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  1. Red bikes are faster. Don't be looking for any...

    Red bikes are faster.
    Don't be looking for any fenders to fit the rear :)
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    Damn - didn't even have to listen to it - the ear...

    Damn - didn't even have to listen to it - the ear worm jumped right in at just the mention.....
  3. Thread: It's March!

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    Less than three weeks till Spring! DST is coming...

    Less than three weeks till Spring!
    DST is coming Saturday night! If it ever really warms up a bit, there will soon be enough light to ride after work.:twitchy:
  4. Strongly agree....

    Strongly agree....
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    Yes, I can imagine that - had a bike with a...

    Yes, I can imagine that - had a bike with a triple crankset and a seven cog freewheel.
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    Looking to replace both middle and outer? If you...

    Looking to replace both middle and outer?
    If you stick to rings with shifting enhancements, a matching pair is needed.
    Our FSA rings still look pretty good approaching 4000 miles but that's just...
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    I passed one of those little motorcycles on the...

    I passed one of those little motorcycles on the ride home from work a couple of years ago. At 17mph. Either something was wrong with the scooter or something was wrong with the rider - couldn't tell...
  8. Thread: N-1?

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    You have to have a Backup Bike.

    You have to have a Backup Bike.
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    Don't know if I am more stable but am more aero -...

    Don't know if I am more stable but am more aero - no problem passing folks downhill on 'safety bikes' that are fitter than me. Unless they are strong and really pushing it, of course.

    Hill...
  10. Thread: Vee Brakes

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    Are you an agent for the Shimano lawyers? :lol: ...

    Are you an agent for the Shimano lawyers? :lol:

    V-brake has crossed over to the land of common usage for all linear pull brakes.
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    My BD song: I Can Dream, Can't I? by the Andrews...

    My BD song: I Can Dream, Can't I? by the Andrews Sisters.

    Hmmmmm..........maybe I'll listen to that sometime.
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    Re-done in the '70's by Doug Sahm and the Sir...

    Re-done in the '70's by Doug Sahm and the Sir Douglas Quintet. Swingin'!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJjPCz6PFkk
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    Very, very, very hard to stand and pedal my...

    Very, very, very hard to stand and pedal my bikes.
    http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z284/JanMM/jmmxmaseve.jpg
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    Sticky: 22 days till Spring! (do I have that number...

    22 days till Spring! (do I have that number right?) Maybe soon I'll be able to post in this thread more than once in a great while.............
    "Rode" the recumbent exercise machine at the Y this...
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    I ride 'bents exclusively and do have the cleats...

    I ride 'bents exclusively and do have the cleats as far back in the slots on the shoes as they will go, but that still places the ball of the foot over the axle.
  16. Thread: Winter tinkering

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    Replaced shift cables and housing on our tandem....

    Replaced shift cables and housing on our tandem. And adjusted the shifting.
    Trued slightly-out-of-true wheel on one of my singles.
    Replaced the V-brakes (and cables/housing) on my wife's mid-90's...
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    I wear Shimano mountain-style SPD shoes and have...

    I wear Shimano mountain-style SPD shoes and have different generic SPD pedals from Performance/Nashbar on three bikes. All are mountain platform styles with SPD on one side and plain on the other....
  18. Thread: Diabetics?

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    Sounds like you are heading in the right...

    Sounds like you are heading in the right direction. Recommended glucose levels are lower than in the past as it has become known that even moderately high levels can lead to all kinds of problems.
    ...
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    How about if clipless pedals were called Pedals...

    How about if clipless pedals were called Pedals with Integrated Foot Retention Mechanisms? That's a mouthful! Versus Pedals Without Foot Retention Hardware or Pedals With External Foot Retention...
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    All aspects of your riding will improve with...

    All aspects of your riding will improve with practice.
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    I use plastic Veloplugs on two bikes with...

    I use plastic Veloplugs on two bikes with Velocity wheels and Velox tape on our tandem.
    Velocity Wheels
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    You have to promise to clean the rims and pads...

    You have to promise to clean the rims and pads regularly in order to continue to be pleased with braking performance.
  23. If you can't afford a nice bike, then why would...

    If you can't afford a nice bike, then why would you want to ride in public?:lol:

    I have Schwinn grips (from WalMart) on one of my bikes and am embarrassed beyond belief. To ride it in public.
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    Previous BF thread on the Raleigh Companion (The...

    Previous BF thread on the Raleigh Companion (The C-Dale would seem to be considerably lighter/sportier - have never ridden with any C-Dale teams that had anything bad to say about their bikes.):...
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    Don't crash and you'll be good to go. Congrats...

    Don't crash and you'll be good to go.
    Congrats on getting the job behind you.
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