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Not to confuse anyone, but we at North St. Bags also make a second convertible pannier backpack, the Route 9. This bag is designed as more of a long haul touring option with less frequent on and off transition than that of our other bag, the Woodward Convertible. Depending on the nature and length of your ride, you may prefer one design over the other. But ...


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I would suggest the Woodward Convertible from North St. Bags. To be fair, I work for them, but given the nature of your inquiry and the tasks you're looking to achieve, this product is perfect. We've designed the Woodward to work well both on and off the bike and we have worked hard to make the transition process easy and quick.


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I did some weighing today Pressed-steel one-size spanners 91g 102g 76g Open-ended and closed 9/16" ring spanner 97g Open-ended and ratcheting 9/16" ring spanner 110g 6" adjustable spanner 131g 8" adjustable spanner 207g 12" adjustable persuader of doom 400-420g (too heavy for scales!) I don't have a bone spanner here to test but I'd expect around 60 ...


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The most important measurement is the bolt circle diameter or BCD. This is the spacing that the mounting bolts use. On a 3x crank there should be 2 BCDs, one for the inner 'granny' ring mounts and one for outer mount used by the middle and outer ring. There are a variety of BCDs is use (see http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bcd.html). The standard is 104 ...


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Any bicycle is suitable for a beginner, as long as it fits! Just like buying clothes, you want to look good, feel good and basically not feel the bike is under you (the nirvana of bicycle selection!). Most cyclists (road & MTB) have incorrect bike sizes for their body. Their bodies ache and complain at first, but guess what? The body adjusts, and ...


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Option 1 - Nothing Many fixed gear riders are short distance, and tend to be close to home. The creed is to remove superfluous things from the bike making it lighter and simpler. Why carry tools at all? All you need is a cellphone, or some way to pay for taxi. Some tyres have a phenomenal puncture resistance, so this makes punctures less likely, at the ...



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