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Old 04-16-16, 02:52 AM
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Steeljunky
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Hey,

my my two cents is stay away from the fixie/ss whatever. If you are in great shape and a proficient cyclist then you could get away with it and enjoy the hell out of some ky hills. But realistically if you want to ride to work you are gonna want to carry some stuff and rain gear and tools and on and on. You could get away with a backpack but I can tell you from even my limited experience that gets old.

it would prolly be doable with your budget to fix up the gt and the gearing would be easier for commuting in hills. Fenders, a rack and bag, some lube and a chain and you are in business. I looked at some images of that bike and it seems like it might have a rigid fork which is always nice and easier to maintain than shox imo. Why buy a new bike when you could customize your dads old bike and ride all the time?
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