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suggested approved edit on What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
Jun
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comment What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
There are a small number of “road” derailleurs which can handle a mountain crankset, but you’re correct that it’s much easier to find a mountain derailleur. I've proposed an edit to your answer to moderate the claim, but otherwise +1.
Jun
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comment Converting crankset from 28-38-48 to 30-39-53
@mosh: interesting — would you add those as an answer to my question? I don’t want to threadjack yours. :)
Jun
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comment Converting crankset from 28-38-48 to 30-39-53
Sadly it's not quite so simple... :) a key problem I have is that MTB derailleurs are not compatible with my road brifters, and finding a road derailleur which can handle < 50T on the large ring is tricky.
Jun
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comment Is it possible to use road-style brifters with an internal gear hub?
It's sounding like the answer is "no"; if nobody else puts that as an answer soon, I'll do so and accept it.
Jun
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comment Is it possible to use road-style brifters with an internal gear hub?
@Mac, doesn't the lever in the adapter account for that?
Jun
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revised Sources of vibration at high speed in and around rear wheel
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Jun
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comment What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
I think it'd be fine in a flatter part of the world (it was just right in Minneapolis). Even the newer version has a pretty similar setup, though the crankset is smaller to start, making my mod easier: jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/pdfs/12_aurora.pdf
Jun
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asked What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
Jun
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suggested approved edit on Sources of vibration at high speed in and around rear wheel
Jun
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asked Is it possible to use road-style brifters with an internal gear hub?
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comment How do I know if it's worth restoring my bike?
Welcome to bicycles.sx! :)
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answered I keep getting flats
Jun
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answered Do glueless tube patches work as well as glue ones?
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comment Best practice for patching snakebite pinch flats on skinny tubes
This doesn't quite answer your question, but have you considered fatter tires? 23-25mm seems more appropriate for racing than commuting to me. I run 32-35mm for around town on my touring bike, and it came with 28mm. I think I've had one snakebite, and that was obvious abuse.
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answered Best practice for patching snakebite pinch flats on skinny tubes
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answered Are there any 'anti-fly' masks on the market?
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revised How to buy machine-built wheels for a touring bike?
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