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    Why adding 6350 grams to my bike made me happy

    Being a daily commuter in search of the ideal everyday bike, I just wrote this article about adding weight to my bike - and why that's not such a bad thing at all.

    My Civia Hyland is a lot heavier than my previous hybrid, but man - so much more useful! This shot was taken today, after picking up a pair of skis for my daughter.

    Have a look at more photos and the story here:
    http://bysykling.posterous.com/why-a...e-made-me-happ


    Cheers,
    Geir Anders, Oslo, Norway
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    I am reminded that some weight additions to bikes make me happy every time I put my nearly 100 kg in the saddle and launch on another adventure! What we need in and from a bike changes over time and with application. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc
    I am reminded that some weight additions to bikes make me happy every time I put my nearly 100 kg in the saddle and launch on another adventure!
    Good one, Brian!

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    OOH, how do you like that Suntour seatpost? That's on my list among other things.

    Also, what front rack/basket is that?

    Never mind. All my questions were answered in your link.

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    Nice bike, what happened to the chain guard? Did you remove it to save weight

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    Good read!
    Originally Posted by Bmateo1:
    Joyous Day in Woods
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    Hi Pursuiter, sorry the late reply - been away the last week.

    I do have a Civia chain guard lying ready in my parts bin. I just didn't get around to install it when I first built up the frame and was eager to get the bike on the road. And after a little while I realized that it maybe wasn't that much of a necessity? No marks on my pant legs so far, no snagging - that's why I just left it there. This bike is all about practicality, and the moment I feel like I need that guard; it will be there very soon.

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    With a single chainwheel covered in chain, pant cuff snags aren't likely. If you ride blue jeans, I'd leave it off, too. If you plan on wearing a pair of light or white pants, especially if brand new (seems to increase the risk: tempting fate? ), it might be time to put it on.

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    ^^ Too true, must be a Murphy's Law corrolary. Sometimes I bring my bike to work by car and if I am tempted to ride from the far flung parking lot to my office in work clothes I am usually sorry.

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