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    You might have asked around. My understanding is...

    You might have asked around. My understanding is the you're allowed, if safely done, to go through a red light that either isn't working or won't change because your bicycle won't trigger the...
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    I put the Randonneurs in a 28 on my Townie bike. ...

    I put the Randonneurs in a 28 on my Townie bike. I like it enough that I'm going to upgrade the tandem to the Voyagers (32s) soon.
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    I used to ride with the Wheelmen quite a bit but...

    I used to ride with the Wheelmen quite a bit but drifted away from enthusiast cycling and into transportation/utility cycling only. Pam and Steve Bowen were my two best friends in the Wheelmen. All...
  4. Don't speak for all experienced cyclists. I and...

    Don't speak for all experienced cyclists. I and more than a few friends prefer Vista del Mar south of Playa del Rey to the bike path. Sandy curves, many, many jarring lips of broken concrete and...
  5. Gong north, when you're in sight of the water, ...

    Gong north, when you're in sight of the water, the predominant breeze, the northwesterly is against you. Heading south, it's giving you a push.

    mugre
  6. That bike tour sounds like a blast. I'd go in a...

    That bike tour sounds like a blast. I'd go in a heartbeat. I've lived in Los Angeles all my life (55 years) and am a veteran of probably 25 trips to Tijuana, Ensenada, Tecate and points further...
  7. Thread: stoker bars

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    I'll see you your flat bars and mention that the...

    I'll see you your flat bars and mention that the admiral demanded risers. We're very fredly. My bars are above my seat and hers are the aformementioned risers.

    Mugles
  8. Thread: Don't get angry

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    I get madder at the stupid things I see people on...

    I get madder at the stupid things I see people on bikes doing.

    Mugre
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    What happens if the battery or electronics fail? ...

    What happens if the battery or electronics fail? I know stuff gets more and more reliable but we still support 4.5 people through repairing failed electronic apparatus. Is there a mechanical,...
  10. Thread: Seatpost shims?

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    So I still haven't pulled the trigger on either...

    So I still haven't pulled the trigger on either seat post but it occurs to me, if I get a 27.2 seatpost, the stoker's bars will need a shim as well, Yes?

    Mugre
  11. Thread: Seatpost shims?

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    I appreciate the input Mugre

    I appreciate the input



    Mugre
  12. Thread: Seatpost shims?

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    Seatpost shims?

    The seat tube on our T-50 is a 29.8. This is now a not common size. The stock post has poor adjustment for angle and I'm thinking of a new one. I also want a Thudbuster for the little engine that...
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    Take online reviews, especially negative ones...

    Take online reviews, especially negative ones with a grain of salt. My wife owns a service oriented business and has several bad reviews online that are complete fabrications by customers who were...
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    I've known Steve a long time--since way before he...

    I've known Steve a long time--since way before he was a shop owner. I routinely go to P.V. from Culver City to give him my business but not because he's a bud from the old days or I get a hot...
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    +1 to taking more of the lane. When you ride on...

    +1 to taking more of the lane. When you ride on the fog line (or in the door zone), you're encouraging your motor vehicle lane mates to squeeze by instead of waiting for the time when they can move...
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    I find an absolute and direct relation to tire...

    I find an absolute and direct relation to tire size and frequency of flats. In my case I found going up a tire size cheaper and easier than using expensive, just as heavy and poorer riding...
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    Good call. A closer look showed the mounting...

    Good call. A closer look showed the mounting marks for the child cranks on the stoker's seat tube.

    thanks,

    Mugre
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    First Post and first two questions

    First post in tandems second post on bike forums. Used to follow the wreck.bikes* hierarchies on Usenet but have been away from enthusiast cycling for about 10 years.

    The bike is a 98 Trek T-50...
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    No, No, No oil. Silicone or other dry...

    No, No, No oil. Silicone or other dry lubricants. Oil attracts and holds grit and the grit adds friction and may prevent the pedal from releasing when you need it to. It also accelerates wear. I...
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