savestheday wrote:1. Lots of trail riding
2. Something that rides the road well because i'm going to be riding 10+ miles to get to the trails.
Instigator w/ Nanoraptor 2.4's Karate Monkey 29'er Cross Check w/ 700x45's
savestheday wrote:i was looking on Craig's list and look what i found! i talked to the guy and he said bike are in really nice condition and both are for 25 dollars i'm going to look at them this afternoon. They arnt the best of bikes but for $25 thats a steal! http://easttexas.craigslist.org/bik/1699187217.html
chiggins wrote:- Commuting and some trail use: I'd probably be lookin' at a Cross-Check
cmlasley wrote:chiggins wrote:- Commuting and some trail use: I'd probably be lookin' at a Cross-Check
Help me out here: I want to buy "the last bike I'll ever have to buy." I want it for commuting, and light trail use. Must have fenders. I want to run the largest tires possible (at least 2"). I prefer 26" rims for their strength. I want a three-speed internal-geared hub. I want front disc and rear coaster brakes. I'd prefer a steel frame. I like the Surlys:
I'd love to get a LH Trucker, but the vertical dropouts on the tail make an internal geared hub impossible (without a tensioner, which takes away the bullet proof and simple nature of the geared hub).
That takes me to the Cross-Check, which would be fine, but how to get front discs on there? Change forks?
That takes me to the Karate Monkey - but the rear drop outs are at 135mm, not the 130mm of my beloved 3-speed internal-geared hub? Spacers? What do I do?
The next choice would be the Swobo Otis - I'm not sure how I feel about the aluminum frame, and I can't fit the-biggest-freaking-tires-you've-ever-seen-on-a-bike on that.
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