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    1. just fyi the 23 vs 25 debate is inherently flawed...

      just fyi the 23 vs 25 debate is inherently flawed by the fact that it's a relatively subjective measurement. there is zero control over it. one company's 23 is another's 25 is another's 28. unless...
    2. there are 3 very important things you need to...

      there are 3 very important things you need to know here:

      1) to do a conversion, you will need a) a new brake caliper/rotor, b) a new fork that allows disc brakes, c) a new wheel (or at least hub)...
    3. truth. in good, fully overhauled condition that...

      truth. in good, fully overhauled condition that bike is probably worth $125. as it sits i'd offer you $50
    4. throw it out and buy a new one. the reality...

      throw it out and buy a new one.

      the reality is, with your extremely novice level of questions, you REALLY need to go buddy up with a local bike shop. i'm not saying pay them to do all the work...
    5. so you want: - non-flashy paint - mounts for...

      so you want:
      - non-flashy paint
      - mounts for fenders and racks
      - disc brakes
      - room for big tires
      - SRAM drivetrain? (is that a must? i'm going to ignore it for the purposes of this)

      Mounts...
    6. are we talking about converting a 3x9 to 2x9 or...

      are we talking about converting a 3x9 to 2x9 or about converting a 2x9 to a 2x10? i'm confused.
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      on one of my city commuters i run a 42t single...

      on one of my city commuters i run a 42t single front chainring and a 10-speed 11-34t rear cassette. the 42-34 ratio is plenty low for handling the hills even with full panniers and the 42-11 is...
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      free cycling events are the best. constant...

      free cycling events are the best. constant registration fees can be a real barrier of entry for a lot of people.
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      i'm not seein any 26'ers on haro's site for less...

      i'm not seein any 26'ers on haro's site for less than $550+
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      mongoose still makes good high end bikes, so the...

      mongoose still makes good high end bikes, so the trickle-down is sufficient enough that this bike won't suuuuuuuck. that said, i would imagine if it is like any other bike in this price range that...
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      depends how cold it is. i have 3 pairs of...

      depends how cold it is. i have 3 pairs of gloves.

      the 1st is a glove "liner" which is very thin, but helpful when it's chilly.
      the 2nd is a full-finger wind-proof glove. this one is still...
    12. i agree. if you know your size and know how to...

      i agree. if you know your size and know how to put a bike together (i never trust an online-ordered bike to have properly installed anything, spoke tension included), then it's a great way to go.
      ...
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      take them to a good LBS and let someone else look...

      take them to a good LBS and let someone else look before you go buying new brakes. i haven't heard bad reviews of the MTS, which makes me think there may just be something in the setup that you are...
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      it depends on what you are after. i still visit...

      it depends on what you are after. i still visit bikeforums.net, but i ONLY go in the Mechanics forum and the Classic & Vintage Forum. there is something about those 2 forums that has kept people...
    15. oh man thanks for the heads up, i would have...

      oh man thanks for the heads up, i would have totally missed this!
    16. there isn't much you can do to prevent freak...

      there isn't much you can do to prevent freak occurrences like this. what are you gonna do? move to the suburbs and get an big SUV? life involves risk and interaction with the humanity around you...
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      yes, they are considerably more difficult than a...

      yes, they are considerably more difficult than a modern bike. no wonder when the modern bicycle with it's equal-sized wheels came out they were known as "safety bicycles"
    18. i'm not trying to let Trek off the hook (and all...

      i'm not trying to let Trek off the hook (and all the other manufacturers) but, to be fair, you rode a bike that felt to small for you and believed the numbers instead of your body and the in-person...
    19. OP, i don't really understand what you are asking...

      OP, i don't really understand what you are asking here. if you are going back to your original question of whether there is a new road bike in the 3-400 range that is light and upgradable, the short...
    20. http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/road_bikes.htm...

      http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/road_bikes.htm

      just remember you get what you pay for. i personally would never buy anything with less than Tiagra components at the MINIMUM, because otherwise...
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