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    In my opinion it definitely makes sense to just...

    In my opinion it definitely makes sense to just swap the tires twice a year between regular rubber and studded.

    The only situation I think that keeping a spare wheel around for is if you're just...
  2. The #1...

    The #1 thing to look for in a bike (well past the bike being in non-dangerous condition of course) is that it's the right size for you. Buying a bike that's the wrong size because it's "such a good...
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    People talk about having different wheelsets, but...

    People talk about having different wheelsets, but unless I have a whole second bike I know that personally the time it takes to change them means I'm not going to ride much.

    Have you seen the...
  4. I'd love to see a completely flatproof tire, but...

    I'd love to see a completely flatproof tire, but the links the OP posted sounded like marketing. Like the "honest" review sounded like it was written by a smart marketer. "I had heard they would ride...
  5. If you don't want to use the seatpost, there is...

    If you don't want to use the seatpost, there is nowhere on the back of your bike to clamp an "easily removeable" rack or bag. The seatpost is designed to carry all of your weight, including when...
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    There's no drawbacks other than a small cost and...

    There's no drawbacks other than a small cost and weight of carrying both if you want to try it out.

    CO2's two advantages are that it's small enough to fit easily in a jersey pocket or saddlebag,...
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    In my experience as a driver (and a biker), the...

    In my experience as a driver (and a biker), the Busch and Muller Toplight Line Plus is the best dynamo tail light:
    Busch and Muller Toplight LIne Plus

    For some reason they don't make any dynamo...
  8. Being that the OP doesn't have shoes, it would be...

    Being that the OP doesn't have shoes, it would be a whole lot easier to buy normal flat shoes for biking than it would be to go through all that.
  9. Thread: Fat Bikes

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    Ha, yeah, that's what I mean. If you hit pure...

    Ha, yeah, that's what I mean.

    If you hit pure ice (not an ice/snow mix) on any tire less wide than a fatbike tire, it just happens so fast your body can't even send signals to your brain, have...
  10. Thread: Fat Bikes

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    I've ridden all kinds of tires and I think it's...

    I've ridden all kinds of tires and I think it's like this:

    1. Studded tires - handle sheer ice nearly as good as dry pavement.

    2. Non-studded tires of any size smaller than a fat tire - if...
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    Fit is the most important thing. Past that,...

    Fit is the most important thing.

    Past that, frame does make a very big difference as well. I rode around 15 bikes last summer, and I thought the Trek Emonda was the most comfortable bike I could...
  12. No. To use "clipless" shoes you also need to use...

    No. To use "clipless" shoes you also need to use clipless pedals. They are an extremely bad choice to use with flat pedals.

    You can buy bike-specific shoes meant to be use with flat pedals, here's...
  13. It's funny because you do describe the problem...

    It's funny because you do describe the problem right here. I mean a 75 year old man tends to have more brittle bones and if he breaks his hip he's likely either dead or crippled for the remainder of...
  14. Yeah. The extra speeds themselves are not...

    Yeah. The extra speeds themselves are not necessarily a big deal, but they did make improvements in shifting.
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    I'm sure others can make decent carbon frames....

    I'm sure others can make decent carbon frames. And buying a name brand is no guarantee of quality - I've ridden some really rough riding Specialized full carbon bikes.

    The problem is though,...
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    People have suggested beam racks, but they're a...

    People have suggested beam racks, but they're a real pain because they swing from side to side behind you. Especially if you like going fast and taking corners and turns.

    The solution for the op...
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    Fyi again, bike measurements vary between even...

    Fyi again, bike measurements vary between even different models from the same manufacturer (like a madone and emonda could fit different in a "56"). You're more likely to get consistent results from...
  18. This just continues the pattern I expect. You...

    This just continues the pattern I expect. You accuse me of "forum laywering" which is practically just another word for trolling, then act upset when you get a similar word used back against you. Now...
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    I'll just say this as a warning - the #1...

    I'll just say this as a warning - the #1 mistake I see people make is buying the wrong size of bike because it's a "good deal". It's like buying the wrong size of pants because they were on sale,...
  20. Sure, fair enough, but there's trolling where...

    Sure, fair enough, but there's trolling where someone just becomes more sophisticated in their approach. JohnJ80's other response that after loudly proclaiming that there is no problem ever...
  21. Yes, your response was exactly what I expected.

    Yes, your response was exactly what I expected.
  22. If I ride with some people and don't wear...

    If I ride with some people and don't wear spandex, I'll get some harassing. If I ride with other people and do wear spandex, I'll get some harassing. I'm pretty sure a lot of those people are kids...
  23. Lol well that's exactly what trolls want you to...

    Lol well that's exactly what trolls want you to think isn't it?

    But seriously, when you point out specs the disprove what someone is saying, and they keep repeating it anyways pages later, they're...
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    I have 2 bikes with shimano dynamo hubs, and...

    I have 2 bikes with shimano dynamo hubs, and neither one of them has neither has ticking sounds at high speeds. Get a little bit of a ticking feeling when walking the bike, I'm not 100% sure but I...
  25. As everyone else has said, whoever told you that...

    As everyone else has said, whoever told you that has no idea what they're talking about.

    There is quite some debate over whether clipless pedals improve your efficiency at all, or whether their...
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