Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-03-02, 09:46 PM   #1
Jean Beetham Smith 
Slow Moving Vehicle
Thread Starter
Jean Beetham Smith's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Norwood, MA
Bikes: Felt F-70, Terry Madeleine, Novara Safari fully customized by me
Posts: 1,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sakkit touring bikes

In my quest to find a good bike to fit me, other than my Terry hybrid with two 24" wheels, I'm looking at 26" wheel designed frames. Sakkit is the only one I've found in the USA. Is anyone familiar with them? How do their prices compare to custom? Are their racks as good as they look on the site?
Jean Beetham Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-02, 02:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: England
Posts: 12,953
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Sakkit is pretty much the best touring bike money can buy, and it takes quite a lot of money.
Bruce Gorden does a more realistically priced model.
Many custom frame builders could do the job.

NB, the 26" wheel touring bike is a often a normal sized bike with MTB wheels, not neccesarily a small bike.
See the framebuilders index at for a local builder.
I believe Peter White is in MA. If he can't rustle up a well fitting bike, no-one can.
MichaelW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-02, 01:25 PM   #3
JuJu's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Where am I?
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a Waterford Adventure cycle with 26" wheels that is great for touring. It was pricey, but it fits me like a glove, and I can ride it comfortably for hours. Besides the fit, another great thing about it is its ability to accommodate a wide range of wheel widths, plus fenders. Steel frame, long wheelbase, plenty of braze-ons for racks, etc, and the sweetest paint job.

I used to ride a Terry also, 750c rear wheel and 24" up front. It too was comfortable, but I got tired of having to keep two sizes of everything on hand, plus it would only accommodate a very limited range of wheel widths.

Love my Waterford!
JuJu is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:18 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.