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I sold my single speed, I am starting to think I made a mistake

Old 11-05-06, 05:19 AM
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I sold my single speed, I am starting to think I made a mistake

I have observed that cross posting is approved of here. I posted this https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/242603-wanting-advise-better-commuter-bike-china.html earler today. As I said, I sold the single speed that I used for commuting. It had a chainline problem that left it less than satisfactory.

I got a low end roadbike and it is just not, "nimble," enough for daily use in dense crowds. It fels like I am fighting the bike more than I feel that I should be. The road biks is great for weekend rides, it just isn't right for my commute, and even worse, my lunch run, I do through several dense crowds on my way to the area (about 1km and back) that I get my lunches.

Anything I should look for (other than a better chainline?) are centerpull brakes really better than drum or does it just seem that way to me? I am afraid that I am just going to purchase another bike that I will not be happy with.
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Old 11-05-06, 07:01 AM
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drum brakes are great for a utility bike. i reckon you should just test ride as many bikes as you can that are in the price range you are looking for and that meet all the criteria you are wanting.
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