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    I've been ask by a supervisor if I carried my...

    I've been ask by a supervisor if I carried my cell. She was concerned I might have a medical emergency while riding to work.
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    Hi again: Maybe I should not have said they...

    Hi again:

    Maybe I should not have said they were Cont. Touring Plus tires. My problem is getting the tire off without puncturing the tube. I have had no issues with getting them on. It looks...
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    Who sells the best Tire Levers?

    For several years, I have been using metal tire levers. I got a set of aero wheels for my Fuji Absolute a couple of months ago; they are very deep rims that came off a Roubaix. While I was changing...
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    When I was about nine years old, I had a Royal...

    When I was about nine years old, I had a Royal bike taken out of my yard. A couple of months later, my friends brought me a bike they thought was mine. They said they caught a boy riding it and...
  5. I was wondering if the rim material might also be...

    I was wondering if the rim material might also be part of my problem. The back if fine; it's the font. I had to replace the font wheel when my bike fell off the back of my car a few months ago. ...
  6. Do Cool Stop Salmon Pad Have a Break in Period?

    I had these Cool stop pads installed on my Fuji Absolute while have routine adjustments at Performance Bike. The breaks did not squeal but were wearing down. When I got my bike back, the front wheel...
  7. I've been riding a Velo Orange for about a year...

    I've been riding a Velo Orange for about a year now. Good, Comfortable, and not much maintenance.
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    at 250, I ride Cont. Touring Plus 37's but they...

    at 250, I ride Cont. Touring Plus 37's but they run narrow. I fill them to the recommended pressure of 70 pounds. No problems.
  9. At the 7-11 near my job, everyone just goes in...

    At the 7-11 near my job, everyone just goes in and leaves their bikes outside. I even saw a Surly there one day. The manager sees me every morning and one day told be that I could bring my bike...
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    I almost got ran over today

    While riding to work this morning, I came across a broken bottle all over the bike lane. I got off and started to clean the area up as best I could using my leg and shoe for a broom. Then I found a...
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    I use the bicycle carry rack on the back of my...

    I use the bicycle carry rack on the back of my car. I have one for two bikes. I use the outside one further away from the car.
  12. Mostly, I work with young people who are...

    Mostly, I work with young people who are concerned for the old guy's health and safety. People have offered to drive me home many times; when it's raining or late. One administrative assistant...
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    I've been running those Continental Touring Plus...

    I've been running those Continental Touring Plus 37s for about two years now. Paid about $22.00 each at Outside Outfitters (on line), plus postage.

    I've had one flat (office staple that worked...
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    I used to buy mine at Western Auto. As I...

    I used to buy mine at Western Auto. As I remember. the ones I got were the size that the large patch in modern patch kits (these were the small ones for bikes). I used them on my tube (had a Schwinn...
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    I get passed all the time. When they say on your...

    I get passed all the time. When they say on your left, I know to "hold the line". Most say nothing and that, for me is just a good. I usually follow a slow rider unit there is long open area...
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    I used to leave my rack on the car all the time. ...

    I used to leave my rack on the car all the time. It took about two years for my rack to fail (top strap). Dump two bikes on the street.
  17. Does Anyone Remember Patch Kits That You Set On Fire?

    When I was young, They used to sell a patch kit that came with a vice like unit. The patches were part of a small square metal box. You would put the tube and metal box in the vice like object and...
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    Going by color it looks like a 2001. My 1993 is...

    Going by color it looks like a 2001. My 1993 is red. The large crank would have 50 teeth if it's a 93 and 48 if it's a 2001. 394579
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    Here in California, I think the law is the same...

    Here in California, I think the law is the same for car and bicycle. I usually, on my bicycle, slow and if it is clear, ride through. How much I slow (or stop) depends on how much I can see safely....
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    Congratulations on your start. At age sixty, I...

    Congratulations on your start. At age sixty, I was about 400 pounds. Then I lost about 130 pounds. This was about four years ago. I started riding my old Huffy go keep the weight off. I started at...
  21. In the past twelve months, as I can recall: two...

    In the past twelve months, as I can recall: two people cut be off, turning right, in front of me. One lady looked at me and smiled at the light and then cut me off when it turned green. One guy...
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    I have seen several youtube videos where the...

    I have seen several youtube videos where the person just tapes the new rim to the old wheel and changes the spokes. This is what I had in mine. However, I cannot find out what to buy and where to...
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    Where can I buy a Aero V 25 Rim

    I posted this question on the Bike Mechanic Forum but it seems to have disappeared. My Fuji Absolute 3.0 fell off the back of my car. Two LBS say the front wheel is shot. I brought a replacement...
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    Where can I buy a Aero V 25 Rim

    I have a Fuji Absolute 3.0 I got from Performance Bike. It fell of the back of my car and I had to buy a replacement front wheel. I've taken the old wheel to two different LBS and both say the rim...
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    I brought a six speed Huffy Cruiser in 1979 for...

    I brought a six speed Huffy Cruiser in 1979 for $79.99. I still have it but do not ride it any longer. It now is a ten speed: 39/52 in the front and 14/28 in the back. The only original part is...
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