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    +1 That's how it works for me too.

    +1 That's how it works for me too.
  2. PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    First, you can commute on anything. But like...

    First, you can commute on anything. But like life itself, everything's a compromise. A racing bike will get you there, but it won't carry your stuff for you and it won't keep you clean in the wet. ...
  4. Thread: What People Say

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    I use a similar reply that's less snarky. "It...

    I use a similar reply that's less snarky. "It sure beats walking it!" Said with a grin and a wink, it get across the same, "Stupid question" message, only without the snark.
  5. Thread: Had an epiphany

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    This describes exactly why I got rid of my hybrid...

    This describes exactly why I got rid of my hybrid and replaced it with my 2006 Trek Portland. (The Portland was essentially a CX front end spliced to a light touring rear end.) The hybrid was...
  6. My experience mirrors Giant Doofus' pretty well. ...

    My experience mirrors Giant Doofus' pretty well. I was frail and sickly as a child, and that self-image stuck with me for five decades. Plus I have Reynaud's so I get cold really easily.

    That...
  7. If it's latex paint, good old ammonia will soften...

    If it's latex paint, good old ammonia will soften it enough for removal.

    This is part of the reason why Windex was reformulated from 28% ammonia down to 5%. Overspray was softening paint around...
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    To remove, you grab the handle and lift. That's...

    To remove, you grab the handle and lift. That's all there is to it.

    Mounting it, line up the lower finger with the rack leg, lift the handle, drop it on the rack, and release the handle. Takes...
  9. I dunno. Needs more shiny. I'm not fond of the...

    I dunno. Needs more shiny. I'm not fond of the matte finish on the RD.
  10. Thread: Lbs

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    There's a big difference between shop rate and...

    There's a big difference between shop rate and mechanics wages, just as there's a big difference between what hospitals charge and RN wages.

    If shops paid mechanics everything they charged you,...
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    ^^^ This. ^^^ Look at their stuff here: ...

    ^^^ This. ^^^

    Look at their stuff here: ORTLIEB - Produkte / Products /Produits

    The bags are tough, durable, and completely waterproof. They're designed to mount on the bike quickly,...
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    Meanwhile, she's standing around in a hooker red...

    Meanwhile, she's standing around in a hooker red mini-dress and Joan Crawford come-eff-me pumps.

    Who's having the midlife crisis?

    Please. As the saying goes, when you point one finger, you...
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    Across the lake here in Rochester, we were right...

    Across the lake here in Rochester, we were right in a notch between heavy snows to our east, and heavy snows to our west. The one to our west is the band that got TO. We fared pretty well. Going...
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    Ah! Thanks for clearing that up. As others...

    Ah! Thanks for clearing that up.

    As others have said, the recessed nuts come in different lengths. A quick trip to the LBS will put things right.
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    The words "best" and "cable lock" do not belong...

    The words "best" and "cable lock" do not belong in the same sentence.
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    The fender mounts between the brake and the fork....

    The fender mounts between the brake and the fork.

    Remove the recessed nut, slide the caliper out, put in the fender mount on the front of the fork, slide in the caliper, install the recessed nut. ...
  17. And there you have it. Nine posts between my two...

    And there you have it. Nine posts between my two and everyone is recommending a different type of bike as the ideal commuter.

    We are all right, BTW.

    As for the recumbent recommendation, I...
  18. The purpose of your first bike is to teach you...

    The purpose of your first bike is to teach you what you want or need in your second bike.

    Starting out--or starting over--you can't yet know what ultimately will work for you. Given time, you can...
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    Sticky: :thumb: Good job!

    :thumb: Good job!
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    For the record, there is only one way to be...

    For the record, there is only one way to be car-free, and it's full-time. There's no such thing as car-free "as much as possible". By definition, car-free means "free of the car", not "left the car...
  21. Thread: Need More Room

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    Parlee Cycles (http://www.parleecycles.com/) can...

    Parlee Cycles can add eyelets to any CF fork. Of course you're without the bike while they have the fork.

    Ribble Cycles UK sells a couple of different CF forks with fender eyelets. I own the...
  22. :roflmao: /thread

    :roflmao:

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    I tried that too. The problem for me was disc...

    I tried that too. The problem for me was disc brakes.

    Although I had identical hubs between the two wheelsets, the bearings were adjusted differently. This threw off the rotor alignment, which...
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    No, not at all. It shifts the focus of the...

    No, not at all. It shifts the focus of the matter to the consequences of inaction. It's not a matter of "how do I go", or "how do I keep from falling", but a reminder of WHY I need to keep from...
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    I don't see why any rocking whatsoever is...

    I don't see why any rocking whatsoever is necessary. I'm not convinced that throwing either myself or my bike sideways improves on forward motion. As the Italian pros say, "Tranquillo".

    But...
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