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    Yes I was lucky to see it when I parked. I felt...

    Yes I was lucky to see it when I parked. I felt the bike wobbling when I was riding to that beautiful location that day. I am so glad it did not break when I was riding. It would have been super...
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    324412324413I bought my Downtube 4 years ago and...

    324412324413I bought my Downtube 4 years ago and posted here on this thread. I love the Downtube. I have custom gearing and Schwalbe Big Apples as well as a Brooks Saddle. It has been to Mexico and...
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    mas fotos

    mas fotos
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    It is listed as a 30 but the guy selling it says...

    It is listed as a 30 but the guy selling it says its a 32. I never bothered to check.

    By the way, I took it to the bike shop since I don't have the tool to take it on and off. And told them what...
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    OK cool. I have a 52 up front and finally ordered...

    OK cool. I have a 52 up front and finally ordered the front derailler but to my surprise, even though it same model as in rear, Tourney, it is not meant to fit. I guess I need one that fits on the...
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    i just bought some nice ortleib back packer plus...

    i just bought some nice ortleib back packer plus rear panniers, their biggest one.

    on image 602 you can see one of the bags is way far back and this makes it a little off balance. so the other...
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    hey you guys. i bought the 11-32 from comcycle. i...

    hey you guys. i bought the 11-32 from comcycle. i think this was your link too. http://store.comcycle-usa.com/ProductInfo.aspx?id=5904743

    i put about 150 miles on it. and past 100 miles it has...
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    Glad to be of help. No, its not that one for...

    Glad to be of help.

    No, its not that one for $6.71. The one i bought is still about $15, here http://www.meijer.com/s/m-wave-alloy-bike-rack-carrier/_/R-124226

    I have no idea if the cheaper one...
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    hi dvc, do you have 52 up front and 11 on back? ...

    hi dvc, do you have 52 up front and 11 on back?
    nice pics. i like the end shifters.
    how do you post those pics in the site, all i can do is add tiny images in the image link. html wont work for me.
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    Its holding up great. No heel strike, never had...

    Its holding up great. No heel strike, never had to readjust. Have had about 20 lbs on it so far. Its rated at 55. Solid. Only one little thing, My panniers have U hooks at bottom and a normal rack...
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    Brooks addle and Schwalbe Marathons

    thar she is with $100 Brooks saddle. These are awesome saddles, I am sure much better then thudbuster. Accessories cost more then the bike! Good deal. Now just waiting on my front Tourney derailler...
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    Here are the gear upgrades. I put the 11-30t on...

    Here are the gear upgrades. I put the 11-30t on the rear and a 52-40t on the front. Have not yet installed the front deraillier but will do that next week.

    Couple things to be aware of. If you...
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    *****in. my bike will look like that soon enough...

    *****in. my bike will look like that soon enough though for total cost under $400 (bike for 220 plus extras)
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    here is a new upgrade. i did not want any...

    here is a new upgrade. i did not want any homeless guy stealing my handlebar or seat and seat post. so i added a seat post lock. both are standard 35mm size. it works great on the handlebar post and...
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    YEA, I MEANT THE STOCK 14T GEAR IS 61.4 SO YOU...

    YEA, I MEANT THE STOCK 14T GEAR IS 61.4 SO YOU GET A LOT MORE. HERE ARE MY NOTES

    nothing changed: 46, 14-28: 61.4-30.7
    mph at 40rpm: 3.7-7.3

    rear changed: 46, 11-32, 78.1-28.6
    mph at 40rpm...
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    goes from 61.4 to 78.1

    goes from 61.4 to 78.1
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    did anyone here install either the 11-30 from...

    did anyone here install either the

    11-30 from comcycleusa (it says 28 on website but I called and its a 30)
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    11-32 at cycle9 this is out of stock but they are waiting go get it in. My only...
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    Hi Joseph So got the Schwalbe Marathon 20 x...

    Hi Joseph

    So got the Schwalbe Marathon 20 x 1.75 Kevlar Belted today from biketrailershop.com for $29 each. I was afraid that lower bottom bracket would not fit the Big Apples whic are 2.0 so went...
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    no i checked, they are iso 406. you can see this...

    no i checked, they are iso 406. you can see this listed on the tire that came with the bike. if the rim were not a 406 then this 406 tire would not fit. the other 20 inch is a 431 or something like...
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    Hi Joseph regarding heel strike. i think the...

    Hi Joseph

    regarding heel strike. i think the rack works. i only get heel strike a little on one side when i put my huge chain in one pannier alone, it seems to pull all the weight down and...
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    This bike without suspension is fine. I won't be...

    This bike without suspension is fine. I won't be getting suspension though I will get the big apples. I have a short wheel based recumbent without suspension and its jarring but this bike is fine...
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    Here are pics of rack on my new Nova....

    Here are pics of rack on my new Nova.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/whalenlaw/DowntubeNova?feat=directlink
    I love this bike even more than my Actionbent Jet Stream III Recumbent since it can go on...
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    by the way, has anyone a 20inch suspension fork...

    by the way, has anyone a 20inch suspension fork on the nova. i am probably going to do it. i wanted the nova because its like $225 on ebay, and its the lightest downtube offers and it folds the best...
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    by the way, has anyone put the zoom 20inch...

    by the way, has anyone put the zoom 20inch suspension fork on the nova. i am probably going to do it. i wanted the nova because its like $225 on ebay, and its the lightest downtube offers and it...
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    I won the last ebay auction for the nova and...

    I won the last ebay auction for the nova and found a really cheap rack (my budget is low since this is my second bike, my first is a nice Actionbent Recumbent that is not great for commuting as the...
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