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  1. Thread: New Friends

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    Last month, I had a chance to meet and ride with...

    Last month, I had a chance to meet and ride with several BF members from over in the C&V subforum. It was wonderful - from every perspective. Enjoyable conversation about our families and our...
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    Welcome...

    ...and good luck, Bullman. You can do it. And I bet that you'll have quite a bit of fun along the way. Please continue to post about your experiences. It helps to inspire the rest of us, too!...
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    Exodus 20:17: “You shall not covet your...

    Exodus 20:17: “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your...
  4. This made me laugh. Riding with Rob is exactly...

    This made me laugh. Riding with Rob is exactly like that, IME. Of course, it's trickier riding with aliens, because they have warp drive, cloaking devices, and fear of water bottles...
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    36 mph average for 12 miles descending would...

    36 mph average for 12 miles descending would certainly be a memorable ride, especially in an urban setting that included traffic signals...
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    Sorry I'm Late...

    ...I had to ride my bike to our important studio meeting...

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    Your cable-actuated caliper has a fixed pad and a...

    Your cable-actuated caliper has a fixed pad and a moving pad. Use the playing card trick, but only on the fixed side. Bike upright with the wheel in place, q/r skewer open. Slide card in between...
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    You removed the crank arm and clamped it in the...

    You removed the crank arm and clamped it in the biggest available bench vise? Super long cheater bar on the pedal wrench? Direct impact force perpendicular to the wrench?
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    Brutally Honest...

    Nigel,
    You used the words "failing", "just isn't enough" and "I like my knees" in referring to the new bike and local climbs. We get it. But you're dodging the discussion of your current fitness,...
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    Toughen up, Buttercup.

    Toughen up, Buttercup.
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    It's worse than that. Studies worldwide on the...

    It's worse than that. Studies worldwide on the effects of "enriched" flour on the food supply. If you have an old copy of "The Joy of Cooking" on the shelf, look in the back for the chapter on...
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    It was good advice. Find a Breezer dealer and...

    It was good advice. Find a Breezer dealer and take your wife there. Have her test ride the Uptown. If she likes it, buy it on the spot. Don't dither around.

    If she's not convinced, find the...
  13. Yes, but...

    ...to say a "heat ass" helps to remove old gum hoods, well..., it makes no sense.
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    Just Ask Us...

    ...about which tire to choose. We've already done the research, have ridden thousands of miles on the particular tires, and know where the prices are best.

    A little cure-all for our analysis...
  15. ^ very helpful input. +1.

    ^ very helpful input. +1.
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    I would add that modern frame dimensions are...

    I would add that modern frame dimensions are strangely disproportional. You must measure everything and not rely on the *size* quoted by the marketing department...
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    My best top tube + stem reach is 680mm. I like...

    My best top tube + stem reach is 680mm. I like good forward to rearward balance so that I can readily lift my hands while pedaling with medium effort.

    I don't vary much from that. All of my...
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    This is the 50+. We've all done colonoscopy...

    This is the 50+. We've all done colonoscopy cleanses. I never felt like riding on those days. With a juice cleanse, I wonder how the energy levels would be? I haven't done one, obviously. Phil
  19. Foot Retention

    I started riding in the early 1970s. We all rode with toe clips and straps, but I didn't have cleated shoes at the time, simply riding in whatever sports shoes I wore (can't really remember that...
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    Great bike that's worth more than the OP offered...

    Great bike that's worth more than the OP offered and less than the seller wanted. So many things wrong with this transaction, poor maintenance and presentation of the bike, unrealistic expectations...
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    Married 32 years here. My advice to you? Keep...

    Married 32 years here. My advice to you? Keep riding the bike that you have, and focus your energies supporting your wife. If she'd like a new bike, then that's where you spend the money for...
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    Even better...

    ...he'll re-roof your house in 90 minutes!
  23. Every bike that I sell on Craigslist has been...

    Every bike that I sell on Craigslist has been fully serviced - all bearings, hub/cone adjustment, drivetrain clean and lubricated, all cabling replaced, brake pads replaced, wheels trued laterally...
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    No Idea, Really...

    I guess that my Sputnik weighs around 23 pounds. Dunno. It feels pretty light...
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    Gasp! Fred Astaire. The pinnacle. "I'm in...

    Gasp! Fred Astaire. The pinnacle. "I'm in heaven..." :love:
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