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  1. Also, as a microbiologist, the smell is microbes...

    Also, as a microbiologist, the smell is microbes growing.

    Washing isn't absolutely necessary to kill them. Certain types of gas (ozone or N2 works as well). Sunlight does as well (E. coli only...
  2. Helmets only last 8 years before their german...

    Helmets only last 8 years before their german safety rating is renounced.

    I would recommend:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7lQaw-VTfY

    €21/year over here.
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    your wheels don't come off often then? i see...

    your wheels don't come off often then?

    i see them (and most cable-articulated discs) as a poor solution for people who "must" have drops.
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    I usually just stick my Krankenversicherungskarte...

    I usually just stick my Krankenversicherungskarte in there and good to go in the back of the Audi.
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    bb7s ... ugh ... too much adjustment for people...

    bb7s ... ugh ... too much adjustment for people wanting drop bars

    run hydros ... set and forget

    the real wheel almost never comes off, so

    run the bb7 on the rear and the hydro upfront

    i'd...
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    sküüt
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    for commuting I would recommend a bike with hub...

    for commuting I would recommend a bike with hub dynamo, IGH, lights, fenders and rack.

    something like this:

    Cube Kid 200 Street blue´n´red 2015

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    Sticky: borosen____________________________ 5667 (9237)...

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  9. Robot Check...

    Robot Check

    Schwalbe Smart Sam ... they rolled quite well on payment.

    I got about 10000 km on the rear tire with mostly payment (roughly 3 of Frankfurt commuting and some mountain riding).
    ...
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    Not to be negative but it's NE England. The...

    Not to be negative but it's NE England. The weather is rain / no rain. I only had one spill last year due to ice. I ditched the toeclips after that.

    I'm also car free as the car is now in SE...
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    sweet! I've been meeting a lot of colleagues...

    sweet!

    I've been meeting a lot of colleagues at the airport which necessitates a car or an expensive taxi :(
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    Excellent wheel shipped from Germany. That's...

    Excellent wheel shipped from Germany.

    That's the cheap Shimano dynamo I recommend to people.
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    stats:

    2612km/1623mi
    £544/$865 total
    £0.20/km
    €0.26/km
    $0.53/mi
    net money saved (bus fare saved minus running costs): £69 (1 month bus pass) + 8 days (£37.6) + 2 day (£9.4) = £116.00/$188.40...
  14. platform w/ or w/o toeclips

    platform w/ or w/o toeclips
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    I can't really speak for panniers. I ride with a...

    I can't really speak for panniers. I ride with a backpack, even when riding long distances (80 or 100km in a day).

    I think the right backpack helps ...

    I use an ARC'TREYX SPEAR 20:

    the...
  16. Why even share transit territory? Second-world...

    Why even share transit territory? Second-world problems.
  17. For those in the EU ... Aldi has their cycling specials on ... just picked up ...

    some winter cycling stuff in the UK

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/thursday-25-september/

    :D
  18. Interesting. I haven't felt/seen/heard anything...

    Interesting. I haven't felt/seen/heard anything like that in a while.
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    I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with...

    I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with the tire and total mileage in this thread :D

    Very impressive guys ... keep up the great work!
  20. i really like 1x1. but, it's quite hard to...

    i really like 1x1.

    but, it's quite hard to find 1x8 ... some german supermarket bikes have them ... but not much else :(

    chains will be cheaper and lost longer.
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    +1 after this bike, I'm sold on Hi-Ten for...

    +1

    after this bike, I'm sold on Hi-Ten for commuting.
  22. also, near Cambridge by chance? this guy seems...

    also, near Cambridge by chance?

    this guy seems really reputable and loves the VSF. He would also post them ... kinda like this one:

    nice blog post here about the VSF (which matches your specs)...
  23. poop ... didn't see all of your specs in the OP ...

    poop ... didn't see all of your specs in the OP

    I would look at these (German):

    http://www.fahrradmanufaktur.de/katalog/index.php?route=product/category&path=4
  24. A couple of quick things for the OP. The...

    A couple of quick things for the OP.

    The shop/seller has to participate in the Bike2Work scheme.

    I would really look at Whyte Bikes (British company). I test rode a few and really like their...
  25. Those are quite good workhorse bikes.

    Those are quite good workhorse bikes.
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