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    My favorite deal was the $30 I paid for my 1966...

    My favorite deal was the $30 I paid for my 1966 Raleigh DL-1.
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  2. Since I started riding again 7 years ago, I've...

    Since I started riding again 7 years ago, I've probably only had 2 or 3 close calls that gave me pause. It didn't bother me after the fact. Maybe it's because my sons are grown and I have life...
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    I saw pretty much the same thing happen... only...

    I saw pretty much the same thing happen... only downhill. The cyclist purposely ran into a car (someone I work with) rather than cross into the intersection on red. He ended up with a concussion.
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    If you read the comments on the Youtube video,...

    If you read the comments on the Youtube video, the cyclist posted up. He was trying to time the light, when he realized he wouldn't, he got on his front brake and his cable snapped and the back...
  5. Thread: Ride Pics

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    Just starting out. Will I get rained on? ...

    Just starting out. Will I get rained on?
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    Another couple of pictures... this is from Dallas...

    Another couple of pictures... this is from Dallas (50 miles east of me), before (typical) and after (this week)
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    5/1/2015 58 miles 5/2/2015 4 miles (fixed gear)...

    5/1/2015 58 miles
    5/2/2015 4 miles (fixed gear)
    5/3/2015 25 miles
    5/4/2015 4 miles
    5/5/2015 2 miles
    5/6/2015 40 miles
    5/7/2015 3 miles
    5/8/2015 28 miles (FG)
    5/9/2015 4 miles
    5/10/2015 3...
  8. Thread: Ask Scrod

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    It was a trick question. Prior to changing out...

    It was a trick question. Prior to changing out this cog (but with a new chain), it was kind of quiet, except when I was just starting out or climbing a hill.... then it sounded like I was dragging a...
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    Fort Worth is doing okay. The US Army Corps of...

    Fort Worth is doing okay. The US Army Corps of Engineers rechanneled the Trinity River through Fort Worth back in the 50s and 60s after severe flooding in the late 40s, so the worst effect in the...
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    Um... I rode 11 miles. Not much, I know, but...

    Um... I rode 11 miles. Not much, I know, but lightning scares me.
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    What about if you are riding in a school of fish...

    What about if you are riding in a school of fish and it starts raining cats (and dogs)?
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    Uh-oh.... now the **** has hit the fan.

    Uh-oh.... now the **** has hit the fan.
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    Please save the racial slurs for Trollheim.

    Please save the racial slurs for Trollheim.
  14. Thread: Ask Scrod

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    My drivetrain is really noisy and I already...

    My drivetrain is really noisy and I already changed out my chain. Do you suppose it could be the cog?

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=453181&d=1432429195
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    No. I'm the only one who matters, and if you...

    No. I'm the only one who matters, and if you disagree you're obviously wrong.



    :P
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    Do you suppose that on your deathbed you'll wish...

    Do you suppose that on your deathbed you'll wish you had trained more? What about spending more time with the people around you? I dunno, to me, people win out.
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    Well I made it to 400 miles yesterday before the...

    Well I made it to 400 miles yesterday before the rains came. Riding every day for National Bicycle Month helps get the miles in.
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    Hmmm... I wouldn't characterize my cycling as...

    Hmmm... I wouldn't characterize my cycling as "sport." Recreation, pleasure, transportation, but not sport. (I know people do compete on bicycles but that never appealed to me, either participating...
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    Has cleverly hidden a nuclear reactor in is seat...

    Has cleverly hidden a nuclear reactor in is seat tube to drive the bottom bracket. His average speed increased as a result, and his kids positively glow.





    Oddly enough, that's about when I...
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    Has been dead for 7 years now; lives only...

    Has been dead for 7 years now; lives only vicariously.
  21. Thread: Dogs

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    Really? I don't have any problem outrunning...

    Really? I don't have any problem outrunning small dogs. In fact I'll slow down sometimes to let them keep up (depending on the situation). And if they are running flat out they usually hit the...
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    When cutting through areas where there are a lot...

    When cutting through areas where there are a lot of pedestrians, I've started whistling whatever song last ran through my head. It gives them an indication someone is coming along. Eventually I...
  23. No. The school doesn't sell it individually to...

    No. The school doesn't sell it individually to consumers. Trying to fit teaching into the retail model just doesn't work and trying to do so is wasted effort.
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    Again, if you can connect with cyclists locally,...

    Again, if you can connect with cyclists locally, you may be able to find a used Brooks in your price range. Unlikely but possible. I've bought a Brooks for as little as $25 (but that was a lucky...
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    Yep. I'm a 4000 mile a year guy, so I ride a...

    Yep. I'm a 4000 mile a year guy, so I ride a fair amount. You'd never catch me in a peloton though. Unless it looked like this and there was beer at the end.
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