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Old 10-10-06, 02:48 PM
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Bikes: 2006 Kona Jake, 2005 Giant Lite Xtracycle, 2004 Trek L200, 1997 Specialized RockHopper FS, 1989 Trek 950

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I think this is a great platform for a commuter. I used a similar Trek model for years. Only issue I had was that it was my old MTB from 17 yrs ago, and the frame was too small (MTB use + being an inch or two shorter back then), which gave me knee pain.

If it fits you well, I say an overhaul, slick tires, a rack/trunk combo, and some lights should be a great start. Read up, but higher pressure tires in a 1.25-1.5" size range will be much more efficient and provide better traction at speed than knobbies.
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