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Old 03-31-19, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by PugRider View Post
Congrats on the pickup. I've had a few of the 1xxx series, they are great bikes. My only words of advice from my own experience are to be very gentle with the front derailleur shifter; the bosses are bonded on to the frame. It's a relatively well-known weak spot on these bikes. And unless there was a model redesign at some point I doubt you would get anything wider than a 25mm tire to fit in the rear. But like you said, the front is suprisingly roomy.
Thanks! I had been reading about that issue and will heed such advice. I think I may see if 28s fit the rear. But anything bigger than 25s just might look out of place.

My commute is 50 miles over a mountain pass, so no bike commuting, meaning only recreational riding. 700x25 will be fine.

I do need to find a better set of wheels than the Alexrims that came with it. I had bought a couple pair of wheels a few weeks ago. One pair is 105 5600 hubs with Rigida rims. I was going to put them on my 5600 equipped KHS, to replace some Alexrims I got at the Collective. That may change. I also bout some Shimano WH561 wheels. But for looks or on my trainer. I am too heavy to consider 16 spoke front, 20 spoke rear...
Purty. But the price was right. I doubt I ever get under 200 lbs... So these are just bling for the sake of bling...
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