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  1. Let's keep it going: a third page on gear...

    Let's keep it going: a third page on gear indicators? Anyone?
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    Thanks for looking, ColdCase. Is yours a '16 or...

    Thanks for looking, ColdCase. Is yours a '16 or '15?
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    Personal definitional quibble. To my way of...

    Personal definitional quibble. To my way of thinking, a 'flat bar road bike' properly so called is a road bicycle purpose-designed (geometry) for flat -- not drop -- bars. Current examples: Giant...
  4. ?? I don't see anyone getting "pissy" about this...

    ?? I don't see anyone getting "pissy" about this trivial topic. The only hyperbole I can see is in the Colonel's original post: to his "amazement" some cyclists don't care about gear indicators, and...
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    I suspect (don't know for certain) that it would...

    I suspect (don't know for certain) that it would apply to any decent fork that uses hydraulic damping/lockout, rather than mechanical. There are lots of Suntour forks that use mechanical lockout --...
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    But ... but ... I thought this was unpossible?

    But ... but ... I thought this was unpossible?
  7. Good Lord ... mountain out of a molehill,...

    Good Lord ... mountain out of a molehill, ColonelS?

    To answer your question from my perspective: couldn't care less whether my shifters have 'indicators' or not. They are useless. Never look at...
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    There should be a little travel when locked: "The...

    There should be a little travel when locked: "The fork is not locked 100%. A couple of millimetres of the suspension travel, the so-called “anti-blow-off system", remains."
  9. NC ... North Carolina? Never been there; just...

    NC ... North Carolina? Never been there; just Georgia (Atlanta area) and Florida (get out much? not!). At any rate, my love of the south Gulf Coast might be a Canadian 'geezer' thing (soon to be 64),...
  10. That's a great area as well! I know the more...

    That's a great area as well! I know the more southern bits a little better (Punta Gorda and south from there) but still ... central/south Gulf Coast is, to my mind, beautiful.
  11. That's a great choice, the Fastroad. However, and...

    That's a great choice, the Fastroad. However, and much more importantly, Fla Gulf Coast? If you tell me you are in Naples, I'll eat my arms off with jealousy. For that matter, anywhere on the...
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    Personal preference, I guess. I hate 'squishy' on...

    Personal preference, I guess. I hate 'squishy' on contact points: grips, saddle, shoes. I've found the Specialized (came with my current bike) ones too soft for my liking. They stayed on just long...
  13. The model name ('Sirrus') has been around a very...

    The model name ('Sirrus') has been around a very long time. As a name for a flat-bar road bike ('hybrid') line, since at least 2002 or 2003. Over that period ('02 to present) there have been many...
  14. Absolutely right. The other advantage is that one...

    Absolutely right. The other advantage is that one can more easily make the current Sirrus frame fit a little more aggressively in terms of reach without sizing up. Best of both worlds.
  15. +1 That aside, there's no real basis for any...

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    That aside, there's no real basis for any meaningful 'comparison' here. Two totally different bicycles in terms of materials, geometry, and design intentions. One is a lightweight full carbon...
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    Yep. Been using them and nothing else since they...

    Yep. Been using them and nothing else since they first came on the market ... I dunno, 07 or so? Won't use anything else. They do exactly what it says on the tin; the knockoffs (Specialized,...
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    Completely agree re. the new 7.9FX. It's not even...

    Completely agree re. the new 7.9FX. It's not even really a 'flat-bar road bike'; it's a Domane frame with flat bars slapped on. Lovely bike, but that's what it is.

    OP ... MRT2 is right. If your...
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    Better to hear it from someone very experienced...

    Better to hear it from someone very experienced with, and practical about, bike fit. Just read through this: How to Fit a Bicycle

    White explains the basic concept, along with others, and explains...
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    Cheers avidone1! Thanks for taking the time; you...

    Cheers avidone1! Thanks for taking the time; you are right ... don't force things! I/you/we will get an answer to this sooner or later.

    FWIW, here's what the top of the left fork leg should...
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    To 'look ahead and focus on your pace' while...

    To 'look ahead and focus on your pace' while riding on the MUP is a good start. Next up: retrieving, drinking from, and replacing your water bottle while 'looking ahead and focussing on your pace'...
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    OK, I'll play one more time! Points in order. ...

    OK, I'll play one more time! Points in order.

    1. The stock 16 Expert's gear range is 109.9" to 22. Changing to 11-36 would give 109.9 to 24.5. I'm not sure of the significance of this? Hard gear...
  22. I'd say the only reason I have a bit of knowledge...

    I'd say the only reason I have a bit of knowledge about this right now is that I'm actively thinking about the Crosstrail. That said, my response would be: why on earth would you change out an...
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    I agree it's unfortunate, but I would imagine...

    I agree it's unfortunate, but I would imagine sales of non-disc bikes are dropping behind -- don't know, just a guess.
  24. A little different: dedicated 1x11 version of the...

    A little different: dedicated 1x11 version of the frame (no provision for front derailleur); 1x11 drivetrain; cartridge-bearing hubs.
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    Thanks avidone1! I know what the specs say --...

    Thanks avidone1! I know what the specs say -- it's the reference to air fork in the 'features' description that has me curious!

    Please don't take any trouble, but if you could be bothered you...
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