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  1. +1 Depending on what wheels you have, new...

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    Depending on what wheels you have, new wheels can make a difference. But pedals? LOL! If you can't trust the advice of your LBS, find a different one. I appreciate that they are trying to...
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    My Garmin 500 is small and I can read the screen...

    My Garmin 500 is small and I can read the screen in daylight. It is also quite rugged, has survived rain and dripping sweat. A phone is much too large, cannot be read in daylight. Phones are not...
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    Since it uses a gps, the position and hence...

    Since it uses a gps, the position and hence distance and speed are determined from satellite readings. The non-gps cycle computers merely count wheel revolutions and you can select the tire...
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    Westislander, no one here is going to shoot down...

    Westislander, no one here is going to shoot down your post. Riding is a very personal thing and everyone has different ideas and comfort levels. I applaud all bicyclists whatever bike they ride,...
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    I always wear gloves and a helmet. The gloves I...

    I always wear gloves and a helmet. The gloves I wash regularly because they get stinky. I wear half finger gloves in the summer and when it gets colder I have fully finger gloves. Padding doesn't...
  6. I learned in motorcycle training that you go...

    I learned in motorcycle training that you go where you look. So look where you want to go. When I see something in the road, I look *next* to the object and then that's where the bike goes. I also...
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    Picked up a couple of sale items at REI. 452111

    Picked up a couple of sale items at REI.
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    A coworker carries a Canon G7X and he takes some...

    A coworker carries a Canon G7X and he takes some stunning photos. But then it's a $600 camera. I have a Canon A3400IS, which was one of the smaller, affordable cameras on the market when I...
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    There's nothing wrong with that bike! I wish I...

    There's nothing wrong with that bike! I wish I had something that nice at 12. He'll grow out of it and you can sell it to the next lucky 12 year old! It's a sound purchase, IMHO.
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    Sticky: That's a great looking bike! Just replacing the...

    That's a great looking bike! Just replacing the rear tire with a black rubber would have been an improvement.
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    May this be the first of many rides together! ...

    May this be the first of many rides together! Nice bikes!
  12. Agree. Read through the $50 or less thread. ...

    Agree. Read through the $50 or less thread. There should be links to a recommended inexpensive light at Amazon. I think CatManDo has posted the link more than once.
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    Tail wind. Rest can make a difference.

    Tail wind. Rest can make a difference.
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    Sticky: Just a reminder that this week is the REI...

    Just a reminder that this week is the REI Anniversary sale. They have 25% all gloves, 25% Ortlieb, 25% off Niterider lights, 25% off Giro helmets, 25% off Camelbak, 25% off all tires, 25% all...
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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KqW_bxid0vs/VRY...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KqW_bxid0vs/VRYFm-Tsk-I/AAAAAAAACy4/ktjJ7Ka3vuk/s640/lights.jpg
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    The chamois may have different shape and there...

    The chamois may have different shape and there will probably be more room in the back for a proper butt. Women also have hips. If your wife is a curvy woman, the men's may not fit as well. I liked...
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    I think with time you'll get used to the feeling...

    I think with time you'll get used to the feeling and it won't be twitchy. Unless the frame is too small and you have most of your body over the front wheel, it will just take time to getting used to...
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    Given your weight, you might want to ask in the...

    Given your weight, you might want to ask in the Clydesdales/Athenas group. You want a bike that has wheels with enough spokes to handle your weight otherwise you are going to have continuing...
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    Looking at bikes is great, but riding them is the...

    Looking at bikes is great, but riding them is the key to finding the right bike. Since you are on a budget, have you considered a used bike? There are people who buy bikes with good intentions, but...
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    Costco has these...

    Costco has these http://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signature%E2%84%A2-Men%27s-Active-Tee-Green.product.100131823.html which are pretty nice t-shirts. It's not cycling specific, but it's a nice moisture...
  21. I think it's mostly a matter of preference unless...

    I think it's mostly a matter of preference unless you ride in a skirt or have physical issues that prevent you from being able to get a leg over on the high bar bike. The women I see on bikes while...
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    That's a well cared for used bike that looks well...

    That's a well cared for used bike that looks well suited for commuting! I don't see anything to make fun of here. Biking is good for you both physically and mentally.

    Good luck with finding...
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    Yeah, it's a bummer when the bike you think is...

    Yeah, it's a bummer when the bike you think is sexy is the one that isn't comfortable :-/ I hear you about the pink. You have done the right analysis in not purchasing the bike that doesn't fit you...
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    10 speed will be around for a long time as it has...

    10 speed will be around for a long time as it has been the standard for many years. I think the Domane is a great bike and it should serve you well for many years.
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    Very nice accomplishment! Keep up the good work....

    Very nice accomplishment! Keep up the good work. Biking regularly will help up reach more milestones!
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