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    In my area of coastal New England we are able to...

    In my area of coastal New England we are able to ride all winter except when roads are covered with snow or ice. Consequently, winter mileage is much reduced compared to summer months. When I'm in...
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    I've been using the Seca RS on and off for 3-4...

    I've been using the Seca RS on and off for 3-4 years and like them quite a bit. I'm about 163 lbs. on a light gravity day and 80 to 85 lbs in back and 60 to 65 lbs. in front works fine for me and 25...
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    I took my old derailleur apart a little while ago...

    I took my old derailleur apart a little while ago to inspect the main pivot. It is simple enough and I don't think much movement can develop just from that point. But there are several pivot points...
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    Sorry. Yeah, I meant derailleur.

    Sorry. Yeah, I meant derailleur.
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    I'm using a Deore derailleur on my triple, 13 -...

    I'm using a Deore derailleur on my triple, 13 - 30 and is shifting fine, at least so far. The previous derailleur also worked well at first but then got flaky where no amount of messing with...
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    My own saddle is a Specialized with a nice cutout...

    My own saddle is a Specialized with a nice cutout running down the middle. The cutout was a help but I also move the nose just a bit to one side, maybe 3 mm off center. Being a compulsive tinkerer,...
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    tsh, you da man.

    tsh, you da man.
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    I'm 76 now and for the last 4 years I've been...

    I'm 76 now and for the last 4 years I've been riding a bike 3000+ miles a year. During winter months I ski down hill and x-country. I do a great deal of stretching daily and like some yoga as part...
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    I"don't know how much you consider too much....

    I"don't know how much you consider too much. There are many bikes from $500 to $1000 that would provide many years of usefull service. My own bike is a Specialized Secteur, now with 15,000 miles...
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    As a certified old guy, I have various issues to...

    As a certified old guy, I have various issues to deal with. First line of defense is stretching followed by rolling out tight muscles with a Fit Stick. I also see a chiropractor once a month. I...
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    I'm retired so I do club rides on Sunday and...

    I'm retired so I do club rides on Sunday and rides all over town the rest of the week for shopping, library or any other errands. I use a rear rack, sometimes with a trunk bag or for bigger grocery...
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    Here in coastal Rhode Island there are millions...

    Here in coastal Rhode Island there are millions of seagulls, or more, who open clam shells by dropping them on pavement from a height. This results in certain areas littered with many chards of...
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    Sticky: Today was cold with temps just below freezing...

    Today was cold with temps just below freezing between 26F and 32F, depending on location. Rode the bike path where another cyclist gave me a hearty "Happy New Year brotha". This greeting warm me...
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    I'm a 5'7" male of average proportions. I ride...

    I'm a 5'7" male of average proportions. I ride a 54mm bike but a 52 mm size would work also. Although woman's proportions can vary quite a bit from men's, I believe either size would work for her....
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    Our bike club has an annual New Year's Day ride. ...

    Our bike club has an annual New Year's Day ride. Coastal Rhode Island and nearby coast Mass. is warm enough to r ide year round so we do. For most of us, distances are much less than warmer...
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    It has been my observation the human race, that's...

    It has been my observation the human race, that's you and me and everyone else, does not pay attention to consequences. We like to think it is them but it is really all of us.
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    I was so disappointed. My niece bought me a...

    I was so disappointed. My niece bought me a tablet computer but I had been hoping for a coloring book. Maybe next year.
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    I don't have your specific problem but I am a...

    I don't have your specific problem but I am a certified, card carrying old guy, 76 y.o. My solutions to physical issues may not work for others in my age category but they are to maintain mobility...
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    Lots of good tips to get faster but we need to...

    Lots of good tips to get faster but we need to acknowledge that some aspects of fitness happen over time and can't be rushed. The body undergoes numerous structural changes to muscles, obviously,...
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    I'm not particularly obsessive but I'd likely...

    I'm not particularly obsessive but I'd likely re-lace the wheel just to learn to do it right. Then, the very thought doing another wheel at some point in the future will not be traumatic.

    This...
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    I've suffered with lower back pain for years. ...

    I've suffered with lower back pain for years. That will always be with me to some extent but since I began core exercises some years ago I mostly am able to ignore any back issues. I don't do...
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    Pro athletes of all types, not just cyclists,...

    Pro athletes of all types, not just cyclists, seem to train in blocks with periods of hard work and periods of easy work. Taking it easy for a while and riding the bike to smell the roses for a...
  23. For me, I've found a wide saddle works best and...

    For me, I've found a wide saddle works best and at the same time, one that is narrow half way between front and back. Even then, I need to be doing longer rides frequently if I'm to have comfort on...
  24. I few years ago a man walking on a mountain trail...

    I few years ago a man walking on a mountain trail of the Sierra Nevada and using a cell phone, walked off a cliff and fell to his death. He may well have been a fine man but the universe requires we...
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    I took up cycling 4 years ago with a bike that...

    I took up cycling 4 years ago with a bike that turned out to be versatile. That versatility turned out to be the best feature of the bike. It will take up to 28mm tires which means I can ride it on...
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