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Old 07-11-07, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by John E
For purposes of this thread, what defines or distinguishes a touring bike?
I took it the OP meant a bike that has a frame with touring geometry (relaxed head tube and seat tube angles, relatively long chainstays/wheelbase, and dropout eyelets for mounting fenders) that could be fitted with panniers. I guess it would also help if the builder had advertised it as a tourer.
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