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  1. Thread: sandals?

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    I've never understood the issue with wearing...

    I've never understood the issue with wearing socks and sandals - and that's my standard cycling footwear (Shimano SPD sandals). Lets me adjust the sock thickness depending on the temperature - and I...
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    It's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for...

    It's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Klein was a well-respected maker of premium quality aluminum bikes (he first built a bike as part of a mechanical engineering project at MIT...
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    The rear rack I put on my Schwinn Varsity back in...

    The rear rack I put on my Schwinn Varsity back in '70 had a little hook on one side that was specifically made for holding the handle of a regular briefcase. There was a spring-loaded tab that...
  4. Since it was reportedly U-locked to the guard...

    Since it was reportedly U-locked to the guard rail I presume they did buy and use a lock - and a much more effective one than the ring lock by ABUS.
  5. When I reconfigured our tandem to be a kid-back,...

    When I reconfigured our tandem to be a kid-back, I used a crank from a kid's bike that was in the local bike shop's junk drawer. So it was a normally threaded crank but turned around so it connected...
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    I wouldn't rule it out. I've used my Cannondale...

    I wouldn't rule it out. I've used my Cannondale 3.0 crit-geom. bike for a considerable amount of touring incl. the Pacific Coast and your TCR seems at least as suitable. Mine is limited to 25mm...
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    My experience over the last few hundred thousand...

    My experience over the last few hundred thousand miles of cycling has been the opposite. My close calls have come from staying too far to the right. Taking the lane when appropriate (such as narrow...
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    Two things: 1) It improves the cyclist's view of...

    Two things:
    1) It improves the cyclist's view of what's up ahead around that right-hand turn and likewise makes the cyclist more visible to traffic that may be turning onto St. G. Barber from...
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    Sounds very normal. If I go hiking at least...

    Sounds very normal. If I go hiking at least every week or two then I rarely experience excessive soreness after a strenuous hike. But if it's been a month or more since the last time I hiked then I...
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    No need for $180 ones for either touring or...

    No need for $180 ones for either touring or grocery shopping. I got Nashbar's Waterproof rear panniers when they were on sale for $30/pr. The initial use was for touring but they've been my...
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    I don't see anything in PA's vehicle code that...

    I don't see anything in PA's vehicle code that prohibits the cyclist from taking the lane in an area where a pass by a motorist would be unsafe due to a restricted sight line. The PA vehicle code...
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    Video cameras (GoPro etc.) are becoming quite...

    Video cameras (GoPro etc.) are becoming quite affordable and are very effective in avoiding it being a "he said, she said" situation. If you're really concerned about having that kind of accusation...
  13. I agree that interstate highway travel outside of...

    I agree that interstate highway travel outside of urban areas is quite safe since the exit/entrance ramps are far apart and you can easily watch for traffic using them. The shoulders are generally...
  14. If the bike lane is closed then temporary signs...

    If the bike lane is closed then temporary signs should be erected so motorists are aware that bicyclists will be using the regular travel lane. Presumably during construction the available lane is...
  15. It does look a little optimistic. But note that...

    It does look a little optimistic. But note that 507-40mm wheels will have an actual size of 23" despite being labeled as 24". And they list two versions of the folded size: 23 x 25 x 9 (I'm very...
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    Once had a problem where the lockring on my...

    Once had a problem where the lockring on my cassette loosened and got partly jammed between the hub and the frame to make pedaling difficult. Mine got rapidly worse, but I could see some...
  17. With my current bikes having cranks of 165, 170,...

    With my current bikes having cranks of 165, 170, and 175mm and not having much of a preference, I could live with the 165mm. But I note a rather small front ring of only 38t which would limit the...
  18. It certainly does work for cyclists, which is why...

    It certainly does work for cyclists, which is why the technique is used in the case of very close finishes. To the extent that the rider pushes himself backward he must by Newton's Law of 'equal and...
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    I've gone on quite a few hikes where I ride to...

    I've gone on quite a few hikes where I ride to the start and lock up my bike at the trail head. I haven't heard of much bike theft activity at trail heads, but if it's in an area with quite a bit of...
  20. Fortunately nothing scary, but a couple incidents...

    Fortunately nothing scary, but a couple incidents come to mind. The first was a few years ago when I was returning home after a ride of a few days out to the top of one of the Sierra passes...
  21. Maybe in some cases, but the store clerk who is...

    Maybe in some cases, but the store clerk who is 'just following the rules' he's been given is less likely to have explicit instructions about panniers. So an argument that they are functionally...
  22. Did your Vetta come with the full Campagnolo set...

    Did your Vetta come with the full Campagnolo set of components? Seems like the things wearing out on the Sempre Pro are all the FSA items. I'd consider upgrading to more durable components as they...
  23. And also on how common your tire size is in local...

    And also on how common your tire size is in local stores. I always take a spare tire along when touring on my folder that uses 451mm tires since that size is relatively rare and few bike shops have...
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    Wonder if you could get someone in the local...

    Wonder if you could get someone in the local media (TV/newspaper) involved? They sometimes run such stories from the human interest aspect and it could result in lots of people being on the look out...
  25. In principle, sure - as long as you actually...

    In principle, sure - as long as you actually exert the same energy on each. But I find that there's a psychological motivation influence as well and that I'm much less likely to exert a maximum...
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