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    I'm a short guy, being all of 5'7" - I ride a 17"...

    I'm a short guy, being all of 5'7" - I ride a 17" 29er. Its not too big for me.
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    I think what have you in mind is a...

    I think what have you in mind is a country/adventure/gravel grinder road bike.

    These are basically bikes that are meant for commuting, grocery hauling, rides off trails, day rides and anything...
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    I have a Marin Muirwoods 29er. I changed the...

    I have a Marin Muirwoods 29er.

    I changed the bars to cruiser style Wald bars, installed a Dimension stem raiser to get the stock stem up to a comfortable riding position, upgraded to a Brooks B-67...
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    I think that's perfect! Its now a period correct...

    I think that's perfect! Its now a period correct Raleigh Sports bicycle - really better made than the high end Superbe model of the time. :thumb:
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    Greenfield. Every good bike shop stocks them....

    Greenfield.

    Every good bike shop stocks them. I have one on my 29er.
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    An alloy frameset will last forever. Heck, people...

    An alloy frameset will last forever. Heck, people still fly old airplanes and the aluminum is less advanced than what goes into making bikes.

    As long its not abused, you can expect an alloy bike...
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    Sweating in cold rainy weather is a concern. The...

    Sweating in cold rainy weather is a concern. The solution is to wear mesh/fishnet underwear between your underwear and first base layer so you stay bone dry. It let's sweat escape - and you're going...
  8. Hardly fat... lol Freedom Cruz 29 X 2.0 tires...

    Hardly fat... lol

    Freedom Cruz 29 X 2.0 tires have an actual width of 700 X 52 C. Talk about honkin' huge!

    Puts the Specialized Fatboy to shame.
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    Look for a used model complete bike that's on...

    Look for a used model complete bike that's on sale. Its a lot cheaper than building up a frameset - which gets to be quite expensive.

    Its less expensive to upgrade individual components so take...
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    Looks like they moved it over to the 29er...

    Looks like they moved it over to the 29er platform which is a good choice and now they offer suspension models, too. A drop bar MTB first created a lot of startled looks when it came out but now its...
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    The Salsa Fargo is built on the 26" MTB platform....

    The Salsa Fargo is built on the 26" MTB platform. The new Trek 920 and Specialized AWOL X Pooler are built on the 29er platform.
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    This is Specialized's answer to the new Trek 920:...

    This is Specialized's answer to the new Trek 920:

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0211/1616/products/POLER_PANIER_JOHN_5_2048x2048_5f92cccd-3ac7-43de-ad5d-ae54b5e77dfe_2048x2048.jpg?v=1409929912...
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    I have an alloy commuter bike and its tough and...

    I have an alloy commuter bike and its tough and robust. Not a 29er... its built more along traditional touring bike specs and can't take fat tires.

    If I had a quibble with the new Trek 920 I'd...
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    Another look at this new Trek touring bike is...

    Another look at this new Trek touring bike is here:

    http://www.buckinghambikes.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/A/s/Asset_250035.jpg


    I'm falling in...
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    Looks like a 29er based touring bike with drop...

    Looks like a 29er based touring bike with drop bars and fat tires:

    http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2014/08/07/1407434564421-alakrgjprhad-960-540.jpg

    Too cool - actually - the Trek 920...
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    A 29er is plenty fast enough. I haven't had...

    A 29er is plenty fast enough.

    I haven't had the need to acquire a new road bike yet.
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    A dyno hub and front light would be what you want...

    A dyno hub and front light would be what you want anyway if you intend to do serious commuting. Especially during the short days of winter, it would come in handy.
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    Between a cotton undershirt and traditional briefs, a mesh windshirt and mesh leggings will keep you bone dry even if you start overheating. Can't recommend them highly enough - and they put a tube...
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    I have the Flyer. Same top as the B-17 but with...

    I have the Flyer. Same top as the B-17 but with rough streets, the springs seem to help with the bumps and jolts of the road.

    You might be able to replicate the geometry of the English three speed...
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    I like it.... if for some reason the Brooks...

    I like it.... if for some reason the Brooks Cambium isn't what you expect, a Brooks Flyer will work. Springs are always better for suspension on rough roads.
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    Thieves steal something for quick cash.

    Its a matter of whether the risk is enough to fence a stolen item or have it sold on the black market.

    I haven't heard of many trailer thieves,...
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    Not bad...I'd go with a Brooks B-67 leather...

    Not bad...I'd go with a Brooks B-67 leather saddle on it. It just seems period correct. It would add a few pounds of weight but who cares when you want a comfortable ride.
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    I'd go with balloon tires. Big Ben is a sensible...

    I'd go with balloon tires. Big Ben is a sensible commuter slick. Fat for cushion and slick thread to roll fast on the road.

    Its the best of both worlds.
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    Carbon forks are comfortable and are mandatory if...

    Carbon forks are comfortable and are mandatory if you have an alloy frame. They do make the ride sweeter.

    I haven't had a problem with mine yet.
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    If you go 700 C - you can install 700 X 35 C...

    If you go 700 C - you can install 700 X 35 C tires on your commuter. They're worth it.
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