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    new bike and gear ratio

    finally built up the bike of my dreams!
    i also upped my gear ratio. i was riding 44/16 for the longest time and decided to up it to 47/16. my dominant knee is KILLING me. is this something that will pass as i adjust to the new ratio? I've got a 17t cog I can put on too.
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    Have ya messed with saddle height? That's step 1 to help your knees.

    I would expect more knee pain due to moving to a higher gear, rather than lower.....
    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    Those handlebars look horribly uncomfortable. Otherwise nice bike.
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    They sell furniture too. ****ing posers.

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    They are. I am putting on some pursuits soon.
    I am the 3rd or 4th owner of this frameset, it gets around. One of the owner's drilled it for a front brake, so looks like I'll be able to ride it all Winter.

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    If that is indeed the perfect saddle height for you, then I suspect that one of your legs is slightly shorter than the other.

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    that is one dope bike my man

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    cool bike but needs more dura ace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    If that is indeed the perfect saddle height for you, then I suspect that one of your legs is slightly shorter than the other.
    Waddaya mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Have ya messed with saddle height? That's step 1 to help your knees.

    I would expect more knee pain due to moving to a higher gear, rather than lower.....
    he did go higher
    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Physics makes us all its b***ches.

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    i don't understand all these things about front brakes in winter riding. Winter is the time i don't really use my front brakes.
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    once you go fixed.....
    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ichitz View Post
    i don't understand all these things about front brakes in winter riding. Winter is the time i don't really use my front brakes.
    Without a front brake in the rain, I have to ride significantly slower to ensure I have time to stop. I'll feel pretty jack-ass having a front brake on an njs frame but hey, its already drilled and safety>cool points

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    under slippery road conditions (rain/snow/loose dirt/gravel), avoid too much front brake usage as front wheel skid are..... not fun.
    rain conditions, the resistance between brake pad and rim becomes slippery thus taking longer to stop.

    note, i'm not saying brakes aren't necessary. They are good. Just be careful using it in wet conditions
    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
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    once you go fixed.....
    ...you generally go back in like a year.
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    Put the 17t on.

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