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I made the change earlier this year and I can highly recommend it. The difference between a city bike and a road bike is like the difference between walking and running. On a city bike you have a comfortable upright position that encourages more relaxed cycling, whereas a road bike encourages much more intense cycling. On a city bike you might cruise at 15-...


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Unfortunately there are a large number of factors that could lead to IT band issues. If your only exercise is biking, you can easily build up muscle imbalances which can lead to problems such as chronic pain. Furthermore, if you also have flexibility issues you can be compensating without knowing it, which can lead to muscle imbalances, which can lead to ...


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Assuming you have Shimano components, it depends if you have an MTB or road groupset. Shimano used the same actuation ratio (ratio of cable length pulled to lateral movement of derailleur cage) for road 8, 9 and 10 speed systems then changed for 11 speed. Theoretically a 9 speed derailleur will work with a 10 speed shifter and cassette. On the MTB side the ...


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No, that will not work. The latest generation R2000 Claris groupset and it's predecessors are all 8 speed systems, so you can't select 11 sprockets on the cassette. If you are thinking that you can use the 8 of the 11 sprockets, that won't work either. A quick explanation of the differences between different 'speed' groupsets: the sprocket spacing on 8, 9, ...


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This is the question that you did not ask, but I feel that the answer would not be complete without considering this one as well: Why is a city bike faster than a city bike with the same effort? If so, what would be the difference between the two? And how much faster would it be? (1) and (2) obviously is a matter of quality and maintenance, and (3) ...


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Crane Creek makes a headset that will solve this problem. I've used it on my MTB and it works well. It does slightly increase the stack height. Do I need a tapered head tube to use a tapered fork on my bike


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These issues van often be caused by irregularities of your legs or feet. Even a small one can case issues after tens of thousands of revolutions. It is a pity that you did not reply to my comment with questions. Unless these issues are large obvious, they may not be that apparent. It is highly recommended to have a bike fit. Make sure that your saddle ...


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Anecdotal and non-quantitative, but I've got two bikes: a road frame built up as a hybrid, and another road frame set up with racier geometry (see attached photo). Both are of 1980s vintage and maintained equally well so I think they offer a useful comparison. Even after owning them both for 5+ years now, I'm still surprised by the striking increase in speed ...


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My frame is 1984 Palo alto biemazeta. Dove looks right...Columbus tubing..reinforce tube...after 85' they started making the tucked t bolt nut for brake calipers. I had too drill mine too fit ...trade e mails got pics of a repaint , new parts. Weighs in 19 lbs. Thanks CB


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I use trad clips because they suit my damaged legs and you can wear regular shoes or even boots!


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