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Old June 7th 18, 03:45 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 4:01:44 PM UTC-5, sms wrote:
On 6/3/2018 10:20 AM, Emanuel Berg wrote:
Perhaps this was approached from the wrong
angle, if one desires wide tires, perhaps one
should get a 28" MTB steel frame and only have
the gear loaded the same way?


I've certainly seen a lot of people touring on a hardtail mountain bike,
using narrower tires than the bike came with. But good luck finding a
steel mountain bike these days. They exist, but they are expensive.


Nashbar has one for $260. Steel frame, 700C.
https://www.bikenashbar.com/cycling/...in-bike-nb-29m
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Old June 7th 18, 11:20 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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sms wrote:

Perhaps this was approached from the wrong
angle, if one desires wide tires, perhaps
one should get a 28" MTB steel frame and
only have the gear loaded the same way?


I've certainly seen a lot of people touring
on a hardtail mountain bike, using narrower
tires than the bike came with. But good luck
finding a steel mountain bike these days.
They exist, but they are expensive.


I think I can muster 900-1100 USD so is that
the aluminium price range?

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