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Originally Posted by puckalish View Post
A well worn-in (2008?) Bianchi San Jose... on 700x28s with full fenders and fresh bar tape. Otherwise, it's all stock stuff.

One thing that really struck me is, particularly on the longer ride, how much I could just focus on the ride without thinking about gears at all... kinda critical given than, contrary to my expectations, the roads didn't get any better as I left Brooklyn, lol, but also really nice as I got to take in more of the ride (both in terms of scenery and getting into the physical side).
Yeah I have a similar bike a 2009 Surly Creamroller with 32c tires. If you switch over to the FG side cog your focus from gears will switch to mapping things out using your legs as brakes and so on. But after riding fixed for a while that even goes away and just a natural instinct kicks in.
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