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dement

Member since Sep 2012 • Last active Dec 2022
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    There is a lot of personal perference and stemlength and seatpost/seat position is a big factor, but 53 cm does not seem like a bad choice.

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    If you clear the top tube standing over the 53 cm I donĀ“t think that would be a bad choice. You can probably get the 49 cm to work as well, but the 53 cm might be a more comfortable fit. If you want a really agressive position with drops, the 49 cm might be a better option, but who want to do that anyway?

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    I dont have issues with toe overlap, but it does have toe overlap. All smal bikes with normal "road bike" geometry and 700c wheels will have toe overlap.

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    Thanks. The bike is a real trooper.

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    Surly is pretty weird about how they make the bikes bigger. Im 169 cm and ride the 49 cm frame. I went with the 49 cm due to stand over clearance. The head tube/stack is very low, but I run risers and spacers so that is fine. If I wanted drop bars I would have needed a real spacers tower or some fuggly stem. The big difference between the 49cm and the 53 cm in my opinion is the higher head tube/stack and higher standover.

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    It is time for winter riding again. The Pompino got should have done 10 000 km by now so it got a new rear wheel with a fancy White Industries freesheel.

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    Well, I use TRP CX 8.4 with SKS guards and there is some contact between the guard the brake. I still works and perhaps you can fit it better. I use a 35 mm tyre.

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    The TRP CX 8.4 is bad for clearing the fender with a big tyre. If you use brakes that pull enough cable brakes with longer arms are better. The brake shoes from the TRP that takes normal road pads are however the bees knees.

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    The product really would be helped by some kind of hook that prevents the hand from falling of forward if you hit something. The lever usually has that function.

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    I would just get the Hurdy Gurdy chain tensioner.

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