Touring or Road bike - 6'2" - £200

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Echolalia

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Hi, I am after either a touring bike or road bike that fits a 6'2" man. Must be able to take a rack, or even better if it comes with one. Have around £200 to spend. Can collect within a train journey from Liverpool. Thanks.
 
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Echolalia

Echolalia

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Budget up to £400 or thereabouts?
 

Soltydog

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I'm looking to sell my Specialized Tricross very soon. It's a 2009 model, XXL, 61cm IIRC
mudguards & rear rack fitted & a brooks B17 std honey saddle
Looking for about £500 tho :laugh:
 

sleekitcollie

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Soltydog said:
I'm looking to sell my Specialized Tricross very soon. It's a 2009 model, XXL, 61cm IIRC
mudguards & rear rack fitted & a brooks B17 std honey saddle
Looking for about £500 tho :biggrin:
not looking to buy ur bike sorry , i have a tricross as well tricross sport 2010 , i intend using it 4 touring in the summer , have u toured on ur tricross if so how did it cope etcand ant recomendations on rack etc , i intene putting fack on the front as well .
cheers
 

Soltydog

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I've used it mainly for long day rides, 100+ miles, but did do the coast & castles tour on it last year. Only had 2 panniers & it coped very well on road & trail.
IIRC the rear rack on mine is a Tortec Expedition & it is faultless. I'm no expert on racks though & I'm sure there will be 'better' racks out there, maybe lighter, stronger etc :becool:
I'm just not 100% comfortable riding long distances on the tricross & despite various tweeks & adjustments I cant seem to find the sweet spot :sad: I'm looking to buy a specific touring bike once I have room in the garage (ie when the Tricross has gone :laugh:)
 

sleekitcollie

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Thanx yeah I was looking at thAt same rack in LBS but need different make for front I think . I was going to buy a touring bike was looking at the Dawes karikum but decided that as I would be doing more day 2day riding than touring I chose
the tricross as a jack of all trades . Bike feels ok to me after my mountain bike that I did a wee bit of touring on as well , bit never havin ridden a out and out tourer I don't know if I'm missing out a lot comfort wise . But hey mabey in the future I can add a touring bike to the stable mabey lol
thanx for the info on the bike etc and good luck in selling it and ur new tourer when it comes
 

Tynan

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I came close to a tricross last bike buy time and that was what put me off it, that it was trying, no matter how well to be different thing to different people
 
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