Hey Littlepixel and others. Thanks very much for those most informative replies and I candy. Drool @ the 9 speed, it does look very classy. However i am getting a very good deal on the 7 speed and i imagine the 9 speed will be a lot more costly and it remains to be seen if it will perform well/be around to stay.
@ Pixel, are you holding on to your 7 speed or going to sell it?
Cassete is cool too for sure, but for now i really want to try the S-Ram hub. I love that you can have a symmetrical bulletproof wheel and few vulnerable bits sticking out. But the day may come that i decide i need more gears or just want to try ders, not just yet though.
I do hope to do some touring on the 7 speed, maybe even into france though i suspect i will not make it up steeper mountains or even slightly steep mountains with the 7 speed. Though i may just change the ratios drastically for such a trip which then perhaps would allow me make it. I want to be a tourer (when i grow up
like that late and great guy with the webpage on touring/bikes. I can't think of the name right now. But his approach to touring, simple gear, not trying to go super fast but enjoying the ride, good preperation etc.
Edit: His name is/was Ken Kifer. A true hero in my book.
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