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  • Andrew Jacobs
    Or, if money is no object, the 14 speed super nice internal hub... http://www.webcyclery.com/product.php?productid=17032&cat=340&page=1 Andy
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      Or, if money is no object, the 14 speed super nice internal hub...

      http://www.webcyclery.com/product.php?productid=17032&cat=340&page=1

      Andy

      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, Andrew Janjigian
      <ajanjigian@...> wrote:
      >
      > I didn't mean to dig on internal hub gears. Before my Nexus 7 failed,
      > I loved it. (It is nice to be able to shift while stopped.) And I
      > have heard that the N 8 is much, much better, and maybe good enough
      > to take the beating that a loaded XC dishes out.
      >
      > Andrew
      >
      > On Feb 13, 2006, at 8:27 PM, Kipchoge Spencer wrote:
      >
      > > Though it's not yet on the site, we've just begun selling the
      > > Breezer Uptown SUB. It has an 8-speed internal Nexus and a
      > > chainguard, as well as front and rear lights powered by a hub
      > > dynamo. It's a real bike. http://breezerbikes.com/bike_details.cfm?
      > > bikeType=town&frame=d&bike=uptown
      > >
      > > According to Joe Breeze, the 8 speed Nexus is a lot nicer than the
      > > others, and has a much great range of gear ratios. I can't really
      > > say for sure that it's more robust. I have destroyed a Nexus hub,
      > > but I've also destroyed a 9-speed cassette freewheel mechanism. If
      > > you really hammer on a gear system with a big load in a low gear
      > > for a long time, you can indeed break it.
      > >
      > > Andrew is correct about it being more difficult to install, but
      > > that only happens once, and then it's easier to shift forever
      > > (theoretically at least) and you can shift while stopped.
      > >
      > > paz,
      > > kipchoge
      > >
      > > On 13 Feb 2006 21:37:57 -0000, rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com <
      > > rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
      > > There are 6 messages in this issue.
      > >
      > > Topics in this digest:
      > >
      > > 1. Re: Bikes for girls?
      > > From: "Susan" <maps@...>
      > > 2. Re: Re: Bikes for girls?
      > > From: Paula McConnell < paulamcconnellbks@...>
      > > 3. Re: Bikes for girls?
      > > From: "Susan" <maps@...>
      > > 4. Re: Re: Bikes for girls?
      > > From: TheJonesgal@...
      > > 5. Re: Re: Bikes for girls?
      > > From: fahrner@...
      > > 6. Re: Re: Bikes for girls?
      > > From: Andrew Janjigian <ajanjigian@...>
      > >
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      > > Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 20:20:01 -0000
      > > From: "Susan" <maps@... >
      > > Subject: Re: Bikes for girls?
      > >
      > > I couldn't help but notice that the chainguard on my Schwinn looks
      > > like it would work just fine even if there were an extra mess of chain
      > > attached to it. So unless your skirts are really full (I think - I'm
      > > not good at picturing things!) I think any regular chain guard could
      > > still work.
      > >
      > > I am really liking my bike now. I was having second thoughts on
      > > spending that much money but now that it has happened, I really have
      > > taken the bike places already that I'd have hopped into the car for,
      > > because I wasn't going to have to figure out how to manage that dish
      > > of food. THey're also just plain bigger than they look in the
      > > pictures - about time and a half what I had imagined (but then, I
      > > don't imagine sizes well...)
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "paulamcconnellbks"
      > > <paulamcconnellbks@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hey radicals,
      > > >
      > > > Loved the bit in the grist, I'm seriously looking into trading in my
      > > > roadbike for one of these. Got a question however...I'm a person of
      > > > faith who wears dresses everyday. (Trust me - that can be quite
      > > > radical too) What can you do for a chain guard so that my calico
      > > > dresses don't get covered in grease?
      > > >
      > > > Living simply,
      > > > Paula
      > > >
      > >
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      > > Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 14:45:54 -0800 (PST)
      > > From: Paula McConnell < paulamcconnellbks@...>
      > > Subject: Re: Re: Bikes for girls?
      > >
      > > Hi Susan!
      > >
      > > Thanks for thinking of me! I have decided to sell my bike and
      > > buy an xtracycle but I still don't know if that means finding a
      > > decent bike and ordering the kit or ordering a whole longbike.
      > > I'm moving into a city this coming August and want the bike to
      > > replace my car but for this to really work I'm going to need to
      > > wear my regular clothes as much as possible. I don't want some
      > > wimpy cruiser or hybrid, I was a serious cyclist and still want a
      > > serious bike...but with a chain guard and mud-flaps...you see my
      > > dilemma...
      > >
      > > Keep sending me reports on how you like your new new xtracycle.
      > > It'll help me convince my hubby that selling my brand-new road
      > > bike for one of these is not so crazy!
      > >
      > > And if you are really curious on what I wear...check out my blog.
      > > I have pictures!
      > >
      > > Peace,
      > > Paula
      > > www.leadingorled.blogspot.com
      > >
      > > Susan <maps@...> wrote: I couldn't help but
      > > notice that the chainguard on my Schwinn looks
      > > like it would work just fine even if there were an extra mess of
      > > chain
      > > attached to it. So unless your skirts are really full (I think -
      > > I'm
      > > not good at picturing things!) I think any regular chain guard
      > > could
      > > still work.
      > >
      > > I am really liking my bike now. I was having second thoughts on
      > > spending that much money but now that it has happened, I really have
      > > taken the bike places already that I'd have hopped into the car for,
      > > because I wasn't going to have to figure out how to manage that dish
      > > of food. THey're also just plain bigger than they look in the
      > > pictures - about time and a half what I had imagined (but then, I
      > > don't imagine sizes well...)
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "paulamcconnellbks"
      > > <paulamcconnellbks@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hey radicals,
      > > >
      > > > Loved the bit in the grist, I'm seriously looking into trading
      > > in my
      > > > roadbike for one of these. Got a question however...I'm a
      > > person of
      > > > faith who wears dresses everyday. (Trust me - that can be quite
      > > > radical too) What can you do for a chain guard so that my calico
      > > > dresses don't get covered in grease?
      > > >
      > > > Living simply,
      > > > Paula
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      > > Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 02:40:14 -0000
      > > From: "Susan" <maps@...>
      > > Subject: Re: Bikes for girls?
      > >
      > > Believe it or not, I just saw your blog before I cam here - I found
      > > it googling "Quaker Dress" since our college is doing "Black History
      > > LIve" and they weren't quite ready for me to be Sojourner Truth, so
      > > I'm going to be the Quaker lady who took her in. (I will give clues
      > > and the students will guess who I'm talking about.) I'm not going to
      > > have to work too hard on the costume :-)
      > >
      > > THe complete bikes look like pretty good bikes (it's not a brand I'm
      > > familiar with though). I really like my Trek 7500 FX which is really
      > > only a hybrid on the handlebars (and the big tires I didn't get - I
      > > opted for 25 cm tires) - don't know how it would handle mudflaps &
      > > chain guard. Trek also has some all-out "commuting" bikes, too ...
      > > though it seems I can't find as many as there were last year - talk
      > > about a marketing error! (http://www.commuterbicycle.com/ had a link
      > > to one that had a protected chain... but it doesn't seem to be
      > > accessible from this year's site... but that may mean you could get it
      > > cheaply). I know my bike shop guy would love the challenge of
      > > making a workable bike like that. Illinois is a little out of the
      > > way, though.
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com , Paula McConnell
      > > <paulamcconnellbks@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi Susan!
      > > >
      > > > Thanks for thinking of me! I have decided to sell my bike and buy
      > > an xtracycle but I still don't know if that means finding a decent
      > > bike and ordering the kit or ordering a whole longbike. I'm moving
      > > into a city this coming August and want the bike to replace my car but
      > > for this to really work I'm going to need to wear my regular clothes
      > > as much as possible. I don't want some wimpy cruiser or hybrid, I
      > > was a serious cyclist and still want a serious bike...but with a chain
      > > guard and mud-flaps...you see my dilemma...
      > > >
      > > > Keep sending me reports on how you like your new new xtracycle.
      > > It'll help me convince my hubby that selling my brand-new road bike
      > > for one of these is not so crazy!
      > > >
      > > > And if you are really curious on what I wear...check out my blog.
      > > I have pictures!
      > > >
      > > > Peace,
      > > > Paula
      > > > www.leadingorled.blogspot.com
      > > >
      > > > Susan <maps@> wrote: I couldn't help but notice that the
      > > chainguard on my Schwinn looks
      > > > like it would work just fine even if there were an extra mess
      > > of chain
      > > > attached to it. So unless your skirts are really full (I think
      > > - I'm
      > > > not good at picturing things!) I think any regular chain guard
      > > could
      > > > still work.
      > > >
      > > > I am really liking my bike now. I was having second thoughts on
      > > > spending that much money but now that it has happened, I really
      > > have
      > > > taken the bike places already that I'd have hopped into the car
      > > for,
      > > > because I wasn't going to have to figure out how to manage that
      > > dish
      > > > of food. THey're also just plain bigger than they look in the
      > > > pictures - about time and a half what I had imagined (but then, I
      > > > don't imagine sizes well...)
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "paulamcconnellbks"
      > > > <paulamcconnellbks@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Hey radicals,
      > > > >
      > > > > Loved the bit in the grist, I'm seriously looking into
      > > trading in my
      > > > > roadbike for one of these. Got a question however...I'm a
      > > person of
      > > > > faith who wears dresses everyday. (Trust me - that can be quite
      > > > > radical too) What can you do for a chain guard so that my
      > > calico
      > > > > dresses don't get covered in grease?
      > > > >
      > > > > Living simply,
      > > > > Paula
      > > > >
      > > >
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      > > Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 22:08:22 EST
      > > From: TheJonesgal@...
      > > Subject: Re: Re: Bikes for girls?
      > >
      > > I have a Raleigh "girl bike" It's only a 7-speed cruiser but I do
      > > love it.
      > > My commute is only 3 miles each way and I had a very limited budget
      > > when I got
      > > it and the xtracycle at the same time.
      > > Without riding during the rainy month of January, and now riding
      > > again, the
      > > hills are pretty difficult and I found myself daydreaming about
      > > something
      > > easier to get up the hills as I was feeling ready to keel over
      > > yesterday! I know
      > > I'll get back in shape soon though.
      > >
      > > Gerry
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      > > Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 19:34:49 -0800 (PST)
      > > From: fahrner@...
      > > Subject: Re: Re: Bikes for girls?
      > >
      > > > I have a Raleigh "girl bike" It's only a 7-speed cruiser but I do
      > > love it.
      > > > My commute is only 3 miles each way and I had a very limited
      > > budget when I
      > > > got
      > > > it and the xtracycle at the same time.
      > > > Without riding during the rainy month of January, and now riding
      > > again,
      > > > the
      > > > hills are pretty difficult and I found myself daydreaming about
      > > something
      > > > easier to get up the hills as I was feeling ready to keel over
      > > yesterday!
      > >
      > > You've gotten at the issue with chain guards: they're pretty easy
      > > to get
      > > (or put) on bikes that don't have a lot of gears. Lots of gears
      > > generally
      > > mean multiple front chainrings, and the more effective kinds of
      > > chainguards don't get along with front derailleurs. If you don't
      > > need to
      > > climb steep hills with cargo, there are plenty of bikes that would
      > > accommodate calico-skirted riding. Kipchoge rides an Electra Townie at
      > > least some of the time: I'd provide a direct link if Electra's site
      > > weren't done in link-hostile Flash (sigh). Some Townies come with
      > > few-enough gears to come also with chainguards.
      > >
      > > Would it be acceptable to wear leg coverings under the dress and
      > > hitch the
      > > dress up enough while riding to keep it clean? Something like
      > > bloomers:
      > > http://www.jolique.com/undergarments/bloomers%20_and_bicycles.htm
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      > > Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 09:32:23 -0500
      > > From: Andrew Janjigian <ajanjigian@...>
      > > Subject: Re: Re: Bikes for girls?
      > >
      > > The one thing to keep in mind about cruisers or other hub-geared
      > > bikes with a Freeradical mounted on them is that the extra load can
      > > do in a hub gear fairly quickly, in my experience. I had my first
      > > build on a Bianchi Milano, and it turned crunchy within the first
      > > year. I could have been a fluke, but I'm pretty sure I've heard
      > > similar stories from others.
      > >
      > > And hub gears are more expensive and more hassle to replace than
      > > derailleurs when they do go.
      > >
      > > My 2�,
      > > Andrew
      > >
      > > On Feb 12, 2006, at 10:34 PM, fahrner@... wrote:
      > >
      > > > > I have a Raleigh "girl bike" It's only a 7-speed cruiser but I do
      > > > love it.
      > > > > My commute is only 3 miles each way and I had a very limited
      > > > budget when I
      > > > > got
      > > > > it and the xtracycle at the same time.
      > > > > Without riding during the rainy month of January, and now riding
      > > > again,
      > > > > the
      > > > > hills are pretty difficult and I found myself daydreaming about
      > > > something
      > > > > easier to get up the hills as I was feeling ready to keel over
      > > > yesterday!
      > > >
      > > > You've gotten at the issue with chain guards: they're pretty easy
      > > > to get
      > > > (or put) on bikes that don't have a lot of gears. Lots of gears
      > > > generally
      > > > mean multiple front chainrings, and the more effective kinds of
      > > > chainguards don't get along with front derailleurs. If you don't
      > > > need to
      > > > climb steep hills with cargo, there are plenty of bikes that would
      > > > accommodate calico-skirted riding. Kipchoge rides an Electra
      > > Townie at
      > > > least some of the time: I'd provide a direct link if Electra's site
      > > > weren't done in link-hostile Flash (sigh). Some Townies come with
      > > > few-enough gears to come also with chainguards.
      > > >
      > > > Would it be acceptable to wear leg coverings under the dress and
      > > > hitch the
      > > > dress up enough while riding to keep it clean? Something like
      > > > bloomers:
      > > > http://www.jolique.com/undergarments/bloomers%20_and_bicycles.htm
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