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    I'm going to be castigated for this but here...

    I'm going to be castigated for this but here goes...
    40 mile round trip (5 days a week?)., but ride a some trails on the weekend.
    The priority here is her getting to work in all weather conditions...
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    No worries go for it

    No worries go for it
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    For me the sweep back towards my body gives pain...

    For me the sweep back towards my body gives pain to my wrist. While you are sitting now, place your hands in that position and see what you think. Maybe it's ok for you
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    Haven't tried them, but have ridden many kms with...

    Haven't tried them, but have ridden many kms with bars on step-through bicycles which seem to have a similar extreme angle back towards the rider. Most definetly the worst angle I have ever used and...
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    Both my hybrid and my MTB have 700 (622mm) rims....

    Both my hybrid and my MTB have 700 (622mm) rims. You just have make sure you buy a 29er frame. Easy easy.
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    Thin? Do you mean CroMo? I'd be all for that but...

    Thin? Do you mean CroMo? I'd be all for that but if the frame isn't a 29er you would be pushing poo poo up hill to fit 700mm rims.
    Just buy a used rigid framed hybrid like a Surly and don't worry...
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    Sticky: Flipping the stem means exactly that. He flipped...

    Flipping the stem means exactly that. He flipped it over. Many stems are designed that way ...two angles and ever so slight difference in length.
    Notice his stem is close enough to level, whereas...
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    Sorry to hear that.

    Sorry to hear that.
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    I think he's telling a porky there, but, I've...

    I think he's telling a porky there, but, I've worn my front shimano brake pads (V-Brakes) in two months during our rainy season commuting, so it's very possible in six weeks.
    Just think of all the...
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    Sticky: Bought a little "Bling" today...Anodized KCNC...

    Bought a little "Bling" today...Anodized KCNC chain-ring bolts. :love:
    So this is my "Hybrid" as of now...
    Bolts: (:eek: whoops didn't wipe the grease off)...
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    A good place to ask would be a bike shop. No one...

    A good place to ask would be a bike shop. No one on here would be able to give accurate advice without physically holding and checking it.
    Edit...Your local Trek dealer would be able to help with...
  12. I always wear a cycling cap under mine but that...

    I always wear a cycling cap under mine but that won't protect your ears so much so remember to apply sunscreen to them and the back of your neck, and you're good to go.
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    Sticky: I love it. Makes me happy to see members' bikes...

    I love it. Makes me happy to see members' bikes evolving.
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    It's a godsend for those needing assistance to...

    It's a godsend for those needing assistance to ride. Cycle assist bicycles have a huge market here. They don't make you any faster, they just assist the push. There are many of them here.
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    Yes that's why I recommended looking past the hybrid range. I don't know the condition of your gravel trails, but if they are anywhere near what ours are, I'd be leaning towards a nice MTB. I use a...
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    Yes that's why I recommended looking past the hybrid range. I don't know the condition of your gravel trails, but if they are anywhere near what ours are, I'd be leaning towards a nice MTB. I use a...
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    Same here in Japan. Our bikes are refered to...

    Same here in Japan. Our bikes are refered to cross bikes here, not to be confused with cyclocross bikes.
    My friend has a elecrtic MTB. Not a clear photo by any means but it's produced by Panasonic...
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    Sticky: Yes that's right,many people have. I myself had a...

    Yes that's right,many people have. I myself had a 105 and ultegra mix on mine before it was destroyed after I was hit by a motorbike. Many hybrids have road parts these days, so in my view, it's the...
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    Sticky: You are joking aren't you?

    You are joking aren't you?
  20. I'll just say that Bianchi bikes are extremely...

    I'll just say that Bianchi bikes are extremely common here in Japan. They seem to have good componants and are popular with female commuters here in Kyoto. I know a woman here that rides her Bianchi...
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    :twitchy: How come the trails around my joint...

    :twitchy: How come the trails around my joint want to kill me?
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    I thought a general guide was the preceding...

    I thought a general guide was the preceding number ie. 7 Dura-ace, 6 Ultegra, 5 105, 4 Tiagra, 3 Sora .....

    Those you are quoting are Non-series but you can still see the equivalent pattern
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    Sticky: I know how you feel. I feel the same with both my...

    I know how you feel. I feel the same with both my Hybrid and Road bike. I don't envy the members whom feel it nesessary to buy new frames / bikes often.
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    I wouldn't mind one of these.

    I wouldn't mind one of these.
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    Sticky: I like the two sets of wheels. Are the MTB wheels...

    I like the two sets of wheels. Are the MTB wheels 26" or 27.5b, and what size tyres are they? Either way, also can you please tell me the diameter including the tyres please.
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