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Old 04-06-08, 04:45 PM
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Xtracycle thoughts?

I currently have a Bianchi (mid 90s by my estimate) Advantage on 700x35C wheels that will be my primary commuting/utility/car free bike. I keep going back and forth on an Xtracycle, but feel that it will be the best fit for me. Everything I have read thus far has shows the back wheel is the crucial part, so I will have a new one built up. I'm looking at different wheel options, but something with 40/42H. I had thought of using an internal gear hub, but I haven't found anything over 36H. I like the idea of doing a 1x9 gearing on the Xtracycle. I find I am using pretty much the same 3-4 gears as I go along and really only my rear shifter. The 1x9 seems to be a decent idea.

Any other thoughts?

(Maybe there should be one xtracycle sticky here, rather than the numerous posts that all seem to run together...)
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