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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Reno, NV
Bikes: Civia Hyland Rohloff, Swobo Dixon, Colnago, Univega
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I have long figured that for most riders KOPS is not that important as evidenced by the number of bike types for which it is impossible to achieve. This includes recumbents, many cruisers with very laid back seat tubes such as Electras as well as the RANS semi-recumbent bikes. Some of the Electras have the seat tube bottom end set back 6" or so from the bottom bracket shell just to add to the effect. Achieving a comfortable upper body position and good saddle height is IMO more important for rider comfort.
Gear Hubs Owned: Rohloff disc brake, SRAM iM9 disc brake, SRAM P5 freewheel, Sachs Torpedo 3 speed freewheel, NuVinci CVT, Shimano Alfine SG S-501, Sturmey Archer S5-2 Alloy. Other: 83 Colnago Super Record, Univega Via De Oro
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