored?
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Old 02-02-06, 12:51 PM
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Good question! I've never heard of it until just now, but those bikes really look great! Hand built, high quality steel, totally functional...even their racing bikes look awesome. Anyone out there have experience with Burley bikes? I want to know more too!
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Old 02-02-06, 01:47 PM
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There's one at a shop here in Davis. I go in and drool over it from time to time. It is very nice.
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Old 02-02-06, 02:27 PM
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I moved to Vegas from Sac in June..worked in Woodland and Davis, never rode the causeway but loved to fly down the Garden Highway and the American River Parkway. I miss the bike trails, but not the rain!
Anyhow, if the bikes fits you should take it for a test ride and/or have them wiegh it. I am curious about the wieght vs. the Surly Cross Check and other options..
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Hey there, sorry I cant help with the Vagabond but I bought the Burley Runabout 7 at the beginning of the year and have logged 250 mi. so far. No problems whatsoever, the build quality and performance have been fine. The only gripe I would have is that the bike is heavy, but I kind of like the idea that it should be bomb proof!
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Got the Runabout-27 a few weeks ago. Yes, it's a little heavier than I expected but like the previous post said, seems bomb-proof. I can't say enough about the steel frame. Very responsive, quick, and surprisingly soft. I love that part of it, especially since it's been years since I rode without any suspension at all. I'm having fun commuting on it. The big gears are nice to have riding on the roads all the time.
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