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    I am light at 140lbs and do 100PSI for 2 days on...

    I am light at 140lbs and do 100PSI for 2 days on 700x23, never had problem yet
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    It does wonders for acid reflux too ;)

    It does wonders for acid reflux too ;)
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    I heard from a friend the neti pot works great...

    I heard from a friend the neti pot works great too, I will try that next time.

    I've never had allergies my whole life and only had the flu once or twice past 20 years. Last year I got severe...
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    I bought Pearl Izumi but they have a loose fit. I...

    I bought Pearl Izumi but they have a loose fit. I also bought some high end Louis Garneau ones and they were way too hot. I replaced them with Endura Strike glove and they are perfect for 30F - 40F,...
  5. 5'8" and I ride a 54cm Jamis Icon Pro. I am...

    5'8" and I ride a 54cm Jamis Icon Pro. I am really 52 but more relaxed and comfortable on a 54
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    Wow, luckily it doesn't look like he was hurt too...

    Wow, luckily it doesn't look like he was hurt too bad. Guy behind him had his head down too, quick reflexes
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    For that distance, def go for a road bike. I was...

    For that distance, def go for a road bike. I was in similar position, bought a Trek 7.2 FX and joined this forum. Had the Trek for a year and upgraded to a proper 105 road bike. What a world of...
  8. Thread: Best Tools

    by calyco
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    +1, in that order for me too :) I built up a...

    +1, in that order for me too :)

    I built up a nice Park tool set, buying one by one as I needed them. Expensive but no wonder they are the reference, never had a problem with any of their tools. To...
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    Anyone do tights/leg warmers under 3/4?

    For the past month I've been looking for the perfect pair of (non tights) cycling pants. Have not gone or need to go full kit plus clipless since I am just doing recreational/commuting rides. Tried...
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    Very interesting and inspiring story, thanks for...

    Very interesting and inspiring story, thanks for sharing it with us!
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    Total damage about $100. Also took wheel to LBS...

    Total damage about $100. Also took wheel to LBS to get it true, was rubbing slightly on brake pads. Cable housing was also split and replaced it with some Jagwire. Mounted new derailleur, installed...
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    Snapped off, bent cage plate and chain twisted in...

    Snapped off, bent cage plate and chain twisted in the pulleys.

    http://i.imgur.com/5tWoUg9l.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/NZtDF19l.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/ykv7HMdl.jpg
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    eBay mostly, Performance Bike and Jenson USA are...

    eBay mostly, Performance Bike and Jenson USA are great.. excellent customer service. I do not like Chain Reaction Cycles, only my second time ordering and their customer service sucks.
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    I was browsing and read Short cage = double...

    I was browsing and read

    Short cage = double
    Long cage = triple

    Is that correct?
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    lol my first thought was !@#$%, this is gonna...

    lol

    my first thought was !@#$%, this is gonna cost me. Then carried bike for 1 block I start to laugh and giggle that I got owned by a plastic bag
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    Other than a couple of scratches on one black...

    Other than a couple of scratches on one black spoke they look OK :) Minor scratches on the chainstay (waa my beautiful white finish) and the brake pad is slightly rubbing on the rim 1mm, maybe the...
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    Garbage bag vs. Rear derailleur

    I was minding my own business, cruising at about 20mph when a black plastic bag decided to blow onto my path (windy day). The rear completely locked up, I heard a SNAP and I came to a skidding halt....
  18. Thread: Brooklyn loop

    by calyco
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    Casual cyclist here so 100 miles would prob be a...

    Casual cyclist here so 100 miles would prob be a bit much, I am working my way up though :) I meant to say I do 10mph or so in the city for safety reasons. When theres no traffic/river side then I...
  19. Thread: Brooklyn loop

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    Ahh I see it, just did it in google street maps...

    Ahh I see it, just did it in google street maps and it does look a bit quieter. Much appreciated zacster, your tips are very helpful. Yep, I am only doing about 30-40 miles. See I glanced over and...
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    Made it back without a scratch, I did catch a bit...

    Made it back without a scratch, I did catch a bit of rain coming back :) That route is very good, I tried going down straight 5th Ave instead of 7th like the route and lots of traffic. Big Ave's but...
  21. Thread: Brooklyn loop

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    Brooklyn loop

    What do you guys think of this route?

    Sunset Park Coney Island - A bike ride in NYC, NY

    I've been over the Brooklyn Bridge couple times but other than that never biked in Brooklyn, gonna try...
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    Endura Hummvee 3/4, the chamois is awesome and...

    Endura Hummvee 3/4, the chamois is awesome and first time I rode with not a hint of discomfort. Lots of pockets too. Also Park Tool TW-5 Torque Wrench and SBS-1 bit set, figure might as well since I...
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    It would still come loose after couple of rides...

    It would still come loose after couple of rides and I found out I was not installing the compression plug correctly

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQe9TJJq1PE

    Everything is perfect now, thanks...
  25. Had a guy in a BMW 3 series come up behind,...

    Had a guy in a BMW 3 series come up behind, revved up and buzz right by me (less than 6 inches away) at like 40mph. My instant reaction was to yell WTF ahole and confront him. But he blew by the red...
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