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Has anyone downgraded their bike for more enjoyment?

Old 08-04-15, 06:52 PM
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Downtube shifters make me happy

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Old 08-05-15, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
The next logical step is a 2 speed hub.
...and after that a single speed fixed gear...
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Originally Posted by Soody View Post
Downtube shifters make me happy
And they clean up the bike a lot also.
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It seems to me that anything you change to make the bike more enjoyable to YOU is an upgrade, regardless of what others think.
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