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    Poll: I agree $2000 for a beginner bike is extreme to...

    I agree $2000 for a beginner bike is extreme to me. A $750 Norco Valence A4 might be a bit more realistic. Or if someone wanted to go with a hybrid, a $450 Diadora Treviso. Diadora has cheaper...
  2. There's a variety of ****ers here: Components -...

    There's a variety of ****ers here: Components - Drive Train - Shifters - Trigger Shifters - Niagara Cycle
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    I read to prevent overnight muscle cramping, it...

    I read to prevent overnight muscle cramping, it takes calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. [I take a Caltrate calcium pill that includes magnesium. I eat bananas (potassium) occasionally and...
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    The Trek CrossRip and Specialized Tricross type...

    The Trek CrossRip and Specialized Tricross type of bikes might interest you anyway.
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    This Shimano 105 groupset after taking off the...

    This Shimano 105 groupset after taking off the European VAT tax, adding shipping and converting to U.S. dollars is $465
    Bike24 - Shimano 105 5700 Groupset 2x10 black

    There's a longer list if you...
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    The rattle issue is why I went with plastic. I...

    The rattle issue is why I went with plastic. I have Axiom Rainrunner fenders and they've been reliable for a long time.

    I don't know if I can even remember though, but I swear I bought an...
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    I only quickly looked at your page even if it...

    I only quickly looked at your page even if it looks interesting. It looks however that the OP wants to do city touring. The only thing I'd want to add is that some people have said they couldn't...
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    I read a message from someone saying he tried it...

    I read a message from someone saying he tried it and flew over the handlebars going down a hill and bent the spokes in his wheels. lol

    I once installed a rear caliper brake with a front V-brake...
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    I don't know if this will help but I there's a...

    I don't know if this will help but I there's a link here to some Shimano front derailleur specifications. (They might be older models though.) ...
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    This is the European Shimano web site that shows...

    This is the European Shimano web site that shows the flat bar road group.
    Flat Handlebar
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    I have an even weirder suggestion that I haven't...

    I have an even weirder suggestion that I haven't even tried: 3-Speed Moustache Bar | SOMA Fabrications Soma 3 speed moustache bar
  12. Thread: sore knees

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    An exercise a doctor showed me: I lay down on...

    An exercise a doctor showed me: I lay down on the floor and lift my leg (straight with knees "locked") up about the size of a can of soup. I move my leg up and down. I can do that like 40 seconds...
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    It has a 48/36/26 crankset and 11 to 34T cassette...

    It has a 48/36/26 crankset and 11 to 34T cassette which has a wide range, rigid forks with V-brakes and Deore shifters/derailleurs. Looks pretty cool to me except the composite fork. If that means...
  14. Shimano front derailleur specifications.

    ADFC Fachausschuss Technik - Umwerfer

    I'm just curious if anyone knows how to interpret that table. At the FD-M550 line, I assume the 3 means 3 chainrings on the crankset. The second number 7 I...
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    Are you looking only for a 700c bike? Because...

    Are you looking only for a 700c bike? Because the Fibica store on eBay has 26 inch mountain bike frames. If you want to go cheaper though, it's true that you could buy a frame that takes a rigid...
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    TT I believe is time trial. If you want to race,...

    TT I believe is time trial. If you want to race, then I would say you could use a road crankset on that frame. (If it was a mountain frame, you might have clearance issues with a road crankset.) ...
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    The general things to look at in a frame: -type...

    The general things to look at in a frame:
    -type of bottom bracket
    -size of seatpost
    -size of seatpost clamp
    -size of front derailleur clamp
    -width of rear dropout
    -type of brakes it...
  18. My own opinion is a regular touring bike will...

    My own opinion is a regular touring bike will have maybe a 48/36/26 crankset and ability to install front rack. There are some touring bikes though with 50/39/30 etc. cranksets.
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    I haven't checked that out yet but this is even...

    I haven't checked that out yet but this is even more peculiar. Here, this Michelin Cross Max is shown as 42-622 (700x40C). Bike24 - Michelin Protek Cross Max 28 inch Wired Tire So is it 40 or...
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    There are some frames here Bike Frames | Planet X...

    There are some frames here Bike Frames | Planet X
    and here Road Frames | Chain Reaction Cycles

    but I don't know what you mean by it won't fit. Maybe a pic or video would help.
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    The Norco Cabot 2 is about $1000 CAD and it has...

    The Norco Cabot 2 is about $1000 CAD and it has 450mm chainstays. Cabot Road Endurance Road Bikes Norco Bicycles

    Other touring bikes might have 45cm chainstays as well. And a more...
  22. http://gear-calculator.com/# Here's a link to...

    http://gear-calculator.com/#

    Here's a link to a gear calculator. You could always change your opinion given which gear inch you're most likely to use more often.
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    This is a random question but what do you think...

    This is a random question but what do you think if a bicycle was made in Mexico?
  24. These may not be drop-bar bicycles but they're...

    These may not be drop-bar bicycles but they're cheaper 650b:
    Nashbar 650b Single-Speed
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_574497_-1___204686

    Nashbar Bee's Knees Single-Speed...
  25. There's also 27.5" although I don't know if...

    There's also 27.5" although I don't know if they're still price-gouging with that. I believe the height of the rider corresponds to the size of the wheels. They all have their fans though I prefer...
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