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    Sticky: Hmmm.....seem to be riding every Saturday last...

    Hmmm.....seem to be riding every Saturday last few weeks but not in between....could it be Winter and I shouldn't complain?
    Ten miles this afternoon - upper 30's and dry. Supposed to snow...
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    And we were all doing just fine with friction...

    And we were all doing just fine with friction shifting until that Shimano Index System thing was forced onto us in the Eighties. Why can't things just stay the way they are?? If something works OK,...
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    We suffered our first two on-the-road tandem...

    We suffered our first two on-the-road tandem flats last summer caused by one of those sneaky little wires that just barely went through the tire, including the kevlar belt. Couldn't find the source...
  4. Smaller f-stop (your pupil) in brighter light...

    Smaller f-stop (your pupil) in brighter light makes for greater depth of field.

    I've been wearing bifocal safety glasses and now Dual bifocal sun glasses for several years for cycling. Progressive...
  5. Thread: Kickstand???

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    I don't understand getting so worked up about...

    I don't understand getting so worked up about kickstands.:twitchy:
    My cycling life is just fine without them.
  6. Version 2 looks much better.

    Version 2 looks much better.
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    My SRAM RD's all have front entry points for the...

    My SRAM RD's all have front entry points for the cable --> no loop.

    That loop in the Park picture does looks bigger than required.
  8. Thread: Kickstand???

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    Not needed in my world.

    Not needed in my world.
  9. When I switched one of my recumbents' from Tektro...

    When I switched one of my recumbents' from Tektro V-brakes to BB7's, I used the same levers that came with the bike. (It came with disc hub and mounts front and rear, so how could I resist discs?)
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    Found a very nice Hercules 3-speed for my wife in...

    Found a very nice Hercules 3-speed for my wife in a Goodwill store in Atlanta in the late seventies.
    I still browse Goodwill and Salvation Army stores but never see anything of interest bicycle-wise.
  11. I've used KMC and SRAM quick links on KMC and...

    I've used KMC and SRAM quick links on KMC and SRAM 8- and 9-speed chains for more than a few years and haven't noticed any problems or peculiarities.
  12. Thread: I smell SCAM

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    Smells like a variation on the old Nigerian 419...

    Smells like a variation on the old Nigerian 419 scams.
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    I haven't read or heard of crank forward or...

    I haven't read or heard of crank forward or recumbent bikes being particularly better for knee issues than conventional bikes.
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    This is it exactly.

    This is it exactly.
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    Sticky: 15 mile ride after our club's annual meeting...

    15 mile ride after our club's annual meeting today. Even though it was a balmy and dry 40 degrees only two of us out of 60 attendees rode. Winter mindset - I know how that works. Felt great after...
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    Poll: Do Zombies wear helmets?

    Do Zombies wear helmets?
  17. Thread: Giant Revive

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    leverleg hasn't posted on BF in several years....

    leverleg hasn't posted on BF in several years. (This is an old thread.) Maybe someone else will have an idea.
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    Topeak Mini Morph is my commuting pump. Road...

    Topeak Mini Morph is my commuting pump. Road Morph and Mountain Morph for my other two bikes.
  19. Be sure to use a torque wrench to tighten to the...

    Be sure to use a torque wrench to tighten to the specs inscribed on the pedals. :)
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    Have never ridden a trike, but love my recumbent...

    Have never ridden a trike, but love my recumbent bikes.
    Scorpion fx looks cool. Will probably take a while to get used to it.
    You might want to consider 'bent bikes as a future option.
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    Reflectors and/or reflective tape and other...

    Reflectors and/or reflective tape and other reflective stuff is much, much, much better than nothing when tail lights fail.
    (Two tail lights for me when riding in darkish conditions.)
  22. Thread: One More time

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    The bike has pedals. The Fuller Brush man...

    The bike has pedals. The Fuller Brush man peddles.

    http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z284/JanMM/noped.jpg
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    Quicksand could be an issue with skinny tires.

    Quicksand could be an issue with skinny tires.
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    Many of us who ride 'bents do wear bike shorts,...

    Many of us who ride 'bents do wear bike shorts, but not necessarily the traditional style. Bike shorts used to be black wool with chamois leather - I had a pair or two of those. Then came MTB baggies...
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    Don't need no stinkin' chamois but I do wear...

    Don't need no stinkin' chamois but I do wear wicking poly underpants.
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