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  1. Nice; I live right near a group of streets that...

    Nice; I live right near a group of streets that has the nickname "Candy Cane Lane", because the 50 or so houses all go completely overboard with Christmas decorations (also it's the best place in...
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    +2. If you shift to the large cog, then...

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    If you shift to the large cog, then (leaving the wheel and chain stationary) put slack in the cable by letting the shifter go to the other end, you will have enough slack to pull the housing...
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    This is true -- it's kind of like saying "Well,...

    This is true -- it's kind of like saying "Well, since I have to change the oil anyways, I'm thinking of getting a new engine"
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    What about somebody who is dissing you in the...

    What about somebody who is dissing you in the present, or will diss you in the future? Oh wait, you're a RETRO grouch! :-)
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    For instance here...

    For instance here...
  6. Kind of a threadjack, but my wife thinks she has...

    Kind of a threadjack, but my wife thinks she has that too, she gets really cold in her extremities all the time, and often her fingertips go gray. Is there anything to be done about it other than...
  7. When people are amazed that I bike in the rain, I...

    When people are amazed that I bike in the rain, I tell them that I have the superpower of not being harmed at all by water. I even occasionally get completely naked and on purpose stand under a...
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    wph appeared, but I'm guessing Darth intended to...

    wph appeared, but I'm guessing Darth intended to dig up the great post that answered this question...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/913151-back-pack-drag-revealed.html
  9. My cross-check has never been in a CX race, so in...

    My cross-check has never been in a CX race, so in that sense it is not "converted", but since it is by name a CX bike I'll post it along with the rest. Also, this pic is wearing 29x2 knobby tires...
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    Search BF for one of the many places that...

    Search BF for one of the many places that sixty-fiver talks about Schwalbe Hurricanes. He made me wish I hadn't splurged on Marathon Supremes. Then again, Hurricanes are probably in the same ballpark...
  11. Cool! Did you get the retroshift levers, or did...

    Cool! Did you get the retroshift levers, or did you have stock CC bar-end levers that you will use?
  12. I recently had a work conference out of town,...

    I recently had a work conference out of town, since I got there by car, I brought my bike, but not my bike shoes. I could tell a significant difference from the thin-soled shoes I did wear to ride,...
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    But even if the bulb is burnt out, wouldn't the...

    But even if the bulb is burnt out, wouldn't the red light cover be reflective, like a car's tail lights?
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    I don't have any advice or experience on IGH...

    I don't have any advice or experience on IGH quality, but I was looking at BD for 1x bikes to give a friend some ideas, and I saw a few interesting options:

    Schwinn Sierra IG3
    Motobecane Elite 8...
  15. Thread: Tubes

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    My understanding is that pricier brand-name tubes...

    My understanding is that pricier brand-name tubes are lighter, and thus more prone to flats. Cheap tubes are made of thicker rubber, and thus heavier and more flat resistant.

    So if you prioritize...
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    another option (more than $80 though) is...

    another option (more than $80 though) is Retroshift aka Gevenalle, which are brake levers that can accept the shifters you already have. $129 for a pair with no levers, plus about $15 for a pair of...
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    If you use the little 'Insert Image' button in...

    If you use the little 'Insert Image' button in the bikeforums comment editor, you get the thumbnail.

    But if you have sufficient internet-fu, you can embed links to externally-hosted images (like...
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    The answer is: use a Kitter! Look at their...

    The answer is: use a Kitter!

    Look at their stuff here: Bike Buckets: an inexpensive pannier system you can make

    The kittiers are tough, durable, and completely waterproof. They're designed to...
  19. LOL "Good thing there are rack mounts on the...

    LOL "Good thing there are rack mounts on the fork..."
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    This. Most of the time cars are just doing...

    This.

    Most of the time cars are just doing their thing in their lane, and I'm doing my thing in my lane.

    But I have a few places on my commute where right turn lanes are added to the right of...
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    Nice -- your lime green accents are much better...

    Nice -- your lime green accents are much better coordinated than mine:

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    Since that pic I have added a fourth shade of green with some sickly-pale lime-ish green shifter&brake cables.
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    That is indeed an elegant gauge, I like the...

    That is indeed an elegant gauge, I like the leather wrap -- probably too elegant for me to consider it worth the money, though.
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    That's a nice idea; and I'm a pretty good cook...

    That's a nice idea; and I'm a pretty good cook...
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    Ah, that makes sense. It's good to respect the...

    Ah, that makes sense. It's good to respect the rules.

    Thx for tip on velcro bottle cage, that's good to know.
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    Yes, that is very helpful. Some of those things...

    Yes, that is very helpful. Some of those things they have from previous non-folding bikes, but that gives me a lot of good ideas, especially bells, as their favorite lake-loop must have them dodging...
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