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  1. I guess I make a distinction between...

    I guess I make a distinction between intentionally rude and those who do something because they don't know any better. The paths are often long and people can get on them at multiple points. Around...
  2. Such a law would probably never pass unless horn...

    Such a law would probably never pass unless horn honking became so rampant that most of it was essentially ineffective and did nothing other than add to the level of noise and stress. And that is...
  3. I've done these kinds of conversions before. You...

    I've done these kinds of conversions before. You get nickel and dimed to death.

    Aside from brake levers, rear derailleur, shift levers, handle bars, grips, and a new stem, you're going to need...
  4. Can't think of any situation I've been in where a...

    Can't think of any situation I've been in where a horn would have been necessary with a pedestrian. Almost all the MUPs around here have some sort of grass or gravel shoulder. If worse comes to worse...
  5. In the original post he said he wanted to ride...

    In the original post he said he wanted to ride more upright like a mountain bike.

    "Hybrid" is a generic term that refers to a large variety of bikes including what you just described. If you go...
  6. For $300 the OP has several choices of comfort or...

    For $300 the OP has several choices of comfort or hybrids from BikesDirect and he would have saved himself $100 and a lot of hassle. Even if only gets $200 for that bike he's probably better off.
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  7. Just one word of advice regarding the A530s (and...

    Just one word of advice regarding the A530s (and probably others). Let them break in before judging them.

    The bearings on mine at least were pretty stiff when new so that the pedal would often...
  8. You need one with a cross strap in addition to...

    You need one with a cross strap in addition to the shoulder strap. It also helps a lot if you have adjusted so that the messenger bad is riding high on your back rather than hanging low.

    I could...
  9. I used a messenger bag for a long time before a...

    I used a messenger bag for a long time before a snow boarding incident made it uncomfortable. Now I use a backpack. I've long since healed and I'd be probably be fine to go back to a messenger bag...
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    Sometimes I can be more productive at home but...

    Sometimes I can be more productive at home but collaboration suffers. Face to face is a very effective and efficient way to communicate.

    For me the ideal situation is to be able to work at home...
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    Remoting is optional but not optimal. ;) If...

    Remoting is optional but not optimal. ;)

    If the work isn't very graphic intensive then it can work pretty well.
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    The term "road bike" covers a lot of territory...

    The term "road bike" covers a lot of territory including touring bikes which are designed to carry more stuff than people would bother with on a commute. And they're still road bikes no matter how...
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    In my case I'm a software developer in a shop...

    In my case I'm a software developer in a shop that uses a diverse set of tools and virtual machines. I don't want the work of keeping two machines in sync in terms of setup. Also, my organization is...
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    I think that can be a challenge since different...

    I think that can be a challenge since different types of bikes have different kinds of riding positions. You want something with a chest and a waist strap to keep it from moving around too much, but...
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    I have a cycling specific backpack and the main...

    I have a cycling specific backpack and the main feature I was looking for was weatherproofness since I ride in all weather. Some backpacks have a rain cover but I didn't want to have mess with one of...
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    It's hard to make generic comparisons because...

    It's hard to make generic comparisons because there are a wide variety of mountain bikes just as there a wide variety of road bikes. If you have more of a traditional MTB, lowering the bars might...
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    Those sorts of comments can get old but having...

    Those sorts of comments can get old but having people take an interest in you and the stuff you're into isn't the worst thing. There are things that other people do that I would find challenging but...
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    Some bike shops and co-ops have "salvage yards"...

    Some bike shops and co-ops have "salvage yards" where they keep old parts that you can rummage through. I would think that an older 7 speed shifter would sell for pretty cheap.

    You could also post...
  19. If you search google images you will find all...

    If you search google images you will find all kinds of examples. Here's one:

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4625965998_fb9038676f_o.jpg

    i've even seen a few pictures of bikes with two...
  20. In my opinion it is overkill and borderline rude...

    In my opinion it is overkill and borderline rude to the people whose attention you're trying to get, and definitely rude to anyone else that happens to be around. The world doesn't need us adding to...
  21. Thread: Disc Wheels

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    They have a harsh ride and they're pretty noisy....

    They have a harsh ride and they're pretty noisy. They can be a pain when you need to add air. Might also not be so great in a strong crosswind.
  22. I appreciate your thoughts. I had forgotten about...

    I appreciate your thoughts. I had forgotten about how frequently hair and general appearance was mentioned until I re-read some of this thread. All of what you said makes sense.

    There are a lot of...
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    Well, I found it. Scary, it's 5 years old. I've...

    Well, I found it. Scary, it's 5 years old. I've been here too long. Women of the forum: Were the barriers to commuting different for you than for men?
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    Another thing to consider is where those...

    Another thing to consider is where those fatalities occurred: 45 - 55 mph highways or 30 mph city/residential streets? And how often was riding on a sidewalk even an option in those areas?
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    There are some production issues I should address...

    There are some production issues I should address even before getting this up on Kickstarter. The biggest one is that there are only so many McDonalds playlands to steal the bubbles from.
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