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    Thanks for the info guys. It seems many of you...

    Thanks for the info guys. It seems many of you take your hybrids out for good long rides. As you say, your not likely to win many races but at least you can get out there and grind the miles away.
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    Thanks. So, on those days when you use your road...

    Thanks. So, on those days when you use your road bike I'm guessing you choose it over the hyrid because it is more efficient on paved roads in good weather?
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    Marin makes some nice bikes. Check out the...

    Marin makes some nice bikes. Check out the Larkspur, which seems similar to the Trek 7500.

    http://www.marinbikes.com/2013/bike_specs.php?serialnum=1882&Larkspur_CS1
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    My wife has bought hers but not me yet. She has...

    My wife has bought hers but not me yet. She has the women's version (Marin San Anselmo). Yes, you are right, the suspension forks are not that great but they have a lockout if we want to stiffen up...
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    Hybrid - Long Distance Road Rides

    Hi all,

    Just getting back into biking after a long hiatus. I'm just on the verge of purchasing a hybrid/dual sport (Marin San Rafael) beacuse I would like to be able to do a little bit of...
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    Based on the information provided in your last...

    Based on the information provided in your last post it sounds like Canada is just the place for you. Some real interesting places to visit: anywhere in the Maritime provinces, as one poster noted,...
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    Agreed, there are many other factors to consider.

    Agreed, there are many other factors to consider.
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    Thanks but I'll stick with the 700C bike. You...

    Thanks but I'll stick with the 700C bike.

    You and I will simply need to agree to disagree on the importance of the stand over height rule of thumb. I feel it's a starting point and you feel it is...
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    Swinging a Leg Over After 30 Years Away...

    Hi folks,

    At 53, wife 50, we are trying to get back in the swing of things here. I used to ride quite bit in my younger days, all road, a couple community races, nothing much really. My wife road...
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    Thank you for your comments. It was...

    Thank you for your comments.

    It was interesting, I went into my LBS yesterday and tried out a 17" frame again and, as I noted before, I can flatfoot when straddling the top tube but the bar is...
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    Frame Size - Top Tube Height

    Hi all, new to the forum...

    After noticing the other thread on top tube height with respect to frame size etc. I did not want to stir the pot here, but I wonder about this issue as well.

    I am...
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