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    Have you tried washing the pants in NikWax? ...

    Have you tried washing the pants in NikWax?



    You will find that most readily available cycling booties/shoe covers have bottom openings to clear cleats and sole tread so one can walk in them...
  2. I found the differences between steel and...

    I found the differences between steel and aluminum negligible, but then again I'd rather have a Genesee Cream Ale than the latest over-hopped crap, I mean craft, beer...so perhaps I am just not...
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    430064 Devinci Caribou 1 with 10sp 105...

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    Devinci Caribou 1 with 10sp 105 drivetrain/DA barends on index. I have very long legs for my height, hence the jacked up seatpost and 175mm cranks. Had my eye on a fork that actually...
  4. I started with steel, rode about 3 miles...

    I started with steel, rode about 3 miles round-trip, and did in plain clothes/shoes, carried a backpack, worst weather was warm rain.

    Switched to a better fitting steel roadie, started...
  5. Robot Check...

    Robot Check

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    Robot Check

    depending on tire size. I've had these in fairly tight clearance before, with just a few of mm between the tires and fenders. Works well with true rims, provides...
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    I use a MagicShine MJ-872 headlight and Mj-818...

    I use a MagicShine MJ-872 headlight and Mj-818 tail light. Not exactly inexpensive, but well worth it. Hopefully the battery pack is a bit smaller by now. Not only do you want to see in lowlight...
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    Are you comfortable building something yourself? ...

    Are you comfortable building something yourself? I just put together a commuter using a Devinci Caribou 1 frame, Redline carbon fork, 105 drivetrain, FSA wheels, mini-v brakes, and C3 tt handlebars...
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    Conti Top Contact. I ride smooth pavement,...

    Conti Top Contact. I ride smooth pavement, crappy chip/seal, hard pack w & w/o gravel, and light snow with ice. All with and without rain. For more traction on slick roads, I air down a bit to get...
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    Sorry; 7f on Mon morning, 57f on Fri afternoon,...

    Sorry; 7f on Mon morning, 57f on Fri afternoon, ~20f swings per day until it landed on nearly 60f. Not terribly unusual for these parts, but certainly wild. The weekend prior saw the city approving...
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    Nutzo weather

    7f and icy on the Monday morning commute. 57f and clear this afternoon on the ride home. Anyone else having crazy weather?
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    It was not a narrow avoid or near miss. I cut my...

    It was not a narrow avoid or near miss. I cut my teeth riding in an area where verbiage from a passerby in this kind of situation is pretty much to be expected. I've also voiced my concerns to...
  12. There are a myriad of options out there to choose...

    There are a myriad of options out there to choose from. Some people swear by the more expensive stuff like Tubus racks and whatever the latest expensive panniers are, but most people will tell you...
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    I was commuting to work a few weeks back, before...

    I was commuting to work a few weeks back, before sunrise. I was riding a 6 speed vintage beater previously and had just switched to a new 10 speed build. I had looked down and back for a moment to...
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    This is how I normally mount tires, but we're...

    This is how I normally mount tires, but we're having an extraordinarily difficult time accomplishing this.



    Thank you kindly; we'll probably try the next size down.
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    Tubes for a large tire/narrow rim

    A friend of mine is trying to mount some 700x42c winter tires on an 18mm wide rim. On the 35-44c tube, however, the reinforced base of the presta valve is just bulky enough that it prevents the tire...
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    Sticky: Yowzas. Have fun cleaning that mess up!

    Yowzas. Have fun cleaning that mess up!
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    You've apparently never had one fail where the...

    You've apparently never had one fail where the hose is fitted over the stem at the base of the bladder. Got a lot of mileage out of a few bladders running around with the Marines - while not common,...
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    Wow. Not quite that cold here, but to answer...

    Wow. Not quite that cold here, but to answer your question: yes.
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    Sticky: -1f with some fresh powder on the roads, a little...

    -1f with some fresh powder on the roads, a little ice as well. Had some 42c Conti studded tires on earlier this week, but the beads don't seat properly (really bulky reinforcement at the stem, my...
  20. Nokian Nordman 5 - Studded Tires at Discount...

    Nokian Nordman 5 - Studded Tires at Discount Prices - Free Shipping!

    OP, you nailed it: do what is reasonable to stay visible and ride defensively. Even with a very hi-vis Cannondale jacket and...
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    This. Some drivers will, of course, not...

    This. Some drivers will, of course, not appreciate you filtering to the front of the line, but it is important to be as visible as possible to everyone that you are riding with - even if you are...
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    You entertain me in moments of boredom. ...

    You entertain me in moments of boredom.

    Waterfowl are predictable, that's why the hunting is good. You live in CO and don't hunt duck? Missed opportunity!

    Sure hormones can be proteins, but...
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    So Yeats must of been stupid for suggesting that...

    So Yeats must of been stupid for suggesting that expression should happen in the context of the common man. You sound like a stuck-up master's student who feels the need to show that he/she is...
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    Gotcha yet again! I love it; predictability like...

    Gotcha yet again! I love it; predictability like a waterfowl. You missed the point there, but let's take a look:



    Break out the old gen bio text - hormones are not proteins. Common sex...
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    Hydrophobia and philia are basic chem 101 terms...

    Hydrophobia and philia are basic chem 101 terms which describe a substance's solubility with respect to water. It's an expression, of course it's a misnomer, it's not meant to be taken literally. ...
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