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are there any real downsides to this? The one thing about a typical MTB that really doesn't work well on the road are soft-compound, deep-thread tyres: they have lots of rolling resistance and wear out quickly. But this is easily fixed because even the burliest enduro bike can be fitted with more road-suitable tyres without problems. Smaller disadvantages ...


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Looks like a great candidate for a rebuild and learning experience. The sticker on the downtube clearly says "CroMo" meaning an alloy of steel with trace amounts of chromium, manganese and molybdenum. Either way its still steel, but a different alloy. I have a concern in the stem - it looks to be very far out of the threaded headset, so do check ...


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