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    I run 28c tires on my fendered bike, and I went...

    I run 28c tires on my fendered bike, and I went with the 28c+ fenders just in case I ever got wider tires. As long as they'll fit, that's what I would go with.
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    I'll vote for the Camelbak bottles, as well. I...

    I'll vote for the Camelbak bottles, as well. I have been using their Podium Big Chill bottles for several years now, and I really like them.
  3. Thread: gatorade?

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    Thanks for pointing that out. The things people...

    Thanks for pointing that out. The things people do...
  4. Thread: gatorade?

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    This is one of those things that you'll just have...

    This is one of those things that you'll just have to experiment with. Once the weather warms up, I typically carry a bottle of Gatorade and a bottle of water (x2 if I'm going on a longer ride). I buy...
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    My SKS fenders only rattled while riding on rough...

    My SKS fenders only rattled while riding on rough streets; it certainly wasn't enough to prevent me from using them for a few years. I couldn't look past them splitting (width wise) in two different...
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    The Planet Bike Cascadias are great fenders;...

    The Planet Bike Cascadias are great fenders; their plain Jane fenders are alright, too. I used to use SKS fenders, but I didn't have any luck with them. In addition to the rattling that I could never...
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    When I ride with friends, family, or my wife, my...

    When I ride with friends, family, or my wife, my rule is that the slowest person sets the pace. I don't understand being frustrated by riding with slower riders that you chose to ride with. If I want...
  8. ^This.^ Also, if I'm going for a night ride...

    ^This.^

    Also, if I'm going for a night ride (or when I'm out riding in the winter), I usually bring two lights along and alternate between them throughout the ride.
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    30F is around -1C, so just a bit below freezing.

    30F is around -1C, so just a bit below freezing.
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    As the others have pointed out, your 5K miles...

    As the others have pointed out, your 5K miles figure is likely quite low. I replace my chain, cassette, tires, brake pads, and bar tape (if applicable) regularly, but the other components generally...
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    With the right tools (namely, a rotary tool with...

    With the right tools (namely, a rotary tool with a decent cutoff wheel to shorten the stays), installation isn't too bad. I can't recommend SKS fenders, though, as I have had my rear one split...
  12. http://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/991064-ho...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/991064-how-long-get-suited-up.html
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    Sticky: There's not much "mini" about it, is there? :)

    There's not much "mini" about it, is there? :)
  14. Thread: Fenders

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    I agree with those who have said that Planet Bike...

    I agree with those who have said that Planet Bike fenders are easier to install than SKS fenders are. I have two sets of Planet Bike fenders (their basic ones) and one set of SKS Chromoplastic...
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    Sticky: It looks like an Ibera rack.

    It looks like an Ibera rack.
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    It usually only takes me 20-30 minutes to get...

    It usually only takes me 20-30 minutes to get ready to go. I go out to my garage, check/adjust tire pressure, bring the bike inside (so the saddle doesn't feel like a block of ice when I sit on it...
  17. I hate to break it to you, but that's pretty much...

    I hate to break it to you, but that's pretty much how it goes when it's cold. If you want to be warm at the start of your ride, you're most likely going to be too warm once you actually get warmed...
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    I ride my bike.

    I ride my bike.
  19. I received one as a Christmas gift from a family...

    I received one as a Christmas gift from a family member. While I haven't had the chance to try it out yet, it does look like a decent light. The advertising seems like it's a little much, but the...
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    I second that! With the right clothing and the...

    I second that! With the right clothing and the right tires, you should be all set.
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    I run SKS P45 fenders on my Rapid 3.

    I run SKS P45 fenders on my Rapid 3.
  22. Sounds like one heck of an adventure--thanks for...

    Sounds like one heck of an adventure--thanks for sharing!
  23. I agree. (I posted something similar in the OP's...

    I agree. (I posted something similar in the OP's thread on this subject just shy of a year ago.)

    http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/921961-how-keep-my-toes-warm.html
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    Sticky: I know. I was responding to kielwb to let him...

    I know. I was responding to kielwb to let him know that running fenders is still possible, even with the pump mounted on the seat stay.
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    Sticky: I run fenders on my hybrid (they just were not...

    I run fenders on my hybrid (they just were not installed in the picture I shared earlier) and they do not interfere with the pump being mounted on the seat stay.

    A picture from last year:
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