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Philly Safari Bike

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Kogswell P/R MK II 59cm

Velo Orange Milan Handlebars / Dimension stem / Oury grips

Low rake fork / stock Aheadset

26" Mavic M117 rim / Deore LX 32H hub / Michelin City 1.4"

26" Mavic M117 rim / Deore LX 32H hub / Michelin City 1.4"

Sugino VP triple (running currently as a double) / unknown

Brooks Team Professional / Lemond Post

MKS-GR9 w/ MKS clips / Shimano hyperglide chain

Dia-Compe downtube shifters / Deore LX front derailleur, Deore rear derailleur

Avid SD5 V-brakes / Avid levers

8 speed Shimano cassette / Surly Nice Rack

Great for groceries and hauling stuff around Philadelphia. Eats potholes for breakfast (well, not all).

People who friended this bike redbeard, marctenor, alex aka fresh, wild style, the fumingator, datadatadaniel, velocepedestrian, campystamp, cobrabyte

I see you had the milan bars

I see you had the milan bars before the bellevilles. How do they compare? I almost went with those initially.


Actually, I had the Porteur bars right before the Bellevilles. The Porteur is definitely wider, maybe a tiny bit too wide for my purposes, but very comfy with full bar tape.

I had gotten them because I was interested in trying inverse brake levers, though the subsequent decision to move from cantilever brakes to v-brakes resulted in me needing to switch over to linear pull MTB-style standard levers, which wouldn't fit on the 23.8 diameter Porteur bars I had.

I still haven't gotten around to a longer ride yet on the new Bellevilles -- I'd love to see how they feel after 25-30 miles.

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