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Gearing up for the open road.

Old 02-28-09, 02:35 PM
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Gearing up for the open road.

I am building up a new touring bike using a frame I was given by a charity I work for. I looked up the serial number and it is a '91 Schwinn Crisscross (CC). I was unsure of the quality of a schwinn because of obvious reasons but this bike is top notch. I got an 86 Schwinn Super Sport (SS) along with the CC and I am really impressed with Schwinn's handy work on these frames. The SS is Columbus tubing with really nice detailing and geometry and the CC is cro-mo from TrueTemper and has everything I need in a touring bike. I have built the CC as a single speed commuter and I am having a lot of fun messing around with it for now but when it comes to traveling I don't want to slack on performance this time (if anybody has been following my touring experiences so far you would understand). Does anybody have experience with this bike or know anything that I should know before building this thing up and settling for something unsuitable for a tour? I have a good feeling about it and I just want to hear other opinions. Thanks everyone in advance.

P.S. Here are a few shots of my Super Sport if anyone wants to drool a little...

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