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  1. Wrong. It means you have applied 100% of the...

    Wrong. It means you have applied 100% of the braking force available. After that, the work is on the tire.

    As long as you are able to lock a brake system, any other improvements will come from...
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    You get a middle ground device, that is suitable...

    You get a middle ground device, that is suitable for many different individuals, who don't require a specialized device, you get to carry less weight on your ride, and allows you to re-route...
  3. Thread: Biking app?

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    I use Runkeeper, but if I had to start over...

    I use Runkeeper, but if I had to start over again, I'd probably start with "MapMyRide". I'm sticking with runkeeper because of the 5 years of data I already have there.
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    Dear god, I didn't realize he was 71... I hope...

    Dear god, I didn't realize he was 71... I hope I'm still cycling at 71.
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    The screen is by far the biggest consumer of...

    The screen is by far the biggest consumer of power from the phone. You can help this with 2 devices: A pebble watch + phone. My phone can last me most all day running like this.
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    Yes, in more rural areas, they're used in lieu of...

    Yes, in more rural areas, they're used in lieu of a traffic light to control access to a more "primary" route, from a secondary (Main route has no stop sign, secondary has the stop sign). However,...
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    Yeah, they're usually installed to keep traffic...

    Yeah, they're usually installed to keep traffic speeds under 35mph. I don't know too many cyclists that exceed that speed.
  8. The ability to lock the wheel isn't a measure of...

    The ability to lock the wheel isn't a measure of effective braking action: It's a demonstration that you have applied 100% of the possible braking action on a wheel. If you're locking your brakes,...
  9. That's not very odd at all. I adjust my calipers...

    That's not very odd at all. I adjust my calipers to give me the maximum amount of braking action with the maximum amount of depression on the levers I'm comfortable with.

    That doesn't mean...
  10. Don't worry about rear window visibility. Lots...

    Don't worry about rear window visibility. Lots of vehicles have 0 visibility in the rear window, and in fact, you don't even need a windshield mirror by law.
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    You could try a cycling cap under the helmet... ...

    You could try a cycling cap under the helmet... It's what I do.
  12. Are you not able to lock your caliper brakes when...

    Are you not able to lock your caliper brakes when wet? If not, have you adjusted your calipers for proper braking? As said previously, I can lock my caliper brakes up, even when wet, going...
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    You could also look into getting a hitch kit. ...

    You could also look into getting a hitch kit. They're not very pricey, about $150 or so.
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    ~5 miles one way. I just wear compression shorts...

    ~5 miles one way. I just wear compression shorts under whatever I happen to be wearing that day. And, the compression shorts are just because I like wearing them now. Prevents "swamp crotch" when...
  15. Amazingly, even in wet conditions, I can lock up...

    Amazingly, even in wet conditions, I can lock up my tires when braking... Seems traction is key, rather than the braking mechanism. But, to each their own, I suppose.
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    I'd say it's good to go. Might want to boot it,...

    I'd say it's good to go. Might want to boot it, but I've never done so with pinholes.
  17. Rack, if you plan on using it for commuting in...

    Rack, if you plan on using it for commuting in any fashion.
    Pannier, for the same reason as above.
    Underseat toolbag, with a cycling multitool, patches, and a spare tube.
    Water bottle and frame...
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    I drink PBR, have gauged ears, have tattoos, and...

    I drink PBR, have gauged ears, have tattoos, and commute by bike... I guess I have to make sure I stay off this guy's lawn lol
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    I've got about 30 pounds to shave off my bike... ...

    I've got about 30 pounds to shave off my bike... Mostly in the rider, however. That's the cheapest spot to reduce your total weight from.
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    Western NY is generally a 5/5. It's just as good...

    Western NY is generally a 5/5. It's just as good by car as by bike. One locale in particular seems to have an outright enmity against cyclists, but overall, not bad.

    While we're not top-rated...
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    Yeah, last year they resurfaced a road that I use...

    Yeah, last year they resurfaced a road that I use for lots of my weekend rides... It sucked while they were doing it, but today, it's smooth as glass :)
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    I'm not a serious rider with my Schwinn. Sure, I...

    I'm not a serious rider with my Schwinn. Sure, I commute by bike almost everyday during the warmer months, and tack on about ~100 miles on the weekends, but I'm having too much damned fun to be...
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    If it felt great, enough. If you were dying at...

    If it felt great, enough. If you were dying at the end, just enough. If it felt like nothing, you didn't ride far enough.

    A 2 mile ride is really nothing. 5 miles? 4 miles? Yeah, that's a...
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    I commute for a lot of my work days, but on...

    I commute for a lot of my work days, but on weekends, I go for longer/faster, and try to "race" myself. Not sure where I'd fit.
  25. Disagree as much as you like. Nothing wrong with...

    Disagree as much as you like. Nothing wrong with that. However, in LA County, the law states Sharrows mean bicycles are free to occupy center-lane on that stretch, without needing to move over for...
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