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Old 06-13-09, 11:21 AM
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biker on a budget in Somerville, MA

Hi All,

I joined the forum to find some advice to help keep my bike running on the road without my wallet running out of cash.

I ride an old Trek 820 beater to work everyday and around town on the weekends. Dreaming of someday owning a nice touring bike with a 7-speed internal-gear hub.

Cheers,
Carlo
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Old 06-14-09, 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by cca View Post
Hi All,

I joined the forum to find some advice to help keep my bike running on the road without my wallet running out of cash.

I ride an old Trek 820 beater to work everyday and around town on the weekends. Dreaming of someday owning a nice touring bike with a 7-speed internal-gear hub.

Cheers,
Carlo
Hi Carlo,

Welcome to the Forums. I'm a year round commuter from Kenmore Square to Norwood. I don't do much mechanical work on my bike (I use a great bike shop), but I hope you pick up the advice you seek as much as much as I've learned about commuting. What is you commuter route?
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Old 06-15-09, 08:27 AM
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Hi Jim, thanks for the greeting. My route is much shorter than yours -- a measly 3 miles each way from Somerville to Beacon Hill.
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Hi Jim, thanks for the greeting. My route is much shorter than yours -- a measly 3 miles each way from Somerville to Beacon Hill.
Thanks for the reply. Your commute may be "measly," but you do get congested urban traffic on narrow streets; all I have are wide suburban roads with light traffic flow and no parked cars.
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