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comment What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
I ended up with Option 2. We couldn't get the IRD derailleur to work -- shop says something is wrong with it, and I never followed up with warranty replacement. The stock Sora FD worked not great, but OK. I've actually replaced the bike and now have flat bars with a Rohloff rear hub, which is a far nicer arrangement. Bottom line, low gearing plus drop bars is a major money, time, and frustration sink, AFAICT.
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accepted How is the riding experience of a Rohloff hub different than derailleur gears?
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comment Sources of vibration at high speed in and around rear wheel
It turned out that it was #5 -- the bearings in the hub were worn out. The rim was also worn, so replacing the wheel solved the problem.
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asked How is the riding experience of a Rohloff hub different than derailleur gears?
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comment Are flat handlebars stable at high speed?
OK, sounds like the answer is "yes, since it depends more on frame geometry than handlebars".
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accepted Are flat handlebars stable at high speed?
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comment Are flat handlebars stable at high speed?
Even being in the hoods feels iffy at speed, so I don't think it's just how far apart my hands are.
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comment How can I properly replace the hose on this older Schwinn pump?
@Benedikt, I believe that's the core of my question. :) How can I check if the thread is the right size? Is there a name or spec for the threads that I have? How could I figure it out with normal household measuring tools?
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asked How can I properly replace the hose on this older Schwinn pump?
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accepted What are the steepest, highest, most miserable road ascents in the world?
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comment What are the steepest, highest, most miserable road ascents in the world?
@JohnP, the question is pretty specific on those dimensions. I asked about road ascents, grade, and height, not mountain biking or the other dangers you list.