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    Have a BF NWT with Nexus hub, traveled a few...

    Have a BF NWT with Nexus hub, traveled a few thousand KM during the past five years. It is setup primarily as a commuter with the JTek shifter. Bike/rider/stuff load weight is around 120 kg. Echo...
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    "Riding for 5 years" =? learn to fix a flat. ...

    "Riding for 5 years" =?
    learn to fix a flat.
    Carry a small multi-tool, set of tire levers, a pump, a spare tube.
    next ride your bike!
  3. Yep, bike comfort and fit is a sum of parts.

    Yep, bike comfort and fit is a sum of parts.
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    My son Had a rich red matte powder coated trek...

    My son Had a rich red matte powder coated trek man bike for a while, the color looked great. The bike wasn't as great, glad he outgrew it and we were able to sell it. It was the color that sold it.
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    Rarely need to use a multi tool while commuting,...

    Rarely need to use a multi tool while commuting, usually on then to help someone else.
    +1 to the Park MT-1 tool, that along with a tube, tire levers a few cold patches and pump is all I usually carry
  6. Consider the Xooter folding bike? light weight,...

    Consider the Xooter folding bike?
    light weight, easy to handle and store, rugged and pragmatic ?
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    If there is a dérailleur hanger on your frame, you should be set. Might need to consider a chain keeper, such as a "dog fang". With a large range cassette, a 1xN is probably the most pragmatic and...
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    +++ to MKS pedals, touring or sylvan road models...

    +++ to MKS pedals, touring or sylvan road models work and last very well.
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    Echo importance of surface preparation. Have used...

    Echo importance of surface preparation. Have used Rustoluem red primer on a couple bikes, brush or rattlecan, it has lasted nicely and has a unique Ulitarian look- certainly not an artistic quality...
  10. A road bike is like getting wings, wings of...

    A road bike is like getting wings, wings of wheels.
    try one, you will like it.
  11. Thread: Flat Pedals

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    Echo, try MKS sylvan road or touring. Both are...

    Echo, try MKS sylvan road or touring. Both are smooth spinning, comfortable and reasonably priced.
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    A Commuter 3 was my winter commuter for a few...

    A Commuter 3 was my winter commuter for a few years, it had an older style non-red band nexus hub gear. The hub worked very well, it was a good bike.
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    Poll: Answered other in the poll. Have several bikes...

    Answered other in the poll. Have several bikes ranging from lower to high end, an electric/hybrid car and an old jeep.
  14. I rode a like new to me CAAD8 for a few years, a...

    I rode a like new to me CAAD8 for a few years, a very satisfactory bike. I changed the brake pads to Koolstops and rode the bike until parts wore out - then replaced them with desired components....
  15. Isn't this a question your wife should answer ?

    Isn't this a question your wife should answer ?
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    +2, to this suggestion. Mechanics or light...

    +2, to this suggestion. Mechanics or light weight material handling gloves are a nice alternative to official cycling gloves. Have tried the cotton "gardening" style glove, they seemed to be sort...
  17. In 1970, got a five speed Schwinn Surburban with...

    In 1970, got a five speed Schwinn Surburban with hand brakes. Recently cleaned out and sold the family home - found the original sales receipt, cost was $80.
  18. Last weekend at the local bike shop bike swap...

    Last weekend at the local bike shop bike swap events, saw some nice Al road bikes priced around $500, if I had been in the market for a road bike - would have scooped up one. Al road frames got a...
  19. My father was a slow learner, he didn't seem to...

    My father was a slow learner, he didn't seem to smarten up until I was about thirty. My mid-20 yo son is pretty sure I'm taking the slow scenic route.
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    What type of shoe do you use ? with Chrome Kursk...

    What type of shoe do you use ? with Chrome Kursk shoes, I pedal with MKS sylvan road pedals and MKS touring pedals - neither are especially slippery with "sneaker" like shoes. However I have worn...
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    Regular MKS touring pedals work pretty well.

    Regular MKS touring pedals work pretty well.
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    For commuting and utility riding, prefer Chrome...

    For commuting and utility riding, prefer Chrome Krusk shoes.
  23. Suggest the bike that has a stronger wheel set .

    Suggest the bike that has a stronger wheel set .
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    How does your riding partner feel about a tandem...

    How does your riding partner feel about a tandem ? Or are you going solo ?
    some tandem teams are great.
    my youngster wanted off of the tandem as soon as possible because he didn't like the view....
  25. 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...
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