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    I may have posted a pic of this before when I...

    I may have posted a pic of this before when I borrowed it from my co-workers, but I've since bought it from him and got it all ready to ride. 1994 Trek 8700 frame, with carbon tubes with aluminum...
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    Have you tried rotating your hands outward so...

    Have you tried rotating your hands outward so that the palms face each other, and then setting them down on the bars/hoods? This part of the hand is tough (think karate chop!), padded, and doesn't...
  3. I think it's way too much time to place the body...

    I think it's way too much time to place the body in any one position. The aches and pains from the limited range of motion and saddle sores will be unbearable.
  4. I keep meaning to take pictures to explain this...

    I keep meaning to take pictures to explain this but...a lot of people have pain if they hold their hands basically palm down and jam their hand into the hood so that it hits between thumb and index...
  5. I've never heard of a cyclist being hit because a...

    I've never heard of a cyclist being hit because a motorist was trying to squeeze through a gap between the cyclist and oncoming traffic. Does this actually happen or is it yet another John Forester...
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    Tektro changes models all the time, but look for...

    Tektro changes models all the time, but look for something in the 85mm arm length range. The Tektro RX5 model used on my Ritchey above is discontinued, but you might find them on ebay.
  7. John, your question is answered by SBRDude. It is...

    John, your question is answered by SBRDude. It is clearly easier for motorists to pass when a slower moving vehicle is as far right as possible. I encounter this all the time on CA Hwy 1 with slow...
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    As mentioned, if the V=brake arms are short...

    As mentioned, if the V=brake arms are short enough, in the 80mm to 90mm, and even up to 95mm for the latest shimano levers (which pull just a bit more cable than the old ones), it'll work great. I...
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    When there is no braze-on tab, knowing the seat...

    When there is no braze-on tab, knowing the seat tube OD becomes important for purchasing the correct size derailleur clamp...
  10. I'd agree, but unfortunately another thing the...

    I'd agree, but unfortunately another thing the government has decided is that he's too young to have a job, ha!
  11. My son got another no-helmet ticket on his bike,...

    My son got another no-helmet ticket on his bike, which required an appearance in juvenile traffic court and a scare-tactic lecture from the psuedo-judge. After my son had left the room, I told the...
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    All this talk of laws is fascinating, but I don't...

    All this talk of laws is fascinating, but I don't need a law to tell me that the right thing to do in society is to share whenever possible. Once safety is decently assured, our overall goal should...
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    The idea that a car that only partially enters...

    The idea that a car that only partially enters the oncoming lane instead of fully entering it is breaking the law is ridiculous! The laws, such as they are, regarding driving in only one lane, are...
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    FWIW, I live in a very hilly area where climbs of...

    FWIW, I live in a very hilly area where climbs of 1000' at 8-12% are not uncommon. So I spent a lot of time messing with my bike to put on a compact crank (50/34) and big cassette (11-34 9-speed)....
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    There are online calculators to let you quickly...

    There are online calculators to let you quickly compare cadence at a given speed in different gears. Here's a really simple one: http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/ecadence.htm Or do a whole chainring...
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    The reality is that in many important ways,...

    The reality is that in many important ways, cyclists are inferior to automobiles. Cyclists are slower and susceptible to much more harm in the event of a collision, to name two. Insisting that a...
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    This thread is basically like asking "Why do all...

    This thread is basically like asking "Why do all Asians look the same?" or claiming "All that rap music sounds the same." In other words, you need to be familiar with something before you can see the...
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    Awesome in its simplicity!

    Awesome in its simplicity!
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    Let's go back to the first post. The OP says he,...

    Let's go back to the first post. The OP says he, who admits he doesn't know much about bike repair, "straightened the handlebars" himself at home.

    If said OP has now loosened and tightened the...
  20. You win. Impressive strategy. No one can keep up...

    You win. Impressive strategy. No one can keep up with that volume of words.
  21. If I understand your scenario correctly, there...

    If I understand your scenario correctly, there were two lanes going in your direction: one left turn lane, and one other lane from which people can either go straight or turn right. Correct? If so,...
  22. Honestly, no, it does not make sense. I can't...

    Honestly, no, it does not make sense. I can't imagine going through life with your attitude.

    [btw, no one has claimed motorists will make the determination: i was just arguing against the idea...
  23. People do move over for bikes. The only question...

    People do move over for bikes. The only question is if they will feel happy about it or resent it. The examples you give all represent people blocking the road because they have no other option....
  24. It's because we really are in the way. It's...

    It's because we really are in the way. It's really silly of us to expect vehicles with such different traits to "share" the same space. It's a failure of city/transportation planning and not...
  25. Maybe it's not a right. There is way too much...

    Maybe it's not a right. There is way too much talk about rights and not enough talk about what actually works best for us all. To me, a society in which people spend less time getting from A to B and...
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