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Old 08-07-22, 08:31 PM
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beng1
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180 pounds is not a heavy rider, and 2013 is not old equipment especially if it is in cream-puff condition with low miles. If you are no longer obsessed with fashionable and trendy high-end garbage, prove it and just ride the bike. And if you are as experienced a mechanic as you say, just go over the spoke tension and unless you hit a square-edged pothole or something similar you shouldn't if you have your eyes open, the wheels will last as long as you do.

Making sure the spokes are tight will eliminate the possibility of sloppy factory assembly. The bike supplies the reliability, the rider supplies the speed and power, bike type or quality within reason has almost zero effect on average speed over distance.
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