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  1. Poll: Commuting to work half of my ride is on a four...

    Commuting to work half of my ride is on a four lane, 55-70 mph highway-much of it with no berm. The good news is it isn't heavily travelled, meaning I usually get my own lane (although I ride...
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    Thanks. I bought the bike from a neighbor so...

    Thanks. I bought the bike from a neighbor so this is the first time I've had them apart (probably first time since installation in 1985!). The shifters seem to work fine so I won't worry about the...
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    Gosh, thank for taking the time.

    Gosh, thank for taking the time.
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    Shimano 600 downtube shifter issue

    I took my brazed on friction shifters apart for cleaning, and when I look at the exploded view of the SL-6207-FA (1984) I see there is a spacer (washer?) on the inboard side-I don't have these...
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    I ride a 2002 Colnago CT1 (CarbonFiber rear...

    I ride a 2002 Colnago CT1 (CarbonFiber rear triangle and fork/Titanium main); and it is the most comfortable riding bike I've ever owned-ridden up to 214 miles in a day on it. I don't know if the...
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    Patrick, although perhaps legal, how would this...

    Patrick, although perhaps legal, how would this work on a two lane road, fairly heavy traffic both directions, don't you end up with a line of irate cars behind you? I would never ride this way...
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    Thanks for the support, not sure if I can give up...

    Thanks for the support, not sure if I can give up thinking about women though!
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    [QUOTE=RubeRad;17159921]Next time, try stopping...

    [QUOTE=RubeRad;17159921]Next time, try stopping in front/right of the first car in line. I typically move to the front of the crosswalk.

    No crosswalk, unusual intersection, car stops right at...
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    Forgot to mention, dusted myself off and finished...

    Forgot to mention, dusted myself off and finished the ride to work (about eight more miles). Even with the accident, better than riding the bus!
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    I hear you, but this is a congested area and I...

    I hear you, but this is a congested area and I would be sitting shortly after going through the light, I need to go around the traffic. What I really should have done was pay attention to the car,...
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    Collision with car today

    first accident in 12 years, riding AFRAP on a busy two lane stretch of road. Got passed closely by a tanker truck who then moved farther to the right at a red light-I passed him, then stopped to the...
  12. Ok, I get your point. In my case I usually only...

    Ok, I get your point. In my case I usually only ride one way each day, I would go out for a ride anyway so I kill two birds with one stone-my commute by bus is at least an hour, my ride is 1:45 so...
  13. How do the benefits of riding over driving (or...

    How do the benefits of riding over driving (or using the bus in my case) drop once you get over 10 miles? My commute is 30 miles one way, perhaps I'm doing it wrong?
  14. Agree with the "make it a challenge" advice, but...

    Agree with the "make it a challenge" advice, but not with the podcasts-while I am a fan of some of those mentioned, I wouldn't dream of listening while riding on a busy road or indeed any road. My...
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    My commute is 30 miles each way, I started in...

    My commute is 30 miles each way, I started in April this year and ride in one day, home the next, taking the bus in between. I've done it both ways 9 times, the most important thing I've found...
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    I usually only ride one way and take the bus the...

    I usually only ride one way and take the bus the other alternately; my bus ride yesterday strengthened my resolve to become more than a one way fair weather commuter-people coughing, somebody threw...
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    I have a different take on the picture, it...

    I have a different take on the picture, it appears to me the driver may be saying sorry, I didn't see you. Lots of anger in the commuting forum lately!
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    Undo the cable clamp on the brake-should give you...

    Undo the cable clamp on the brake-should give you enough clearance, means you need to have a toolkit with you. Ride home without using that brake (I speak from experience, bladed spoke broke, didn't...
  19. I use a cygolite 360, bright enough to see the...

    I use a cygolite 360, bright enough to see the ground in front of me riding at 18 MPH or so, USB rechargeable, great light. the mount can be tailored to various size bars, I use standard road bars...
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    Leisesturm, I finally agree with you, although I...

    Leisesturm, I finally agree with you, although I do not use a mirror. I see riders with bar end mirrors who are clueless as to what is happening behind them-they usually have to bend to actually see...
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    My commute is 30 miles each way, as others have...

    My commute is 30 miles each way, as others have said I split it up-I ride in one day, take the bus home and then ride home the next day. On Fridays I generally go both ways. Its much more pleasant...
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    I strava all my rides as I too like to track the...

    I strava all my rides as I too like to track the miles-a friend who follows me saw what I was doing and started commuting himself! My commute has 7 or 8 segments on it and I enjoy working my time...
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    Barbieri Carbone carbon fiber-I can get above 60...

    Barbieri Carbone carbon fiber-I can get above 60 PSI, small (nine inches) and lightweight-fits alongside waterbottle or in pocket-$25 on amazon. I've used it many times (too many!) over the past 5...
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    Thanks squeeze, I think I will pick up a couple,...

    Thanks squeeze, I think I will pick up a couple, not for riding though because I am a member of the skin tight aero gang (to my co-workers dismay!).
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    Kids are grown, only one still at home-wife does...

    Kids are grown, only one still at home-wife does yoga after work, so family is all good! I couldn't have taken this much time (or I would have had to ride faster!) when the kids were younger and had...
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