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    Gary Fisher introduced the concept for Trek but...

    Gary Fisher introduced the concept for Trek but every bike manufacturer seems to make their own dual sport bike.

    Basically, people wanted a bike that was as tough as a mountain bike but that could...
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    Cannondale CX2: ...

    Cannondale CX2:

    http://media.cannondale.com/media/catalog/product/cache/3/small_image/725x/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/c/1/c15_cm2077_03_gry_2_1.1409192085.jpg

    Diamondback Trace XT:
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    You could get a drop bar bike and swap the bar to...

    You could get a drop bar bike and swap the bar to Nitto's new Albastache moustache bar. That would still give you plenty of hand positions with the comfort of a flat bar bike ride...
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    You're 5'9" - if you follow Specialized's fitting...

    You're 5'9" - if you follow Specialized's fitting guide, go with L.

    Today almost all bikes are sized like clothing and with compact geometry now standard, fit is more predictable than in the past....
  5. Its Diamondback's entry level flat bar...

    Its Diamondback's entry level flat bar country/adventure/gravel grinder/commuter bike.

    Its a solid value if you like a do everything bike - and can afford to have only one bike.

    That would...
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    Gary, No fork... just upgrade to wider,...

    Gary,

    No fork... just upgrade to wider, cushier tires if you hanker for the MTB thing. They will give you all the float you need on the trails.
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    I switched to a 29er. I have the Marin Muirwoods...

    I switched to a 29er. I have the Marin Muirwoods 29er which is a great all-around fun bike.

    I would be looking at the Marin Lombard, a tough do it all commuter bike with drop bars and disc brakes...
  8. :lol: People get ridiculous saying I would do...

    :lol:

    People get ridiculous saying I would do this and I would do that!

    And I don't even race in Formula 1!
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    Your Gazelle is heavy but then riders of...

    Your Gazelle is heavy but then riders of roadsters don't care about it because the Cadillac-like ride makes you forget about the weight. There is weight but these bikes are not cheap gaspipe bicycles...
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    Like I said, old school. Also has old school 26...

    Like I said, old school. Also has old school 26 1/38 = 590 mm wheelset like those used on old Raleigh 3 speeds. What's old is new again. :lol:
  11. Its a nice country/adventure/gravel grinder road...

    Its a nice country/adventure/gravel grinder road bike.

    I'd ditch the flat bars though for classy Nitto Albatross bars - they just look right on a bike.
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    Michelin City Pilot 35c. Nice all around tires.

    Michelin City Pilot 35c.

    Nice all around tires.
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    I had a Raleigh Superbe rebuilt with 700 C wheels...

    I had a Raleigh Superbe rebuilt with 700 C wheels by the late Sheldon Brown for me. The brake reach problem was solved with drum brakes. I upgraded to Shimano 7 speed IGH at the same time I upgraded...
  14. Thread: Sleeping bags

    by NormanF
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    Get a light sleeping bag for three season...

    Get a light sleeping bag for three season sleeping and get a winter sleeping bag for the cold season.

    If you need more warmth, get an overbag or just slide in the bag with your clothes on to stay...
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    What if the bike shop doesn't have replacement...

    What if the bike shop doesn't have replacement tires and tubes in stock? The 590 mm size has a small selection. The wheels would only need to be changed for a long distance tour. If OP wife's is...
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    Ach, you're right! OP's wife might want to switch...

    Ach, you're right! OP's wife might want to switch to a 559 mm wheelset. That way no matter where she would tour, tires and tubes are going to be readily available in any bike shop in the world.
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    Dromati? Ora queste sono le scarpe SPD ho...

    Dromati?

    Ora queste sono le scarpe SPD ho sempre voluto indossare!

    Design senza tempo, in pelle fatti a mano, il gusto impeccabile!
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    A double kickstand works well with such a heavy...

    A double kickstand works well with such a heavy bike. Moreso if you're carrying a load on it.
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    26" inch tires are easy to get anywhere, thanks...

    26" inch tires are easy to get anywhere, thanks to cruisers and mountain bikes.

    The cog is undergeared for touring - I'd swap it out for an 11-34 or better yet 11-36 cog for true touring.
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    It hasn't caught on. With improvements to...

    It hasn't caught on.

    With improvements to pneumatic tires, flats today are a thing of the past.

    Solid tires then to be heavy and harsh-riding which is why every year or so you see claims of...
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    Nice bike!...

    Nice bike! http://araya-rinkai.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/FED_main.jpg

    Looks set up for touring. The downtube shifters make the bike look old school. Looks like a classic 1980s touring bike....
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    Vintage road bikes are an excellent value for...

    Vintage road bikes are an excellent value for fast riding and the less sporty "sports touring" models can also do double duty as a commuter bike.
  23. Thread: Vanmoof bikes

    by NormanF
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    If you mean this one, its cool: ...

    If you mean this one, its cool:


    http://vanmoof.com/589-large_default/D%20grey.jpg
    Won a lot of awards for its cool looks and redefined commuter bike design.
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    You should be able to find a replacement rigid...

    You should be able to find a replacement rigid fork.

    Your LBS can find you a suitable replacement.

    Its a nice double butted True Temper cromoly 90s MTB.

    Lots of those still around.
  25. Congrats! :) Same frame geometry as...

    Congrats! :)

    Same frame geometry as Specialized's top of the line Roubaix road bike with classic endurance geometry but built for riding in an upright position.

    Yours is a true performance...
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