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  1. It's a dry heat...;)

    It's a dry heat...;)
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    Another vote for timbuk2. I have a large one that...

    Another vote for timbuk2. I have a large one that I currently use for my commute and used to have a XS one. I'm not quite sure what happened to the small one, but I suspect my wife accidentally gave...
  3. I don't have experience bike commuting in any...

    I don't have experience bike commuting in any other city, but Tucson is great. There are enough commuters for people to be used to seeing bikes and infrastructure so that I can get from any part of...
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    Great commute this morning! Knee is feeling less...

    Great commute this morning! Knee is feeling less sore (12 weeks out from ACL reconstruction) - I can stand and mash a little bit. It was calm out, but still a tad warm. The best part - Making all 18...
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    First commute since I tore my ACL May 17 (surgery...

    First commute since I tore my ACL May 17 (surgery July 17). I've been riding around the neighborhood the past few weekends up to around 10 or 11 miles. My commute this morning was a bit more than 13...
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    1x9 here...sorry about the non-drive side pic...

    1x9 here...sorry about the non-drive side pic...
  7. Thread: Helmet Hair

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    Yep...buzzed for me as well. #1...

    Yep...buzzed for me as well. #1 all around. Do it myself about every other week.
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    I'm in!

    I'm in!
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    I have 3 bikes - Commuter (drop bar Schwinn...

    I have 3 bikes - Commuter (drop bar Schwinn Slicker - 1x9) - MTB (rigid Trek Sawyer 29er - 1x9) - SS MTB (rigid singlespee KHS Solo One 26er). My weekend rides are almost always MTB rides. That...
  10. Tucson, AZ - 13.5 miles to work and combo bus/4.5...

    Tucson, AZ - 13.5 miles to work and combo bus/4.5 mile ride home.
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    Poll: Drops on the road for me...anything longer than 5...

    Drops on the road for me...anything longer than 5 miles or so.
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    I recently went from a ~19 lb aluminum frame road...

    I recently went from a ~19 lb aluminum frame road bike to a ~24 lb steel framed road bike for my 13 mile commute. I found the time difference negligible, but more comfortable. I say go for it.
  13. Yep...me too...running and riding. Does wonders...

    Yep...me too...running and riding. Does wonders to clear me out. Now, it just needs to get cold in AZ.
  14. Farmer's blow! ...

    Farmer's blow!

    http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/mastering-farmers-blow
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    If it helps, I have a Brooks on my Schwinn. I've...

    If it helps, I have a Brooks on my Schwinn. I've also tried a Torelli Tipo Uno saddle that isn't nearly as nice as the Brooks. I say buy the Brooks and enjoy it, assuming you can afford it. It's...
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    Thanks! It's a marble brown cork tape off of...

    Thanks! It's a marble brown cork tape off of ebay. I'm very happy with the tape. Here is the store I got it from:
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  17. Because of this thread, I decided to get an...

    Because of this thread, I decided to get an Italian Road Bike Mirror for my drop bar commuter. I got it installed and took it for a very short spin around the neighborhood. It's very stable and I...
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    A couple updates...this weekend I switched out...

    A couple updates...this weekend I switched out the gold brake levers for some black Cane Creek ones, added an Italian Road Bike Mirror, switched out the 25mm tires for 28mm and removed the stickers...
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    I don't care if it rains on me on the way...

    I don't care if it rains on me on the way home...usually it's a nice relief from the heat. If it's raining in the morning, I'll just drive in. That being said, it rarely rains in the mornings here...
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    I'm almost positive that I would crash and...

    I'm almost positive that I would crash and burn...so no, I haven't tried it. That being said, I've seen others texting and riding.
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    I like that one...but it looks like it only comes...

    I like that one...but it looks like it only comes in 42T? I'm looking for 46T. I'll probably go with the Vuelta Pista and a Paul chainkeeper (if necessary).

    OP...sorry for taking the thread off...
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    I'm very happy with it. I'll be swapping out the...

    I'm very happy with it. I'll be swapping out the gold brakes and crankset in a few weeks, because it don't like the gold, not that there's anything wrong with them. Other than that, I swapped the...
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    I think the bike I bought recently would meet...

    I think the bike I bought recently would meet most of your requirements. It's the Schwinn Slicker from Nashbar. I got it shipped for $425. Nashbar seems to run about 20% off on Sundays, so check...
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    I would 2nd the suggestion to take a look at the...

    I would 2nd the suggestion to take a look at the Nashbar steel cyclocross bike:

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_553817_-1___

    Also, if you liked the Surly (Crosscheck maybe?),...
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    Great ride this morning! Upper 60s and a new PR...

    Great ride this morning! Upper 60s and a new PR of 19.2mph (mostly downhill :)).
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