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  1. If you have any warranty problems, Trek,...

    If you have any warranty problems, Trek, Specialized, Giant and other major companies have whole staffs for dealing with it. Trek and Specialized are particularly good at covering this stuff. The...
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    Two things: Almost all but the lightest full-race...

    Two things: Almost all but the lightest full-race road bike frames are way overbuilt. There's no frame on the market in a hybrid, sport road bike, or touring bike that won't be strong enough for...
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    A way you can tell--I live in an exurb of...

    A way you can tell--I live in an exurb of Portland, OR and like most who do, go into the Rose City pretty often.
    Central Portland neighborhoods have an obvious sign of 19th century traffic...
  4. If fear of legal or other reprisal could be...

    If fear of legal or other reprisal could be introduced into the consciousness of most drivers, texting would not be a problem. As things are it is illustrative to not look on drivers as human--they...
  5. Well, the article didn't mention the special...

    Well, the article didn't mention the special black helicopters that'll be watching for speeders!
  6. It's possible that a steel mandrel (round solid...

    It's possible that a steel mandrel (round solid bar) can be driven through the head tube and at least reduce the dent. It is not impossible that doing so would cause some paint to chip away as the...
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    I like my eyeglass mirror just fine. Bonus--it...

    I like my eyeglass mirror just fine. Bonus--it can be completely inverted for traveling in countries where they drive on the left side of the road.
  8. Just maybe this makes a case for much stricter...

    Just maybe this makes a case for much stricter regulation of driving jobs--national standards, frequent re-testing of drivers, limits on driving hours that are actually enforced. This may partially...
  9. My suggestion: Police departments should...

    My suggestion: Police departments should establish "DUI Behavioral Science Units." These units would be comprised of officers with either/or friends and relatives who have been maimed or worse by...
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    I'm a mechanic and a road cyclist, haven't owned...

    I'm a mechanic and a road cyclist, haven't owned a mountain bike in twenty years, but believe the hardtail/rigid fork mountain bike to be the US's great indigenous bike design. The UK perfected the...
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    You've mentioned a huge factor--shape. Even...

    You've mentioned a huge factor--shape. Even different models in the same helmet line will fit differently. No, this isn't some marketing driven scam to punish the buyers of cheaper helmets, it's...
  12. Thread: Cycling Issues

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    Richmond will be inundated either next (2015)...

    Richmond will be inundated either next (2015) late summer or 2016 with road cyclists for the UCI Road World Championships. Did the UCI check the area out for cyclist-friendliness? It would seem to...
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    If VW wanted to be bold about this they could...

    If VW wanted to be bold about this they could improve their already excellent cars by offering built-in wireless jamming technology as an option. Don't want your kid texting and driving? Buy 'em a...
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    To pick on someone in a positive way, Giro has...

    To pick on someone in a positive way, Giro has for their whole existence spent a ****ing fortune on research and development regarding strength, fit, and air circulation. An ultralight racer helmet...
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    Another reason that it should become standard...

    Another reason that it should become standard police procedure to immediately sieze and destroy cellphones in drivers' hands--there is NO DAMNED DIFFERENCE between an iPhone and an open bottle of...
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    What nonsense--like saying if Jews had worn...

    What nonsense--like saying if Jews had worn swastikas, Nazis wouldn't have hated them. Let drivers obey the law, too. Non of these non-cycling bigmouths gives a damn about how many laws drivers...
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    I completely agree--and I'm 59, BTW.

    I completely agree--and I'm 59, BTW.
  18. I'm responding in sadder-but-wiser mode. So,...

    I'm responding in sadder-but-wiser mode. So, tell me why a cell phone within reach of a driver should be any different from an open bottle of liquor. IMHO, all of the distractions you mention are...
  19. Police should be empowered to sieze and destroy...

    Police should be empowered to sieze and destroy not every cell phone that they see a driver using, but any cell phone in a car that is within reach of a driver. Cops should be equipped with a...
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    This 60-year-old agrees with you!

    This 60-year-old agrees with you!
  21. I enjoy blasphemy and apostasy of all kinds so...

    I enjoy blasphemy and apostasy of all kinds so what I would do is rebuild the wheels with 590 or 584mm rims, install tires to match, and use whatever saddle, bars, or grips you find comfortable. ...
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    That's genuinely funny. Besides, if the van...

    That's genuinely funny. Besides, if the van looks crummy enough you could have a C-59 stowed away inside it and nobody would think to look.
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    Like aero bars, they're something to use with...

    Like aero bars, they're something to use with discretion.
  24. Who ****ing cares, moron? He can't do a...

    Who ****ing cares, moron? He can't do a thousandth of the damage that a texting driver can.
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    Why do people dislike cyclists? Low...

    Why do people dislike cyclists? Low intelligence--if you don't love cycling you've got no soul, if you don't hate cars you have no brain.
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