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    See...............what'd I tell you. Good advice...

    See...............what'd I tell you. Good advice from Cliff.

    OK.

    My $50,000 5 word secret to happiness in your "waning" years:


    Spend less than you earn.

    You can pay me later.:p
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    Clifford and Darth...............neither will...

    Clifford and Darth...............neither will steer you wrong. Opinions are like, well................everyone's got one. That's all you will get with bike forums on the internet. Very few times...
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    Wow....this thread is on the second page and no...

    Wow....this thread is on the second page and no one reminded us that you can't run blinking lights in Germany.

    As if we'd really give a damn anyway.

    :deadhorse2:

    Blinkies forever. No matter...
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    What are you GOING to do about it? Were it me,...

    What are you GOING to do about it?

    Were it me, I'd STFU, engage rule 5 and ride.

    Life is life. Tuff.
  5. Thread: Head Hot

    by gregjones
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    Without going through two pages of...

    Without going through two pages of opinions......I'll add my, worthless really (but as valuable as any other) view.

    I wear a Specialized Prevail helmet. It's not as hot with the helmet as it is...
  6. Reflects my experience with Timbuk2. Total...

    Reflects my experience with Timbuk2. Total satisfaction from product. Haven't broke an egg or bruised a banana since I got it!!
  7. You should be good to go. The only way to learn...

    You should be good to go. The only way to learn hills is to ride hills!!! There's one around the corner that I used to brag to Cheryl about how far up I got, then how little time it took to recover...
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    I found that to be the absolute truth on real...

    I found that to be the absolute truth on real roads. Discovered that my fist trip home in attempts to find out the way the world really goes round.

    It really does depend on the bike. My...
  9. Good decision. Legs get you up hills, wheels do...

    Good decision. Legs get you up hills, wheels do help---your wallet is not as heavy.



    WooHoo!! Perhaps it's not too windy where you live.
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    Call your mommy to give you a ride to the bike...

    Call your mommy to give you a ride to the bike shop............be sure to take a roll of duct tape in case a water hose blows out and you're a mile from town.

    Biking------requires a bit of common...
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    Really? Another second world problem that...

    Really?

    Another second world problem that would be easily solved with a simple forum/Google search.

    You haven't listed your location. One could only assume that you are far enough from...
  12. I haven't read the previous replies. All that I...

    I haven't read the previous replies. All that I have to say is that the Minn/St. Paul area must have an effective public info system. Make that a damn effective system.

    OK...........I have...
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    Exactly. You are in Georgia, I am in rural...

    Exactly. You are in Georgia, I am in rural Georgia. I fail to understand the need, that to be a "man", one must have a pit bull chained up in the front yard. I mean, dogs are supposed to be "man's...
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    Hmmmm....perhaps a bit of eye-stutter?:o I...

    Hmmmm....perhaps a bit of eye-stutter?:o



    I wouldn't have ever thought that myself. Another thing to poke away, hopefully to be recalled if the need should arise. I'm glad that the dealer...
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    Since it's all opinions and I also have one....I...

    Since it's all opinions and I also have one....I spent a long time pondering the same decision and for a stupid specific reason, that I can't remember now, decided that I will go with the Soma Saga. ...
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    Downtube decals don't mean much. I wouldn't...

    Downtube decals don't mean much. I wouldn't think anyone outside of the Nissan marketing department had much to do with it.

    You did well. Saving money on the bike allows for experimentation in...
  17. Thread: McBike

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    :bike: Wow...I can imagine so many groups that...

    :bike:

    Wow...I can imagine so many groups that will find so much so wrong. It's amusing!!! Not being a green, bunny hugging, no meat, anti-corporate type........yeah for Ronnie and the gang. ...
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    That is headed to the top of the all time list of...

    That is headed to the top of the all time list of true first world problems--with a bullet.:p

    Ft. Wayne.....Drove around it a bunch in a big truck. Bought stuff from Sweetwater Music before...
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    Whatever you do get one with brakes. Breaks are...

    Whatever you do get one with brakes. Breaks are what happen to you when your brakes don't work.

    Nothing wrong with rim brakes. KoolStop and setup. Worked for decades and will continue to work...
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    I lean the bike on the front window and shop,...

    I lean the bike on the front window and shop, restrained only by gravity and maybe an ankle/pants band around the brake lever at the post office--it's on a hill. You probably need to move to a more...
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    Not if you don't need it. Don't worry about...

    Not if you don't need it.

    Don't worry about the ass at the bike shop. It happens in every hobby with the elite experts who have grown to legends within their own minds. They are "too good" to...
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    Yeah, a pedal that works for you is great. ...

    Yeah, a pedal that works for you is great.

    I've always liked the idea of dual sided SPD/platform pedals. I rode A530's for awhile but they were way to slick, to the point of stupid when wet. I...
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    Use a fit calculator...

    Use a fit calculator to get in the ballpark.

    Get a helper to take the measurements, take them twice and average them for best results.

    It's not a replacement for a fitting, but it will get you...
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    I ride my single speed with one brake. The...

    I ride my single speed with one brake. The FRONT.

    Move yours.

    You state you want a bike for everyday life. And you are a beginner. Forget the drop bars. Ride what you have. If all you want...
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    I have no personal experience with Velomine but...

    I have no personal experience with Velomine but some of the picky folks in the SSFG forum give them high marks for making good wheels at a fair price.. I don't think I'd be afraid to give them a try.
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