Re: [rootsradicals] just bought a free radical. What's the best bike to mount it on?
- Steve has great points.Oh, and welcome! :DDepending on your loads and your weight, the rear wheel will provide better performance if it's new, true and 36h. You can get by with a 32 spoke wheel, but since the majority of the bike's weight is over the rear wheel, you'll be happier in the long run.Some people love aluminum frames, say they're super stiff. If you're going on long adventures, steel might be better since you can easily repair steel if you bend it, etc. Aluminum you can't.Nice thing about disc brakes is that a lot of cheaper mechanical versions perform quite well and at low cost. Tektro is a good bet, heard Hayes are too.Get puncture resistant tires. Schwalbe Big Apples are thick, come in colors and have reflective striping on them. I've gotten a few flats with my protection-lacking tires and it isn't fun fixing a flat with cargo. :DCheers,RickOn Feb 11, 2009, at 6:54 PM, joshhoxie wrote: