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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBrakeforPastry View Post
    Quite frankly, I would love a good discussion on wheel size. I just think it should be its own thread. azfiddle got a new bike and wanted to share the good news with everyone. I'm pretty sure we would all like to wish her well with it.
    ^^^^ What she said. I don't think the problem was as much with the topic you brought up, Nandy, as where you brought it up. We like to support one another here. I for one am a big proponent of smaller wheels (I've owned a 650c bike and a Terry with 24" front wheel in the past and currently have a 20" wheeled Bike Friday) and no toe overlap, as I'm a petite gal and have had some near falls from toe overlap in the past. But this was just not the thread for it. Let's not criticize each other's choices because we're all different!
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  2. #32
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    Yup, I was just sharing the news about my bike. I'd be happy to see the discussion about the wheel size and frames on another thread. Not that I mind the topic but the thread kind of got hijacked here....The bike isn't new anymore- we've gone 300 plus miles together so it's time to move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azfiddle View Post
    ....The bike isn't new anymore- we've gone 300 plus miles together...
    I am curious azfiddle, now that you do have the hundred of miles of experience on this new bike-- how do the disc brakes feel compared to the stolen Ruby's rim brakes? Do you feel any difference?

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    wnyrider-

    I noticed they really gripped quickly - but no accidents or close calls because I was really paying attention to not stop too abruptly.

    The big aha moment came when I got back onto the Surly to go for groceries and got to the first stop sign and thought to myself, the brakes aren't working!

    So yes, I adjusted to them right away and don't think about it, but when I went back to the other bike I immediately felt the difference. I would have been happy with rim brakes but now I really appreciate the discs.
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    I've been gone for a while. Congrats on the new(ish) bike! She's pretty.

    (Also, sorry about your stolen Ruby!)
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    Thanks Owlie... yeah, it was sad to lose the blue one. How's school? Are you nearly finished?
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    Thanks for the good, descriptive reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azfiddle View Post
    Thanks Owlie... yeah, it was sad to lose the blue one. How's school? Are you nearly finished?
    I'm about half-way. I passed my comprehensive exams in November, so that officially makes me a PhD candidate rather than just a grad student.

    Haven't been riding much, unfortunately. School/work has been eating what little spare time I have. Cross bike needs a new saddle too (road bike is at BF's place, awaiting a tune-up and a good clean.)
    Last edited by Owlie; 03-02-2016 at 09:56 PM.
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