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  1. Poll: Half Moon Bay, just down the coast from me, is...

    Half Moon Bay, just down the coast from me, is implementing separated paths along Highway 1.

    Accidents are happening at intersections....
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    I live in California and I'm glad they passed the...

    I live in California and I'm glad they passed the law. No, it has not been well publicized and no, it is not well understood. I don't understand it myself. For instance, it specifically applies to...
  3. Thread: Bike weight

    by mgb
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    Bike weight

    So I weighed my bicycle. Using a bathroom scale and me, with and without the bike, I calculate the weight to be between 32 and 35 pounds as I ride it, with lights, handlebar bag (with a little stuff)...
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    This is exactly my situation. I live about 2...

    This is exactly my situation. I live about 2 minutes from CA 1 and I'd love to be able to ride from my house and down the coast, but the first mile of highway 1 that I see is a climb with no...
  5. This highway 1 trail in Half Moon Bay is very...

    This highway 1 trail in Half Moon Bay is very dangerous where it crosses roads like Filbert, that don't have any stop sign or signal on the highway. Cars will make the turn fast to avoid oncoming...
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    Rather than using an real spirit level you can...

    Rather than using an real spirit level you can use the level utility in the iPhone compass app. Get a reading, then reverse the bike and get a second reading. The difference between the two is the...
  7. Thread: How steep, really?

    by mgb
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    How steep, really?

    I usually map my rides with ridewithgps or mapmyride, in order to get a good estimate of the grades. Now that iphones have level apps, I decided to check a few spots on my usual loop, driving the...
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    6' 2" and 277.5 lbs on January 1 For the...

    6' 2" and 277.5 lbs on January 1

    For the calendar year 2014 I want to accomplish the following:

    Weight:
    Lose 12.5 lbs every three months. For real, no backsliding.

    Riding:
    Ride 100 miles...
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    In cities it's trucks and buses, not cars....

    In cities it's trucks and buses, not cars.
    https://medium.com/improving-our-cities/1456bbd017d9

    and another bus fatality since the list was updated.
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    Ha! I have the same Continental Touring Plus...

    Ha! I have the same Continental Touring Plus 700x28 tire and the same two pinched tubes. I wanted to replace a squared off 700x28 Continental Contact before riding a century. Eventually gave up...
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    Is it safe to use a Presta valve tube in a...

    Is it safe to use a Presta valve tube in a Schraeder rim WITHOUT the adaptor? I'm doing that right now, Presta in the rear tire and Schraeder in the front tire . I though it was probably ok since the...
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    Really cool! Some of those routes look awfully...

    Really cool! Some of those routes look awfully familiar. La Honda to San Gregorio, but where's Woodside? Mayfield instead of Palo Alto and Baden instead of South San Francisco.
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    Last man in at Foxy's

    Yesterday I finished my second century ever, and the second time I've ridden Foxy's Fall Century hosted by the Davis Bike Club. I was not prepared, didn't have enough base miles in, but I was 10...
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    I just did this one. Beautiful weather, just a...

    I just did this one. Beautiful weather, just a little wind. I can't say enough for the support. Great people at the Davis Bike Club. One of the sag drivers brought me a bottle of water when I was out...
  15. Thread: Wiring how-to?

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    I've been looking for small spade connectors,...

    I've been looking for small spade connectors, too, and just today found some .110" male and female non-insulated connectors made by Philmore. They look like the right size to match the connectors in...
  16. What is the best way to do an accurate roll-out...

    What is the best way to do an accurate roll-out measurement?
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    Lots of good contradictory advice here! That's...

    Lots of good contradictory advice here! That's what I want. My take: I can work on core strength and flexibility off the bike but I need to practice riding in the rotated forward position on the...
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    How do I learn to ride in the drops?

    58 years old, 257 lbs. Riding an old style steel sport tourer with old style handlebars -- which I like. Brooks B17 saddle at the same height as the bars. It doesn't give me the "Disappears under me...
  19. Thread: Wiring how-to?

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    I'd be happy to see pictures of a clean...

    I'd be happy to see pictures of a clean installation. What I have right now is a Sanyo bottom bracket dynamo that I'm going to eventually replace with something more modern. For wiring I'm thinking...
  20. Thread: Wiring how-to?

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    Wiring how-to?

    I've been reading through this forum and lots of good information here, but I'm hoping to find a single how-to or FAQ that tells me in general terms how to wire a steel frame (or non-steel) bike for...
  21. weight 260 lbs tire size 700x28 tire type...

    weight 260 lbs
    tire size 700x28
    tire type Continental Contact
    inflation 90 front 100 rear. I'd go higher in back but the max pressure is 102.

    Rear wears very rapidly, front hardly at all.
  22. Thread: Standing Clyde

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    Well I started this thread to get some...

    Well I started this thread to get some information and I certainly have. I see that greater clydes experience the same problems I have with learning how to stand and climb and that lesser clydes find...
  23. Thread: Standing Clyde

    by mgb
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    Standing Clyde

    I've been riding pretty regularly for a couple of years but I've never been comfortable climbing standing. It just seemed unnatural, clumsy and fatiguing, so I would always sit and spin the way I was...
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    I would also like to know how the tuner cleaner...

    I would also like to know how the tuner cleaner worked out for the OP. I've been trying out an NH-T6 I used many years ago. It took about 10 miles for the screeching to start. I lubed with RZ-50 dry...
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    Rust on cable guides

    My 83 Schwinn is showing rust on the brake cable guides on the top tube, quite a bit of rust on the one farthest forward. I'm getting ready to replace the brake cables and want to treat the areas to...
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