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    biker on a budget in Somerville, MA

    Hi All,

    I joined the forum to find some advice to help keep my bike running on the road without my wallet running out of cash.

    I ride an old Trek 820 beater to work everyday and around town on the weekends. Dreaming of someday owning a nice touring bike with a 7-speed internal-gear hub.

    Cheers,
    Carlo

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    Quote Originally Posted by cca View Post
    Hi All,

    I joined the forum to find some advice to help keep my bike running on the road without my wallet running out of cash.

    I ride an old Trek 820 beater to work everyday and around town on the weekends. Dreaming of someday owning a nice touring bike with a 7-speed internal-gear hub.

    Cheers,
    Carlo
    Hi Carlo,

    Welcome to the Forums. I'm a year round commuter from Kenmore Square to Norwood. I don't do much mechanical work on my bike (I use a great bike shop), but I hope you pick up the advice you seek as much as much as I've learned about commuting. What is you commuter route?

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    Hi Jim, thanks for the greeting. My route is much shorter than yours -- a measly 3 miles each way from Somerville to Beacon Hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cca View Post
    Hi Jim, thanks for the greeting. My route is much shorter than yours -- a measly 3 miles each way from Somerville to Beacon Hill.
    Thanks for the reply. Your commute may be "measly," but you do get congested urban traffic on narrow streets; all I have are wide suburban roads with light traffic flow and no parked cars.

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