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Old 06-13-13, 06:12 AM
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Barrettscv 
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Bikes: Ridley Helium SLX, Canyon Endurance SL, De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Schwinn Paramount (1 painted, 1 chrome), Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2

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I built my own bike up from all-new parts to allow me to keep a triple crankset with a 50, 39 & 26t chainring set. I had a 50 & 34t compact with an 11-32 ten-speed cassette, but hated the bigger steps between cogs. I also didn't like shifting from the big ring to the smaller ring every time I dropped below 18 mph.

Why buy a bike made for someone else when it's possible to select what you want?



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