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asked Brake levers for Dia Compe centre pull brakes
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comment What is the men's version of Trek Lexa SLX
The lower end Emonda's are race legal as far as I'm aware, with the lowest end one weighing in at 19.27 lbs. It's not until you get into the high end $5,000 models where the weight drops below the UCI weight limit of 15 lbs, with the most expensive one weighing in at a measly 10.25 lbs.
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answered Shimano Sora 9-speed shifters “missing a speed”
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comment What is the men's version of Trek Lexa SLX
The Domane 2.3 has an IsoSpeed fork, which the Lexa does not have and could account for some of the price difference. The saddle will be different as the one on the Lexa is womem specific.
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answered What is the men's version of Trek Lexa SLX
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comment I have a 2013 Diamondback Podium 3. Is it possible to use it as a touring bike?
@jimrings until they get rid of the UCI minimum weight limit, there's no point in trying to remove useful features in order to save a few grams. At this point, most pros are adding things like power meters and even ballast weights just to say their bike weighs enough.
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comment I have a 2013 Diamondback Podium 3. Is it possible to use it as a touring bike?
I really don't understand why the manufacturer wouldn't put rack mounts on every bike. It would only add a negligible amount of weight, and most people wouldn't even see them unless they were looking for them. Maybe the bike couldn't handle carrying 100+ lbs on the rack, but it would be convenient to be able to attach a rack with a couple small bags for carrying light cargo when needed.
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comment Advice on Folding Bicycle
I'm with @Vorac on this. You can store a standard bike in very little space with the proper system. Unless you have a requirement to bring the bike on a busy subway, there seems to be very little you can gain by using a folding bike. If you go with folding, You will pay more for the same quality of bike, and the bike will not perform on par with a non-folding bike.
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answered Protective Gloves for bmx / trials
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comment Who has information on this Fondriest Bike we found? Any good?
What do you mean by "found". Seems like an older frame (still in good shape though), but a lot of the components look new and of pretty decent quality. Looks like kind of a frankenbike, where none of the actual components are original.
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comment Comfort bike brakes
Yeah, that's a V-brake, also known as linear pull brakes. Caliper brakes are different and are usually found on road bikes. Google image search the terms so you can familarize yourself with how the different brakes look.
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comment Comfort bike brakes
Yeah, I thought it was odd that a comfort bike would have calipers, and it appears this one has v-brakes, so you can ignore my recommendation about Tiagra or higher brakes, as they probably won't work.
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comment Comfort bike brakes
If you're going with Shimano, then Tiagra or better (105, Ultegra, DuraAce) should be fine. Although I'm not sure if there would be enough reach/clearance to deal with the large tires you find on comfort bikes. I know there's a long reach version of the Tiagra brakes. Whether or not they fit will depend on if you have fenders or not as well.
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answered Comfort bike brakes
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answered Matching color bar tape to replace dirty white tape?
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revised Is a garmin oregon series GPS useful as a bike computer for navigation and ride tracking?
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answered Is a garmin oregon series GPS useful as a bike computer for navigation and ride tracking?