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    wearing out crotch of my corduroys

    Hi everyone

    I commute to work every day (about 3 miles each way) in my work clothes. Now that it's fall, I''m wearing corduroys nearly every day. Already, in just a few weeks, I've worn two pairs...
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    I used to live in Boston and the light rail...

    I used to live in Boston and the light rail system there was terrific. Everybody used it. Sure parking and driving in Boston is a nightmare and car ownership is expensive but the public transpo...
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    While it may be true that Millennials as a whole...

    While it may be true that Millennials as a whole are buying cars less frequently than their parents did, and it also may be true that many Gen X-ers, Boomers, etc are ditching the burbs for a low-car...
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    I think topography has a lot to do with who/how...

    I think topography has a lot to do with who/how many will ride bikes. I live in Portland which is very flat. Add to that the long stretches of bike greenways and bike lanes where you can ride at a...
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    Thanks! How can you tell if the fork is...

    Thanks! How can you tell if the fork is original? What should Tony look for on the fork to tell if it is?
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    Hi again everyone, Here's a link to Tony's...

    Hi again everyone,

    Here's a link to Tony's bike photos http://imgur.com/a/1idQG

    He wants to know
    1) he's got a bent link on the chain (bent while trying to get the chain off). Should he...
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    He has the original Campy crankset on the bike...

    He has the original Campy crankset on the bike but he's going to take some pics tonight so everyone an see the brand of the stem, the freewheel, the cranks, and the chain. Thanks everyone for all...
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    Thanks for the info! My friend is trying to keep...

    Thanks for the info! My friend is trying to keep everything intact as much as possible (he likes to restore things). I was just curious to know if the campy freewheel had special spacing and...
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    campy questions

    My friend has a Gios Torino Super Record from 1979 probably. He just picked it up recently, it had been refurbished in the early 90's. It has a campy sealed bottom bracket on it that was probably...
  10. no more room on handlebars for Cygolite, help!

    I just put new drop bars on my bike. The bars are very narrow and with the addition of cross top levers, I don't have any room to mount my Cygolite Metro lite which I use for commuting. Are there...
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    Question for Portland Commuters

    Just moved to Portland 3 days ago and start work at the University of Portland on Monday morning. I'm staying in Sellwood for the month of April. I'm just wondering if there's a decent alternative to...
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    Question for Portland Commuters

    Hi Everyone

    Just moved to Portland 3 days ago and start work at the University of Portland on Monday morning. I'm staying in Sellwood for the month of April. I'm just wondering if there's a...
  13. Thanks! How about getting from Sellwood to the...

    Thanks! How about getting from Sellwood to the Springwater corridor? I heard the Sellwood bridge is in tough shape. Is it too risky to ride on? Should I use the Hawthorne bridge instead? I'm...
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    How do you like the integrated top platform on...

    How do you like the integrated top platform on the Hoodie? I'm a little surprised...it doesn't feel as firm as I'd like it to. I wish it was a bit wider so that there was no way it could slip off...
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    Xtracycle Conversion complete!

    Just wanted to say my 1993 Rockhopper Expert is now officially an Xtracycle! I finally finished the Free Radical build last week and now I'm ready to ride loaded. I'll post later with more details...
  16. Thanks so much for the info! I'll be staying in...

    Thanks so much for the info! I'll be staying in Sellwood on SE Lambert for the month of April and commuting to Univ of Portland. From Google's bike routes, I can see riding on the Springwater...
  17. Where to find good information on what it's really like to ride a route

    Sorry for the long post title, but I'm moving to Portland next month and just used Google's bike mapping tool to plan a route from where I'll be staying for the first few weeks to my new place of...
  18. What "roller thingy" did you get with your kit? ...

    What "roller thingy" did you get with your kit? Mine didn't have anything like that (didn't fine it anyway if it was there). I'm happy to report that just using the cable stop on my mtn bike frame...
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    Thanks everyone for the well wishes and the great...

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes and the great discussion! I'm so excited to live in Portland, but I will miss my hometown of Pittsburgh too!!
  20. ok, I'm going to try using the cable stop on my...

    ok, I'm going to try using the cable stop on my bike frame with a very long cable housing into the deraillier. Will let you know if that works.
  21. Xtracycle kit and rear derailleur cable question

    Last question about my Xtracycle conversion, I promise! I routed the rear derailleur cable properly but I can't figure out how to get the angle to be correct where the cable goes into the deraillier...
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    Thanks! the advice worked and I've got the...

    Thanks! the advice worked and I've got the brakes on correctly now
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    Xtracycle kit and v-brakes question

    299284Hi everyone

    I'm in the process of turning my 1993 Rockhopper into an Xtracycle. So far so good, I have the Free Radical frame attached to my 'hopper but the rear v-brakes are looking a...
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    It's me the OP, I'm back again to say that I just...

    It's me the OP, I'm back again to say that I just accepted a position in Portland with one of the universities there and will be moving to PDX next month. Thanks for the great discussion here and it...
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    Hey it's me, the OP. Madison is definitely on...

    Hey it's me, the OP. Madison is definitely on the top of my list. Had a job interview (via Skype) a few weeks ago with one of the universities there. Haven't heard anything back about it :(
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