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Old 02-19-13, 08:36 AM
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Sleeper is a good term for it. I really like it.

It's now loaded down with so many accessories that it feels as if it weighs 40 pounds. I guess I should weigh it. But I still like the way it rides. I've also loaded it with a lot of weight in panniers, and it continues to handle very competently. No shimmying whatsoever.

When I bought this, I was going to part it out. fender1 told me I should try it before deciding. Now it's the bike I ride most often.

Here it is with fenders, dynamo lights and front and rear racks. I think I'll remove one of the racks. I haven't decided which one yet.

I have a nice Sanyo dynamo hub, B&M taillight and Philips front light. I got the Philips for $80 from xxcycle.com in France. It works great.
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