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  1. For my son`s 11th birthday he got a 26" Marin...

    For my son`s 11th birthday he got a 26" Marin Muirwoods. The 15" frame fit him well enough then - and even better now that he is 12. He really loves the thing.
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    Sticky: My Muirwoods 29er ...

    My Muirwoods 29er

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    Ha! Small world indeed. This one right? ...

    Ha! Small world indeed. This one right?

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    Thanks Tom! I`m actually originally from NY and...

    Thanks Tom! I`m actually originally from NY and stay on W11th whenever I bring the family back to visit. You are right about space and parking on street overnight(during day anything goes) but...
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    The Mundo rides a lot better than people think. ...

    The Mundo rides a lot better than people think. It is a heavy frame but if you put on some good wheels, tires and saddle, you can roll comfortably, at a good clip, for surprisingly long distances. ...
  6. Thread: Night riding

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    I ride blinkies(never strobe) front and back when...

    I ride blinkies(never strobe) front and back when riding at night here in the city(Yokohama). I change to having two front lights - one always on plus a blinkie, on longer rides at night when riding...
  7. Thread: Bikes we like

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    "Utilite" minivelo longtail - made in Japan ...

    "Utilite" minivelo longtail - made in Japan

    http://blog-imgs-60.fc2.com/u/t/i/utilitebikes/2013061623250755f.jpg
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    Slapped on a 35 degree stem. My neck is happy...

    Slapped on a 35 degree stem. My neck is happy but it might be a bit too much. Would like to be just a little more forward and lower. 25 degrees might be the sweet spot for commuting.
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  9. Thread: Bikes we like

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    While going through the thread again I thought...

    While going through the thread again I thought the bike in post #116 looked familiar.

    I actually got to ride the mystery mini-tall bike this past summer at a cycling event in Tokyo. It was a...
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    What kind of pads are they? Shimano pads...

    What kind of pads are they?

    Shimano pads seem to melt in the rain - with the black grit getting all over the braking surface resulting in that gritty feeling and noise. Kool Stop pads, in...
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    It`s a Bontrager stand. Bontrager Rear Mount...

    It`s a Bontrager stand.

    Bontrager Rear Mount Kickstand - Replacement Parts - Accessories -Trek Store
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    I like how it "exudes the effeminate appearance".

    I like how it "exudes the effeminate appearance".
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    I'm 183cm. My wife's 410 sized minivelo feels...

    I'm 183cm. My wife's 410 sized minivelo feels just a bit cramped with the seatpost at max height but it's definitely rideable.

    Cycly is a used bike shop with locations all over the Tokyo area -...
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    Changed the tires to 2" Big Apples, the carrier...

    Changed the tires to 2" Big Apples, the carrier to a Topeak 29er rack, and the pedals to xpedo Sprys. Big difference in speed and comfort with the BA's.
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    My Marin Muirwoods 29er. Just changed to 2.0 Big...

    My Marin Muirwoods 29er. Just changed to 2.0 Big Apples and added some xpedo Spry pedals.

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    from above - ...

    from above -

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    I`ve had my Muirwoods for 3 weeks, about 100 or...

    I`ve had my Muirwoods for 3 weeks, about 100 or so miles, and so far I`m really happy with it. Upgraded the saddle to a Brooks Select, the grips to Brooks Plump, and the handlebar to a Salsa Bend 2....
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    Love my new Muirwoods. ...

    Love my new Muirwoods.

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    I`ve been using an Ikea Poncho. Keeps me dry -...

    I`ve been using an Ikea Poncho. Keeps me dry - and it`s cheap!

    KNALLA Rain poncho - black - IKEA
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    Well for real life early morning commuting I use...

    Well for real life early morning commuting I use lights of course. Not crazy about how the reflective stuff looks but am glad it`s there when I`m riding in the city at night. Truth be told, I was...
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    My new Muirwoods is hard to miss. ...

    My new Muirwoods is hard to miss.

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    Went down to 55psi and yes, big difference. ...

    Went down to 55psi and yes, big difference. Thanks!
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    I haven`t made any additions to the bike yet. ...

    I haven`t made any additions to the bike yet. The Muirwoods comes with Schwalbe Citizen 622-40 tires. These are almost slicks with little tread. Today, I was running the back tire at almost max...
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    Handlebar vibration

    Took my new Marin Muirwoods 29er out for it`s first long ride today. One thing I noticed, that I don`t experience on any of my other bikes, is quite of bit of vibration through the handlebars.
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  25. IMO the best value for the budget conscious is a...

    IMO the best value for the budget conscious is a Dahon Boardwalk D7 or D8. I have two 2010 D7`s in my (small) rental bike fleet and plan to add 2 or 3 of the 2015 model once released. Simple with...
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