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Old 06-23-13, 04:10 PM
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Bikes: Some Raleighs,some Schwinns and an Azor

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She like it, mostly.

This afternoon my wife finally got a chance to ride her Raleigh Tourist on her usual 10 mile circuit. I followed along with a 1/4 W wrench for needed for adjustments. Her summary (edited for brevity):

The Brooks B72 is not bad.
Needs a higher gear.
OEM Dare grips suck.
Much easier to ride than her Schwinn Suburban (5 speed).

So I am pretty good with all that. I had swapped out the 20t for a 22t thinking it would suit her better and was wrong, again. Easy fix.

I am not sure what to do about the grips. I expect I can get the Dares off without damage but I don't know what to replace them with. She likes the awful black foam grips on her Schwinn. Cork?

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