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    Thanks, that's very generous! However I did order...

    Thanks, that's very generous! However I did order one last night and it just shipped. I appreciate the offer. :)
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    Hm, no. But the LBS ordered and installed them. I...

    Hm, no. But the LBS ordered and installed them. I wish they had told me they had it when I complained about the noises from the front fender, but they just told me to live with it as is, basically.
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    Thanks. Any reason not to try a daruma bolt...

    Thanks. Any reason not to try a daruma bolt first? The reason I ask is I've already ordered one from VO, so I'd have to cancel the order at this point if I'm going to make a change of plans.
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    Thanks MHM. That setup is remarkably similar to...

    Thanks MHM. That setup is remarkably similar to how my LBS did it (L bracket attached to the back of the crown, though it was hidden inside) except there was no front stay/bracket to keep the fender...
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    If anyone can recommend an appropriate daruma...

    If anyone can recommend an appropriate daruma bolt for the Vaya fork I can probably take it from there.
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    It wasn't that the fenders are too small, I am...

    It wasn't that the fenders are too small, I am familiar with how that is. In this case the front fender had too much freedom to move around starting at the fork crown. Looking at the VO instructions...
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    Fenders for Salsa Vaya

    I was really disappointed in the performance of VO hammered alloy fenders on the front of my Salsa Vaya. The front fender rubbed the tire and make vibrational noises when braking despite trying to...
  8. Thanks! It was a blast on the way to and from...

    Thanks! It was a blast on the way to and from work. It could have been a fluke, but I got to work about 8 minutes faster than normal and home about 14 minutes faster. *shrug* Hopefully it's a trend...
  9. Well, I took a 2015 Vaya 3 for a long test ride...

    Well, I took a 2015 Vaya 3 for a long test ride today and then... I took it home. :) It was on sale because of the model year switch, which was the final push needed. I did ultimately feel like the...
  10. Yes. So I would bring the ends of the bars...

    Yes.



    So I would bring the ends of the bars closer to the ground or closer to my head? Am I trying to correct a wrist angle so it is more neutral in doing this?
  11. Although my eyes are still on the Vaya for the...

    Although my eyes are still on the Vaya for the most part, and some of the other bikes that I have been introduced to via this thread, Wifey wants me to get a Public bike.

    I think this one in a...
  12. I've been too busy to thoroughly read the latest...

    I've been too busy to thoroughly read the latest replies but I really appreciate all the attention this has gotten, and I will absorb comments in more detail tonight.



    Can you give me an...
  13. Thanks for the replies so far... The diversity of...

    Thanks for the replies so far... The diversity of opinions is amazing (in both good and bad ways). I wish I could just hire a bike for a day to try it out on my commute. It's not something my LBS...
  14. Want a new bike, but doubting my own judgement. Need input.

    I am on the verge of buying a new bike, hoping for an “upgrade” to my existing commuter. I am unsure of what really constitutes an upgrade though, and that’s where I need help from more experienced...
  15. You actually bring up one of the reasons why I...

    You actually bring up one of the reasons why I posted this thread questioning whether a fast road bike would really be better. I deal with stop-start a lot due to traffic siganls but multi-use areas...
  16. That you honestly think I'm trying to humble brag...

    That you honestly think I'm trying to humble brag (again, what is the point of doing that to people I don't even know), and that you're cynical about my apparent naivete, is skewing your response I...
  17. It makes me sad that I just come off like a...

    It makes me sad that I just come off like a bragging idiot when I'm asking what, for me, is an honest question.

    I've been making this observation (I pass guys on road bikes more than they pass me)...
  18. Why would I brag (humble or not) to a bunch of...

    Why would I brag (humble or not) to a bunch of strangers? The reason I posted this is because I am frighteningly inexperienced with road bikes, yet I think I want one because I really enjoyed the...
  19. 15 miles round trip, and fairly hilly. I consider...

    15 miles round trip, and fairly hilly. I consider commuting a race against myself. I want to be at work or home sooner than later, because I have things to do or I just want to be with my wife a...
  20. Good idea. I'm talking to the doctor tomorrow so...

    Good idea. I'm talking to the doctor tomorrow so I'll see what he can think of like this. Thanks!
  21. Want a road(ish) bike, but what's holding me back...

    ...is the fact that I keep outpacing road/cross/touring bike users on my commute.

    Commuting mostly on a 3-speed Windsor Oxford and occasionally a Public e-bike, the other day I tried a Surly...
  22. Yeah, my urine is normal so it's not an...

    Yeah, my urine is normal so it's not an infection.

    I am thinking it may be something caused by a phenomenon outside of biking but exacerbated by the stress of biking. Sometimes when I ride I don't...
  23. I wonder if I can revive this thread and get some...

    I wonder if I can revive this thread and get some more input. First, the diagnosis as it were is idiopathic stress-induced urinary tract pain with no good explanation. Urinalysis is totally normal....
  24. Some thought-provoking replies. I've wondered...

    Some thought-provoking replies. I've wondered about the pollution problem. I ride with lots of traffic. I have to agree that the picture for our lungs is probably mixed at best (and I also resent...
  25. Hey all. I just had time to read the many...

    Hey all. I just had time to read the many replies. Thank you all.

    To those suggesting stress is the cause, I have to admit it is likely contributing. I work ~60 hours a week right now and I can...
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