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    My Commuter. 434495

    My Commuter.
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  2. I've had a couple of Roadies stop and help me...

    I've had a couple of Roadies stop and help me with a flat when I first started commuting. I have had the opportunity to stop three times as of late. Each time, they had it under control. The last...
  3. Update: I went to the doctor on Monday. I had no...

    Update: I went to the doctor on Monday. I had no head injury but now I'm in a sling. I tore some tendons. Doctor said six to eight weeks of therapy. She said I can ride as soon as I feel I can do...
  4. I have a reserve I'll use until the new one comes.

    I have a reserve I'll use until the new one comes.
  5. I Took a Spill and I guess It's Time for a New Helmet

    Today, while riding, my tire got stuck in a road rut. I was slowing for the stop light and was going about 7 to 8 miles per hour. The bike (and me) fell over and I hit my shoulder and head. The...
  6. I wanted to update everyone who offered their...

    I wanted to update everyone who offered their helpful opinions. The noise never went away. I got a almost new rim that was taken off a Fuji Roubaix 3.0. The result of the switch is no more noise...
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    Poll: I work at a school and park the bicycle in my...

    I work at a school and park the bicycle in my office. My co-workers always have a positive comment when I arrive on my bike. Of course, there are several staff bicycle riders on campus. There are...
  8. I use: 48 on the flats and down hill 38 on...

    I use:
    48 on the flats and down hill
    38 on small hills and long grades.
    28 on steep hills and the such.

    In the rear,I try to use the middle gears most of the time.

    Most of my travel...
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    When I'm commuting at night and the lanes are not...

    When I'm commuting at night and the lanes are not lit. I see riders coming toward me with these small front lights. The reflection of my light on their peddles is almost a bright.
  10. I am not planning to make the switch right now. ...

    I am not planning to make the switch right now. It was just an idea. I ride the Fuji most of the time. The Cannondale is a little too big for me.
  11. Can I Change my 48 Tooth Gear to a 50 Tooth One?

    I have two bicycles I use to commute: a 1993 Cannondale H400 and a 2014 Fuji Absolute 3.0 LE. The Fuji has a gear set of 48/38/28. The Cannondale has 50/40/30. I am not yet able to take full...
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    This guy should post a photo on the "photo of...

    This guy should post a photo on the "photo of YOUR bicycle near water" tread.
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    I've been ask by a supervisor if I carried my...

    I've been ask by a supervisor if I carried my cell. She was concerned I might have a medical emergency while riding to work.
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    Hi again: Maybe I should not have said they...

    Hi again:

    Maybe I should not have said they were Cont. Touring Plus tires. My problem is getting the tire off without puncturing the tube. I have had no issues with getting them on. It looks...
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    Who sells the best Tire Levers?

    For several years, I have been using metal tire levers. I got a set of aero wheels for my Fuji Absolute a couple of months ago; they are very deep rims that came off a Roubaix. While I was changing...
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    When I was about nine years old, I had a Royal...

    When I was about nine years old, I had a Royal bike taken out of my yard. A couple of months later, my friends brought me a bike they thought was mine. They said they caught a boy riding it and...
  17. I was wondering if the rim material might also be...

    I was wondering if the rim material might also be part of my problem. The back if fine; it's the font. I had to replace the font wheel when my bike fell off the back of my car a few months ago. ...
  18. Do Cool Stop Salmon Pad Have a Break in Period?

    I had these Cool stop pads installed on my Fuji Absolute while have routine adjustments at Performance Bike. The breaks did not squeal but were wearing down. When I got my bike back, the front wheel...
  19. I've been riding a Velo Orange for about a year...

    I've been riding a Velo Orange for about a year now. Good, Comfortable, and not much maintenance.
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    at 250, I ride Cont. Touring Plus 37's but they...

    at 250, I ride Cont. Touring Plus 37's but they run narrow. I fill them to the recommended pressure of 70 pounds. No problems.
  21. At the 7-11 near my job, everyone just goes in...

    At the 7-11 near my job, everyone just goes in and leaves their bikes outside. I even saw a Surly there one day. The manager sees me every morning and one day told be that I could bring my bike...
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    I almost got ran over today

    While riding to work this morning, I came across a broken bottle all over the bike lane. I got off and started to clean the area up as best I could using my leg and shoe for a broom. Then I found a...
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    I use the bicycle carry rack on the back of my...

    I use the bicycle carry rack on the back of my car. I have one for two bikes. I use the outside one further away from the car.
  24. Mostly, I work with young people who are...

    Mostly, I work with young people who are concerned for the old guy's health and safety. People have offered to drive me home many times; when it's raining or late. One administrative assistant...
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    I've been running those Continental Touring Plus...

    I've been running those Continental Touring Plus 37s for about two years now. Paid about $22.00 each at Outside Outfitters (on line), plus postage.

    I've had one flat (office staple that worked...
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