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    Cannondale's touring frames have a good rep for...

    Cannondale's touring frames have a good rep for handling loads well--and handling us Clydes' weight well, too.
    As for the gearing, bike companies get kind of chicken**** about spec'ing appropriate...
  2. To me, nothing says "70's" like either one of...

    To me, nothing says "70's" like either one of those old corny green "Ecology" flags, or a bike with a black anodized first generation Dura Ace component group.
  3. The only appropriate punishment for this involves...

    The only appropriate punishment for this involves a pair of scissors--preferably dull and rusty.
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    Hey--it's a Waterford product. That means it's...

    Hey--it's a Waterford product. That means it's the only bike still produced by an actual member of the Schwinn family.
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    Around here (Portland, OR metro area) there is no...

    Around here (Portland, OR metro area) there is no road cycling situation that can be remotely as scary as driving a car on the local freeways. I don't think the ignorance of speed limit signs is...
  6. Thread: 340 lb spoke

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    I've never seen a broken axle on a...

    I've never seen a broken axle on a cassette/freehub rear wheel. I have seen more than I can count on threaded rear hubs using threaded freewheels. The only threaded rear hubs I have not seen break...
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    I'll second that recommendation. The...

    I'll second that recommendation. The cassette/freehub system is a tremendous increase in axle strength over a threaded hub/freewheel combo because the right hand bearing is helping support more of...
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    My Grail is Alex Singer. My first few years in...

    My Grail is Alex Singer. My first few years in cycling there were a number of Singer owners in the touring club I rode with; they did then (late 1960's) and to my eyes make everything else look like...
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    Cool! When I went to Schwinn mechanics' school...

    Cool! When I went to Schwinn mechanics' school in the 70's, the instructor's name for other bikes was "Brand X."
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    Again, look those up on manufacturers' websites...

    Again, look those up on manufacturers' websites and look at tire clearance. It is tremendously important unless you're a 135 lb. pro cyclist or have spent the last twenty years on the Karen...
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    Another thing--REI's Novara line of bikes always...

    Another thing--REI's Novara line of bikes always includes at least one good touring bike and one 28c+ compatible road bike. Their bikes are excellent. There was one from 2012-2014 called a Verita...
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    I would suggest several things based on 1....

    I would suggest several things based on 1. Weighing 220 lbs myself and 2. being a working bike mechanic for 35+ years. First--Tire cross-section is king, should be your first concern. You want room...
  13. When will we get our heads out of our butts and...

    When will we get our heads out of our butts and the sand and realize that DRUNK DRIVERS ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS, GOD...
  14. What can you say but that cycling is many times...

    What can you say but that cycling is many times better for people than religion.
  15. Could be a good pick, Fuji is a tremendous amount...

    Could be a good pick, Fuji is a tremendous amount of bike for the money.
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    First connection I saw was in early 70's, riding...

    First connection I saw was in early 70's, riding in a road race with Gary Fisher. He had some decal-free orange bike with the sticker from American Beauty on it.
  17. I'd ignore both while shopping--and shop with fit...

    I'd ignore both while shopping--and shop with fit as your first priority. Look at other frame materials, too--a steel bike is NOT a heavy, obsolete boat anchor. If shopping carbon, stick with a...
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    That's a good idea. I have done it twice with...

    That's a good idea. I have done it twice with road hazards in our county--they've been fixed both times within a month of painting.
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    Set up some Mafacs with modern cables and pads,...

    Set up some Mafacs with modern cables and pads, even current aero brake levers. You will be impressed if you do the job competently. Want to go off the deep end with them? Compass Cycles is...
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    So, please tell me why police should not be...

    So, please tell me why police should not be required to sieze and destroy any cell phone in use by a driver and what on earth is the difference between crunching a cell phone and pouring out an open...
  21. There's a nice Sugoi jacket available; the fabric...

    There's a nice Sugoi jacket available; the fabric is printed with little reflective dots all over the garment.
  22. I'm a small business owner, not a bureaucrat. ...

    I'm a small business owner, not a bureaucrat. I'm just a cyclist who has ridden long enough to have lost all of his stupid. Some years ago I realized that there's a difference between a human being...
  23. No, I'm not opposed to it at all. It's similar...

    No, I'm not opposed to it at all. It's similar to buying a guitar--you know when it's good even if you don't like the strings its got on it! With the right strings.........
  24. I'd be completely in support of the bill--with...

    I'd be completely in support of the bill--with two provisions. One, a uniform and understandable definition of reflective clothing, two, that in any collision with a legally equipped cyclist the...
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    Spent some time in L.A., have you?

    Spent some time in L.A., have you?
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