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2014 Novara Strada goes ta WORK!

Old 04-07-14, 06:14 PM
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2014 Novara Strada goes ta WORK!



35 mm tires, rack, panniers to carry beer samples and away I went! Worked great. Need a smaller cable lock.

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Looks great - why don't you swing on up to Canada on that steed - I could use a cold beer.
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I'd secure that with something a little more robust than a cable lock, if you ask me.
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Just wondering if it wouldn't behoove you to have custom racks fabricated built for the beer samples. Less shifting of the bottles(?) than you have with the panniers ought to make for a more stable ride. I was thinking maybe 8 or 10 on each side in 2 rows of 4 or 5 inside a sheet metal box with dividers. You could use coozies to cushion the bottles in the racks.

Do I see you are using platform pedal? I imagine for walking efficiency. Toe clip with loose straps work well with sport shoes.
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Where do you put your U-Lock?
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I've thought a fair amount about a rack/pannier setup with some shock absorption. I could get geeky as hell with it, but really, it'd be way overkill. I load 'em up at the brewery and within a relatively short time the samples are dispersed- I went back to the brewery once to reload yesterday and that's easy enough. The vast majority of samples are put in a fridge for a manager or owner to try later, so it's not important that they arrive in perfect shape for immediate consumption.

Not sure about what's the right lock. It seems that I am only locking it for a few minutes, and usually (always?) right outside the establishment. I had that Krypto cable- bought it at PB awhile back for super cheap- so that's why I'm using it. Might be foolish.

Yes those are some really cheap crappy plastic flat pedals.... I'm not going clipless for sure; might put some pedals on it with toe clips, I already have them in my parts drawer... but I'm not sure i really see much utility there to be honest. It's really FLAT in my AO and I'm in no big hurry here.
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Even if the extra security isn't needed, the U lock would probably be easier and faster to use than futzing with that cable.
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Sorry about digging up old post but...
35mm tires?! HOW? what size frame you have? I have the same model in a medium and I'm not even sure about 28mm on stock rim...Did you do anything to the frame?
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