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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicegrip View Post
    ? Was in a Performance bike last week and there were plenty. Flat, road, disk, cheap, expensive and in-between. Not trying to sell Peformance bike or any brand just point to one sellers selection of bike types.

    http://www.performancebike.com/webap..._400001_400306
    I definitely do not want a road bike. I tried a Trek FX, and it already required a much less upright position than I want. I can't imagine trying to manage a road bike.

    I ended up with the Verve 2, which does not have a suspension fork. And I got a bike that is theoretically larger than I need for my height, because the handlebars are higher (thus it is more possible to maintain an upright position). It's also possible to adjust the handlebars to be even higher if it turns out I need that. I've heard mixed things about disk brakes, and since I'm used to the rim brakes, they should be fine. So I think I'll be happy with the new bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    I hope they sold you a bike with presta valves on both tires this time...
    I may well try to change the stock wheels for my existing ones. I like Schrader valves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicegrip View Post
    If you still have the bike and all the parts I bet that can be fixed. (Edit). Took a look a the frame online and it is likely an easy fix for someone that can Tig weld and just so happens to have a 600 pound Syncrowave. No shipping on this one, gonna need to bring it over.
    If I get it to you, can you get it to Phoenix bikes when you're finished? It looks like I could get most of the way to your house via Metro, and just ride it the rest of the way (which would also mean I'd have a way to get home bikeless), so it's doable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    If I get it to you, can you get it to Phoenix bikes when you're finished? It looks like I could get most of the way to your house via Metro, and just ride it the rest of the way (which would also mean I'd have a way to get home bikeless), so it's doable.
    Can get it to them when done. Can give you a lift back to metro but it sounds like it might be less effort all around to come get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicegrip View Post
    Can get it to them when done. Can give you a lift back to metro but it sounds like it might be less effort all around to come get it.
    Okay, I'll let you know when I have the new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicegrip View Post
    ? Was in a Performance bike last week and there were plenty. Flat, road, disk, cheap, expensive and in-between. Not trying to sell Peformance bike or any brand just point to one sellers selection of bike types.
    Last time I was in a performance there weren't many decent commuter/utility bikes on the floor but I guess that might have changed. There were lots of flat bar racy road bikes (skinny tire/no utility) and heavy hybrids, but not the range of the website.

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    New bike arrived! Even though it's pretty much the same model I had before (Trek Verve 2; old one was Trek 7300), I did get some nice upgrades. The frame is a 21" instead of a 19", which means the handlebars are higher, allowing me to ride more upright. The gears are the type with levers instead of the type that involves twisting the grips. Once I stop trying to twist the handlebars anyway out of habit, I think they'll be a lot crisper, with less slipping. The kickstand attaches near the back, instead of in the center, making the bike more stable. I got the rigid fork instead of the suspension fork. The handlebar seems to have a bit more room, so I was able to put my Garmin on it instead of on the post.

    I did swap out the old wheels, tires, and seat. Sorry, Presta fans, but I like my Schraders! The old wheels and seat were better quality than what comes standard on the bike. And I really wanted the 35s on the tires instead of the 38s it came with, because my tire chains won't fit onto anything wider than a 35.

    Vicegrip says he can fix the frame, and then donate the bike to Phoenix Bikes. So I put the wheels and seat from the new bike back onto the old one. And the bike shop agreed to keep the old bike for him until he can pick it up. (Vicegrip, you have a PM.)

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    Today's commute was the first for my new Rivendell Rosco Bubbe.
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    Finally got around to putting my new fenders on. These are SKS. My previous ones did not have the mudguards. The front mudguard is really low, which I hope does an even better job of keeping water/grime off my feet.
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    Are those the SKS Longboards?

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