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Old 09-23-13, 02:19 AM
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prone
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welcome ccunlif1.
I certainly don't know what I am talking about but I can tell you that putting the alfine 11 IGH was a significant improvement on my Mezzo 10 and provides me with all the gears I am prepared to use without getting off the bike and walking when it gets really steep. It does increase the weight a bit but I can live with that.
As for luggage, I have found that the Mezzo commuter bag is absolutely fine for credit card touring in Europe.
I remove the side wall stiffeners (easily done) which allows the bag to expand, obviously at the expense of protection, but that's not an issue.
I can get everything in there, tools, spares, clothes, book etc, plus I use a handlebar bag (AGU Qyoto, 7 litres) ) attached with the KlickFix system. When commuting with computer et al I put the sidewall stiffeners back-once again easily done.
I think the commuter back attachment system is great-very easy, quick and secure.
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