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    I'm wrestling with mine now. It means taking off...

    I'm wrestling with mine now. It means taking off the fenders and trying to get that *%@!?@@! Alfine non-turn washer into the dropouts. I don't remember it being this hard the last time. And does...
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    I'm building up a new commuter for spring. So far...

    I'm building up a new commuter for spring. So far I've bought the frame:
    http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/buena-vista
    A PV-8 front dynamo hub:...
  3. I've gotten my best last-years-model-on-sale...

    I've gotten my best last-years-model-on-sale bargains in January. Christmas is over, so no-one is buying bikes as gifts, but spring is still a long way off. The shop employees practically fall over...
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    Was there anything you liked about this bike when...

    Was there anything you liked about this bike when you bought it?
    1. Pin platform pedals such as the Wellgo B065 will work with any soft soled shoe.
    2. Thinner tires are somewhat livelier, but the...
  5. Hee hee...I didn't learn to ride until I was 12...

    Hee hee...I didn't learn to ride until I was 12 because I had to wait for my older brother to be done with the family bike - a man's delivery bike similar to the one in your picture. Boys on...
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    Do cyclocross bikes fit under road bikes? And...

    Do cyclocross bikes fit under road bikes? And where do hybrids fit in? They aren't the same as cruisers, but are probably the most common type of commuter bike.
    Some kind of currency conversion...
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    I've got a few of the Real Rides...

    I've got a few of the Real Rides (http://realrides.ca/) discs. They are filmed on various routes, such as the Penticton Ironman course, Grand Canyon, Coer d'Alene Ironman, etc.. There is a narrated...
  8. I've lost about a centimeter of height since...

    I've lost about a centimeter of height since buying my steel road bike more than 20 years ago. The spine shrinks, the flexibility starts to go (truth to tell, I've never been flexible in my life) and...
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    I don't know how noisy a loud graphics card fan...

    I don't know how noisy a loud graphics card fan is, but I had one years ago and found it a bit louder than a mag trainer. Not to the point where I couldn't hear myself think, but enough that I...
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    Shutter Precision hub feels a bit rough

    Excuse me if this question has been posted before, I did a search and didn't come up with anything about this make of hub. Does anyone have one of these?
    I'm building a new commuter up from scratch...
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    Anything without gel? I'm guessing it's possible...

    Anything without gel? I'm guessing it's possible to get away with squishier padding just because the cold will make it firmer.
    I'm wondering how my SMP will feel, as it's very ventilated.
  12. Years ago, when I got laid off, going to job...

    Years ago, when I got laid off, going to job search classes was a requirement for getting UIC, and they really pushed the "functional" resume. I got nowhere with it, and finally a recruiter at a...
  13. Did the Varsity have a chro-mo frame, aluminum...

    Did the Varsity have a chro-mo frame, aluminum wheels, half-decent components? I was referring to "entry level" as in racing or at least club ride bikes, not cheap 10-speeds. I did century rides,...
  14. Wow, these are far wilder than I was imagining...

    Wow, these are far wilder than I was imagining they'd be. Where would you store the giraffe costume when you go to work? How would you deal with a severe crosswind?
    I was thinking of the army...
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    The thing about carbon fiber is it's versatility....

    The thing about carbon fiber is it's versatility. It isn't just for racers. They can make a frame very stiff (eg., Cervelo) or they can make it incredibly comfortable (Cannondale Synapse, Look 566)....
  16. How about the Cannondale CaadX (105 version)?...

    How about the Cannondale CaadX (105 version)? It's a 'cross bike, but with road tires would easily be light enough for road use. And it has rack and fender eyelets.
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    Good point. At one time lights were usually...

    Good point. At one time lights were usually mounted on the fork crown or even further down the fork. Now most people have them up on the handlebars, which is higher than the position of all but the...
  18. By the way, if you're female you're an Athena,...

    By the way, if you're female you're an Athena, not a Clyde.
    My husband has a Ridley Crossbow that he uses for most of his riding with 28c touring tires on it. He loves it. He also loves his road...
  19. Interesting. I'd never heard of these. They might...

    Interesting. I'd never heard of these. They might be a good tire for somewhere that gets Chinook winds in the winter.
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    At the '99 Pan Am games, the kilo on the track...

    At the '99 Pan Am games, the kilo on the track was won by a Cuban riding an old Colnago track bike. He defeated an opponent who had the latest in carbon fiber wind-tunnel-tested technology. It...
  21. In relative terms, bikes are probably less...

    In relative terms, bikes are probably less expensive now than they were back in the 70s and 80s. You can buy a decent entry level bike for about $1200, which is equivalent to what was about $300 back...
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    I'll be riding as soon as I get rid of this @#%$...

    I'll be riding as soon as I get rid of this @#%$ cold and stop coughing up a lung every night. :notamused:
    Really though, it's hard to do a lot of riding in a Saskatchewan winter. I get more...
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    What year is it? It's a nice bike, but if the...

    What year is it? It's a nice bike, but if the OCR3 might be more suitable for commuting. If you aren't very heavy, you might be able to get away with so few spokes in the wheels. And it does seem to...
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    The video on this page shows the straddle start....

    The video on this page shows the straddle start. This is the way I always start from an intersection.
    http://sheldonbrown.com/starting.html
  25. Interesting that people are equating the "steel...

    Interesting that people are equating the "steel is real" crowd with old farts. My 70+ husband and his contemporaries (former clubmates that he used to race against/with) all have old steel lugged...
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