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    (note the very entertaining original post was...

    (note the very entertaining original post was from 2014...)

    The teaser trailer. Cool supercell in the background!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9mM24VYhns

    And what looks like a "making...
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    (I added some paragraph breaks) Cherokee to...

    (I added some paragraph breaks)

    Cherokee to Newfound Gap is 19 miles, 3300 feet of climbing, one way. I've never tried the climb, because I think the road is quite busy on nice days.

    Blue...
  3. Thread: Fenders??

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    Make your own adapter Use flat aluminum bar...

    Make your own adapter
    Use flat aluminum bar stock, bolted to the fork, maybe with an S-bend to move closer to the spokes, and a hole to take an M5 bolt and lock nut for the fender stay's fork end. ...
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    I have the PDW Full Metal Fender City...

    I have the PDW Full Metal Fender City for tires up to 35mm wide. They are very expensive, but work well. Not too heavy at 510 grams. They are very solid and quiet, and never rub the tires. I leave...
  5. Ha, her "friend" with the custom, stealth motor. ...

    Ha, her "friend" with the custom, stealth motor. And the same saddle and same fit.

    Well, she says the friend bought her previous year bike. So it might match. But didn't the friend go "Hey,...
  6. Here's a youtube trade show demo ...

    Here's a youtube trade show demo of the Vivax Assist motor.

    I thought the motor and gears were noisy. The motor has to spin at high speeds and have gear reductions, like a cordless drill. But...
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    Hmmm, I've used...

    Hmmm, I've used http://home.earthlink.net/~mike.sherman/shift.html for years with no problems. (I do wonder how long it'll keep working...earthlink is pretty obsolete.)

    This multi-scanner shows...
  8. I never lean my bike against anything by the...

    I never lean my bike against anything by the frame, always the saddle or rear wheel. But dings are just part of putting on mileage.

    extreme bubble wrap?
    ...
  9. Water and restrooms Use Google Maps, pan/zoom to...

    Water and restrooms
    Use Google Maps, pan/zoom to your riding area, then search:
    convenience store (For the USA. This is what I search for.)
    city park (this seems to work too, but many parks...
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    A very interesting video with the producer of...

    A very interesting video with the producer of Bowie's Heroes, playing the different tracks and how the song evolved. Lots of subtle stuff going on in the background of the song.

    Breaking down...
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    30/46 chainrings with 11 speed drivetrains. Are...

    30/46 chainrings with 11 speed drivetrains.
    Are these cranksets all square taper only? I don't know how that works with newer frames that have external bearings or pressed bearings.

    The 30/46...
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    The older style Aliante came with my new bike...

    The older style Aliante came with my new bike last year, and I assumed I would hate it and have to swap for another saddle at the LBS. And it was terrible for a few rides, then acceptable after a...
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    The fade paint jobs probably don't fit the ride's...

    The fade paint jobs probably don't fit the ride's style either, even if everything else is in spec.

    A 80s/90s ride would be cool!

    from the (awesome) late 80s early 90s paintjobs thread:
    ...
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    Sounds like you are doing okay right now. I'd...

    Sounds like you are doing okay right now. I'd say the other riders aren't climbing optimally in their big ring. Some riders don't like to shift the front.

    Gearing options
    One or two of the...
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    You can also do fewer, but longer rides. This...

    You can also do fewer, but longer rides.

    This is my typical week during the warm months. I just about never ride 7 days a week, and more than 4 days is unusual.

    Tues: a fast group ride, about...
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    Poll: 1. Boomers are getting older? 2. I get emails...

    1. Boomers are getting older?

    2. I get emails from a few private email lists. They do regular weekly rides, but try to only invite riders that can comfortably keep up. I don't do facebook, but...
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    I like a little texture in my oatmeal instead of...

    I like a little texture in my oatmeal instead of stirring it into a paste consistency. I'd probably like steel cut oats, but that's way too much work for me.

    This method uses "old fashioned"...
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    Lots of good advice here. You are only a month...

    Lots of good advice here.

    You are only a month in. Stick with it, and you'll see good gains by the end of summer.

    Speed vs power
    Boosting an average speed by a couple of mph is no easy task....
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    Spare protection Everything in my small saddle...

    Spare protection
    Everything in my small saddle bag is bagged or wrapped, and the tire levers have no sharp edges.
    I roll my spare tube into a flat oval, then wrap it with a scrap of heavy 6 mil...
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    You want the DM-BR0004-04 pdf manual from here...

    You want the DM-BR0004-04 pdf manual from here. See pg 43. check the drawing there to see if it looks like your cable is clicked in all the way.

    It clicks in just the same way as the photo...
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    You get a solid green light at the junction box...

    You get a solid green light at the junction box when holding the right shifter? Then it's not a battery charge problem.

    I would unplug and replug the wire at the shifter and at the junction box. ...
  22. I think the other posts were good, too. I just...

    I think the other posts were good, too. I just kind of summarized some of them.




    Sounds like you are set. A used road bike is a really good deal for someone that can do their own...
  23. Huh. A hidden adjustment. I wouldn't have...

    Huh. A hidden adjustment. I wouldn't have thought to look there!

    From the link:

    http://velobase.com/CompImages/RDerailleur/61AF2990-61FD-4748-BAE4-B3AE516F1F24.jpeg
    ...
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    I thought this looked familiar. You (or your...

    I thought this looked familiar. You (or your twin?) posted the same thing on another forum, and got some good answers there.
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    30 dollars! A good deal for someone that likes...

    30 dollars! A good deal for someone that likes working on bikes. Maybe you can ride it as-is, with just some cable adjustments, oil the chain, adjust the saddle and bars, and new tires (maybe new...
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