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    Sorry, I was enjoying cocktail, reading the...

    Sorry, I was enjoying cocktail, reading the thread for the first time, and missed the smiley face.

    Matt
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    Totally uncalled for. Matt

    Totally uncalled for.

    Matt
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    I do not believe you have to spend big bucks on...

    I do not believe you have to spend big bucks on helmets. In fact, the cheaper one's may even provide better protection since they have more material (i.e. less ventilation).

    I personally prefer...
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    Interesting. I did not know this. Having always...

    Interesting. I did not know this. Having always heard these creams described as lubricants I thought sticking was bad.

    +1 for zinc based diaper cream
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    I think you should reconsider this. The ability...

    I think you should reconsider this. The ability to boil water for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, ramen noodles, etc. could make a big difference. Especially if it's cold.

    Matt
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    I have two pair of Pearl Izumi's from the late...

    I have two pair of Pearl Izumi's from the late 80's. I don't wear them often anymore, and when I do it's under another pair of pants because they've worn so thin. I wore them yesterday and would buy...
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    Which, I'm sure, is a good thing. Thank You DMV!...

    Which, I'm sure, is a good thing. Thank You DMV! Sometimes Government pays.

    Matt
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    My Optometrist told me that those who don't...

    My Optometrist told me that those who don't require glasses between 40-to-50 don't read very much.

    Matt
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    This has been my experience also. Brooks...

    This has been my experience also. Brooks recently reintroduced the Conquest after a long hiatuses.

    Matt
  10. Here's the killer for me: "Power: 2x18650 2600...

    Here's the killer for me:
    "Power: 2x18650 2600 mAh internal non-user-replaceable lithium-ion rechargeable batteries"

    That and $275.

    Matt
  11. Thread: Fenders

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    If you are all road all the time then full length...

    If you are all road all the time then full length fenders year round make sense. But if you are lucky enough, like me, to have dirt single track available to navigate your area than full length...
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    Who knows. If you buy something that is...

    Who knows. If you buy something that is enjoyable to ride you just might find yourselves riding more than you ever thought. Based on your usage description, I recommend spending $10 and reading the...
  13. I considered / am considering this model. I've...

    I considered / am considering this model. I've read reports that then end-cap where replacement batteries would be fed is under engineered and could be easily stripped. Any thoughts on this? I've...
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    Theft is a real concern. Talk to some bicycle...

    Theft is a real concern. Talk to some bicycle commuters on campus and possibly campus security to get a feel for the risk. Based on my experience and observations most bicycles on and around...
  15. A heart healthy diet is a prostate healthy diet. ...

    A heart healthy diet is a prostate healthy diet. I don't have a link handy but several good one's can be found at UCSF. Google UCSF prostate diet.

    Matt
  16. For the past 25 years I've commuted by bicycle...

    For the past 25 years I've commuted by bicycle and lived in the country and worked in the city. Door step to doorstep would be dangerous and too lengthy. Therefore I've always used a combination of...
  17. For the past 25 years I've commuted by bicycle...

    For the past 25 years I've commuted by bicycle and lived in the country and worked in the city. Door step to doorstep would be dangerous and too lengthy. Therefore I've always used a combination of...
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    Umm, I think you've got that backasswards, Why...

    Umm, I think you've got that backasswards,

    Why would Grant promote carbon when all he sells is steel. Here's the video to refresh your memory:

    Rivendell Bicycle Works - Fork Wars on Vimeo
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    I'm about a year away from retirement and have...

    I'm about a year away from retirement and have the same concern. I've been commuting year round by bicycle for over 25 years. My current round trip is 33 miles and usually ride Mon - Fri. But I'm...
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    Eric, I'm currently running these after...

    Eric,

    I'm currently running these after putting nearly 10,000 miles on a set of Schwalbes Supremes. I too ordered them from Nashbar. I thought I was ordering 700x37 but they delivered 700x35...
  21. The theory is that a softer tire can deflect and...

    The theory is that a softer tire can deflect and harmlessly roll over the object, whereas, a hard tire has no forgiveness so either the tire wins or the object wins.

    Matt
  22. Thread: Niterider

    by Hangtownmatt
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    NiteRider customer service is excellent even...

    NiteRider customer service is excellent even beyond the warranty period. However, for my next purchase, I'll be looking for something that uses non-proprietary and easily replaceable batteries. ...
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    Isn't howling caused by improper toe-in? Matt

    Isn't howling caused by improper toe-in?

    Matt
  24. What tire pressures are you running? I had five...

    What tire pressures are you running? I had five flats in the first 2,000 miles on my Schwalbe Marathon Supreme's. I too was disappointed. During these first 2,000 miles I ran max tire pressure; 80...
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    Turns out those Rivendell's aren't so expensive...

    Turns out those Rivendell's aren't so expensive after all :>)

    Congratulations Marc,

    Matt (who rides a Sam)
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