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  1. This isn't technically an answer you're looking...

    This isn't technically an answer you're looking for, but I had the same problem and went clipless. I was using Power Grips, but would keep catching the lugs on my shoes as I tried to "unclip". I...
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    You've got to be kidding me. That hair is...

    You've got to be kidding me. That hair is clearly going to *increase* the damage in an accident due to the increased neck torsion!

    Big hair is a personal choice. :innocent:
  3. No, not the carcass, just around the bead area. ...

    No, not the carcass, just around the bead area. Seems like others have worse problems than I. The rubber makes it hard to mount and dismount the tires because the levers (which aren't sharp) end up...
  4. Specialized Armadillos: do they fall apart for you, too?

    Totally unrelated to the fact that I've been looking at Schwalbe tires--my Armadillos have been falling apart from the first time I mounted them. It's not that the tread is coming off, but rather...
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    And might I add yet another "finally!" :) I...

    And might I add yet another "finally!" :)

    I was wondering how sales were doing; maybe other people buy stuff at the drop of a hat, but I generally wait until my old stuff wears out or breaks...
  6. Everything that's not bolted down gets chucked in...

    Everything that's not bolted down gets chucked in the messenger bag. Helmet either in the bag or locked to the bike; there's not a big market for helmets with the straps cut. Even if there were, a...
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    Microfiber towels....

    Microfiber towels. Is there anything they can't do?

    Remember, always carry a towel.
  8. The Nashbar X aluminum cyclocross frame has been...

    The Nashbar X aluminum cyclocross frame has been bought for at least guy for his wife; one review has a guy who bought it for his wife's time trial, and another for his kid. The extra small has the...
  9. Why is the elastomer suspension unfortunate?

    Why is the elastomer suspension unfortunate?
  10. I use cyclemeter:...

    I use cyclemeter: http://www.abvio.com/cyclemeter/ . No problems, except for that my iPhone 3G runs out of memory sometimes and crashes (happens with other apps, too. Worse on GPS ones). No...
  11. Obviously just my experience, but the only time...

    Obviously just my experience, but the only time I've ever broken a spoke it was from my wife accidentally knocking over the bike in a wheelbender rack in the garage. I'm 170 lbs, 36 spoke wheels,...
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    Not exactly, and no. :) The rear derailleur...

    Not exactly, and no. :) The rear derailleur helps keep the chain on the rear, and the front derailleur helps keep the chain on the front. Under some circumstances, if you don't have a front...
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    Seems like us SoCal riders usually give them the...

    Seems like us SoCal riders usually give them the full finger.
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    Ivan, meet redeyedtreefr0g. It's amazing--people...

    Ivan, meet redeyedtreefr0g. It's amazing--people who sew can actually make garments in any size they want!

    Don't know if she's taking on custom work, but you should find someone who sews. I hear...
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    Pretty sure there are other threads about this,...

    Pretty sure there are other threads about this, you might want to check.

    I don't know if you're looking for other chain guard users or other 1x9 users. I'm a temporary 1x9-er while I'm waiting...
  16. Mount the bicycle in a work stand, wheel...

    Mount the bicycle in a work stand, wheel attached. Rotate pedals while shifting into high gear, building up a high wheel speed. Finally, using the brake bridge area as a tool rest, gently apply the...
  17. I have that Tektro. I've found that mounting the...

    I have that Tektro. I've found that mounting the stop higher (even on the steer tube) with the extra cross levers makes for bad cable routing. The stop mounted on the fork on my older bike works...
  18. I know, I know--there's lots of costs associated...

    I know, I know--there's lots of costs associated with driving, and many people underestimate them. But cut the guy some slack; I doubt he's spending more than he realizes. For example, many people...
  19. Cantilever brakes with fork-mounted cable stop on carbon fork?

    I'm building up a bike with a carbon fork (the Nashbar CX carbon fork), and I'm wondering if the plan I have to use a fork-mounted cable stop with the cantilever brakes will work. I usually see on...
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    Totally agree with what you say, except that...

    Totally agree with what you say, except that "here" means "an extremely limited area of San Diego". Elsewhere in SD, road biking is more common. In areas where both road and sidewalk is available,...
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    Why do the road pedals have the larger platform...

    Why do the road pedals have the larger platform compared with something like the M-520, M-450, etc? You'd almost think that the road version would be smaller due to weight weenieism. I realize that...
  22. Thread: 2 minute rule

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    I've found pretty good success with the "tangent...

    I've found pretty good success with the "tangent to the induction loop" approach, but it's annoying when they repave and you can't see the loop anymore.
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    My problem: feet slipping off the pedals. What...

    My problem: feet slipping off the pedals. What can I say, I guess it's not a common problem. Generally starting up from lights is the worst.

    Solutions: I tried Power Grips, but releasing was...
  24. Thread: Ear Plugs?

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    In my area, and possibly others, it's illegal to...

    In my area, and possibly others, it's illegal to ride/drive with earplugs (or headphones). Just in case anyone didn't know.

    That said, I don't agree with the law. The biggest issue for me is...
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    When my highest gear was 100, I'd use it on...

    When my highest gear was 100, I'd use it on shallow and steeper downhills. Now I have one higher, so longer more gradual downhills get the 100, and the high gear is used on the steeper one.

    I use...
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