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Bianchi Brava good for touring?

Old 09-30-11, 04:46 PM
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Bianchi Brava good for touring?

I just recently purchased a brand new bianchi brava to become a full time commuter. I dream of touring around south america and am wondering if the bike I have is a good choice. I believe with some minor modification it could be fit for the journey, but I am not sure. What would I need to do to prepare it for the high andes in bolivia and the jungles of guiana, etc? thanks
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Old 09-30-11, 09:28 PM
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No. It's not a good choice. You need a dedicated touring bike for those ambitions. 26" rims.

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If you dream about touring in South America, check in on https://familyonbikes.org
They talk a lot about what worked, didn't work, and how they made things right.
They also talk about their bikes.
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Old 10-01-11, 01:30 AM
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+1, the MTB 26" wheel has penetrated far and wide because it works well on unpaved roads .
2nd in popularity is the 406 20"
622- 35 wide touring wheel is a 1st world choice, way down the practical choice list..
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not really, for a bunch of reasons. 700 wheels as stated and gearing is much too high.
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