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    So, a thread about new bikes, and new bike stuff...

    So, a thread about new bikes, and new bike stuff and no photos still. For shame ..
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    Checking in another bag might still be cheaper...

    Checking in another bag might still be cheaper than parking :)
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    Why not take a light, single speed folder? Figure...

    Why not take a light, single speed folder? Figure out a way to mount a bag that can fit the folded bicycle and your clothes.
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    I use a ~$25 electric pump that hooks up to my...

    I use a ~$25 electric pump that hooks up to my car's cigarette lighter outlet - works fine to pump up my tire to 90 psi. I lose a little air because the head isn't quick release .. but even my $15...
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    Just the video I needed to see as I head out to a...

    Just the video I needed to see as I head out to a boring meeting :)
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    But the technology already exists - its called a...

    But the technology already exists - its called a car. And because solutions that make bicycling attractive aren't common, most people use cars.
  7. My friend bought the Motobecane Elite Trail - he...

    My friend bought the Motobecane Elite Trail - he loved it. It was a nice bike .. he only sold it because he was moving out of the country.
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    San Francisco already has cable cars, with cables...

    San Francisco already has cable cars, with cables running up the hill. Something like this could easily be done for the steeper hills without too much additional cost - in terms of material i.e. The...
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    FWIW, I bought the Mini 7 and I'm glad I did....

    FWIW, I bought the Mini 7 and I'm glad I did. Locking up with a 5 would have been tricky in some places.
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    What about a frame bag?

    What about a frame bag?
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    You can put puncture resistant tires later, if...

    You can put puncture resistant tires later, if needed. No need to change anything till you must.
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    Nice.

    Nice.
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    Damn, I should have thought of that :D

    Damn, I should have thought of that :D
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    One simple suggestion I have is - don't use the...

    One simple suggestion I have is - don't use the highest gear :) In terms of efficiency and wear and tear on your knee, the recommendation is to spin, not mash. I.e., try and maintain 70-80 rpm of the...
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    Did you use the lower gears for climbing?...

    Did you use the lower gears for climbing? Apologies if this is too basic a question, but it is worth asking. Also, before you change tires - do you anticipate riding in snow? That will affect your...
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    Mine comes from "Fools rush in where angels fear...

    Mine comes from "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread". I started using tread on some forums, but that id was taken, so now I'm treadtread. I'm probably doubly foolish anyway :)
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    Congrats! You might be interested to know that...

    Congrats!
    You might be interested to know that the Chrome translation says you are now lighter than 60 books :D

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    Today, 39 years - and lighter than sixty books - the...
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    Glad you're okay! And quick thinking on the bail...

    Glad you're okay! And quick thinking on the bail out option - some one else might have tried to hug the guard rail and failed to avoid the brunt of the hit.
  19. Thanks everyone! DunderXIII - you're right,...

    Thanks everyone! DunderXIII - you're right, cycling does make you look more fit. modernjess - your company sounds like a good place to work :)
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    Always carry lunch in a box, in the trunk bag....

    Always carry lunch in a box, in the trunk bag. Panniers carry laptop and clothes.
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    This thread is going to sound like a troll thread, but I'm not trying to troll. We have had somewhat related threads before, but it is always good to get more points of view. With that disclaimer,...
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    15 days after initiating this thread, I can...

    15 days after initiating this thread, I can finally report that I got the Shimano Acera brakes. Including shipping, the Avid were $13 more .. $36 vs. $23. I'll put the difference towards new levers...
  23. You must work at M1cros0ft :)

    You must work at M1cros0ft :)
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    CVS has $20 sunglasses that fit over regular...

    CVS has $20 sunglasses that fit over regular prescription glasses. I bought these for a long drive, they really help. Haven't tried on a bicycle yet, but no reason why that shouldn't work.
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    Interestingly, the new CC seems to have linear...

    Interestingly, the new CC seems to have linear brakes.
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