To my eyes, that is now a touring bike. If it sported almost identical 650Bs and drop bars, it'd be nearly unambiguous. And almost the exact same bike.
Gray area at least.
Kurt Sperry Bellingham WA USA
On 9/11/07, Chuck Schmidt <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sep 11, 2007, at 5:50 AM, Michael Schmidt wrote:
> > That Weigle bike on ebay may have started out as a mountain bike
> > but with
> > the braze on barrels for racks, it is now clearly intended for
> > touring.
> > Look at the rear stays. Long wheelbase.
> > But if Dale says its OT, that is cool and "the hell with it"
> "Rule 15. While the CR focus is on the beginning of the Twentieth
> century to 1983, a few contemporary, classically made small workshop
> bikes are considered on topic* here These are generally referred to
> as "KOF" (see # 2 above) but those welded, injection molded, or glued
> modern wonders belong in some other mail list. Ditto for mountain
> bikes, "middle weights", BMX, recumbents and balloon tired bikes."
> Hmmmm... a mountain bike with racks is now clearly a touring bike?
> Long stays are for touring bikes and not for mountain bikes?
> Mmmmm... yeah, right Mike, whatever you say...
> Picture of the "touring bike":
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, CA