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Old 07-25-12, 06:10 AM
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25 years ago i had purchased a used Bianchi and a used Cannondale with the eccentric chain ring . After being advised my gearing was going to hurt my knees on a climb up Boulder Canyon I went to a third shop and told them what i needed , A road bike with mountain gearing . . I wound up with a Trek 1420 a triple with a 28/28 low gear finally i was able to enjoy the mountains. I weighed 200 lbs then and it , and me survived a 35 mph, encounter with a fist size rock on the road.

I still ride it.

Hint: get wide range of gearing because you never now where you will be riding

Now back to the OP question
I have had good luck with Bikes Direct and you can email them with your questions.
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