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  1. Agree, an 8 sp chain lasted longer. my commuting...

    Agree, an 8 sp chain lasted longer.
    my commuting bike is a 1x9, road bike a 1x10.
    ride them about the same distance each year, often in similar conditions.
    the commuter might get ridden slightly...
  2. "Better suggestion for campus cruising" ?...

    "Better suggestion for campus cruising" ?
    Consider a used mountain bike, a model 3-4 years old is a good balance of features & price.
    Replace the tires with some type of rugged touring tire.
    This...
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    [QUOTE=marimorimo;17713997]I went on a metric...

    [QUOTE=marimorimo;17713997]I went on a metric century (100 km) ride on a mostly flat terrain with a few short hills yesterday and found myself on the middle ring of my triple chainring 99.9% of the...
  4. My favorite cycling wear are a pair of J&G...

    My favorite cycling wear are a pair of J&G touring shorts and a Duluth Trading CoolMax shirt,
    this is also my favorite wear when mowing the lawn, going grocery shopping, hiking, fishing,
    canoeing,...
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    Considering a leather saddle; look at Brooks,...

    Considering a leather saddle; look at Brooks, Sella Anatomica, Gille Bouthard ?
    brooks has a great history of comfort and reliability, and perhaps not comfort for some.
    Sella is very nice, made in...
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    Suggest a 1xN set up with a 42 or 44 t chainring,

    Suggest a 1xN set up with a 42 or 44 t chainring,
  7. Often, this time of year- bike shops have a "bike...

    Often, this time of year- bike shops have a "bike swap" day. People bring their unused bike in to be sold, proceeds go to a store credit or cash. Have seen some nice bike deals at these events, plus...
  8. Have been a utility/commuting cyclist since 1960,...

    Have been a utility/commuting cyclist since 1960, cannot think of a malidity that was exaggerated by cycling- perhaps except an occasional spill. However overtime have adjusted bike fit/bikes,...
  9. Thread: Saddle sore

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    A drop of prevention is worth a tub of butt...

    A drop of prevention is worth a tub of butt butter, work on the root problem of the saddle sore.
    Bike fit or set up is often an underlying element.
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    Commuting foot ware- temp above freezing -...

    Commuting foot ware-
    temp above freezing - prefer Chrome Kursk
    below freezing - LLBean Snow Sneakers

    looking for a new above freezing shoe, I wear a size 14 or 15 (depending upon shoe), Chrome...
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    have three different 1x setups, each with a...

    have three different 1x setups, each with a different crank and chain wheel. A Crosscheck with the oem crank and a 44 t chainring with a 9 spd 12x36 cassette. My commuter us Sugino road crank with...
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    We took our guys on tour when they were both...

    We took our guys on tour when they were both young. A tag-a-long is ok for day rides, but becomes real tiring on longer trip - especially for the captain. A tandem works much better.

    Start with...
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    only use platform pedals, much more adaptive to...

    only use platform pedals, much more adaptive to various riding conditions and footwear.
  14. Bike = Therapy

    Bike = Therapy
  15. Have a Nexus 8 red band with j-tek shifter on a...

    Have a Nexus 8 red band with j-tek shifter on a drop bar bike Friday, use it for urban commuting. The hub is smooth, fairly quiet, shifter works great - shifting is a little sluggish when temp is...
  16. Why not just use a 1x8, or 9, or N ? simple...

    Why not just use a 1x8, or 9, or N ?
    simple pragmatic easy to care for gearing ?
  17. Consider a Worksman Urban cruiser? ps. Also...

    Consider a Worksman Urban cruiser?
    ps. Also look at Zize Bikes.
  18. Consider a Brooks Cambrium ?

    Consider a Brooks Cambrium ?
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    To OP, bike with fenders or not ?

    To OP, bike with fenders or not ?
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    My partner swapped the drops on her touring bike...

    My partner swapped the drops on her touring bike for on-one-Mary bars with a set of Ergon grips, she can ride that bike for ever without any discomfort.
    Ps, we did invest a lot of time and...
  21. It will last inversely proportional to your need....

    It will last inversely proportional to your need.
    If you happen out of bed some morning, a few minutes later than usual.
    It is a damp morning, that minor spritz, starts becoming a cold rain,
    you...
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    A minimalist approach might include the Park MT-1...

    A minimalist approach might include the Park MT-1 multi tool, a Quick Stick tire tool, Lezyne carbon drive pump and a spare tube.
  23. In 1960, my folks got me what we now call a...

    In 1960, my folks got me what we now call a single speed bike with a coaster brake. It was a birthday present, it came from the local western auto. Felt like they had given me wings, wings of...
  24. " However, when it comes to the thicker-leathered...

    " However, when it comes to the thicker-leathered saddles such as the Brooks Pro or all Berthound saddles, there seems to be a good amount of people claiming the they may not be substantially broken...
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    Have half a dozen bikes, if I could have only one...

    Have half a dozen bikes, if I could have only one - it would be the Gunnar Roadie.
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