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  1. Thanks! Now to find somewhere that sells them. ...

    Thanks! Now to find somewhere that sells them. I see all kinds of places offering them for sale but don't differentiate between the grip shift, grip shift on only one side and standard. I see all...
  2. Anayone have any experience with Ergon GP5 grips?

    Looking to get something with a horn to allow varied hand placement. The Ergon GP5 look like just the ticket.

    I can't determine form the manufacturers manual or pictures online if they wold allow...
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    Wear what you want, if your comfy then t'ell with...

    Wear what you want, if your comfy then t'ell with what everyone else thinks.

    I wear bike shorts under cargo shaorts, I'm too fat and lumpy to just sport around bike shorts. I DO wear a jersey....
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    GOOD gloves yes, average or cheap gloves NO. ...

    GOOD gloves yes, average or cheap gloves NO. Feminine hands TEND to not be as blocky or fingers as even in length as a mans. I know my wife had a hell of a time with "generic" or mens gloves, the...
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    I have a Roam 2 as well, a 2014 and love it! I...

    I have a Roam 2 as well, a 2014 and love it! I had a flat and after going through about 6 tubes from the LBS that all failed around the stem I bought these tubes from Amazon and am still on the...
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    I'm a senior and I to wear them. Hi viz jersey...

    I'm a senior and I to wear them. Hi viz jersey for visibility. Let's face it, we're invisible to a lot of drivers any way, so perhaps bright yellow just might get their attention. And as most of the...
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    Wow, another one of those posts ? :) I have...

    Wow, another one of those posts ? :)

    I have hydro disc brakes on mine and love them. The rim brakes on my previous ride were very good, these just seem better and take less effort to pull,...
  8. Some good answers here already, and some rhetoric...

    Some good answers here already, and some rhetoric too.

    All I can do is throw in my experience. I have a Giant Roam with a suspension fork. I can lock it out, but when I do my kidneys, back and...
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    Luckily nothing at a higher speed. Was cycling...

    Luckily nothing at a higher speed. Was cycling down the street, broad daylight, bright yellow jersey, taking the lane. A mini van on my right wanting to make a left turn on the street I was on,...
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    Use rubbing alcohol and a clean rag and wipe down...

    Use rubbing alcohol and a clean rag and wipe down the rotors. Test it, if it still needs a lot of pressure than take it in to the shop and have them bleed the brakes, there may be an air bubble in...
  11. Thread: Slow roll

    by Rootman
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    That describes my NORMAL bike pace exactly. I...

    That describes my NORMAL bike pace exactly. I just don't care to go fast much. Unless it's down a hill I just pump away at my normal slow pace, enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and when I can...
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    I use a hitch rack so no issues there. I did...

    I use a hitch rack so no issues there. I did however see a fellow biker pulling into a parking structure with a bike on his roof rack, I was pretty far away spotted him and started to shout and wave...
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    The only reason that I use SPDs is teh fact that...

    The only reason that I use SPDs is teh fact that I have a bit of neuropathy in my feet. I just can't feel where my foot is on the pedal without looking down, and I have to look down a LOT. Without...
  14. This, Dell and other big makers constantly make...

    This, Dell and other big makers constantly make their stuff just slightly incompatable, enough so that even if it DOES run it might pose problems later. Me, I'd do another total build, at most I...
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    I've known one guy who used a camera, after...

    I've known one guy who used a camera, after posting several videos and notifying the police - they did NOTHING. One cop made snide remarks about "Damn bicyclists", others would listen and then take...
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    Shave your legs, ger-un-teed to increase your...

    Shave your legs, ger-un-teed to increase your speed :)
  17. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Welcome! And while perhaps a majority of the...

    Welcome! And while perhaps a majority of the posters are Americans there is quite a few other countries represented as well.

    Just jump on in and contribute.
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    Yes, a lot of people approaching senior age have...

    Yes, a lot of people approaching senior age have a lot of issues sleeping. I do.

    I starting sleeping poorly after puberty and it has gotten steadily worse, especially the last few years.
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    Sorry to hear of your fall. All I can off in the...

    Sorry to hear of your fall. All I can off in the way of advice is to get a pair of silver SH56 cleats in stead of the "normal" SH55 black ones - provided that you are using the 2 bolt SPD style...
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    I'm barely over 200 pounds and I too have a hell...

    I'm barely over 200 pounds and I too have a hell of a time doing it. I feel like 'm going to go over my handlebars. It helped when I went to my Roam 2 with 700C wheels over my previous 26" wheeld...
  21. This ^^^^ . People fail to realize the size or...

    This ^^^^ . People fail to realize the size or position of their car. AND improperly adjust their mirrors. A lot of driver adjust the right mirror so they see the side of their own car instead of...
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    Well, when you follow someone for 1/4 mile riding...

    Well, when you follow someone for 1/4 mile riding no handed at 5 mph weaving all over the place and can't hear you or your bell - you pass when you can, in this case the first straight strip we hit,...
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    And back to our regular scheduled program . . . ...

    And back to our regular scheduled program . . .

    People who weave all over the MUP or even the road not allowing you to pass, followed one dude for 1/4 mile, he had earbuds in , music cranked up...
  24. I too advocate that WE learn as much as we can...

    I too advocate that WE learn as much as we can too, and follow the rules carefully. Sometimes the most obvious stuff never dawn on us. I always scold myself when I pull up too far at an...
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    Giant Roam 2. Local dealer that had good...

    Giant Roam 2.

    Local dealer that had good service, fair price and I wanted a larger frame with 700C wheels and disc brakes.
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