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Old 02-16-2008, 12:39 AM
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Default Re: most of you know

You might want to try a 26" frame with a low center of gravity. Most of the Electra bikes are built this way (just as an example). The lower stance seems to make it easier to get a strong start, and it's less clumsy on inclined starts.

I think it's worth mentioning the psychological aspects involved. Don't let car traffic rush or pressure you into an uncomfortable start. If I have to stop on an incline, I will just let the other traffic go on by and start off when there isn't anyone waiting. It's all about enjoying the worries
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