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Old 07-04-07, 08:05 AM   #1
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Upright commuters with 700 wheels/fenders

Trying to narrow the choices. Had a Breezer Uptown but I really prefer 700 wheels/ tires. I'm about ready to pick up a Jamis Commuter with the internal 8 hub.

Any other options? Would prefer factory fenders, could go either way on hub vs. derailer. I also want a (kind of) upright geometry. Besides the Novara line at REI there seems to be few 700c commuter types?

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 07-04-07, 08:44 AM   #2
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I got the Commuter 3.0 last week. So far I've been VERY happy with it. The internal gear shifts like a dream in heavy stop/start traffic. Ride is very comfortable, and I feel like I can semi keep-up with the road bikes with my 700 x 32 tires (maybe I'm dreaming but that what I feel). Got lots of compliments from other bikers, some of whom where amazed at the deraileur-less system.

For reference, I've tried the Trek 7.3FX, Trek 7300, Gary Fisher Zebrano, Fuji Crosstown, Jamis Codas, Bianchi hybrid (forgot the model). They were all good bikes, but for my needs + comfort (city/urban commute, plus weekend recreation) I felt the Commuter was the best fit. My advice is to go try every bike you can get your hands on. Go home. Think about it. Try more bikes. Repeat until satisfied.
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Old 07-04-07, 09:39 AM   #3
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Check out the Specialized Globe City

700c wheels, factory fenders, rack, and lights, and one of them comes with a gear hub .
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Trek L400 seems to have been excised from the US, but I know someone who brought one back from Holland.
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I dig the Jamis Commuter 3.0. It seems to be a great value (like most Jamis bikes). If you want the internally geared hub but don't mind the 26" wheels, check out the Bianchi Milano. I'm thinking about getting one of those for a get-around town, pull the bike trailer, and winter commuter bike.
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My wife just bought an upright Raleigh Sport with 700c tires, she loves it.
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The Schwinn World line has 700x28c & fenders. Plus, it comes with a full-on chainguard and a free rear rack. I think a kickstand, too.
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