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Old September 7th, 2016, 4:05 PM   #20
colker
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Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
I've been into and old Fats for nearly 30 years. If you want to win non-vintage races, you should buy a new bike.

That said, a very lightly used 6spd or 7spd Shimano drive-trained bike with a rigid fork you could take alone across Africa tomorrow - as fast as your heart and lungs will lungs will allow - with fresh rubber, a few spare tubes and a set of brake pads. I think you'd nuts to try the same on a carbon FS 650b wonderbike without tech-support following.
If you want to ride fast, get a road bike. Fat tires are slow no matter how much technology you have under the roof.
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