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    Okay, it's not eBay or Craislist. It's not C&V...

    Okay, it's not eBay or Craislist. It's not C&V either. But the awesomeness...

    Amazon.com: VP A02 White 3 Spokes 51 cm 54 cm 700C 14 Gears Men Road Bike Speed Road Bicycle Mechanical Disc Brakes...
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    It was a parody... sorry that you missed the...

    It was a parody... sorry that you missed the entire point. In many cases, timing is everything, alas.
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    Aaaahhhh Boom...

    ...they it is.

    Save Up to 60% Off Disc Brake Road Bikes - Motobecane Turino TEAM Hydraulic Disc Brake Road Bikes
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    And the COWS! And the Chinese! And the...

    And the COWS! And the Chinese! And the Japanese fishing fleets! And the evil energy companies with their coal-fired power plants! And the cigarette smokers! And the military installations...
  5. Buy New, Get Most Out of Old

    Hey Tundra!

    I think that the new bike makes more sense than refurbishing the old bike. And I'm very averse to spending money unnecessarily.

    Here's what to do:

    - calculate the net return on...
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    Words have meaning. Your words included...

    Words have meaning. Your words included "environmental crime". I just tried to assist you with context. That's all.

    I apologize if you think that I'm excusing the driver's bad behavior. I...
  7. They didn't even pull the crankset to disassemble...

    They didn't even pull the crankset to disassemble and then clean the chainrings. Did they service the bottom bracket bearing at all? For $400? Wow. OP, you did get cheated by any reasonable...
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    Not that. They belched some smoke at you. ...

    Not that. They belched some smoke at you. Okay...

    You're being dramatic, and you are reflecting the results of a popular cultural indoctrination. Makes many of us, um, uneasy.

    Here's...
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    Environmental Crime? Yikes...

    Environmental Crime?

    Yikes...
  10. My Experience Exactly

    I inherited my brother's 1964 Impala last summer. Attempting to get publicity to sell it, I brought it to a local car show to display as "for sale". Some klutz backed into it at the show, and I had...
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    I'm of a mixed opinion about this. If the OP...

    I'm of a mixed opinion about this. If the OP really sensed danger, maybe signaling, stopping and letting them pass would've been best? On the other hand, the danger was only from road debris (I...
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    Poll: Bravo, Sir. Well done. Youngsters...you could...

    Bravo, Sir. Well done. Youngsters...you could learn from this man.
  13. Take the jersey to a tailor and have the top part...

    Take the jersey to a tailor and have the top part fit?
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    a) remind yourself to be less sensitive. b)...

    a) remind yourself to be less sensitive.

    b) don't let thoughts of "mood" interfere with riding. ever.

    c) ride more. one day, the motorist will yell 'majstro!'
  15. NiteRider Lumina 650

    Comes with handlebar mount and helmet mount. It's a serious light that gives you strobe for visiblity in dim conditions and three steady light settings for riding in dark. It also gives you pitch...
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    You're dead to me.

    You're dead to me.
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    A Fairly Smooth Soled Touring Shoe

    is what I wore as a commuter back in the 1980s with toe clips. You want a firm sole to protect your foot from flexing while you ride. But you want a smooth-ish rubber sole to permit entry/exit from...
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    I think that beauty, sex appeal and elegance peak...

    I think that beauty, sex appeal and elegance peak right around 35 years old or so. Wait. We're talking about bikes, right?
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    VeloClassique

    is the name of the shop. It's on the north side of the trail terminus, visible beneath an awning down to the left. Wayne Bingham is the proprietor. Terrific place.

    EDIT: Oh, I see that Doc...
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    My utility and work bikes have fenders with...

    My utility and work bikes have fenders with mudflaps. My play and recreation bikes do not really have the clearance for adequate fenders anyway. I don't find that fenders add appreciable weight,...
  21. I converted an acquaintance's 7-speed Uniglide...

    I converted an acquaintance's 7-speed Uniglide freehub to Hyperglide, with new cassette, chain and chainrings. It was on an early 90s Trek 520 tourer that had been ridden hard, but was worth...
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    Part it out fully, including the frame. Be...

    Part it out fully, including the frame. Be careful not to mar any of the finishes. Polish and clean any rust and take exceptionally nice photos against black or indigo velvet.

    You said that you...
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    Get your money back from your "friend". What...

    Get your money back from your "friend". What kind of person sells a 53/39 to a friend who doesn't know that his low-end gearing just got 14% harder? Under the guise of "saving weight"? Wow.
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  24. Paradoxically...

    ...building a bike from scratch is foolish until you have the experience and tooling to actually do it. Those, and the basis for knowing what you need and why, the compatibility and standards...
  25. My wife has been serving black bean pasta lately....

    My wife has been serving black bean pasta lately. Higher in protien and gluten free. It's okay. You can eat more of it and not get that full feeling. While we're on the subject, that is...
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