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  1. Yes, the gorilla and the basketball effect is...

    Yes, the gorilla and the basketball effect is well documented. In a sense, humans only see what they expect to see. The problem as cyclists is how do we routinely put ourselves in positions where...
  2. There's a suntour 73x122mm on ebay. Others can...

    There's a suntour 73x122mm on ebay. Others can tell you if it's close enough.
  3. Riding on the sidewalk against traffic is more...

    Riding on the sidewalk against traffic is more dangerous for a cyclist than for a pedestrian. When approaching an intersection to make a right turn, a driver will look right to see if anyone is in...
  4. Here's my Cilo sport 105: $5 garage sale: 473932...

    Here's my Cilo sport 105: $5 garage sale:
    473932

    I just saw a Centurion Ironman with the same groupset on craigslist. The giveaway of the type is Biopace chainrings and a Shimano 105 darkgrey...
  5. There are a bunch of multi-branded six speed...

    There are a bunch of multi-branded six speed bikes from the late eighties made from Tange #1 tubing, featuring Shimano's 105 group. Any one of them would be a nice basis to build from in your price...
  6. Call the court where the ticket is issued and...

    Call the court where the ticket is issued and speak to the clerk. The DMV is not part of justice and dealing with them if you have an issue with a ticket is fruitless. See if the court will give...
  7. Thread: Beer

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    That's better :)

    That's better :)
  8. Thread: Beer

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    Be honest. In the world of men, both those terms...

    Be honest. In the world of men, both those terms have negative associations with them.
  9. Thread: Beer

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    I'm not arguing the principle. I just find the...

    I'm not arguing the principle. I just find the words "lightweight" and "teetotaler" to be pejoratives.
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    Ha, I love the implied ad hominem attack 'if you...

    Ha, I love the implied ad hominem attack 'if you can't handle one beer, there's something wrong with you!'
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    Would go better with hobo bars.

    Would go better with hobo bars.
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    Could be device specific. I'm totally Mac based...

    Could be device specific. I'm totally Mac based and I've not noticed a uptick in ads. I don't use an ad blocker.

    (decided to follow up and checked my web logs. Safari is constantly blocking...
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    I've been eating salty foods like crazy lately...

    I've been eating salty foods like crazy lately while I haven't been able to ride for over a month because of recent surgery. Well, I've been getting headaches in the afternoon at about 4pm for the...
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    How many different brand names were these six...

    How many different brand names were these six speed "Shimano 105 Specials" sold under? I have one in a Cilo. I saw one today on Craig's list named SainTropez and now this Schwinn Tempo basically...
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    I believe that bike would have had studs for...

    I believe that bike would have had studs for V-brakes.
  16. As touched on by fietsbob, internally geared rear...

    As touched on by fietsbob, internally geared rear hubs are generally used with single gear front cranks. Stormy-Archer makes some sets to use with their hubs. I'd be surprised if other...
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    Rootman Advice well taken but I think you'd have...

    Rootman Advice well taken but I think you'd have to make yourself a target before anyone would put forth the effort to dig deeper into you. There are probably thousands if not hundreds of thousands...
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    My life would have to get a whole lot more...

    My life would have to get a whole lot more interesting to worry about it.
  19. The SA X-RF8 eight speed can go down to 120mm...

    The SA X-RF8 eight speed can go down to 120mm dropout spacing.
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    One place frame weight has an effect is at low to...

    One place frame weight has an effect is at low to no speeds. Lugging a heavy bike up and down stairs, putting it on a bike rack, moving it around the shed, gets really old after a while.
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    My own experiences with dopers started when I was...

    My own experiences with dopers started when I was in college in the late 70's. For a variety of reasons, the best guys did it first (me not being one of them). I think it was because coaches and...
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    My neighbor had it and permanently lost her sight...

    My neighbor had it and permanently lost her sight in one eye. As if that wasn't enough motivation, after reading this thread, I'm going to get the shot.
  23. Autotoolworld.com sells a super thin 35 X 36mm...

    Autotoolworld.com sells a super thin 35 X 36mm wrench. Does it have to be a box wrench?

    V8 Tools 813536 Super Thin Wrench - 35 mm x 36 mm
  24. I'm nearby and have a Trek frame I'd trade for...

    I'm nearby and have a Trek frame I'd trade for some parts or what have you.
  25. Not the case. Even if you're drunk, the burden...

    Not the case. Even if you're drunk, the burden of proving that you caused the accident is still on the prosecution. Suppose you're over the legal limit, proceed through a green light, and hit a...
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