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    Warm weather rider here, as in I consider 45 F or better warm. We should have 20 inches of snow on the ground and highs in the 20's but I got to take advantage of 60. Bought a new seat on...
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    Not at all. The OP specified components. The...

    Not at all. The OP specified components. The context is how the equipment holds out, not whether it is safe to ride at these speeds because of traffic, dogs running out, gravel, bad roads,...
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    Wow, 60 checks the past year? I got a new...

    Wow, 60 checks the past year? I got a new account in 2010 and I just started using the 2nd book of 25 checks in over the Christmas holiday.
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    I'm on a hybrid rather than a road bike but 36 is...

    I'm on a hybrid rather than a road bike but 36 is about the max I'm comfortable with as far as sustained downhill riding. I've hit around 42-43 pedaling on a downhill when I wanted to see what I...
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    Sticky: I can finally post one here. Picked up a WTB...

    I can finally post one here. Picked up a WTB Pure V at Performance Bike to replace the stock saddle on my Giant Escape. I'm not a winter rider but got 15 miles in today with the rare 60 January...
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    I know exactly what you mean. I am coming from...

    I know exactly what you mean. I am coming from living out in the country to a suburb of a medium sized city. Out in the country, there wasn't a flat piece of road anywhere that I rode. I was...
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    He's one of the presenters on that UK show Top...

    He's one of the presenters on that UK show Top Cog where they review extremely expensive bicycles and have some guy all dressed up in full lycra clothing but doesn't ever show his face to ride the...
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    The typical bicycle helmet is made out of...

    The typical bicycle helmet is made out of expanded polystyrene. As a manufacturer of expanded plastic foams, when talking polystyrene, the foam is foam. It's all essentially the same in bicycle...
  9. This. Once again we have for the public a clip...

    This. Once again we have for the public a clip of part of the video that starts with the "perp" already on the ground with the cop attempting to restrain. We have no idea what led to the start of...
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    Ok, a few mention playing the guitar. I guess I...

    Ok, a few mention playing the guitar. I guess I can't specify "playing" the guitar as a hobby, more like hacking away at the guitar, LOL. I don't know how to actually play as in knowing notes this...
  11. Same, I'm only 7 years away. I've been riding...

    Same, I'm only 7 years away.

    I've been riding 2 years now. My Escape came with toe clips and straps and I've been using them since buying the bike. I just took them off though and will continue...
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    My hobbies complete a circle. I dabble a bit...

    My hobbies complete a circle.

    I dabble a bit in photography. As a post above states, hobbies can be as expensive or inexpensive as you want. I'm broke, thus I don't have a dSLR. I carried a...
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    Pfffft.... Tying shoes is so 84 pounds ago. ...

    Pfffft.... Tying shoes is so 84 pounds ago. Other than a brand new pair when I tie them for the first and only time, I haven't tied my shoes since the 90's :lol:
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    Don't forget, said post correcting a typo mistake...

    Don't forget, said post correcting a typo mistake will also have an error in the form of their/there/they're or your/you're as well as missing any form of punctuation.
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    This is what I would do. Simplicity.

    This is what I would do. Simplicity.
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    You're really into the shaving thing as I can see...

    You're really into the shaving thing as I can see by your avatar :D I just finally found the joys and ease of shaving with a safety razor with the double edge blades. So much cheaper as I would...
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    I'm up above Pittsburgh and was in Cranberry car...

    I'm up above Pittsburgh and was in Cranberry car shopping riding around in my 200,000 mile Honda Civic. I kept punching in the next closest car dealer into the GPS getting closer and closer to...
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    16% to me is brutal. I have 2 roads that lead to...

    16% to me is brutal. I have 2 roads that lead to nowhere that are 14-17% grades. One is only a 100 feet or might even be less. This one is the 17% grade. The other one is half a mile but I think...
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    I live in PA. We hit deer when driving, lol. ...

    I live in PA. We hit deer when driving, lol.

    Had a beater truck, no insurance. Deer jumped out from a tree line right in front of me. 60 mph and didn't even have time to move to the brake...
  20. Thanks a lot. I watched the Maryland vid and now...

    Thanks a lot. I watched the Maryland vid and now I have to drive 8 hours after work to get some Thrashers french fries for dinner :love:

    Went to OC every year as a kid. Got married and it was 10...
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    It's been 5 outside which means at work the plant cools down to a chilly 90 for the winter. In the summer it's 115. They wear them all day for a 12 hour shift whether winter or summer. These...
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    Stick some nice moderately sticky tires with some...

    Stick some nice moderately sticky tires with some stiff sidewalls to reduce roll and the thing handles like it's on rails. I love the handling. I do have the Wolfsburg which I think the only...
  23. I don't want to make a suggestion as I'm not all...

    I don't want to make a suggestion as I'm not all that experienced. Just want to state that I bought my Giant Escape 1 last year and absolutely love it. Comparing the 4 big companies (Giant, Trek,...
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    I don't do it for engine braking (the rev...

    I don't do it for engine braking (the rev matching.) I do it so I'm always in a proper RPM power range for moments when I may need to accelerate. My car is a Jetta 1.8 turbo. It's a turd below...
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    To continue OT.... You don't need to heel-toe...

    To continue OT.... You don't need to heel-toe downshift at all on the road. You shouldn't be using maximum braking when on the road (except in emergency situations of course.) Heel-toe...
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