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  1. For only two more teeth on your largest cog, from...

    For only two more teeth on your largest cog, from 30T to 32t, your current deraileur will almost certainly be fine. I'd go ahead and make the change.
  2. This has been a very fun thread folks. I enjoy...

    This has been a very fun thread folks. I enjoy learning how others have spent or mis-spent their youth. This past weekend on the club ride I was riding alongside a very lovely older young lady on a...
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    Take notice of whether your knee tracks straight...

    Take notice of whether your knee tracks straight up and down or does it tend to flop inward toward the top tube or outward. It may be a cleat shim would fix the discomfort.
  4. Part of aging is the change in physical...

    Part of aging is the change in physical abilities. As boy in high school, I worked on a dairy farm during summer months and the main job was making hay. I was able to toss a 35 pound bale of hay...
  5. I was getting numbness, even while wearing...

    I was getting numbness, even while wearing sandals, when I first began cycling. Tight shoes will cause numbness but as I was wearing sandals, tightness was not the cause. I eventually tracked down...
  6. Thread: Newby Conundrum

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    If your wife wishes to join in bike riding,...

    If your wife wishes to join in bike riding, consider yourself a lucky man and get her the finest bike that fits her well. Some sort of more upright commuter bike will be best as a starter bike and in...
  7. One suggestion that helps some of us is to...

    One suggestion that helps some of us is to rotate the saddle a tiny bit to one side.
  8. Thread: Inner Knee Pain

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    The KT Tape videos have some instruction on how...

    The KT Tape videos have some instruction on how to use the tape but it does not seem too specific. I bought the tape, from REI, and just began laying it on using the By Guess and By-god method and...
  9. Thread: Inner Knee Pain

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    I also get slight inner knee discomfort/pain. ...

    I also get slight inner knee discomfort/pain. In my case, that same knee tends to flop inward toward the top tube at the top of the pedal stroke. I have mostly resolved the issue by shimming the...
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    For some time now ropes for sailing craft have...

    For some time now ropes for sailing craft have been available with a dacron outer sheath and a kevlar core. The advantage is lighter weight but poor ability to resist wear and tear, hence the dacron...
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    Sticky: Mileage has been down this year due to poor road...

    Mileage has been down this year due to poor road conditions but it is slowly ramping up. Yesterday's club ride came to 38 miles and for some reason even though the area is usually very flat, a...
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    After rinsing a chain I like to warm it up to...

    After rinsing a chain I like to warm it up to evaporate all the water but I prefer to to leave it out in the sun for several hours. I sometimes use an oven also but too warm a temperature may anneal...
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    I'm in disagreement with the observation that...

    I'm in disagreement with the observation that there is no intelligent life on Earth. I think there is plenty of intelligence around but you have to search for it. I also know there are plenty of...
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    Our club lists rides on the website by distance...

    Our club lists rides on the website by distance and those distances will have 3-4 categories. For example, a 75, 50, 35 and sometimes during early season a 20 miler. Faster riders will do the...
  15. Lots of good, useful comments here from...

    Lots of good, useful comments here from experienced 'long-haulers'. My addition to the comments has to do with Machka's comment about tweaking the fit. I've found it useful to place a white dot from...
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    Very sorry to learn of your injuries. The bones...

    Very sorry to learn of your injuries. The bones will heal but the memory of the encounter with the uncaring cyclist will be with you for some time. I posted several months ago about sociopaths what...
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    I would not complain about getting your butt...

    I would not complain about getting your butt kicked by your youngster. I really, really hate it when the little old ladies, of which there are several in out club, blow by, neither breathing hard or...
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    One tactic I've read about is to take the pedals...

    One tactic I've read about is to take the pedals off and let the child use it as a balance bike for a few days. In no time at all, they can balance and steer at which point the pedals go back on.
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    My right knee also tents to nearly brush against...

    My right knee also tents to nearly brush against the top tube also. My solution was to fill under the foot bed at the arch which caused the knee to travel straight up and down as hoped for. ...
  20. I make a mark on the top of the saddle with a...

    I make a mark on the top of the saddle with a white-out pen at the saddles' widest point which is where the sit bones should be. Once the saddle is adjusted for height and then for distance from the...
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    I use several types of different gloves in...

    I use several types of different gloves in combination. As temperatures get cooler, I use light liner cloves. As weather gets cooler yet, I carry a pair of shell gloves that are windproof and are...
  22. The Beloved "Gooney Bird" Turns 75 | Defense...

    The Beloved "Gooney Bird" Turns 75 | Defense Media Network The old C47 from the 1930s is still flying. If something is well designed and build it will last a very long time. Of course, we don't...
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    I've done several very short rides in town in the...

    I've done several very short rides in town in the past few weeks but not anything else before. Today was the first "Real" ride since the first week in January. Pleasant day along the Sakonett...
  24. I've had a similar issue and it was due to the...

    I've had a similar issue and it was due to the need for the saddle to be very narrow just in front of the sit bones. I've actually clamped the saddle so that is is narrower at that point and then...
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    Yep. Just as everyone above has said. Ride then...

    Yep. Just as everyone above has said. Ride then ride some more and you will get stronger and faster promoting more riding. I call it a virtuous cycle.:)
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