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    Agree about the Sony RX100. Not dirt cheap, but...

    Agree about the Sony RX100. Not dirt cheap, but this is the best pocket-sized zoom camera you can buy. It is a little heavy for a jersey pocket, but it easily fits into a seatpack or "bento" bag. The...
  2. A bell is more polite, especially at close range....

    A bell is more polite, especially at close range. If you ride on multi-use-paths a lot, I would get a bell and use it most of the time. If you're riding a lot on multi-use-paths, you're probably not...
  3. Different groups have different...

    Different groups have different traditions/policies/etiquette. If your friend doesn't like the way your group rolls, he should check out other groups. Not sure how popular bicycling is in your area,...
  4. Just don't install the shift cable. The shifter...

    Just don't install the shift cable. The shifter will be somewhat heavier than a brake-only lever, but you may not notice.
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    230 miles is a long distance if you do it all at...

    230 miles is a long distance if you do it all at once, but split over 4 days it is only 60 miles/day.

    I rode the Katy Trail once in 5 days on a hybrid with no problems. The trail is bumpy enough...
  6. Thread: Socks

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    If they are comfortable for you, then go ahead....

    If they are comfortable for you, then go ahead. Personally, I hate no show socks because they let the rim of my shoe chafe against my ankle. Taller socks prevent that. I do use $2 running socks...
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    Hybrids are easier to ride at slower speeds. Drop...

    Hybrids are easier to ride at slower speeds. Drop bar road bikes require more fitness (especially core strength) to ride comfortably, but they do give you more efficiency and speed.

    I agree that...
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    CPSC announcement: Pedego Recalls Electric...

    CPSC announcement: Pedego Recalls Electric Bicycle Batteries Due To Fire Hazard | CPSC.gov
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    I agree about Shoo Goo, since it is flexible when...

    I agree about Shoo Goo, since it is flexible when it dries. Superglue can be hard and stiff when it dries, creating sharp points that aren't good for your tires and tubes.

    Ignore deep cuts in your...
  11. Trek recalls all of their bicycles with disc brakes

    1 million bicycles included in this recall
    Trek Recalls Bicycles Equipped with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard | CPSC.gov
  12. Speed difference will be small at low effort, but...

    Speed difference will be small at low effort, but increases rapidly as your effort increases. You might be able to keep up with your similar-fitness buddies if they are riding slowly on a flat road,...
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    Love Hawk Hill (Conzelman Road). The uphill is...

    Love Hawk Hill (Conzelman Road). The uphill is pretty gradual, but the downhill is 18%. You glide along the ocean, past old Civil War forts and a Nike missle base. This one of the most beautiful...
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    1950 calories in 2 hours sounds really high...

    1950 calories in 2 hours sounds really high unless you are a heavy rider sprinting up mountains. Heart rate monitor calorie counters are not very accurate either. I expect that the rule of thumb...
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    Civia bicycle fenders recalled

    Civia Cycles Recalls Hyland Bicycles, Aluminum Civia Fenders Due to Crash Hazard | CPSC.gov
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    Spring and fall have the nicest weather in San...

    Spring and fall have the nicest weather in San Francisco. Winter can be rainy, though not so much in the last couple of years. Summer is often windy and foggy. May is somewhere between spring and...
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    Home Depot bike hook bicycle racks

    Husky Vertical Bike Hooks Recalled by Waterloo Industries Due to Risk of Injury; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot | CPSC.gov

    http://www.cpsc.gov/Global/Images/Recall/2015/15110/Bike-Hook1.jpg
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    I have prescription wrap-around sunglasses. I...

    I have prescription wrap-around sunglasses. I cannot imagine that goggles would be anywhere near as comfortable. Designer prescription sports sunglasses are expensive, but your local optician may be...
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    Remove the tube from the tire, then pump it up....

    Remove the tube from the tire, then pump it up. Look for a hole in it somewhere. There almost always will be one. See if the old tube has a hole in the same place. Look for whatever is causing the...
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    Bike racers usually have much better core...

    Bike racers usually have much better core strength than casual riders. The core strength keeps body weight off of their hands, so they don't need padding to protect their hands from their body...
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    Fishermans Wharf over the Golden Gate Bridge to...

    Fishermans Wharf over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito then returning by ferry is the most popular bike ride for tourists. The ride is pretty short and the hills are mild in that direction. One...
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    You should ask in the Northern California forum....

    You should ask in the Northern California forum.

    Why not just bike the whole way? Foster City to Menlo Park should be less than an hour by bike via the Bay Trail, which is comparable to waiting...
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    A lot of cheap jerseys (Nashbar, etc) are cr@p....

    A lot of cheap jerseys (Nashbar, etc) are cr@p. The fabric snags easily, wimping stitching breaks quickly, and the colors bleed freely when washed.

    I like the Pearl Izumi Quest jerseys on Amazon...
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    Aero accessories will save you at most a few...

    Aero accessories will save you at most a few seconds per hour. This can be important if you are contending for a podium spot in a top race, but has no value to non-racers.
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    Knees wobbling left and right as you pedal can...

    Knees wobbling left and right as you pedal can lead to injury. There are lots of possibly fixes, including better pedaling technique, saddle height, cleat position, etc. All these things can be hard...
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