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  1. In 1960, my folks got me what we now call a...

    In 1960, my folks got me what we now call a single speed bike with a coaster brake. It was a birthday present, it came from the local western auto. Felt like they had given me wings, wings of...
  2. " However, when it comes to the thicker-leathered...

    " However, when it comes to the thicker-leathered saddles such as the Brooks Pro or all Berthound saddles, there seems to be a good amount of people claiming the they may not be substantially broken...
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    Have half a dozen bikes, if I could have only one...

    Have half a dozen bikes, if I could have only one - it would be the Gunnar Roadie.
  4. Wonder how many tax dollars were wasted...

    Wonder how many tax dollars were wasted developing this tribbage ?
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    If one accepts a runner's marathon (42 km) and a...

    If one accepts a runner's marathon (42 km) and a cyclist's century (162 km) as being "equivalent" athletic events, then a 5 km run would approximate a 20 km ride.
  6. When planning a trip, my partner and I project...

    When planning a trip, my partner and I project around 80 km per day.
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    Not sure I know what constituents a "high end...

    Not sure I know what constituents a "high end bike".
    last bike I bought was custom fitted and ride characteristics adjusted for my body/mass. the fit is perfect and ride very comfortable - end...
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    Try A pair of Chrome Kursh ? they are...

    Try A pair of Chrome Kursh ?
    they are comfortable & long lasting.
    Chrome has a few styles of cycling shoes that work well.
  9. When your rear tire fails, you still have...

    When your rear tire fails, you still have steering control over your bike. Lose the front, you don't. Major pucker factor on a fast descent.[/QUOTE]

    Perhaps?
    usually the tube fails well before...
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    Biological age < Chronological age = GOOD

    Biological age < Chronological age = GOOD
  11. Slightly off topic, new tire goes on the front,...

    Slightly off topic, new tire goes on the front, and front gets moved to the rear.[/QUOTE]

    i usually put a better tire on the rear, as that one wears more quickly.
  12. Thread: Perfect Fit

    by martianone
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    after years of trying, there is no perfect fit....

    after years of trying, there is no perfect fit. Fit evolves over time as your body changes, plus different styles of bike need different fittings. On occasion one does hit sort of a plateau - where...
  13. The commuter/utility bike and road bike get the...

    The commuter/utility bike and road bike get the most km each year, rotate the tires each spring and replace the tubes. This seems to cut down the need to patch tubes.
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    Echo the "vintage" road bike. We got our teenage...

    Echo the "vintage" road bike. We got our teenage son one during one of his huge growth spurt years. Cost was small, put on new tires and brake pads, swapped the saddle. It was a catchy red color,...
  15. If you just yell "aoooogah", that might count ?

    If you just yell "aoooogah", that might count ?
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    have run both 28 and 32 mm regular schwalbe...

    have run both 28 and 32 mm regular schwalbe marathons, 32 mm provided much better wear and felt better. Wider even felt nicer, but seemed slightly more sluggish.
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    We need "easy beers" too. Starting with wheel...

    We need "easy beers" too.
    Starting with wheel circumference, which according to Schwalbe site is 1990 mm.
    So every turn of the wheel will transport you 1990 mm. Have three chain wheels on the...
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    Consider DBC city bike, built in Boston ?

    Consider DBC city bike, built in Boston ?
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    Last couple of bikes I've gotten, have seriously...

    Last couple of bikes I've gotten, have seriously considered aero spoke wheelset. For my road bike they were heavier and not as smooth feeling as the traditional wheelset I got. My LBS suggested...
  20. Thread: bike hanger

    by martianone
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    Hang by wheel or top tube ? wheel is fine. A...

    Hang by wheel or top tube ? wheel is fine. A single large hook from a beam is good. Because the "floor space" under the bike is stil available, sometimes it is a challenge to keep hanging bikes...
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    A lot of folks in my area have an ATV or...

    A lot of folks in my area have an ATV or snowmobile, when someone hints at wanting to know the cost of my bike - usually answer about 1/3 or 1/4 of an ATV.
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    Do you get saddle irritation when it is dry, or...

    Do you get saddle irritation when it is dry, or only when wet ?
    if I only when wet, fenders help.
    if when wet or dry, the consider saddle/bike fit ?
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    IMHO, buying a bike - even an on sale bike -...

    IMHO, buying a bike - even an on sale bike - without checking the fit is capital poorly invested.
  24. Scenic speed when commuting.

    Scenic speed when commuting.
  25. in Utopia my goal, would be to ride daily. In...

    in Utopia my goal, would be to ride daily. In the real - things like weather, schedule and other interruptions seem to crop up. Being primarily a utility rider, ride when I want to - off then bike...
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