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old's'cool 02-14-14 06:17 PM

Weighing only 145lb helps from the point of view of the total stress on the bike, but you really need to prioritize getting the payload down as much as possible, and shifting it onto the front wheel, within reason. As has been pointed out, you really need a bike that is optimized for long distance load carrying, which will actually allow you to go faster, safely, than trying to carry all that load on a non-optimized road bike.

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