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Originally Posted by benetga View Post
Could you make it a single speed?
This. You can eliminate the derailleur, single out the front too, and lighten the bike up a bit in the process. Take it out on light pleasure rides now and then, and have something else to ride when you need a fully functional geared bike.

Alternately, hang it on the wall. That's what I figure I'll do with Jake (2000 Kona JtS) when the time comes. Some of us get attached to our hardware, and there's nothing wrong with that. It just makes for a bit of heartache when something like this happens.
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