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  1. ^This.^ Also, if I'm going for a night ride...

    ^This.^

    Also, if I'm going for a night ride (or when I'm out riding in the winter), I usually bring two lights along and alternate between them throughout the ride.
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    30F is around -1C, so just a bit below freezing.

    30F is around -1C, so just a bit below freezing.
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    As the others have pointed out, your 5K miles...

    As the others have pointed out, your 5K miles figure is likely quite low. I replace my chain, cassette, tires, brake pads, and bar tape (if applicable) regularly, but the other components generally...
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    With the right tools (namely, a rotary tool with...

    With the right tools (namely, a rotary tool with a decent cutoff wheel to shorten the stays), installation isn't too bad. I can't recommend SKS fenders, though, as I have had my rear one split...
  5. http://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/991064-ho...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/991064-how-long-get-suited-up.html
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    Sticky: There's not much "mini" about it, is there? :)

    There's not much "mini" about it, is there? :)
  7. Thread: Fenders

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    I agree with those who have said that Planet Bike...

    I agree with those who have said that Planet Bike fenders are easier to install than SKS fenders are. I have two sets of Planet Bike fenders (their basic ones) and one set of SKS Chromoplastic...
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    Sticky: It looks like an Ibera rack.

    It looks like an Ibera rack.
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    It usually only takes me 20-30 minutes to get...

    It usually only takes me 20-30 minutes to get ready to go. I go out to my garage, check/adjust tire pressure, bring the bike inside (so the saddle doesn't feel like a block of ice when I sit on it...
  10. I hate to break it to you, but that's pretty much...

    I hate to break it to you, but that's pretty much how it goes when it's cold. If you want to be warm at the start of your ride, you're most likely going to be too warm once you actually get warmed...
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    I ride my bike.

    I ride my bike.
  12. I received one as a Christmas gift from a family...

    I received one as a Christmas gift from a family member. While I haven't had the chance to try it out yet, it does look like a decent light. The advertising seems like it's a little much, but the...
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    I second that! With the right clothing and the...

    I second that! With the right clothing and the right tires, you should be all set.
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    I run SKS P45 fenders on my Rapid 3.

    I run SKS P45 fenders on my Rapid 3.
  15. Sounds like one heck of an adventure--thanks for...

    Sounds like one heck of an adventure--thanks for sharing!
  16. I agree. (I posted something similar in the OP's...

    I agree. (I posted something similar in the OP's thread on this subject just shy of a year ago.)

    http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/921961-how-keep-my-toes-warm.html
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    Sticky: I know. I was responding to kielwb to let him...

    I know. I was responding to kielwb to let him know that running fenders is still possible, even with the pump mounted on the seat stay.
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    Sticky: I run fenders on my hybrid (they just were not...

    I run fenders on my hybrid (they just were not installed in the picture I shared earlier) and they do not interfere with the pump being mounted on the seat stay.

    A picture from last year:
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    A lot of cables are stainless steel these days,...

    A lot of cables are stainless steel these days, so rust shouldn't really be a factor. That being said, I still would think an internally routed cable would be less prone to rust given that it is...
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    Sticky: Yes, that's a Topeak Road Morph G. I didn't have...

    Yes, that's a Topeak Road Morph G. I didn't have any problems mounting it to the stays; however, it is worth noting that the mount does occasionally slide down a little bit. I simply check the pump...
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    Sticky: Have you considered mounting the pump on one of...

    Have you considered mounting the pump on one of the seat stays? That's where I mount mine on my hybrid:

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    I believe that you drive on the left side of the...

    I believe that you drive on the left side of the road in New Zealand.
  23. The bottle holder is alright. Some people say...

    The bottle holder is alright. Some people say they don't have issues with bottles being ejected from it, but I dropped a bottle on the very first ride. I use "gear ties" to keep the bottles in place...
  24. I have an older version of this brevet top tube...

    I have an older version of this brevet top tube bag.

    On the bike:

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    I also have their slightly smaller century bag.

    On the bike:
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    That explains why it looks familiar. I'm familiar...

    That explains why it looks familiar. I'm familiar with that area and have been on that road before several times (never on a bike, though).
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