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Posted By delnorte

That's because you use BB7s. BB7s are awesome. ...

That's because you use BB7s. BB7s are awesome. The BB5s that come on the Bryant are annoying and they are made worse by the road brake levers.
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Posted By delnorte

I ride a Bryant. I love it (after installing...

I ride a Bryant. I love it (after installing BB7s), but I don't think that it'll suit your purposes.
I think a Salsa Vaya would be a great choice. (if you are lucky enough to get one) Much...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-12, 03:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,871
Posted By delnorte

I ride one. Here is my assessment. The belt...

I ride one.
Here is my assessment.
The belt and the Alfine = super low maintenance. I can feel a little power loss with the belt, but it is silent and easy to maintain (especially with snowy,...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-12, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By delnorte

I ride one. Here is my assessment. The belt...

I ride one.
Here is my assessment.
The belt and the Alfine = super low maintenance.
The shifter is adequate but is not nearly as responsive as what I am used to.
The BB5 brakes work poorly with...
02-28-12, 03:31 AM
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Posted By delnorte

Probably the wrong bead seat size. 26 X1 3/8 can...

Probably the wrong bead seat size. 26 X1 3/8 can be goofy. Use the mm measurement instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By delnorte

buying a used carbon bike is risky business. ...

buying a used carbon bike is risky business. That doesn't help its resale value. I'd guess $1600, but you might get lucky.
Forum: Commuting
02-28-12, 03:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,790
Posted By delnorte

If wear-life and flat protection are your main...

If wear-life and flat protection are your main concerns (and they probably should be for a commuter bike) use the Schwalbe Marathon plus. I've seen 10000+ miles on the Mara+ on numerous occasions....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 02:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,859
Posted By delnorte

I completely agree. Both bikes are a pretty bad...

I completely agree. Both bikes are a pretty bad investment if you plan on riding a bit. Save up for at least a 1.2 (1.5 is better).
That shimano non-series componentry is pretty crappy.
As far as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 02:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,859
Posted By delnorte

with microshift?? Who cares about a 105...

with microshift?? Who cares about a 105 derailleur, when you get a micro-shift shifter. Better off with a so-so grouppo than this oddball mix.
02-28-12, 02:21 AM
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Posted By delnorte

Use the Freedom Thickslicks. Cheap and...

Use the Freedom Thickslicks. Cheap and skid-resistant.
And please put a brake on it, especially if you are just getting into fixies.
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