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  1. Wish our road crews would do the same, its ride...

    Wish our road crews would do the same, its ride quality on my road bike is a bit on the harsh side and that's with 32s.
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    I'll agree at 50 below I would find other...

    I'll agree at 50 below I would find other options, but 100+ can be a real problem for those not acclimated to it.
  3. The good news is in a few months it will be...

    The good news is in a few months it will be better, although if one is riding a skinny tire road bike it will be a bit harsher than regular asphalt.
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    If one is cycling in a traffic lane they should...

    If one is cycling in a traffic lane they should behave as a vehicle, therefore it's a legitimate technique. The "rub" is when its presented as the universally "correct" way to ride rather than being...
  5. I have nothing against these advancements as they...

    I have nothing against these advancements as they do have their place. Now of course for many folks like myself, much of it is already way past the point of having any real practical value for the...
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    I disagree. Even if true, which I seriously...

    I disagree.
    Even if true, which I seriously doubt, statistics are only generalizations that don't take into account actual conditions present in any given circumstance. Ignoring actual conditions...
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    Thanks, she's fine other than a little sore in...

    Thanks, she's fine other than a little sore in one arm.

    We can only do our best with what we have to work with, and hope for the best.
  8. Its true the 1935 Raleigh wouldn't be a good...

    Its true the 1935 Raleigh wouldn't be a good choice as period correct parts are hard to come by, but the 1974 Schwinn and 1984 Ross MTB would be ideal for almost anybody, with inexpensive parts...
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    This picture shows my post-war Robin Hood...

    This picture shows my post-war Robin Hood "Sports" 26" in front of my pre-war Raleigh "sports model" Roadster 26".

    The wheelbase is identical, but the bb is about 1" higher on the Raleigh.
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  10. I have bikes that are 80, 44, 41, and 31 years...

    I have bikes that are 80, 44, 41, and 31 years old, are still going strong, perfectly functional, and are a pleasure to ride.

    Obsolesce is very subjective, other than a few things such as tires or...
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    Friday, on the way home from work, my wife was...

    Friday, on the way home from work, my wife was rear ended just after stopping for a stoplight (in her car) at an intersection of two major 4 lane arterials.

    At some point it comes down to chance...
  12. Self explanatory to anybody capable of critical...

    Self explanatory to anybody capable of critical thought.


    There are multiple levels of documentation and accountability in place for motor vehicles due to their value and rate of theft which...
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    Something interesting to note, the pre-war 26"...

    Something interesting to note, the pre-war 26" "sports" models like my 1935 had true roadster geometry like the larger 28" roadsters. The post-war "sports" like my Robin Hood or the ubiquitous...
  14. Now why am I thinking about a kettle and pot?...

    Now why am I thinking about a kettle and pot? :rolleyes:
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    But don't forget they all predate the motor...

    But don't forget they all predate the motor vehicle as do the hazards they address.
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    In actuality the truth is somewhere between the...

    In actuality the truth is somewhere between the two.

    I've seen pacelines riding with reckless abandon, disregarding other people and applicable laws.
    I've seen pacelines in perfect harmony with...
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    I can't really form an opinion about the OPs...

    I can't really form an opinion about the OPs example, like you say, unless it was a huge group taking a 1/2 mile to pass is a "hi, how's it going, nice day for a ride" speed differential. Other than...
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    Just keep in mind a stock Flying Pigeon is a...

    Just keep in mind a stock Flying Pigeon is a single speed, will need a bit of tinkering and better hardware to be serviceable, and just throw away the pedals that come with it, they won't survive the...
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    That's all good and reasonable for one cyclists...

    That's all good and reasonable for one cyclists passing another at a modest speed differential, but falls short of the mark for a paceline at a higher speed differential as an incident would likely...
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    Strava, the club ride for introverts. ;)

    Strava, the club ride for introverts. ;)
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    "distance" in general would be from the outermost...

    "distance" in general would be from the outermost extremity, whatever that may be depending on vehicle.

    Riding in close proximity with someone you know, or one individual passing another at a...
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    If one wants a bicycle to do what they do, the...

    If one wants a bicycle to do what they do, the way they do it, then yes. The price is commensurate for other bikes equally equipped with similar quality name brand components. The weight is a...
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    Narrow margins are sometimes a necessity due to...

    Narrow margins are sometimes a necessity due to lack of space, the issue is those who don't modify their behavior to match the situation, and use aggression to maintain their their pace and position...
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    Some aftermarket fenders look ok, Here's Velo...

    Some aftermarket fenders look ok,
    Here's Velo Orange Zeppelin fenders on my Ross Porteur.
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  25. Total nonsense, unless one has a LoJack or...

    Total nonsense, unless one has a LoJack or something similar, police response will almost certainly be passive once the report is made. Nobody in the legal system is being prejudicial against...
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