What is it with colleagues asking for cycle advice and then completely ignoring everything you tell them? 2 of my colleagues have bought Gary Fisher Hybrids in the last few months despite my advice against hybrids. Both commute no more than 4 miles in London with barely any hills, yet both plumped for stupidly heavy hybrids with triples. One is a fit 40 year old the other is a very fit 29 year old who was advised my me and even (to my amazement) by a fella in Evans to get a singlespeed, but no he gets the Fisher. It's like banging your head against a brick wall, bikes are only ever used for commuting and the rare pootle on a weekend. Why do all these hybrids sold in LONDON bike shops come with triples? It's nonsensical (or perhaps it;scos they are so heavy you need a triple to get over a speedbump)... Rant over.