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    Okay I'll play. I have a bachelors degree in...

    Okay I'll play. I have a bachelors degree in biochemistry and used to work in biotech. Just recently the company that I worked for told me, and over a hundred others, that our services were no...
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    If you are interested in a new bag, you could get...

    If you are interested in a new bag, you could get the shopping bag pannier and just put the backpack in it. For example: http://www.calhouncycle.com/productcart/pc/Grocery-Bag-Pannier-p560.htm
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  3. You could get an Axiom 2429 Journey Adjustable ...

    You could get an Axiom 2429 Journey Adjustable rack. It is designed for wheels from 24" to 29". It has the bar to keep panniers out of the wheel, but unfortunately, it doesn't have and additional...
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    I agree with this statement: "IMO- it isn't...

    I agree with this statement: "IMO- it isn't about whether you're bike commuting, but about getting some riding in if you want."

    I know when I made the commitment to commute and did so daily, my...
  5. Booger, Regarding your pic from post #4...

    Booger,
    Regarding your pic from post #4 .

    http://fasttrains.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/traffic-jam.jpg

    Isn't that a picture from China? Check this link: ...
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    Sorry I am not clear. What I mean is that, in...

    Sorry I am not clear. What I mean is that, in general the link wire size that originally came with the breaks is probably the way to go for most people. Since you already cut it up, your choices...
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    Well I would not do what you are trying. ...

    Well I would not do what you are trying. Truthfully, I do not know what that upper piece is for, but I use it as an area to hold while you pull the wire out of the brake. It probably does not fit...
  8. It will shift fine, up and down from the higher 4...

    It will shift fine, up and down from the higher 4 gears, but if I shift down to the lowest one, it seems to get stuck.

    It sounds like a limit screw issue. Best thing is to just start from the...
  9. Not sure if your question is more for predicting...

    Not sure if your question is more for predicting ride quality, or if this is a possible/worthwhile project. As far as ride quality is concerned, I can’t say, but wider tires at a lower pressure goes...
  10. Works for me

    I have a 7speed cassette with 8-speed barcons, and I have no complaints.
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    What is it that you want to do?

    Trainers are a nice torture device. There are three basic types and then there are the ones with a computer interface and then there are rollers. The computer interface is expensive and is like...
  12. License plate?

    Well a license plate that has her name won't make it a girl's bike, but will personalize it for her.
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    Try Jenson Bikes

    Here is a link for their 8speed barcons.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/SL407A09-Shimano+Ultegra+8+Speed+Bar+End+Shifters.aspx
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    thanks for the responses so far

    Actually I am not trying to start any long drawn out discussion on pro vs anti helmets. I am just venting that I have a hard time finding something that actually fits me. I just tried a universal...
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    Tirefly's

    I also use tirefly's. There is one model they have that the light stays on even when the wheel isn't turning. I like these as it continues to flash when I am stopped at a corner, or waiting for a...
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    I hate looking for a new helmet

    Well this is just a bit of a rant, but any advice would be appreciated. It seems that I am close between a medium and a large for the Bell helmets. Giros just donít fit all that well, something to...
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    May be simple maybe not

    I did the conversion and it is fine for what I need. The things I think you need to keep in mind are:
    1) Fit. By putting drop bars on, you will increase your reach to the brake hoods. My mtn bike...
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