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Waterford Road Sport Touring frame tubing: RS-33 or RS-22

Old 12-01-07, 08:58 PM
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Waterford Road Sport Touring frame tubing: RS-33 or RS-22

... for 30+ mile club paved road rides, 30+ mile club dirt road rides, and for credit card tours.

The rider is 5'3", has pubic bone height of 76 cm, and weighs between 150-160 lbs. Rack bosses for a rear rack is preferred ... for 15-20 lbs of weight being carried by the rear rack.

If you could, please let us know why you picked one tubing over the other.
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If I was going for the lightest, fastest steel bike I could build, it would be the 33 and the S3 tubing. But for a bike that will carry a triple crank, a rear rack, wider tires and will see dirt roads, 853 or OX Platinum tubing would be perfect. And you get lugs

I just don't see an advantage in this application to offset the higher price. If money is no object, donate the difference to a local cycling advocacy group.
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