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Old 03-14-08, 02:05 PM
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Its touring 9 speed a bad idea? It saves me money, but does that mean I'm running one ring in the front, and 9 gears in the back?
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Theoretically more gears is better. (But didn't you say you wouldn't be changing gears much anyway?) 9 speeds are pretty fussy I've heard. Very close tolerances. If you can, stick to the 8 speed.
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I like the looks of this bike
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Originally Posted by thecrunge
Theoretically more gears is better. (But didn't you say you wouldn't be changing gears much anyway?) 9 speeds are pretty fussy I've heard. Very close tolerances. If you can, stick to the 8 speed.
Can you explain why 8 speed is better than 9 speed? I tried looking it up on Sheldon Brown, but it didn't do it much justice.
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I just realized why you got it at a 6% tax rate...any bike below $1000 is now subject only to GST.
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Yeah, its an awesome idea.
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Some years ago, I read in a magazine that cyclists were getting frustrated with the fussiness of the 9 spd drivetrains, because Shimano was squeezing in one more gear. The 8 spds basically had more 'room' around the sprockets etc. A friend bought a Devinci tourer (with a 9 spd) and during a ride his chain was jamming while shifting. We didn't know why so we took a look, and there was just some dirt and road grime around the sprockets and chainrings. He gave it a good cleaning and the shifting was back to normal. I've seen other cyclists go through the same thing.
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I spoke to these guys last month as I was looking for a new tourer. IIRC, the fork isn't lugged, chrome or straight bladed anymore, is this correct? I really like the look of the one on the site, especially as an alternative to the LHT,... which is a great bike, but common, and I wanted something different.
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Can we get a review please!!!
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