usually the same day as impounded Cars are sold off ! For the Craft ! BIG AL !
Brakes these days are easier to adjust. If I would not live in a very hilly place I would maybe choose a 3 speed bike, they need far less adjusting.
Bikes these days are sold with nothing and this is really annoying. When I was young, bikes were sold with luggage carrier, lights, mudgards, a pump and a little pocket for tools. Now wheels are always fitted with quick release which is annoying too as it is so easy to steal.
I will also vouch for the three speed as a good bike. Years ago I found two Amf brand three speeds laying in a ditch and took them home. The rims were starting to disintegrate into rust, but the three speed hubs both worked flawlessly still. I could not believe that. I bet with even slight care those hubs could last fifty years or more.
Angelika Maier wrote:Slimmer rims need less force (but you don't want the racing rims).
Not true. Counterintuitive perhaps, but science says semi-fat is best. Wider tires have less rolling resistance than the ol' skinny 10-speed tires.
Chip Haynes wrote:Ok, whoa, wait a minute here: Zach, that's a great looking bike, but what's up with the upside down water bottle cage mounted to the seat tube? I know there HAS to be a reason for that, right?
It only looks upside down. That style is really good at keeping the bottle in when bumped on the side.
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