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Old 06-08-08, 01:19 PM
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cizzlak
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I lived in downtown Milwaukee for 8 years and with the exception of a couple hills, it is exceptionally flat. I ran a 48x16 (go ahead and start talking about "skid patches" kids, I dont ride around skidding everywhere...) for a 78ish gear inch and had no problems. Felt right to me. Your mileage may vary..

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oh and if you do start talking skid patches, it could be known that i *am* an ambidextrous skidder
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