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    On the Roadie, I went with a Waterford curved...

    On the Roadie, I went with a Waterford curved steel fork. Have size 14/15 feet, Gunnar suggested the fork would do away with toe strike - it did !! Plus the ride is pleasant.
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    Have ridden a Roadie for four years. I have a...

    Have ridden a Roadie for four years. I have a very odd body shape very long torso and short legs so I went with custom geometry - fit is perfect. Ride and handling are great. The roadie is my...
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    Beyond concept. Reality, YES. Have around...

    Beyond concept.
    Reality, YES.
    Have around 16000 km on my 1x9 touring/utility bike.
    Set up is a 36 t chainring with 9 spd 12-36 cassette, 40-622 tires.
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    Run 9 spd 12-36 cassette with 28 and 40 chain...

    Run 9 spd 12-36 cassette with 28 and 40 chain rings on my trek 520 - good range and reliable shifting.
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    Shortwave is diminishing, however I still carry...

    Shortwave is diminishing, however I still carry an Eaton Traveler mini radio. Get local AM stations, FM, some shortwave, plus it is a clock and alarm - don't carry a smart phone - so it is nice to...
  6. I believe at one time ANT bike fabricated a nice...

    I believe at one time ANT bike fabricated a nice looking "mini velo" type bike. Live in a very rural area, when I go to an urban area - take a bike Friday NWT with an nexus 8 spd hub. It works well...
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    Try to find a cannondale t-2000, I know they have...

    Try to find a cannondale t-2000, I know they have phased out this model.
    my partner has one she has toured on for almost 10 years;
    It is a nice balance of capacity and responsiveness.
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    I wear a pair of Aerotech knickers, more than for...

    I wear a pair of Aerotech knickers, more than for utility riding or commuting.
    comfortable, but generously sized, have worn well - work fine when I want something other
    than the running short look.
  9. I use a saris bones, have two bike model. Wish...

    I use a saris bones, have two bike model.
    Wish I had gotten the 3-bike, to allow a little more room for two bikes.
  10. Have used a wired (or cable driven) cyclometer...

    Have used a wired (or cable driven) cyclometer for some time, just to keep track of distance. Late in the summer, I had tree bikes with non-functioning cyclometers. Family got for my birthday the...
  11. Not sure what is wrong with tipping your bike to...

    Not sure what is wrong with tipping your bike to swing your leg over the top tube. Perhaps some exercise to extend your range of motion would help? Also a check to make sure your bike is an...
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    Thoughts ? Not sure what constitutes a "long...

    Thoughts ? Not sure what constitutes a "long commute? Perhaps more than an hr in the saddle ? Plus temp and humidity are a factor. Bike short "padding" is really intended as a moisture wick to help...
  13. IMHO- for commuting, most utility and pleasure...

    IMHO- for commuting, most utility and pleasure riding, the 1xN set up is an optimal choice. The set up I like best for 622 wheel 32 mm tire is a 9 spd 12-36 cassette with a 39 t chain ring. If...
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    Poll: Picked up a new set of schwalbe snow tires last...

    Picked up a new set of schwalbe snow tires last weekend.
    Used many harsh words before they were mounted, plus broke a tire lever.
    Last couple of tire swaps I've have seemed to be more of a...
  15. Consider changing tires, try Schwalbe big apples ?

    Consider changing tires, try Schwalbe big apples ?
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    IMHO, chicken doo doo. However suggest you do a...

    IMHO, chicken doo doo.
    However suggest you do a few practice runs on the weekend or day off.
    Especially if you have a day off on a "normal" work day.
    cycle to work, at usual time of day with what...
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    i honor your Fredness.

    i honor your Fredness.
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    wood; the original carbon fiber, used since the...

    wood; the original carbon fiber, used since the 1800's.
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    10 yr old bike - new brake pads and a complete...

    10 yr old bike - new brake pads and a complete tune up.
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    IMHO - with possible exception of the NuVinci hub...

    IMHO - with possible exception of the NuVinci hub - there has been no real cycle innovation in the past quarter century. There has been lots of material science and electronics evolution that has...
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    The Italian road bike mirror is very slick and...

    The Italian road bike mirror is very slick and works well, because it is sort of fixed by the handle bar tape, not quite as useful in all riding positions. Have had two on my road bike, both cracked...
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    did you go to Home Depot by bike ? if yes = fred...

    did you go to Home Depot by bike ?
    if yes = fred
    if no = NOT fred
  23. With all due respect - what attributes actually...

    With all due respect - what attributes actually make this path so special ?
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    Riding below -20 F gets pretty chilling - have to...

    Riding below -20 F gets pretty chilling - have to be so careful to not have exposed skin.
    for me, a bigger barrier to riding is lack of daylight during cold weather - hard to see ice ridges that...
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    I use a Duluth Pack shell bag when just cruising...

    I use a Duluth Pack shell bag when just cruising around; holds what I need, stays out of the way and has worn very well.
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