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    I have a cannondale synapse with mechanical disk...

    I have a cannondale synapse with mechanical disk brakes and I also have a low end drop bar bike with rim brakes with kool stop pads... they actually brake very similarly.

    with one thing to note......
  2. yeah, but who wants to go slower from a heavier...

    yeah, but who wants to go slower from a heavier bike? I am not fast, and I know that my road bike doesn't make much difference in speed for my commute, but I do like how it feels...
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    yes anything is possible but i am not quick to...

    yes anything is possible but i am not quick to join a cult. i would also recommend research on youtube. you can find a few videos on bike fit to at least see what is involved.
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    I have never had a "professional fit" service and...

    I have never had a "professional fit" service and haven't missed it... If I was racing then maybe, but you can use the normal approach to fit a bike without having to get bike shop people involved...
  5. I think you handled the situation well. yelling...

    I think you handled the situation well. yelling wouldnt have added anything and by being calm and explaining the possible results, you hopefully were more able to make him think. he will probably...
  6. I love the ride into work in the morning.... but...

    I love the ride into work in the morning.... but I do feel less inclined for the post work ride...
    until I am on the bike.
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    Doubt I would want to lay it down when the...

    Doubt I would want to lay it down when the panniers and stuff are loaded...

    what would you do if you had a flat on the road?
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    there are sole inserts that can provide...

    there are sole inserts that can provide stiffness... seems a bit silly to try to invent something that already exists...
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    I totally agree with your assessment. I had...

    I totally agree with your assessment. I had never heard of this brand of shoes before this reading it in this thread.
    The amount of info that one can glean from the members of this forum is...
  10. I would consider that I got my moneys worth out...

    I would consider that I got my moneys worth out of the panasonic and buy new... now if money was an issue, then I would repair the old bike. In fact, I have 3 bikes and recently purchased a new road...
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    normally, one can't just "try on" insoles, one...

    normally, one can't just "try on" insoles, one has to buy them and try them out... you could flex them to see if they have stiffness but the usual ones I find in stores are made to provide cushion...
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    do you have a recommendation of a brand / model ?

    do you have a recommendation of a brand / model ?
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    they do look pretty nice... I didn't know that...

    they do look pretty nice... I didn't know that one could use clipless shoes without the cleats...
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    its possible... I did do that for a bit. I left...

    its possible... I did do that for a bit. I left my work shoes at my desk and used the running shoes for biking..
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    toe clips and shoes

    hi,
    I like to use toe... clips for my commute... and it looks like I need to get another pair of shoes.

    I was wearing a pair of running shoes but I wanted to know what other toe clips users...
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    I like to use raceblade fenders... they are easy...

    I like to use raceblade fenders... they are easy to put on and take off, and they add no appreciable weight.

    I have heard disparaging remarks about them by other forum members but they work well...
  17. Thread: park and ride

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    well, I lock the bike to the rack and run in...

    well, I lock the bike to the rack and run in quickly for my coffee... no one seems to even notice the bike at all... so maybe I was just a bit paranoid? This is my first "nice" bike and it is a...
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    I didn't forget my pants but because I wanted to...

    I didn't forget my pants but because I wanted to try out a new backpack, I did forget my comb.... not the end of the world but annoying... :)
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    not only that, cheap computers also have "trip...

    not only that, cheap computers also have "trip time", so if for some reason you want to check your speed on your commute (i.e. to see whether losing those couple of pounds has affected your commute...
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    this is the benefit for me at least.

    this is the benefit for me at least.
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    depends on how you define it... I got hit once...

    depends on how you define it... I got hit once when I was a kid while running errands for my mom (that was a "before helmet" time)

    if you only include commuting, then I haven't been hit. I do use...
  22. you know you can buy a low end bikes direct bike...

    you know you can buy a low end bikes direct bike (brand new) with stem shifters for less than the low end craigslist finds... if you want brifters that will run you a bit more...but still within your...
  23. Thread: park and ride

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    my friend says he leaves his bike when goes and...

    my friend says he leaves his bike when goes and gets coffee from dunkin donuts and its in a worse part of town... I think that I will be fine if I lock the bike to the rack... but alternatively,...
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    well i havenr really timed it but it can vary...

    well i havenr really timed it but it can vary based on th line. maybe up to 15 min but usually less than that
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    park and ride

    i am a park & ride commuter. on the way, i stop at a quckie mart to pick up a cup of coffee. i leave my bike on the rack on my car with no worries as my bikees are low end. at least until now.

    i...
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