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Old 08-16-19, 01:55 PM
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Bad Lag
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Throwing in my vote for vintage steel mountain bikes... they're very versatile and quite inexpensive. Also, they'll take actual wide tires.

I agree 100%. It's what I did, too.

Get a high quality, steel frame (no suspension). The cantilever brakes will do everything you need.

Add a comfortable Brooks saddle (B67?) to go with the upright bars. This is the best position for negotiating traffic.

Ditch the knobbies and get some wide Schwalbe Kojak tires (smooth tread).
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