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  1. Nice bike. Agree that the bars should come up...

    Nice bike. Agree that the bars should come up (and the brake levers with them)

    The only advantage to gumwalls is they look better. I ride the Paselas and like them. If you ride any rough roads a...
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    I carry mine in the back of my truck regularly...

    I carry mine in the back of my truck regularly with no problem. I put a towel under the handlebars to keep them from getting dirty as the bed liner seems to create a black mark. Otherwise, no...
  3. I had a bike shop 150 miles away insist that we...

    I had a bike shop 150 miles away insist that we take a pair of $1,800 Jamis models home for an extended test drive. I really tried to decline but he was so insistent we finally agreed. I felt bad...
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    Besides, I often see wild turkeys on my rides and...

    Besides, I often see wild turkeys on my rides and it would make me feel a bit awkward had I just eaten a turkey sandwich.
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    Sounds like the concept of sidewalks is a bit...

    Sounds like the concept of sidewalks is a bit different there. Motorcycles on sidewalks here would surely result in calamity. And most sidewalks here are cement with frequent expansion joints. I...
  6. Thread: Am I a Luddite?

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    I haven't gone that far yet. Still have a flip...

    I haven't gone that far yet. Still have a flip phone to go along the downtube friction shifters. I only got back into riding a few years ago and when I was testing out potential rides the brifters...
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    I use an earlier model of these: Time Axion...

    I use an earlier model of these:

    Time Axion Touring/Spin Cycling Shoe | BicycleBuys.com

    and just use them without cleats. Honestly, I bought them because the tennis shoes weren't working and...
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    It would be the first time I've ever heard of a...

    It would be the first time I've ever heard of a cop citing someone for not signalling. Around here you might guess signalling was against the law, as infrequently as it is practiced.
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    Never noticed any difference taking ibuprofen,...

    Never noticed any difference taking ibuprofen, but the ephedrine in Bronkaid makes me feel a bit livelier. Dries up a runny nose fast though.
  10. I'd go larger. I have no problem riding a bike...

    I'd go larger. I have no problem riding a bike several sizes larger but am very uncomfortable on anything even a little too small. But perhaps that's because I grew up in the 70s, when the sizing...
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    They'd send someone out to tell them to turn it...

    They'd send someone out to tell them to turn it off if I complained. But it's usually just loud enough to be annoying, but not really loud enough to warrant complaint. I don't want to be the cranky...
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    That infuriates me when people do it on the golf...

    That infuriates me when people do it on the golf course. Fortunately not common on bikes around here. At least not where I ride - the very popular MUP down to the coast probably gets that sort of...
  13. I had the same problem and agree with the stiffer...

    I had the same problem and agree with the stiffer soles suggestion. I use platform pedals, but still wear bike shoes. Started riding with sneakers and couldn't keep my feet flat enough, but when I...
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    Sounds like your commuting entails fewer miles...

    Sounds like your commuting entails fewer miles over better roads than most recreational road riders will encounter in a week. The bike will be absolutely fine for your purposes. And I agree about...
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    I don't recall ever seeing one back in the day. ...

    I don't recall ever seeing one back in the day. It is most certainly unique.
  16. Thread: ticketing bias?

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    Couldn't agree more. The application of that...

    Couldn't agree more. The application of that theory has IMO gone far afield of what the theory initially postulated. It was termed 'broken windows' because the idea was that in cracking down on...
  17. Thread: ticketing bias?

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    ticketing bias?

    Report: Tampa Cops Targeting Black Cyclists
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    I've bought a couple of bikes off CL going to the...

    I've bought a couple of bikes off CL going to the seller's home, but in buying a used car for my wife seller's of the type of vehicle I was looking for tended to be recent graduates who planned to...
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    Bottom end, but would be a decent rider for...

    Bottom end, but would be a decent rider for someone tall. Not worth much more than $100 or so in most markets, $150 on a lucky day.
  20. I never see that here and I wonder if it isn't...

    I never see that here and I wonder if it isn't due to a historical absence of sidewalks outside the city center. When they put in a new sidewalk, people use it.
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    That's true for me as well. Always love it when...

    That's true for me as well. Always love it when I'm out there, but I have trouble getting my ass out the door.

    I don't really have a solution. You gotta just do it and know you'll be happier...
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    The better fitting is worth the extra money for...

    The better fitting is worth the extra money for sure. And it sounds like maybe a better bike shop to build a relationship with. A good LBS is worth something too. And once you get to riding, the...
  23. You can do it yourself cheaper, but the result...

    You can do it yourself cheaper, but the result won't feel quite the same?
  24. Back in the 70s, I had my motorcycle seat covered...

    Back in the 70s, I had my motorcycle seat covered in denim. My Brooks was leather though.
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    Poll: I forget from time to time. If it's cool, I do...

    I forget from time to time. If it's cool, I do without. Especially if I have energy chews to keep my mouth moist. If it's 85 or hotter, I'll go back and get it. I'm riding from my house, so I...
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