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    Thread: Experts chime in, what should I do to convert my road bike for daily communting duty?

    1. 03-23-2012 03:44 PM #26
      yah you really dont have to think about much for a 3mi commute. i would just give it a go for a while and try not to buy much other than fenders which are needed to keep you and your bike happy. youll eventually figure out what you like and can upgrade from there.

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      03-23-2012 03:55 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by audi666 View Post
      yah you really dont have to think about much for a 3mi commute. i would just give it a go for a while and try not to buy much other than fenders which are needed to keep you and your bike happy. youll eventually figure out what you like and can upgrade from there.
      Cool.

      Thanks for the input.

      Fenders, tires, saddle for now (existing tires and saddle are shot).
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      04-04-2012 05:09 PM #28
      Thanks for the input all.

      Picked up this stuff for the bike:

      Conti 4 season 700x28


      Brooks B17 Special


      Shimano flip flop touring/atb pedals


      And a tune / cleaning.

      Also sold the Trek for good money!
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      04-05-2012 09:59 AM #29
      nice, good luck breaking in that B17, the Brooks break in period is long and can be painful, but is totally worth it!

      Quote Originally Posted by impact View Post
      Only 3.1 Miles?

      In that case I wouldn't worry about it too much...


      her tires are pretty much flat!

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