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Old 06-09-10, 04:36 PM
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Looks like an excellent bike. Learn to tension your spoke right and evenly and you'll be surprised how much service you can get out of very basic rims. Tiagra and Deore will get you anywhere and are extremely reliable. I like your choice of fenders and rack.

That fork looks like it has a lot of rake and the head tube quite a bit of angle: although it is hard to judge by the eye, the result seems to be a small trail direction. This is a geometry that I largely prefer for a tourer, but it seems out of fashion mostly nowadays. If I am right, your bicycle should behave quite aptly when loaded in the front only, porteur style. Nice.
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