Genesis vagabond

Anyone got a Genesis Vagabond? Im intrested in this machine as the reviews are excellent. Id be using the bike for light touring being a steel frame. Im wondering if you can fit 28mm tyres to the existing rims. Any advice welcome. Thanks
 

Cycleops

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Accra, Ghana
No idea about the bike but I'm sure 28c tyres would fit, frame clearance allowing.

Edit: okay it's got wide tyres. If touring I think you'd be better off with something like 32-40c tyres. Plus you won't get 28c in 29 size I don't think.
 
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Tizme

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Somerset
I bought a Vagabond frame and built up from scratch, however, you CANNOT fit a triple! I went for Tiagra 10-speed STI's with 40-26 front and 11-32/34 (can't remember which I ended up with) rear cassette. Rides well, obviously built as it is it is heavy, but it will hopefully see me through a LEJOGLE! I'm positive I have 32mm Schwalbe Marathons.
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Cycleops

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Location
Accra, Ghana
I've got a Specialized AWOL which is a similar configuration, steel frame and forks with a sloping top tube. It is heavy.
I don't understand the logic behind putting 29 wheels on the Genesis. I think you might be better off with a frame designed to take 700c wheels with all the fittings for racks etc. There should be a fair bit of choice out there.
What wheels did you use @Tizme ?
 
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Solecyclist

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I've got a Specialized AWOL which is a similar configuration, steel frame and forks with a sloping top tube. It is heavy.
I don't understand the logic behind putting 29 wheels on the Genesis. I think you might be better off with a frame designed to take 700c wheels with all the fittings for racks etc. There should be a fair bit of choice out there.
What wheels did you use @Tizme ?
Hi im just looking for a decent bike for light touring. Looks like i might go to spa cycles now the Elan ti looks good and demos are selling fpr £1600 unbeatable
 
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