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    +1 to studs all winter on your preffered bike. If...

    +1 to studs all winter on your preffered bike. If you don't like riding the hybrid, get rid of it. Get some studs for your road bike, and cruise them all winter.

    or adapt the hybrid to fit your...
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    I tuck my pant legs into my socks for the added...

    I tuck my pant legs into my socks for the added goofball/aero/no chain ring bites factor.

    If you don't want to otherwise modify your attire for the sake of riding, your guard might be just the...
  3. Thread: Choices

    by moochems
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    "What would you go for?" something with a...

    "What would you go for?"

    something with a kick-stand!

    bikes looks nice, up to the task in Tucson I bet. 20 miles round trip, perfect length. Maybe adjust the parts to your liking.... Handlebars...
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    Some of the upgrade bikes come with wheels that...

    Some of the upgrade bikes come with wheels that may not be much of an upgrade. If you like the style of bike you have now, and think your next bike will be of the same type (disc brake 29er for...
  5. Thread: Fenders

    by moochems
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    What might be right for some.... I bet it's...

    What might be right for some....


    I bet it's a lot of fun riding a race bike to work. Personally I just can't afford to get and maintain a proper race steed. It would be a compromise anyhow, as I...
  6. Thread: New to biking

    by moochems
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    3 miles could be as easy as 15 minutes at a...

    3 miles could be as easy as 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. The first few rides might have you working over hard until you get your rhythm, but if you stick with it for even two weeks I bet you can...
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    The motorcycle gloves are exceedingly up to the...

    The motorcycle gloves are exceedingly up to the job. The caiman hi viz waterproof winter gloves are clumsy at best. I can squeeze the brake levers on my townie style bars fine, and can use the old...
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    Look close you my see an added "to each their...

    Look close you my see an added "to each their own, right" in my post grolby.

    I feel bad for someone who can only afford one race bike, and is (foolish?) motivated enough to put all their eggs in...
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    Motorcycle winter gloves here. They were even...

    Motorcycle winter gloves here. They were even more expensive than cycling oriented stuff. Definitely won't purchase them again when the time comes, but they are some very nice gloves.

    i keep a set...
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    thank an you for weighing in! My limited...

    thank an you for weighing in! My limited knowledge on the matter has been improved, and I thank you.
  11. Thread: Fenders

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    Personally I fail to understand why anyone would...

    Personally I fail to understand why anyone would want to play musical chairs with their fenders.

    put em on, leave em on, forget about em is my way of looking at it.

    but hey, to each their own...
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    I want to say that electric motors create ozone,...

    I want to say that electric motors create ozone, which I've read is especially damaging to the skin walls on Paselas. If you have a refrigerator, for example, running in your garage you may be...
  13. Sounds like the OP is pretty much obligated to...

    Sounds like the OP is pretty much obligated to ride in the shoulder. It sounds to me like you would be relentlessly harassed if you disregarded the such a broad shoulder and traveled in the roadway....
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    Marathon plus is very high quality, compared with...

    Marathon plus is very high quality, compared with it's price it is very much bang for the buck.

    Are you looking for acceptable tires for the next year (or even less time?) or for the next...
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    Rode home in 5 degrees f last night. Wearing...

    Rode home in 5 degrees f last night. Wearing layers was inconvenient but effective. Under armor leggings cold gear, canaria windront cycling pants, and puma exercise pants over top.

    not very bulky...
  16. That nashbar doesn't look like the easiest thing...

    That nashbar doesn't look like the easiest thing to fender up.

    Motobecane fantom cross uno might be ok, if you fit the 64 or 49 cm frames that are left in bikes direct.

    That mercier kilo wt...
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    In some places (Germany, think schwalbe's) 28 is...

    In some places (Germany, think schwalbe's) 28 is representing 700c. However, 28 can also refer to a different, larger, bead seat diameter altogether.

    stick to ISO standardized sizes. For 700c you...
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    I really like how a hi viz vest can be worn over...

    I really like how a hi viz vest can be worn over any garment. I have high conspicuity regardless if the weather. I have been using a "surveyor's" vest from amazon. I like the pockets, and it seems to...
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    Jtek bar end shifter works with nexus or sturmy...

    Jtek bar end shifter works with nexus or sturmy archer hubs, maybe others.

    Considered a single speed?

    Or a shimano alfine di2 setup I sane xpensive option.
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    Can't ignore everyone...

    Ever noticed you can't add admin/moderator to your ignore list?

    Whatchu think about that?
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    A larger volume of air in the rear will be more...

    A larger volume of air in the rear will be more comfortable, and less prone to pinch flats.

    The tire with the best (not most, BEST) tread/rubber compound should go in the front regardless though. ...
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    www.amazon.com/Serfas-TCPG-Bicycle-Floor-Pump/dp/B...

    www.amazon.com/Serfas-TCPG-Bicycle-Floor-Pump/dp/B001MK3GFS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1418170275&sr=8-2&keywords=Bicycle+floor+pump


    Even the the nicer frame mounted pumps (zefal hpx, and one other...
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    :)

    :)
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    50$ in 1981 inflated to 1000$ today seems a...

    50$ in 1981 inflated to 1000$ today seems a stretch more than a stretch. Are you talking about Canadian dollars? Please elaborate.



    I'm to young to have developed a proper appreciation of...
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    Lentils? Different flavor and texture. Similar...

    Lentils? Different flavor and texture. Similar cooking technique. Perhaps nutritionally superior.

    Cheap, easy to cook, I think they are a suitable substitute for ground need. Lentil lasagna....
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