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    I went the opposite direction. I outfitted a...

    I went the opposite direction. I outfitted a couple of my bikes with those slightly curvey rando bars at 40cm or less. Did not like them at all. I went back to regular drops at 42+ cm. I feel...
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    On my 2015 Bicycle Quarterly Calendar there was a...

    On my 2015 Bicycle Quarterly Calendar there was a pictured bike a few months ago from maybe 1950 that weighed in at 17lbs. It was all steel. It included full fenders and lights and rear rack, if I...
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    Headset races gone soft??

    I received back a bike I loaned to someone to ride across the country. After 4K plus miles of abuse it needs a total overhaul.

    It initially appeared to have a worn out headset. The...
  4. Thread: Sunglasses

    by dbg
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    I've been OK with cheap-ish Performance...

    I've been OK with cheap-ish Performance sunglasses. I consider them largely disposable but nicely functional. I don't like dark tints because you end up blind when you move from super bright...
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    The terribly hilly part is at the begining (SW...

    The terribly hilly part is at the begining (SW Wisconsin) --and it might be plenty of leg sucking rollers. We've done WI roads for 25 years and our classification tends to be: Single letter county...
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    I love a great solution, and this is one. It can...

    I love a great solution, and this is one. It can also adjust to fit just about any other vehicle, --so I can shift it around to any of mine or my kids vehicles.
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    New Trunk Rack to avoid high spoilers

    I've been increasingly annoyed with my rear hitch rack (Thule Swing-Away 4 bike hitch rack) --mainly because it doesn't fold down and out of the way but also for how heavy it is. I can't leave it on...
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    Shimano SPD sandals here. I love my sandals. I...

    Shimano SPD sandals here. I love my sandals. I also have mtb shoes. I briefly used road shoes but you can't walk in them very well.

    And I feel safer being clipped in.
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    I might challenge that. I've had issues for 35...

    I might challenge that. I've had issues for 35 years and have successfully avoided surgery despite MANY recommendations for it over the years --all would have been wrong. There are sooo many...
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    Yup. And it makes you hesitant to offer help. ...

    Yup. And it makes you hesitant to offer help. Everytime someone asks me to look at an old 10 speed that has been neglected, I cringe --because they usually need massive work. I just did two (old...
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    For workout rides, I don't like aggressive...

    For workout rides, I don't like aggressive pace-line riding --for that exact reason (increases danger in tight spots or over obstacles). I prefer to work out alone --where I can be careful when/if...
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    Hmmm. A fellow geomorphologist. Nice.

    Hmmm. A fellow geomorphologist. Nice.
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    So that's familiar territory for our annual WI...

    So that's familiar territory for our annual WI ride. In fact this year we are back in SW Wisconsin and we are reprising a day's route that most of us consider the hardest day in the 25 year history...
  14. Thread: Riding in the rain

    by dbg
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    I try to never cancel or avoid plans due to rain...

    I try to never cancel or avoid plans due to rain (or rain prediction). I will seek cover in a total deluge, but I have certainly ridden in them as well. Fenders are pretty key.
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    400+ transactions and I don't think I've ever had...

    400+ transactions and I don't think I've ever had a problem. I have been disappointed a few times but I have always had good experiences with sellers trying hard to work things out. Never been lied...
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    This is what I'm dreaming about. Carry many...

    This is what I'm dreaming about. Carry many things --including golf clubs (and maybe disconnect it for use as an actual pull cart on the course.

    ::Bike Trailer - Travoy Commute Bike Trailer -...
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    +1 I've gone through years of back pain and...

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    I've gone through years of back pain and other inflammation related issues (hip, wrist, shoulder). So many wrong diagnoses along the way. I am so glad I've resisted surgical solutions...
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    I've had excellent reliability from a half dozen...

    I've had excellent reliability from a half dozen nexus-7 builds (originally used by my kids, now distributed around the neighborhood). I commuted on a nexus-7 for several years until I noticed some...
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    Cut out saddle solved that problem for me. I...

    Cut out saddle solved that problem for me. I think it comes down to finding the right saddle --usually a trial and error process. And recumbents aren't necessarily a universal solution. I had...
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    I have standing bins with various sized slide out...

    I have standing bins with various sized slide out drawers. I frequently engage in this ritual where I pull them open and slide them closed in rapid succession two at a time when I'm scanning for...
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    For RAGBRAI you may want to practice your...

    For RAGBRAI you may want to practice your drinking also ;)
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    Another option that I've done twice now --is to...

    Another option that I've done twice now --is to acquire a Shimano 6503 vintage (or 105 equivalent) triple crank and simply use the inner two cranks. Both of my conversions removed the 52 (replaced...
  23. Not easy to tell. I did a toe overlap calculator...

    Not easy to tell. I did a toe overlap calculator a few years ago and posted it here. You could look it up. It included a lot of elements (shoe extension beyond pedal, crank length, BB height, head...
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    That is the exact technique I used on all four of...

    That is the exact technique I used on all four of my kids. Worked great. Grassy slope in the park across the street was perfect.
  25. :) Not me. Others whose bikes I end up fixing. ;)

    :) Not me. Others whose bikes I end up fixing. ;)
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