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    The goal is to get a brake that works in the wet....

    The goal is to get a brake that works in the wet. Not one that works poorly in all weathers.
  2. rims from before the deep section aero wheel were...

    rims from before the deep section aero wheel were built with strong enough rim holes, and were floppy enough that they'd taco before reaching the limits of the spoke. So tensioning them as tight as...
  3. Carbide studs will do a number on wood floors. ...

    Carbide studs will do a number on wood floors. If you care about the finish, don't roll them around.
  4. I put the tires on the bike, added air, and rode...

    I put the tires on the bike, added air, and rode it. That's what tires are for. I'm not an aggressive rider, I don't corner hard, I don't skid to break. If the maker can't install studs properly,...
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    The ground being cold enough to freeze water...

    The ground being cold enough to freeze water while the air temperature is above (sometimes well above) freezing is a regular occurrence in the midwest, the upper great plains, and the northeast. ...
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    Tubes don't die of old age, at least not until...

    Tubes don't die of old age, at least not until the valve falls off.
  7. There's actually a standard for having holes in...

    There's actually a standard for having holes in the chain stay to mount a kickstand to.

    I've got some adjustable thing that fits, barely, on my bike with a 140 mm rotor. It came from a bike...
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    so it's tool to ensure your brakes *aren't*...

    so it's tool to ensure your brakes *aren't* centered? Don't think I need to pay for that...
  9. How to deal with a dynohub, in three easy steps. ...

    How to deal with a dynohub, in three easy steps.

    1) obtain wheel and lights
    2) Install wheel and lights.
    3) Ride bike, enjoy being able to see in dark.

    Repeat step 3 as many times and as...
  10. The author of that site makes money selling crap...

    The author of that site makes money selling crap chinese flashlights as bike lights. It's about as unbiased as Tom Brady's opinion of the patriots.
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    I never ride after the end of december.

    I never ride after the end of december.
  12. You want a good shmino dynoub (or a son) this:...

    You want a good shmino dynoub (or a son)
    this: Busch + Müller Lumotec LUXOS B LED headlight | Front Lights Shop
    and this: Busch + Müller TOPLIGHT Line Brake Plus LED-Rear Light 50 mm | Dynamo...
  13. A rider in a group I used to ride with was pretty...

    A rider in a group I used to ride with was pretty seriously injured when he was attacked by a dog. Not so much by the dog, but from the fall. The dog was one of a pack owned by a redneck that...
  14. Mine shed 30% of their studs in the first winter....

    Mine shed 30% of their studs in the first winter. Schlwabe (both schwalbe north america and germany) ignored my inquiry if that was expected behavior, which tells me it either is, or they don't...
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    Like I said, anyone who cares about time is using...

    Like I said, anyone who cares about time is using a quartz watch. A two buck gas station watch is accurate to a second a year.
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    As art, not as timepieces. Anyone who cares...

    As art, not as timepieces. Anyone who cares about knowing what time it is has a quartz watch or network synced clock.
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    I can't tell if you're serious or not, but the...

    I can't tell if you're serious or not, but the answer is a lot. Several horsepower on many cars.
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    The other day, I was driving. As I sat at a...

    The other day, I was driving. As I sat at a light, I was looking at my right hand mirror, watching bikes pass me on my right. A recumbent went by, which I totally failed to see in the mirror, and...
  19. They're all crap. Get proper lights, and people...

    They're all crap. Get proper lights, and people will see you, and you'll be able to see. valve stem lights are ninjas.
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    studs aren't any worse than knobby tires on dry...

    studs aren't any worse than knobby tires on dry or just wet pavement. And most places, predicting whether you'll have dry, wet, or ice the entire commute, both ways, is pretty well impossible.
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    If you have only one studded tire, it goes in...

    If you have only one studded tire, it goes in front, because it makes it possible to steer and stop.

    But having only one studded tire is not a good plan. You want a studded tire in the rear, too,...
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    Walgreen's says I can buy it at the store in...

    Walgreen's says I can buy it at the store in Santa Monica blvd in west hollywood. (closest store to the only california zip code I can ever remember.)

    The original purpose of talc, or French...
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    If you read the labels, you can easily find...

    If you read the labels, you can easily find talcum based powders at the drug store. The health risks of talc, other than breathing the sort that has asbestos in it (common to find asbestos in...
  24. Never. I may have when I installed the cables, I...

    Never. I may have when I installed the cables, I may not have, I don't remember. But pad adjustment is via the knobs.
  25. I've never had two sets of pads sit in the brake...

    I've never had two sets of pads sit in the brake the same way. When I've just replaced pads, they ended up like 472695 this. The previous set of pads in this brake wore out normally (which, given...
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