Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

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nsew
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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby nsew » 14 Jan 2021, 2:00pm

Here’s to poor planning. For years something I’ve unwittingly placed great stead by. With mixed results.
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Bmblbzzz
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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby Bmblbzzz » 14 Jan 2021, 2:11pm

Here's to adventure, on any and all bikes!

Oldjohnw
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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby Oldjohnw » 15 Jan 2021, 8:58am

Back in the day, ie my youth, we had bikes or racers. Whichever, it was steel, either hub or derailleur, mudguards or not. Same brakes In the RFS you had whatever you had, knee length wool socks, boy scout shorts and a wool jumper and a cape for bad weather.

Saving a few minutes was not a thing.

Are we too precious now? For those who want to race or need speed, fair enough. But most of us?
John

Brucey
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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby Brucey » 15 Jan 2021, 9:26am

jumpers for goalposts, isn't it, hmmm?

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some of it was that there wasn't much else available, and some of it was that we didn't know any better (or wouldn't have cared if we did perhaps...)....?

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pwa
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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby pwa » 15 Jan 2021, 9:38am

I am over a certain age and I know what I like and I'm sticking with it as long as I can find the parts. But if I were young and experimenting with different bike styles and different types of cycling I think I would have a wonderful selection to play with, possibly better than at any other time.