Re: [CR] ride characteristics of randonneuse bikes.

(Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti)

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From: "Phil Brown" <philcycles@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 13:52:21 -0800
To: classic rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] ride characteristics of randonneuse bikes.


On Jan 18, 2009, at 12:55 PM, jeffrey piwonka wrote:
> I'm thinking the best idea is to get something used so that I can get
> back most of my investment if I decide they aren't for me.
> Anyone have something like this in around a 59-60cm frame?
> I'd like to be able to fit fenders as well as a rack on the front,
> maybe mid mount.
>
> If you like 'em steep and short a randoneuse will seem strange for about 50 feet, then you'll relax and enjoy the ride without the constant attention a steep bike requires. Bigger tires help as well. If you're not sure try try to find a Japanese bike from the 80s. Many of them, esp. Bridgestones and Miyatas are similar to randoneuse bikes, Phil Brown Like 'em myself in Berkeley, Calif.