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    The Trek Allant WSD is a nice bike with a step...

    The Trek Allant WSD is a nice bike with a step through frame. At $639, its a good value:
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    A mini velo is a great option for a petite woman....

    A mini velo is a great option for a petite woman. An adult frame mated to 406 mm wheels. Easy to mount and to dismount and is plenty fast over the road. The small wheel size also contributes to a...
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    You can upgrade to tires with built in puncture...

    You can upgrade to tires with built in puncture protection. Its well worth the added weight and I've never had a flat yet.

    Beats having to do a repair on the side of the road or having to walk...
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    Since you live in the Bahamas get a cheap hybrid...

    Since you live in the Bahamas get a cheap hybrid like a 29er. You won't be out much if it gets stolen.

    A road bike will be a magnet for bike thieves. You want something light and rugged that can...
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    Cromoly steel is inexpensive these days... mainly...

    Cromoly steel is inexpensive these days... mainly because high end air hardened steels have taken over the premium end of the market once commanded by cromoly.

    Double butted cromoly makes for a...
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    They are actually interchangeable. Mix and match...

    They are actually interchangeable. Mix and match as you like; "road" and "mountain" are marketing terms and you can put road components on an MTB and mountain components on a road bike. Most people...
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    Save up cash for a double-butted cromoly steel...

    Save up cash for a double-butted cromoly steel MTB on eBay. Vintage 90s models from various brands can be found that offer a light and sweet ride without breaking the bank.

    Good luck.
  8. As a long time California transplant - you do NOT...

    As a long time California transplant - you do NOT need studded tires here. Even in the mountain valleys, snow lasts only a few days a year and melts rapidly.

    The climate is dry and the winters are...
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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...
  16. 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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