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    I'm not following you. A messenger bag with a...

    I'm not following you. A messenger bag with a front strap (i.e. chrome or Timbuk2) works great for those of us here with your requirements. Then again, I use a chest strap on a backpack too...
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    Generally local jurisdictions superseded federal...

    Generally local jurisdictions superseded federal law. Local police can always write you up for a local ordinance. (Just look at NYC and e-bikes).

    Its rather a grey area. In Michigan, I would...
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    I just get one of those plastic seat post things...

    I just get one of those plastic seat post things for my rear wheel, and that works well.

    Generally if the water is deep enough for my to worry about the front tire, I just ride straight through it...
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    I agree.. I used to choose between two evils...

    I agree..

    I used to choose between two evils like that untili I started using a messanger bag with a front strap. Solved both problems.

    Backpacks are at the wrong place for biking:
    - too high...
  5. I don't think rim width was your problem. If the...

    I don't think rim width was your problem. If the tire bead isn't seated on the rim, it is an installation problem (and caused your wobble). Someone mounted them bad, and if they are like that long...
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    In general, water only hurts the open lubricated...

    In general, water only hurts the open lubricated parts, like the chain. Keep the chain and maybe derailleur lubed, and you should be OK. Rain water doesn't have salt in it, but yeah, your bike may...
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    Salvation Army (just like the OP). Just look in...

    Salvation Army (just like the OP). Just look in the section for black or grey sweaters. Its not unusual to find them worn/washed just once (after they shrunk from being washed in hot water).
  8. Thread: Peds

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    Link updated above Posting date was NOT April...

    Link updated above

    Posting date was NOT April 1st. I guess it's a different world out there...

    Some excerpts:

    According to a tipster named Steve C., just before noon a man wearing a red and...
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    I can one up you on that. Look for merino...

    I can one up you on that.

    Look for merino wool for the cool days. My synthetic jerseys stink as soon as I put them on (I commute daily). With merino, the smell fine after a month. I think Iím...
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    I quit wearing cycling clothes for commuting when...

    I quit wearing cycling clothes for commuting when I realized the general public has an anti-lycra bias. Drivers act really weird when I am riding fast on a racing bike wearing a helmet and lycra. ...
  11. The exact answer to your question is on the...

    The exact answer to your question is on the Schwalbe web site.
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    +1 Good point!

    +1 Good point!
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    Bad build in the first place. Generic chinese...

    Bad build in the first place.

    Generic chinese ebike hub/wheel builds tend to be built centered on the hub (which is off center in the frame) as mentioned, and do not have proper spoke tension. ...
  14. Thread: Peds

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    Good thing you don't live in Portland... Bike...

    Good thing you don't live in Portland...

    Bike rider wanted for hit-and-run that left one duck dead...
    EDIT: updatged link:...
  15. Thread: Route planning

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    http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#11/-83.88843/42.27...

    http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#11/-83.88843/42.27429/gray/bike

    Howdy neighbor. One thing that hasnít been mentioned is Strava heat maps. I love using this in new places to find out where the...
  16. That is like saying what is all the hype about...

    That is like saying what is all the hype about fat bikes? ;-)

    Maybe with the Big Apple, it is if you are riding 5-15 mph on the street (or gravel), some low pressure semi slicks are kinda nice? ...
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    I recently bought a bike rather like yours (mint...

    I recently bought a bike rather like yours (mint ’94 specialzed Allez chromo).
    I find a nice steel bike of that vintage with 28mm tires can do just about anything. It is mindlessly easy to...
  18. Shoot, I just stick it on my helmet and point my...

    Shoot, I just stick it on my helmet and point my head...
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    For the service course - I use one on the front,...

    For the service course - I use one on the front, since I typically don't get front flats or tread wear. I think for commuting they would wear pretty fast in the rear (and they don't have sidewall...
  20. Thread: Laptop bag

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    I have said this so often I'm gonna sound like a...

    I have said this so often I'm gonna sound like a fan boy, but I like the Timbuk2 bags. I have used one daily for many years, and bought another just cause I wanted another. Plenty of sizes, styles...
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    That is great you are comfortable on the bike. ...

    That is great you are comfortable on the bike. That is a good start. There are so many sublte yet critical things on the track that you can only learn on the track.

    One small example that...
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    Get the 25s. They will fit about anything. I...

    Get the 25s. They will fit about anything. I even have one that I use sometimes on my track bike (i.e. something I race at the velodrome with) and it barely fits.

    For road, I personally prefer...
  23. Ha, that looks like my old bike (which I used as...

    Ha, that looks like my old bike (which I used as a learner bike at the velodrome). Actually worked well on the road too, although it had an odd tenancy to under-steer.

    You can get a new one at...
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    Looks like an interesting bike and a good deal. ...

    Looks like an interesting bike and a good deal. Let us know what you think when yours arrives.

    :-)
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    I like them. Replaced some gatorskins with them....

    I like them. Replaced some gatorskins with them. They are very fast and easy. The endurance seems to be a good tire, with bead to bead protection.


    I got a 28mm tire and it is the EXACT same...
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