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  1. That's what om talkin' bout. Anybody else have...

    That's what om talkin' bout. Anybody else have any stories like these? Perhaps we can save others a few bucks and some stress?
  2. Just Saved The Cost of a Bottom Bracket Replacement (+ New Thread Idea)

    So for a few days, I'd been hearing that dreaded "tick, tick" sound every time I completed a pedal revolution. By this morning, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would need to replace my...
  3. Thread: McBike

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    A few years back, during one of my multi-day...

    A few years back, during one of my multi-day rides, I was crossing state borders on a Sunday and got the urge to end the day with a couple of beers. Then I realized the state I was entering did not...
  4. Thread: McBike

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    Good to know, but the size of a Chipotle burrito...

    Good to know, but the size of a Chipotle burrito always depends on who is making it and how friendly you are. Anyway, perhaps Chipotle might consider packing their burrito in a semi-stiff,...
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    I hate the idea of the bag, but I have to admit...

    I hate the idea of the bag, but I have to admit that, on a cross-state bicycle trip last summer, I grabbed a bag of donuts and hung them on my handlebars. They lasted all of ten minutes, but...
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    Clarify?

    Clarify?
  7. Thread: McBike

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    >>>>Bigger than whether most cyclists eat...

    >>>>Bigger than whether most cyclists eat McDonald's or not is the fact that a business giant is recognizing cyclists as a group they should be marketing to.<<<<<

    Good point. But I think I...
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    Just curious...did you ride the Waterfront...

    Just curious...did you ride the Waterfront Walkway from Hoboken to Liberty State Park, or did you take the roads?
  9. Thread: McBike

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    Just read that Sonic pays its employees way below...

    Just read that Sonic pays its employees way below the minimum wage by classifying the people who bring your meal to the car as "tipped waiters/waitresses." Then they take it one step further and...
  10. Thread: McBike

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    How come more people don't realize how dangerous...

    How come more people don't realize how dangerous it is to ride with something dangling from your handlebars? A bag like that not only alters the balance of the bike, but can impinge certain...
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    The ride to/from work is absolutely the best part...

    The ride to/from work is absolutely the best part of every day. I went from an exciting career to sort of a tedious job with the Town of Oyster Bay, so I need every minute of joy I can muster up...
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    Sorry that I can't compete with you guys on...

    Sorry that I can't compete with you guys on mileage, but my two-mile commute to work this morning was awesome. So was the three-mile ride home, which incorporated a dinner stop at Chipotle, my...
  13. The trunk bag/pannier combo is a great piece of...

    The trunk bag/pannier combo is a great piece of gear for those of us who commute but also like to take an overnighter once or twice a year. I didn't want to spend a lot on mine, so I bought a very...
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    It must be an epidemic. I just gave my neighbor...

    It must be an epidemic. I just gave my neighbor a bike so he can stop making excuses about not riding 3/4 mile to his job every day. The guy drives a damned pickup truck LITERALLY AROUND THE BLOCK!...
  15. I left a pretty exciting, lucrative job to work...

    I left a pretty exciting, lucrative job to work for my local township, which turned out to be a huge disappointment. However, the fact that I can ride my bike to work every day makes it all OK.
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    Wilfried: I sent you a PM response, but the...

    Wilfried:

    I sent you a PM response, but the important stuff did not come along with it. Please use the e-mail address in the PM to contact me directly and I will send some info that might be...
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    Treebound: My speakers ARE self-powered, but...

    Treebound: My speakers ARE self-powered, but thanks for the good advice.

    Veganbikes: I was really tempted to go back to a good old flip phone, but texting has become a necessity for me and it's...
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    From the OP, one day later: Well, it crashed. ...

    From the OP, one day later:

    Well, it crashed. But it REALLY crashed, like nothing at all on the screen and it's not even showing up in iTunes anymore. I guess they make 'em to be completely...
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    Thinking of Using iPhone for Music, But..

    My iPhone 4 is about ready to crash, at least as a phone. I'm pretty sure the other features, including music player, will continue to function for a while, though.

    I was thinking about...
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    I wear cheap New Balance sneakers and the grip...

    I wear cheap New Balance sneakers and the grip with the plastic pedals is as tight as I will ever need for commuting, touring, or tooling around rail trails and bike paths.
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    Yeah, I understand that you can pay more and get...

    Yeah, I understand that you can pay more and get some extra features, but for $50, I can buy three sets of my plastic Twisted PC pedals, which is more than I will use for the rest of my life -...
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    I just put Odyssey Twisted PC studded platform...

    I just put Odyssey Twisted PC studded platform pedals on my commuting/touring bike and they are the best, grippiest pedals I have ever owned. I paid $17, but you can get them on Amazon for $14. I...
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    I'm not a fan of hills anymore, either. The...

    I'm not a fan of hills anymore, either. The north shore "Gold Coast" rides I mentioned are beautiful, but can get very hilly. Stick to the paths on my website and you can enjoy many miles of mostly...
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    No joke: The LIE Service Road.

    No joke: The LIE Service Road.
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    Ferdinand: Wow...I'm not sure why you thought...

    Ferdinand:

    Wow...I'm not sure why you thought I was being sarcastic, but that goes to show how easy it is to be misunderstood and to offend people on these forums.

    I am being 100% honest when I...
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