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    It a rebirth of the classic mountain bikes of the...

    It a rebirth of the classic mountain bikes of the 80s whose long wheelbases and slack geometry lent themselves admirably well to commuting and touring. Its a time-tested design and its cheaper than...
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    I've found reflective liner gloves work well -...

    I've found reflective liner gloves work well - underneath a shell. The best gloves don't work because they don't insulate well and you get cold hands in no time. In very cold weather - liners first...
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    Not necessary on a steel frame. On an alloy...

    Not necessary on a steel frame. On an alloy frame, a carbon fork will dampen the ride and make riding feel smooth.
  4. Thread: bike size.

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    I ride from 52 to 55. Being 5'7" - the right fit...

    I ride from 52 to 55. Being 5'7" - the right fit can vary with the brand, the geometry and the bike.
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    How far are you from the US border? It may be...

    How far are you from the US border? It may be cheaper to drive and buy for yourself what you need.

    Its about a five to six hour drive from Montreal. Closer if you live near New Hampshire, Vermont...
  6. Poll: There is the Salsa Vaya and Trek 520 Disc. You...

    There is the Salsa Vaya and Trek 520 Disc. You have a lot of choice in all arounder/commuter/gravel grinder road bikes these days.

    The difference between the Specialized AWOL Comp and Surly...
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    Basically, if you like a C&V bike, you're a Grant...

    Basically, if you like a C&V bike, you're a Grant Petersen fan.

    Its a heated debate about the virtues of a classic bike over at C&V. You'll either love it or hate it.
  8. The Gazelle Toer Populair is the quintessential...

    The Gazelle Toer Populair is the quintessential Dutch utility bike. Solid and heavy at 50 lbs, its a durable commuter workhorse.
  9. A 29er with 700 X 50 tires can be fast and...

    A 29er with 700 X 50 tires can be fast and comfortable. Not a true fat bike but a good compromise.
  10. Yup. I got a pair of balloon tires in. Will...

    Yup. I got a pair of balloon tires in. Will install them on my Muirwoods next month.
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    Most people want lower gearing. It makes more...

    Most people want lower gearing. It makes more sense to change from a double to a triple crankset AND get a mega-range cassette.
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    Its a good value for an entry level MTB. You can...

    Its a good value for an entry level MTB. You can have as much fun with it as you can with a more expensive and tricked out bike.
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    I have the urban counterpart, the Marin Muirwoods...

    I have the urban counterpart, the Marin Muirwoods 29er. Its double-butted steel, light and fast and Marin is a value brand.

    You won't go wrong with the Marin Bobcat 29er for the riding you want to...
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    You could fit up to 42 C tires without fenders,...

    You could fit up to 42 C tires without fenders, 35 C with fenders. Plenty big enough for any expedition touring plans in your future.
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    You should really have issues like this resolved...

    You should really have issues like this resolved with the store or with the bike shop from whom you bought your accessory.

    They're usually better placed to give you after sales service, not just...
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    New Disc Trek 520: ...

    New Disc Trek 520:

    http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/TrekBicycleProducts/Asset_250033?wid=1490&hei=1080&fit=fit,1&fmt=png-alpha&qlt=80,1&op_usm=0,0,0,0&iccEmbed=0

    Why settle? You can buy a bike...
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    The distinction between CX,...

    The distinction between CX, country/adventure/gravel grinder road and touring bikes is becoming blurred these days. Take a look at the new Disc Trek 520:
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    Finally! A Trek 520 with disc brakes: ...

    Finally! A Trek 520 with disc brakes:

    http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/TrekBicycleProducts/Asset_250033?wid=1490&hei=1080&fit=fit,1&fmt=png-alpha&qlt=80,1&op_usm=0,0,0,0&iccEmbed=0


    Looks like...
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    A stem riser will do what adding more spacers...

    A stem riser will do what adding more spacers won't do... get the bars up to where they should be. I have one on all my bikes. If that's not enough an adjustable stem to dial in the fit may be the...
  20. If you want only ONE bike, the Diverge is the one...

    If you want only ONE bike, the Diverge is the one to get. No longer a need for separate bikes for all the riding you typically do.
  21. A Raleigh Sports will take a 700 C wheelset....

    A Raleigh Sports will take a 700 C wheelset. Brake reach is the only real drawback and a pair of drum brakes will work.
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    You can outfit the little guy with a helmet,...

    You can outfit the little guy with a helmet, jacket and safety googles. Its adorable. :love:
  23. 29er are 700C rim tires. The only difference is...

    29er are 700C rim tires. The only difference is the rim width. Its still 622 mm.
  24. You can - if you like a particular bike you...

    You can - if you like a particular bike you should be able to buy where you want. Screw bike company dealer protection agreements. In this day and age of a global economy, the world is your market.
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    Get a stem riser... this raises the threadless...

    Get a stem riser... this raises the threadless steerer height by 3 to 4". It puts your bars up at or above saddle level, ensuring a comfortable riding position. $40 but you can't put a price on...
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