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  1. Let me mention giving Ebay a look. I've bought...

    Let me mention giving Ebay a look. I've bought three bikes from there over the years. All were smooth transactions. One that I got was a Surly 1x1 for $350. At least it would give you some other...
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    I might reconsider on that one. Falling trees are...

    I might reconsider on that one. Falling trees are not good.
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    The rain gear I have keeps me dry in the worst of...

    The rain gear I have keeps me dry in the worst of downpours. I ride thru blizzards and thunderstorms. A blizzard will just take up my time by having to leave earlier, thus having to get up earlier. A...
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    I wear Keen sandals. Their toebox fit just right...

    I wear Keen sandals. Their toebox fit just right inside the toe clip. Very comfortable.
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    in a pinch I would use an old inner tube. That's...

    in a pinch I would use an old inner tube. That's one reason you don't throw them away.
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    Good story. Thanks for sharing it. It's always...

    Good story. Thanks for sharing it. It's always good to know about other peoples' experiences and try to learn from them. You got a smart kid. Your advice was right on.
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    For the last five or six years I've been using...

    For the last five or six years I've been using the Showers Pass Touring Shoe cover. In a torrential downpour they keep my feet totally dry. Well made and heavy duty, not for clipless. The bad news....
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    What in the H are "Clean room booties" ?

    What in the H are "Clean room booties" ?
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    Sticky: scroca (MT) ____________________ 3,012.21...

    scroca (MT) ____________________ 3,012.21
    buzzbee (CA)____________________ 2556
    gregf83 (BC)____________________ 2388 [59/72] (3163 total)
    augustgarage (CA)_______________ 2275 (3501.1 total)...
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    ^^what he said. It's not going to hurt anything....

    ^^what he said. It's not going to hurt anything. I'd let it dry completely. Over time some of the paint may wear off. Just touch it up. If you do compromise the diameter then take some Emory cloth...
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    Just my opinion. But you pay $11 for a tire. And...

    Just my opinion. But you pay $11 for a tire. And your going to have a bunch of flats and if your lucky you might get 1200 miles out of it before you replace it. You get a higher quality tire like a...
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    Here is some good advice on seating your tire the...

    Here is some good advice on seating your tire the easy way. This will work with any tire.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XUFVrl0UT4

    I don't wrap my tire with the straps like he does. I...
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    For the last five years I've been riding on...

    For the last five years I've been riding on Armadillo Nimbus' and/or Schwalbe Marathon's. I do year round regular commuting to work thru urban areas. I average one flat a year. I attribute that to...
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    I think a piece or equipment that a lot of folks...

    I think a piece or equipment that a lot of folks don't mention. And living in an area like yours where snow comes in buckets. I'd recommend a pair of gaitors to keep the cold and the snow out of the...
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    Sorry, I should have mentioned that the sandals I...

    Sorry, I should have mentioned that the sandals I wear are Keens. Not your typical "flip-flops". Anyone familiar with Keens knows about their protective toe box. No way your going to scrape your toes...
  16. Thread: Commuter wheels

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    Can't go wrong on a pair of Sun Ringle Rhyno...

    Can't go wrong on a pair of Sun Ringle Rhyno lites. Good commuting wheel that will withstand anything in any temperature. I've got over 14k doing day to day commuting. The last pair, some Aeroheats,...
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    Get used to pushing the bike.

    Get used to pushing the bike.
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    put me down for sandals. I like the wind blowing...

    put me down for sandals. I like the wind blowing between my toes. In spring and fall I add a pair of socks and shoe covers if needed. Very comfortable. In winter I wear LL Bean Snow sneakers. They...
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    scroca (MT) _______________________2,339.69
    augustgarage (CA) _________________2275 (3501.1 total) [55/55]
    gregf83 (BC)______________________ 1862 [46/57] (2368 total)
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    I'd go the seat cover route and see if that...

    I'd go the seat cover route and see if that solves your problem.
    Back in the day I used to ride in jeans. Some would wear out in the crotch, others wouldn't. I now commute in the morning in my...
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    I rode on Armadillo Nimbus' for four years and...

    I rode on Armadillo Nimbus' for four years and was averaging about 5500k before they wore out, and was lucky to have one flat in that span. Now I'm rolling on Marathons to see how they compare to the...
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    Sticky: 43f/6c this morning. The aftn was 66f/18c and...

    43f/6c this morning. The aftn was 66f/18c and still climbing. We might hit 70 by the end of the day. First ride home in shorts. Short lived. We go back to 40's and 50's the rest of the week and...
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    When I had an apartment, I would take a gallon...

    When I had an apartment, I would take a gallon jug of warm water and rinse the slop off and then bring it inside on a drop cloth. Now I park it in the garage. And let it drip dry there. Sometimes in...
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    If your going be commuting regularly, then maybe...

    If your going be commuting regularly, then maybe you should invest in some rain gear. I have a J&G jacket that is very versatile. I wear it in all kind of temperatures. Its got huge pit vents,...
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    Sticky: 41f/5c this morning. The aftn was steady light...

    41f/5c this morning. The aftn was steady light rain. 51f/10c. I wore the Glacier gloves I bought back in January. I've been waiting for the temperatures to warm up to see how they do They do great in...
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