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    Breathegood, I didn't learn about Spot Brand...

    Breathegood, I didn't learn about Spot Brand until after I made my post. I've been checking them out - there's even an Ajax on sale on my local Craigslist.
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    My apologies, I forgot to mention this. I live...

    My apologies, I forgot to mention this.

    I live in Colorado. Most of the year, the weather is dry, but snow in winter and spring and afternoon thunderstorms in late summer are common. Typically,...
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    Looking for an all-weather commuter

    I'm considering getting a new commuter cycle. Here is my current wish list:

    Single-speed, fixed-gear, or internal hub for easy cleaning/maintenance
    Fender / rack mounts
    Clearance for wide,...
  4. Thread: Hot r Not

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    I'll give the vegetable garden a "Hot"

    I'll give the vegetable garden a "Hot"
  5. Saturday: Icing my knee Sunday: Icing my knee

    Saturday: Icing my knee
    Sunday: Icing my knee
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    IMO, the best thing for you to do is take as much...

    IMO, the best thing for you to do is take as much weight off of your hands as possible. A combination of improving your fit and strengthening your core should do the trick.

    btw:...
  7. Since it's not terribly important or interesting,...

    Since it's not terribly important or interesting, normally I wouldn't want to carry out this conversation in the main thread where it began, but since I don't have 50 posts yet, I can't PM you. So...
  8. What! My fleas (2.0) are great. Best blinkie I've...

    What! My fleas (2.0) are great. Best blinkie I've ever owned, and I've gone through several sets from other brands that either broke or got stolen...
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    To answer your question - rice and oatmeal, for...

    To answer your question - rice and oatmeal, for instance, are both $.50 to the pound, and a pound of either is easily over 1000 calories.


    To everyone else, thanks for the awesome suggestions.
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    I've got to be honest... I've always found eating...

    I've got to be honest... I've always found eating "healthy" to be far cheaper than buying processed food and junk food. Per calorie, fresh produce and whole grains are by far the cheapest things at...
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    I was agreeing with your post, not disagreeing...

    I was agreeing with your post, not disagreeing with it.

    Bikes do not stay upright because of the gyroscopic effect (as I was told in elementary/middle school). They stay upright because we steer...
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    [off topic] This - "bikes stay upright because...

    [off topic]
    This - "bikes stay upright because of the gyroscopic effect" - is one of the two biggest lies I was told in science class as a child. The other one being "airplanes stay aloft because...
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    Shouldn't a pair of wire clippers do the trick?...

    Shouldn't a pair of wire clippers do the trick? (on the doughnuts, not the cable)
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    This one (wooden)...

    This one (wooden) for the back and a high-density foam roller like this one for the legs come recommended by friends and family members who are cyclists.
  15. Thread: In the Drops

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    It may not be the person big john was referring...

    It may not be the person big john was referring to, but here's a clip I've seen about a blind bike rider:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_E3zxx2l9g
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    My hunch is that fit (including cleat...

    My hunch is that fit (including cleat positioning) is a very personal thing.

    For instance, I prefer to position my cleat as far forward as possible. I have very strong calves (relative to my other...
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    What happened to XXII?

    What happened to XXII?
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    The Sora shifters are plasticky and use little...

    The Sora shifters are plasticky and use little thumb buttons instead of nice metal levers to shift.

    I would suggest staying away from Sora if possible. Tiagra and 105 are noticably better and...
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    Don't forget that almost every sport tends...

    Don't forget that almost every sport tends towards an ideal body type. Basketball players are generally tall. Fast downhill skiers are often heavier, in order to carry momentum down the hill and plow...
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    Finally - it seems like that city spends next to...

    Finally - it seems like that city spends next to nothing in publics works projects, except of course construction on I25 :notamused:
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    My experience corroborates this assessment. I recently had a problem similar to the OP's, but it turned out not to be the BB at all - my rear axle had snapped in half.
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    Thanks mike. Are there any differences in terms...

    Thanks mike. Are there any differences in terms of maintenance/care/upkeep between the two? Do I need to take more care to prevent dust/dirt from getting into the threads or bearings on mine or...
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    an interesting take on the tandem bike

    Saw this interesting homebrew contraption on the local college campus recently. Looks like somebody bolted a spare front fork to the rear dropouts and then somehow added a seatpost & saddle on top....
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    Should my BB have a cap/cover?

    My gf just came over and brought her bike. I noticed that her bike has a kind of alloy cap or dust cover on both the drive and non-drive side. Mine, however, does not. The threads are exposed. My...
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    It simply seems a little more efficient when I'm...

    It simply seems a little more efficient when I'm going 25+ mph on level/downhilll roads.

    So far I haven't had any further back/ab/torso issues. They've faded since my first few rides, and I'm...
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