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commodorified ([personal profile] commodorified) wrote2016-09-10 07:51 pm

Update on Bicycle Quest

So, I test rode The Mixed Tape.

It fits like a dream and the handling makes me grin.

Reader, I bought it.
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[personal profile] graydon 2016-09-11 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
Excellent!

There is a truism (and I have found it true) that you can't tell fit for touring purposes until somewhere past 50km. (Until then, effort can substitute for fit.) So while if you can do that distance on Matilda you can nigh-certainly do it on the Mixed Tape, you might wish to be cautious about _where_ you do it the first time.

It's often tiny things; my least favourite so far was not the bike directly, but shoes, and "my toes are cold" turning into "I can't really feel my toes, this is like snowshoeing, what?"
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[personal profile] graydon 2016-09-11 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
Better is surely better! And "ten minutes in" suggests a good length of test ride, too, which is important.

(Bike fit is way, way more important than is generally promulgated or acknowledged and I get annoying about it if I get started, too. The which I am endeavouring not to do.)

It's where better turns out not to be perfect that involves the process of discovery...
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[personal profile] leecetheartist 2016-09-11 03:41 am (UTC)(link)
Yay!
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[personal profile] lilysea 2016-09-11 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
Yay! ^_^

May you have much happy riding! ^_^
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[personal profile] chickenfeet 2016-09-11 12:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Excellent
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[personal profile] callunavulgaris 2016-09-14 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay!
Edited 2016-09-14 16:17 (UTC)