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Shahid is riding a Surly's Long Haul Trucker with 26-inch wheels and 2.5-inch tires. The smaller wheel (compared with most road and mountain bikes) adds strength and reduces weight, and will make it easier to find tires that fit abroad. The steel frame pr

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Originally appeared in Cycle China: Week 1
on September 5, 2011
Shahid is riding a Surly's Long Haul Trucker with 26-inch wheels and 2.5-inch tires. The smaller wheel (compared with most road and mountain bikes) adds strength and reduces weight, and will make it easier to find tires that fit abroad. The steel frame pr
Shahid is riding a Surly's Long Haul Trucker with 26-inch wheels and 2.5-inch tires. The smaller wheel (compared with most road and mountain bikes) adds strength and reduces weight, and will make it easier to find tires that fit abroad. The steel frame provides support and durability and is "easily weldable and easier to fix than other frame options in case I need an emergency fix from a local bike-smith," Shahid writes on her blog cycle-china.com.

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