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  1. Hi, I'd probably go with the Giant, which seems...

    Hi, I'd probably go with the Giant, which seems more suited for commuting, 700c vs 26" and narrower tires, and for the task I also prefer a rigid fork, who knows when/if the fork on the Gary Fisher...
  2. Done it, I don't know if it's relevant to your...

    Done it, I don't know if it's relevant to your study but adding location to your survey could fetch interesting data, good luck with your thesis!
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    Using both clipless and platform pedal bikes I...

    Using both clipless and platform pedal bikes I don't think they have much to do with safety and commuting. We could argue which is safer on a nasty MTB trail (I go with clipless), or which is more...
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    OK then, I had never had an internal geared bike...

    OK then, I had never had an internal geared bike before, I'll live happily with the tik tik soundtrack :ride:
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    This helps, thank you! I'll be completely...

    This helps, thank you! I'll be completely relieved when I meet someone else with the same IGH and I hear it clicks like that :)
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    SRAM i-motion 3 proper setup

    Hi Everyone,
    I just got a new bike that comes with this IGH, I've read that it is a noisy guy, but I'd like to know if there's any tweak to make it run smoother. First gear makes some noise, 2nd...
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    wphamilton I've never seen anything like that,...

    wphamilton I've never seen anything like that, props for your creativity! I wouldn't be surprised to find reports about free roaming wild beast in your area :)
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    Exactly, the chain/belt stays below the triangle....

    Exactly, the chain/belt stays below the triangle. It's too early to judge the quality of the ride, but I don't think it should cause any issue especially on a non performance bike. Anyway even...
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    Don't worry, I can say the same for many American...

    Don't worry, I can say the same for many American bikes that are very difficult to get here and if they are available they are usually much more expensive!
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    Thanks! I'll add some more in the next days, and...

    Thanks! I'll add some more in the next days, and maybe I can even adjust a bit that rear fender :)
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    Hi everyone, here's a new ride I just picked up,...

    Hi everyone, here's a new ride I just picked up, it's a B'Twin Nework 500. B'Twin is the bicycle brand of Decathlon, a big sport chain from France. The bike was on sale for dirty cheap money on the...
  12. I can only speak for Italy. With the bike in a...

    I can only speak for Italy. With the bike in a bag you can take any train with no problem, if you want to get the whole bike on the train you have to search the timetables and see if there is a bike...
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    It's all about having the right equipment and...

    It's all about having the right equipment and realize there is really no reason why you shouldn't. After all if I do enjoy spending all day on ski slopes in freezy temperatures, I can definitely...
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    Got it! I've never had the need of stabilizing...

    Got it! I've never had the need of stabilizing steer on a bike (I did on motorcycles though), keeping the bars straight instead would be useful especially on full-loaded bikes
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    4 posts and 4 orange bikes! Nice ones btw ;)...

    4 posts and 4 orange bikes! Nice ones btw ;) @blakcloud, I don't get what's the spring between fork and lower tube for..

    edit: and now it's 5 orange-ish bikes on a row
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    Hi everyone, let me introduce you my...

    Hi everyone, let me introduce you my commuter/everyday bike, it's a early '90s (I guess..) Atala Tour that I bought at an auction of abandoned bikes 10 years ago. I had to replace rear wheel,...
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    I can speak for Europe, if you are considering to...

    I can speak for Europe, if you are considering to ride in wild places where cyclists are welcome, Scandinavian and in general northern countries are what you are lookin for: Norway, Sweden, Finland,...
  18. These places are almost all in my region, Veneto,...

    These places are almost all in my region, Veneto, I know them very well!!





    Guys you're convincing me on this, I'll see how I perform in the hills around here on a stock configuration, if...
  19. Well, now I'm going off topic on my own thread.....

    Well, now I'm going off topic on my own thread.. Anyway the steepest roads I'll be riding on are something like this:

    Passo dello Stelvio

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    Passo Giau

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  20. This is interesting, I have poor knowledge on the...

    This is interesting, I have poor knowledge on the topic and it will better if I ask someone more experienced before chancing gears..



    Yeah right now I've no panniers, I see your point and...
  21. Thanks for the memo! I'll have to consider that,...

    Thanks for the memo! I'll have to consider that, I think the worst scenario are broken wheels or frame, but temporary solutions should get me home without spending too much, I hope.. eventually even...
  22. Well well, I'm glad I don't have to spend money...

    Well well, I'm glad I don't have to spend money on upgrades then! I'll immolate my piggy-bang in the name of panniers and other essential mixed stuff, thank you :thumb:
  23. This is SO right! I should stick a note on my...

    This is SO right! I should stick a note on my laptop about this.. Also, whether it's about complaining or praising something too many people just have opinions on something because they read about...
  24. Thank you guys for quick replying! Ridefreemc:...

    Thank you guys for quick replying!
    Ridefreemc: I live relatively near the Alps, to start my touring experience I'm planning some 2-3 days semi-supported tours as mayden voyages and a self-supported...
  25. Entering the Touring world with a 2014 Fuji Touring. Any upgrade "needed"?

    Hi everyone,
    I'm kind of new to the Touring world if not for some 2-3 days MTB excursions, I've read a lot about touring bikes and it seems to me that the best choice (at least here in Italy) would...
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