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With what you envision - A single cog in the rear and a triple crankset up front - you would still require a rear derailleur to take up the chain slack since the chainrings have such large difference in diameter. A chain tensioner would not cope with the slack created from shifting from a 42 to a 32 tooth chainring, for instance. Since you'll need a rear ...


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I have carried a laptop on my commute bike for closing in on 15 years now. Mainly in panniers (saddle bags). For a little while in a courier bag when when I was young and dumb. For what it is worth (aka the dangers of anecdotal evidence) I didn't have any laptop failures directly related to a bike trip. I even toured with a 17inch laptop across 800 km of ...


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There are good bike bags for lap tops. Need water proof, padding, and solid mounting. Mount and unmount rapidly. Also consider how it carries off the bike. Does it look like a brief case so you can use it like a brief case during the day. To deal with length on the front wheel can help - that is how I carry. I don't like putting out a names but like the ...


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I haven't carried a laptop in a saddle bag but I have used them a fair amount. You can definitely find a waterproof saddle bag that will carry a laptop. If your commute is smooth (i.e. pavement) your laptop should be fine. Two things to consider when choosing a saddle bag: 1) Ease of removal/attachment. Unless you are going to leave it on all the ...


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In my opinion it's a fallacy to believe that a city bike should have thin tires and in fact if you look at bikes that are specifically marketed as city bikes (and don't aim at the hipster single speed crowd) they often come with quite wide tires. Wide tires offer much more dampening and the difference in rolling resistance is much smaller than once ...


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Here's a link to some information about the bike. According to that page, that model hasn't been made since 1999 and had an original sticker price of $799. So it's at least 16 years old. Depending on what condition it's in and if any parts have been replaced or upgraded, I'd try to get the seller to bring the price down a little. That being said, it actually ...


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Welcome to cycling. 325 bucks is really not too much for a complete bike (you'll understand this better later on). So, go for it as long as the sizing is correct for you. If you are not sure about sizing, take the bike to an LBS and have them do a (paid) assesment and fit in case you buy it.



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