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    Hello from Redondo Beach CA!!

    Hello all!

    I am mostly a commuter only, and rarely get out and go for a long ride.

    My current bike is my dearly loved yet I have been wondering lately if another bike would make life a little nicer getting to work.

    I ride 5 miles one way to work, mostly flat all paved roads. I ride a Fuji folder with a chromoly frame.

    I have upgraded a few things, and added rack and panniers. It works great for me, but I was wondering if 700c wheels are going to be much of a difference, and if I will hate an aluminum frame or not. I would not mind a little more speed, and a little smoother ride. Disc brakes also sound nice for the wetter days.

    Im currently struggling with buying a new bike:
    http://www.rei.com/product/832566/no...buzz-bike-2012

    but I fear the aluminum fork will drive me mad.

    Im wondering if I should just stick with what I have, and wondering if the new bike would be worth spending the money on.

    thanks all!

    -Mike
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    Hello Mike,

    Welcome to Bike Forums.

    I ride 4 aluminum bikes. The bike with the aluminum fork has the softest ride.
    It is all in the tires. You will be fine with the 700 X 32's.
    Just control the PSI of your tires.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Thanks 10 Wheels! Sounds like its worth a test ride at least. I will give it a ride tomorrow and see what happens!

    -Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikefish View Post
    Thanks 10 Wheels! Sounds like its worth a test ride at least. I will give it a ride tomorrow and see what happens!

    -Mike
    Have them check the tires PSI

    Run the front 10 - 20 lower from the Max listed on the tires
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    I went, but they did not have the correct size for me. I will keep looking, but I'm not in a rush since there is nothing really wrong with my bike. I want to make sure Im not buying a bike for the sake of buying a bike, only to find out its not a whole lot better than what I already have.

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