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    Hill worthy?

    "[QUOTE=Metal Man;16169520]I bought one of these about a year age and have neglected to post anything about.
    http://store.kalkhoffusa.com/Focus-Jarifa-Speed-p/fo11jarspd.htm
    My wife and daughter...
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    I agree! I'm still dreaming of a viable...

    I agree! I'm still dreaming of a viable pedal-assist option for my very hilly, 36 mile roundtrip (occasional) commute. I hesitate to plunk down 2 or 3X more for a BionX kit, and I can only guess that...
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    I've used a third eye eyeglass mirror and a...

    I've used a third eye eyeglass mirror and a rather small Sprintech drop bar bar end mirror. It's a trade off: better view with the Third Eye. More convenient with the bar end. I lost two Third Eyes,...
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    My 18 mile (1 way) commute averages 12 mph. It's...

    My 18 mile (1 way) commute averages 12 mph. It's 2/3 MUT and 1/3 winding, hilly, suburban streets.
  5. Bummer. I guess that's what I get for telling my...

    Bummer. I guess that's what I get for telling my LBS I wanted a tank. ;) Thanks for the heads up!
  6. I'm also converting my (very) old MTB -- a...

    I'm also converting my (very) old MTB -- a Specialized Hard Rock c. '91-- to a commuter. My LBS is mounting Spec. All Condition Armadillo tires for flat protection, and some puncture resistant tubes....
  7. Santa is bringing me the Ortlieb Office bag...

    Santa is bringing me the Ortlieb Office bag large (but I snuck a look!). It's a briefcase and looks professional (another teacher here), but has the rolltop waterproof top and the Q3 quick release....
  8. The total climb is about 600' to work; maximum...

    The total climb is about 600' to work; maximum grade is 15%. The ride home is about 1,100', but the battery gave out just getting to work. Thanks for the info!
  9. Thanks, Yumadons! I don't own the FX+, but if my...

    Thanks, Yumadons! I don't own the FX+, but if my LBS is willing, I'll ask them to call D. Studner at Trek to figure it out.

    BTW, I had read your travel posts previously. Very impressive...
  10. Trek FX+ rapid battery discharge normal?

    I test rode a "new" 2010 Trek FX+ from my LBS as a potential commuter for my 18 mile hilly ride to work. The LBS put a new battery on it just months before. I fully charged it before my test ride....
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    This might also be of interest: found this on...

    This might also be of interest: found this on ebags.com. It's soft, and Velcro straps to the rack. ...
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    Thanks for the tips and the bike suggestions....

    Thanks for the tips and the bike suggestions. I'll check them out.
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    Commuter Bike Purchase, New Commuter

    I "replied" this on another new commuter's post, but thought I should post separately. Thanks to those who responded there.

    My situation: I have 36 miles round trip with 600' total climb, steepest...
  14. Thanks. Will do.

    Thanks. Will do.
  15. First post: OK to jump in here with a question on...

    First post: OK to jump in here with a question on my own similar situation?
    My situation: I have 36 miles round trip with 600' total climb, steepest of which is the last 2 miles in the morning. I...
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