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    Halo head band. I bike in low humidity and heat...

    Halo head band. I bike in low humidity and heat and it generally does not get saturated. They are cheap enough you can carry a second one. Rinse the saturated one and let it fly and dry while you...
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    That looks like a nice flashlight. I tried...

    That looks like a nice flashlight. I tried several different bar mounts until I tried this. I've been using the same one for four years now. It will hold a flashlight with 1 inch diameter. There...
  3. I buy sale jerseys at Performance or REI ($25-30...

    I buy sale jerseys at Performance or REI ($25-30 each). Socks are sale socks or seconds ($4-5). Shorts are $50 on sale (the Performance Elite are nice depending on the pad that year). I spent $60...
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    Where are you going to mount the flashlight? ...

    Where are you going to mount the flashlight? (helmet, bars, wheel axle). And what is the diameter of the barrel of your flashlight?
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    Do we need a "Your most recent coffee related...

    Do we need a "Your most recent coffee related purchase" thread here?
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    Motobecane Le Champ SL Ti. My 1995 Civic only...

    Motobecane Le Champ SL Ti. My 1995 Civic only has 153k miles on it and I'm not sure if it will pass smog this year. Looking at Honda CRV or Subaru Forester as replacement. With gas prices looking...
  7. I see plenty of people commuting on mountain...

    I see plenty of people commuting on mountain bikes. But when I go out for my long weekend rides (40-50 miles) I see only drop bar road bikes.

    I have ridden both on pavement and find road bike...
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    You don't have a desk or someplace else to store...

    You don't have a desk or someplace else to store a small towel and toiletries?
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    The Garmin Edge 500 (no HRM or cadence sensor)...

    The Garmin Edge 500 (no HRM or cadence sensor) was $160 on Amazon last week. Given new models are out, you can probably find this on sale if you are patient.

    Bluetooth is nice, but you still have...
  10. Thread: speed, miles

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    I was happy with the Cateye Strada Wireless...

    I was happy with the Cateye Strada Wireless before I purchased a Garmin. If you have a smartphone, you can install the Strava app and get stats for free. But you probably won't get real time data.
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    Yeah, it sounds like they screwed up. That's...

    Yeah, it sounds like they screwed up. That's unfortunate. I had a good experience ordering a bike not-in-stock from my LBS. And since they did not ask for a deposit, I had no paperwork. But I...
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    Seven Ti bike with Di2.

    Seven Ti bike with Di2.
  13. Do some research ahead of time. What is your...

    Do some research ahead of time. What is your budget? That will pretty much determine which model bike is available. There are many bike manufacturers and bike shops do not carry all brands. Trek,...
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    And the finalists for this years Darwin Award...

    And the finalists for this years Darwin Award are.....

    Bikes aren't prohibited on that road?
  15. Kickstarter helmet with lights and integrated turn signals

    There have been a number of posts about new ideas for lighting and turn signals so I thought I would share this.
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  16. Congrats! I had a 9 mile commute and it was just...

    Congrats! I had a 9 mile commute and it was just about perfect. After a while, though, it felt a bit short and I would sometimes take the long way home at 16 miles. I now have a 16 mile (each way)...
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    There are many forums at bikeforums.net. A large...

    There are many forums at bikeforums.net. A large fraction of people in the Road Cycling forum are really into the rules. The people in the Commuting and Hybrid forums are much more tolerant. I...
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    I have 5100 miles on my chain and it's just...

    I have 5100 miles on my chain and it's just barely in the range of needing replacing according to the park tool.
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    Sticky: 6 miles into my commute, I felt rear going flat. ...

    6 miles into my commute, I felt rear going flat. Tire changing includes checking the flatted inner tube for the problem and then carefully inspecting the inside of the tire for glass shards still...
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    My commutes home are always at night. I avoid...

    My commutes home are always at night. I avoid riding at twilight or whenever drivers can't see because the sun is in their eyes. I also avoid riding during commute hours. After 7 there is less...
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    Indeed! Only once did I start out and have a...

    Indeed! Only once did I start out and have a terrible ride. For me, part of it is that I wake up and 45 minutes later I'm on my way. I sometimes think that it takes a bit to get my body loosened...
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    A friend has about 40k miles on a Madone 5.0,...

    A friend has about 40k miles on a Madone 5.0, probably about 5 years old. He just replaced the drivetrain.
  23. It is superior to the Edge 200. Smaller and you...

    It is superior to the Edge 200. Smaller and you can use cadence and HRM.
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    I think white or chrome/stainless steel would...

    I think white or chrome/stainless steel would look better than black. The black one (in a photo, though) draws my attention away from the bike. White or Chrome will blend in better with the frame. ...
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    The Madone is a $2k carbon bike with 105 (tiagra...

    The Madone is a $2k carbon bike with 105 (tiagra in front). It's a great bike for $1350. The Emonda has the BB90 bottom bracket. My BB30 is creaky. The Emonda is 16.3 pounds; the Madone is...
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