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I'm planning to go for a 15-mile test ride tomorrow to see if the knees are ready for some bike commuting. Nice easy pace, but there will be a couple hills, as you can not go more than 2 or 3 miles from my house without encountering at least one short steep obstacle.<br><br>
So here's my dilemma. I have two bikes to choose from. My commuter bike is an old steel mountain bike with friendly gearing. My tri bike has no friendly gearing (this is The Honeybitch, remember), but the fit has been tuned to the gnat's ass, with shims under the cleats, everything dialed in for the knees, etc.<br><br>
So one bike has easier gearing, but the other has the more proper fit. Which is the better choice?
 

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Tough to call, and I totally see the dillema. I'd say go with your gut instinct. And if the gut chatters non-sensical drool to you like your knee does, then consider that the friendly gearing will make sure you don't push those hills too hard for the extra gear they have, while the Honey Bitch, although dialed in, will force you to work hard on the ups.
 

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I was afraid you'd say that. My gut says ride the easy-geared beater-bike. My heart cries for the tri bike. sigh
 

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Don't make me come up there....<br><br>
Leave Honeyb!tch at home tomorrow. If all goes well, your affair shall resume next weekend.
 

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Tithers has no real expertise. I say go with the brain and NOT you heart...but Tithers has a lot of heart and makes dumb, but fulfilling decisions from time to time.<br><br>
I say consult the magic 8 ball!
 

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You're just jumping on the bandwagon. Why don't you tell me how you <i>really</i> feel?
 

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IMO If the reason for riding is to see if your ready for a bike commute, why not take the bike that you would be commuting on?
 
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