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  1. I think the widest tires you can fit are 1 3/4". ...

    I think the widest tires you can fit are 1 3/4". Brazing the bosses would be much better than the adapter plates.

    If you want to stop in the rain you will need alloy rims. If I were starting out...
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    It is nice. I have not see these here (USA) or on...

    It is nice. I have not see these here (USA) or on line for that matter.
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    Where did you buy the kickstand?

    Where did you buy the kickstand?
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    Yes to the first. The frame is measured from the...

    Yes to the first. The frame is measured from the center of the BB.
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    For me the main effect of having a lower bb is...

    For me the main effect of having a lower bb is that places the handlebars relatively higher for the same size frame. This has a big effect on comfort.
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    Thanks, this helped some.

    Thanks, this helped some.
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    Shifting problem with bar end shifter

    I have Shimano 9 speed bar end shifters. A week or so ago the RD shifter came loose and would have fallen out but for the shifter cable securing it. When I got the bike home I took the shifter off...
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    I question the methods used in the test. I think...

    I question the methods used in the test. I think roll down test would give more accurate result. Years ago, Alex Moulton did tests similar those used in these tests and came to the conclusion that...
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    The bike is a Soma Saga, with a shimano xt triple.

    The bike is a Soma Saga, with a shimano xt triple.
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    Thanks, I will check that out next time it...

    Thanks, I will check that out next time it happens.
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    No, this is not what I meant.

    No, this is not what I meant.
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    It is a normal bike with crank at the...

    It is a normal bike with crank at the intersection of the normal tubes. I just went and roled it around backward and no problem, earlier the chain seemed to be trying to come off when I backed it up....
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    My other bike, also has a derailleur, and the...

    My other bike, also has a derailleur, and the pedals don't move when I back it up. With the one that does its pushing the chain the wrong way and that causes problems.
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    Pedals revolve backwards

    Pedals revolve backwards when I am off the bike and push it in reverse. The bike has a derailleur. Is there something wrong here?
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    How does this differ from a Twenty?

    How does this differ from a Twenty?
  16. I liked my Twenty but the original brakes sucked....

    I liked my Twenty but the original brakes sucked. I replaced them eventually replace the steel rims with aluminum. Were I to get another, I would switch out the wheels 451 as well.
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    I have a 72 or 73 Sport with the same grooves on...

    I have a 72 or 73 Sport with the same grooves on the hub. There is a 1 faintly stamped on it. I think this came up earlier in the thread.
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    I think that would only work if you could lower...

    I think that would only work if you could lower your bottom bracket. In my case having the seat up enough to get near my max leg extension makes it easier to pedal. If I put shorter cranks on it...
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    Hi, I have arthritis in both knees. I have not...

    Hi, I have arthritis in both knees. I have not ridden pedal forward bikes. I have found that having the seat rather high helps a lot. Also, riding a lot has helped me. I ride mainly on flat land, no...
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    The picture of the contact patch makes no sense...

    The picture of the contact patch makes no sense to me. I would have assumed that the area of the patches shown should be the same. The weight of the rider of rider and bike being the same in the...
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    Good to know? Will Scorcher fit on back? If not,...

    Good to know? Will Scorcher fit on back? If not, why?
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    I have read that the scorchers won't fit.

    I have read that the scorchers won't fit.
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    It’s not matter of being in a big hurry. I ride...

    It’s not matter of being in a big hurry. I ride in New Orleans and traffic and it dampens my speed than the firm shock absorber. It’s about efficiency. It is not that big of an effort.

    I flunked...
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    Thanks Smallwheeler, looks easy enough to try.

    Thanks Smallwheeler, looks easy enough to try.
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    Running Primo Comets on it. I ride my Brompton...

    Running Primo Comets on it.

    I ride my Brompton at the same speed as my other bikes, or at least attempt to, it takes more effort, or it seems to. I have had other small wheel bikes in the past,...
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