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Old 01-28-18, 03:30 PM
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Viich
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Bikes: 88 Bianchi Strada (currently Sturmey'd), 90's Giant Innova (now with drop bars), FMF Race BMX

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So, you want a mtn bike with an IGH

Step 1. Find an old steel mtn bike with horizontal dropouts. Most with horizontal dropouts will have threaded 1" rigid forks. Many of these, especially if they have issues with rear wheel or shifting, are near to free.
Alternate: One of the many cheap 'fixie' frames, depending on how deep your parts box/pockets are. Just use a riser stem&bar and a smaller frame than you would for road type riding.

Step 2. Buy a 26" wheel with a 3sp IGH from amazon

Step 3. Ride, clean, grease & oil, repeat. Don't get too attached. Winter eats bikes.
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