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  1. I just let them know from the start I'm probably...

    I just let them know from the start I'm probably not buying however I have learned not to test ride or drive anything I'm not prepared to buy because I might like it.
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    Start out in a moderate gear keep your heart rate...

    Start out in a moderate gear keep your heart rate in check. About half way size up the competition or the clock and ride a little faster if possible. When you get near the top stand and pound it to...
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    If you always ride alone and don't care about...

    If you always ride alone and don't care about fitting in use one. No matter what people say the other cyclists notice and will talk about you when you aren't around. However, if you can ride and...
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    I had this happen on a three month old Trek...

    I had this happen on a three month old Trek Madone. The part of the frame where the hanger attaches broke and caused the derailleur to go into the wheel. Frame trashed, derailleur trashed, chain...
  5. I have the Tourney shifters on an entry level...

    I have the Tourney shifters on an entry level Trek 7.1 fx and they work perfectly.
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    Poll: I carry 3 cartridges, inflator head, 2 tubes,...

    I carry 3 cartridges, inflator head, 2 tubes, tire levers, and Park patch kit. seems like overkill since I have only ever had 2 flats on the road (not on the same ride ) but better to have it and not...
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    Model paint and ride.

    Model paint and ride.
  8. Signal your intentions and take the lane if you...

    Signal your intentions and take the lane if you need to turn and they obviously aren't passing. If you are just going straight ignore them it's your right to ride and they are just being courteous...
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    Agree with the above. If your not riding on the...

    Agree with the above. If your not riding on the edge your not having enough fun. Crashes are just part of it so learn how to fall gracefully and enjoy !!
  10. When it's practical I always let the cars go...

    When it's practical I always let the cars go first. I would rather have them in front of me than behind me. Also I never pass cars in the lane in front of me. I line up and take my turn at the...
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    I've been riding a little over a year and I have...

    I've been riding a little over a year and I have had 1 crash on the road bike due to a mechanical failure. Crashes on the mountain bike don't count because they are just part of it.
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    Yes for me and my family. Well mostly for me :)

    Yes for me and my family. Well mostly for me :)
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    Don't bother. your chain will never wear because...

    Don't bother. your chain will never wear because you will spend all your free time doing useless experiments instead of riding. Why on earth would you spend hours cleaning and weighing a chain when...
  14. I used to now I do a squeeze test and think about...

    I used to now I do a squeeze test and think about how long its been since I actually checked them. I would say maybe once or twice a week I add air. For newer riders ( usually the ones asking) they...
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    I did the same thing on my hardtail. I tried the...

    I did the same thing on my hardtail. I tried the Fizik on the road bike and did not like it. I put it on the MTB because the color matched nicely and it worked great. On the hardtail I only sit about...
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    Cables (http://sheldonbrown.com/cables.html)

    Cables
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    Yes I have narrowed it down to those 2 years....

    Yes I have narrowed it down to those 2 years. Thanks
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    I have been doing a little research and It is for...

    I have been doing a little research and It is for sure 70-74 I think maybe 73 model UO8. I'll get some more pics up soon. That year UE8 had the plastic spoke protector on the rear in the brochure I...
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    1975ish Peugeot

    Anybody have any idea the actual vintage and model of this bike? I picked it up for $100 dollars today.444229
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    It's all about the lights and visibility. Carry a...

    It's all about the lights and visibility. Carry a spare or a battery pack and all is well.
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    I have a Garmin 500 and the 810. After using the...

    I have a Garmin 500 and the 810. After using the 810 I realized the 500 was a waste of money. I would absolutely keep using the phone with a battery pack before buying the 500.
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    Personally I would have to pass because every...

    Personally I would have to pass because every time I rode it I would be thinking about that crack instead of enjoying the ride.
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    Started with a hybrid graduated to a road bike....

    Started with a hybrid graduated to a road bike. Jumped into a hardtail mountain bike. Upgraded to carbon road bike. Upgraded to FS mountian bike. After one year I have 7 bikes and never a mistake...
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    Around here generally about half what you paid...

    Around here generally about half what you paid new unless it is really special.
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