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    Very little of that around here. A yell or...

    Very little of that around here. A yell or malevolent horn once or twice a year, usually from clueless teens. (Hopefully the female riders can say the same). Most often if anyone yells out from a...
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    Around here there was apparently a new code...

    Around here there was apparently a new code passed about a decade that mandated rails to a sometimes absurd degree. One or two sections will appear in the oddest of places. But only on improved...
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    Those words could have been written 200 years ago...

    Those words could have been written 200 years ago and certainly very similar words were. I don't expect the battle to end any time soon.
  4. Presumably that's true in some places, but from...

    Presumably that's true in some places, but from what I've seen of late that does not seem to be the case.
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    I can't imagine that would exist here without...

    I can't imagine that would exist here without guardrails. They have large rails on sidewalks here at any point where water might collect during heavy rain. Even the smallest depressions.
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    bent top tube was my first thought. I'd pass...

    bent top tube was my first thought.

    I'd pass in any case. It would cost too much to get in good working order. If it were a nicer model to begin with, maybe.
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    Personally, I think they're still good value. ...

    Personally, I think they're still good value. You can buy a very nice vintage bike and put it in excellent working condition for well under a grand and it will be a much better machine than any...
  8. Pretty cool. Is it fully functional? I...

    Pretty cool. Is it fully functional?

    I don't have a clue what it's worth, but there has to be at least a small group of niche collectors out there. If you can find them, they'd have some...
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    Odd set up with the seat so low. Could be...

    Odd set up with the seat so low. Could be indicative of a problem, so make sure it's free and can be secured where desired. And the fork does not appear to be original, which could be a sign of a...
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    I have a road triple and never use the lower...

    I have a road triple and never use the lower ring. Except when I visit my brother in N. Carolina. At home, I have a few hills that are steep and a couple that are long, but none that are both. If...
  11. Thread: Raleigh Record

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    Too high, IMO. Records are the bottom of the...

    Too high, IMO. Records are the bottom of the Raleigh line and that was not among the better years of Records. Chicago is a pricey market, but I still think that's overpriced.

    There are a...
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    I have no information to add, but that looks like...

    I have no information to add, but that looks like a sweet bike. Definitely worth the effort.
  13. I'm with those who say going used is generally...

    I'm with those who say going used is generally best. Although you can sometimes get a decent 'last year's model' starter bike at a shop, there's likely only one and it may not be your size. But you...
  14. Small scooters have exploded with college kids...

    Small scooters have exploded with college kids here, but I think they're a lot cheaper than e-bikes and that's a huge factor in that market.
  15. I did once have someone yell 'get on the...

    I did once have someone yell 'get on the sidewalk' on a chipseal country road barely two lanes wide and about 10 miles from the nearest sidewalk.

    I'm pretty sure he was being humorous.
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    I can appreciate wanting to do it, but there's...

    I can appreciate wanting to do it, but there's just no way it won't in a crash in relatively short order. And then you'll have to deal with your wife. She won't forgot that one for a long, long...
  17. Nice bike. Agree that the bars should come up...

    Nice bike. Agree that the bars should come up (and the brake levers with them)

    The only advantage to gumwalls is they look better. I ride the Paselas and like them. If you ride any rough roads a...
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    I carry mine in the back of my truck regularly...

    I carry mine in the back of my truck regularly with no problem. I put a towel under the handlebars to keep them from getting dirty as the bed liner seems to create a black mark. Otherwise, no...
  19. I had a bike shop 150 miles away insist that we...

    I had a bike shop 150 miles away insist that we take a pair of $1,800 Jamis models home for an extended test drive. I really tried to decline but he was so insistent we finally agreed. I felt bad...
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    Besides, I often see wild turkeys on my rides and...

    Besides, I often see wild turkeys on my rides and it would make me feel a bit awkward had I just eaten a turkey sandwich.
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    Sounds like the concept of sidewalks is a bit...

    Sounds like the concept of sidewalks is a bit different there. Motorcycles on sidewalks here would surely result in calamity. And most sidewalks here are cement with frequent expansion joints. I...
  22. Thread: Am I a Luddite?

    by jon c.
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    I haven't gone that far yet. Still have a flip...

    I haven't gone that far yet. Still have a flip phone to go along the downtube friction shifters. I only got back into riding a few years ago and when I was testing out potential rides the brifters...
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    I use an earlier model of these: Time Axion...

    I use an earlier model of these:

    Time Axion Touring/Spin Cycling Shoe | BicycleBuys.com

    and just use them without cleats. Honestly, I bought them because the tennis shoes weren't working and...
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    It would be the first time I've ever heard of a...

    It would be the first time I've ever heard of a cop citing someone for not signalling. Around here you might guess signalling was against the law, as infrequently as it is practiced.
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    Never noticed any difference taking ibuprofen,...

    Never noticed any difference taking ibuprofen, but the ephedrine in Bronkaid makes me feel a bit livelier. Dries up a runny nose fast though.
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