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    I work on the eighth floor of an office building....

    I work on the eighth floor of an office building. I never use the elevator. I walk up and down at least twice per day. Somedays it's more than that. Some days when I get the mid-afternoon blahs, I...
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    This happened to us when my wife and I bought our...

    This happened to us when my wife and I bought our current house. We set up a land-line, a new number for us, and the collection calls started for someone who apparently used to live in our house....
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    I realize this is the MOUNTAIN BIKE Drop Bar...

    I realize this is the MOUNTAIN BIKE Drop Bar Conversion thread, but I knew you folks would appreciate this ad I saw on craigslist today:

    custom styled BMX Road Bike - $700
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    Thanks all for the advice about the Tektro RL340...

    Thanks all for the advice about the Tektro RL340 brake levers. I just ordered a pair, and some bar-end shifters, too.

    It'll be Ramen noodles for me this week. :cry:

    :thumb:
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    I wear gloves every time I ride, except when I...

    I wear gloves every time I ride, except when I ride with my young children to the park. I wear fingerless gloves when it's warm and mechanic's gloves from hardware stores when it's not too hot for...
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    I'm ordering parts today, or tomorrow at the...

    I'm ordering parts today, or tomorrow at the latest, for my drop bar conversion. I've been putting this off long enough!

    Would anyone care to offer an opinion about preferred brake levers to use...
  7. Thanks to Velocivixen for the Midge bars! If...

    Thanks to Velocivixen for the Midge bars! If anyone is considering buying from her, do so with confidence. Fast shipping and excellent communication. A+, would buy again, and all that other good...
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    Poll: I bolded the word replaced in the quote above...

    I bolded the word replaced in the quote above because I think that's a great word to describe buying a new(er) vehicle. It explains the reason as well as the action in just one word. It's like when...
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    Sorry I'm late. What did I miss?

    Sorry I'm late. What did I miss?

    <----note tagline :thumb:
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    Gents (and ladies), I was wrong about the price....

    Gents (and ladies), I was wrong about the price. Those colorful gloves I mentioned above were $12.97 plus tax. I know because I got to thinking about them after I posted and bought a pair on my way...
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    If that's the same good-lookin' Bianchi I...

    If that's the same good-lookin' Bianchi I remember from many pages back in this thread, it looks like the frozen tundra has turned into a tropical jungle! Is that the same bike leaning on the same...
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    I get my cycling gloves at hardware stores. I...

    I get my cycling gloves at hardware stores. I just saw some in Home Depot the other day that were lightly padded, full-fingered, neon yellow and green in color, and had reflective fingertips! Cost?...
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    I don't own a smart phone or GPS device and have...

    I don't own a smart phone or GPS device and have no desire to spend money on them. Bicycle time is time for me to unplug and have fun. Most of my weekday riding is between work and home, and I'm...
  14. I don't know if you'd call it "desperately", but...

    I don't know if you'd call it "desperately", but I had mentioned I was looking for some in the drop bar MTB thread. I had been thinking they were the ones I wanted to try and became even more...
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    Wanderer: thanks. I didn't know they sold direct....

    Wanderer: thanks. I didn't know they sold direct. I still shop in brick and mortar stores FAR more often than online, but the answer is always, "no, but we can order you one."

    I'm grateful for...
  16. Thread: Frame Pump

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    Thanks, Wanderer. Where'd you get yours? I...

    Thanks, Wanderer. Where'd you get yours?

    I had two side-mount mini-pump holders in my parts box. Well, no, one was on a bike. I tried to insert my Road Morph G into it before I realized the...
  17. Thread: Frame Pump

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    I have a Topeak Road Morph G that gets the job...

    I have a Topeak Road Morph G that gets the job done quite well.

    My only beef is the mount for it doesn't let the pump mount underneath and beside a bottle cage. Instead, it replaces a bottle cage,...
  18. FastJake - you might ask about this in the MTB...

    FastJake - you might ask about this in the MTB drop bar conversion mega-thread here:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions.html
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    No, not left turn lane, and not at high traffic...

    No, not left turn lane, and not at high traffic intersections, either. I suppose every situation is different. I do it at two quiet neighborhood streets that cross major boulevards. They're the kind...
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    Bullying and shaming customers is not a good way...

    Bullying and shaming customers is not a good way to do business. I can't stand their commission-hungry salesmen who belittle me when I tell them no, I'm not a member, and no, I'm not paying money to...
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    I'm just about to give up on finding a black 25.4...

    I'm just about to give up on finding a black 25.4 Midge bar. I even have a wanted ad on my local craigslist and still no luck.

    In looking around the web today, I found these, which seem to be so...
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    I don't know if my bike trips sensors or not,...

    I don't know if my bike trips sensors or not, because if there are no cars around, I just go press the pedestrian walk button and then get back in the lane and wait for the green light. That works...
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    Sticky: I've always wondered that too, but I realize the...

    I've always wondered that too, but I realize the answer must be just to try it and see.
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    I'll second that notion.

    I'll second that notion.
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    Thanks, Scooper. I appreciate you taking the time...

    Thanks, Scooper. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Your remark on the first page of this thread was one that made me start thinking.

    Dang, there goes my reason to upgrade! :cry:
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