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  1. This is the biggest problem with many bus routes,...

    This is the biggest problem with many bus routes, or at least the suburban commuter routes that I use - all that beautiful infrastructure is jammed up with autos!

    My commuter bus that takes about...
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    Ok, this is going to be ugly. My name is Tom, ...

    Ok, this is going to be ugly. My name is Tom, and I'm an N + 1 addict!

    In order of the the date I acquired the bike:

    1946 Schwinn Admiral:

    Literally a garage find. It was in a friend of...
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    The reason you can't see black ice is the same...

    The reason you can't see black ice is the same reason you can't see Black Holes - no light can escape. In fact, black ice is made up of Dark Matter. When enough of this Dark Matter forms on a trail...
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    I'm sure he'd still have fallen down if he were...

    I'm sure he'd still have fallen down if he were on platforms. I have it on good authority that is is NO harder to put your foot down when clipped in vs not being clipped in!! :lol:
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    That comes with it's own type of dangers. I...

    That comes with it's own type of dangers. I watched one of my club-mates inadventently come unclipped, hit the deck, and then get run over by other riders. Ouch.

    It is the over the handlebars...
  6. If you're young, and have not done a ton of...

    If you're young, and have not done a ton of aerobic endurance type stuff, you may have room for significant improvement.

    However, I think your time parameters are a little too inflexible. ...
  7. I actually did this when I was a kid - not with a...

    I actually did this when I was a kid - not with a skate, but with a ski. Took off the front wheel, and replaced it with a ski, (built up with the appropriate number of 2x4s to get the correct...
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    Well, Gerv has:

    Well, Gerv has:
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    OK, drawing the line at -5F makes a lot of sense. But drawing the line at -4F? That's just crazy! :)
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    The price of commuting is eternal vigilance!!

    The price of commuting is eternal vigilance!!
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    Yeah, my crossing strategies seem to change every...

    Yeah, my crossing strategies seem to change every day. What ever keeps me the farthest away from any autos.
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    I am curious as to how you arrived at such a...

    I am curious as to how you arrived at such a specific temperature?!!
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    Thanks for the idea! I hate cleaning the bike in...

    Thanks for the idea! I hate cleaning the bike in the winter, but you have to do it. I used to hook up the garden hose to the laundry tub and run the hose out through the garage so I could hose all...
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    I'll vote for platforms being safer. One...

    I'll vote for platforms being safer. One ancedote I detailed here: http://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/927040-somewhat-close-call-last-thursday.html

    I would definitely have crashed if I'd...
  15. Thanks for the update! I won't be getting one...

    Thanks for the update! I won't be getting one of these, but it gives me some great ideas on what to do with a bunch of super strong hard drive magnets I just happen to have!
  16. tmi!! Tmi!!

    tmi!! Tmi!!
  17. But do the chickens wave back . . . or do they...

    But do the chickens wave back . . . or do they just give you that avian snub?
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    And more aero!

    And more aero!
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    The other advantage of downtube friction shifters...

    The other advantage of downtube friction shifters is one handed shifting. I'd always use my right hand to pull back my front derailleur lever.

    Makes things simpler still.
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    It looks like the $20 cardboard bike is actually...

    It looks like the $20 cardboard bike is actually going to cost between $95 and $290. Quote “We never said the price would be $20”

    Crowdfunding the cardboard bike | MNN - Mother Nature Network
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  21. You've got a lot of creative energy! I thought...

    You've got a lot of creative energy!

    I thought I was being creative just ordering a couple of these back in the day.
    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=434304&d=1423974682
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  22. Very disturbing! :p

    Very disturbing! :p
  23. I always yell out "Are you OK? Do you need...

    I always yell out "Are you OK? Do you need help?".

    Then, when they answer either yes or no, I can respond "Great to hear!" and keep riding. :lol:
  24. Psychology that drives the "Waving" threads

    The "Waving" threads seem to recur with such regularity. Could this be the reason some people get so upset when they wave to another cyclist, and do not get a return wave? I think so!

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  25. I bought a new Trek 520 in 1992. I LOVED the...

    I bought a new Trek 520 in 1992. I LOVED the bike, but after riding it for a year, I decided the frame was one size to big. I was in the shop one day in 1993, and they had a NEW 520 frame, approx...
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