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  1. I seem to remember riders on Bromptons having...

    I seem to remember riders on Bromptons having completed Paris-Brest-Paris.

    On a different tangent, there are also Youtube videos of riders on Bromptons doing BMX-style stunts.

    Personally, I've...
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    As Michael Pollan...

    As Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, says, "Eat (real) food, not too much, mostly vegetables".
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    If you want to focus on climbs in the Dolomites,...

    If you want to focus on climbs in the Dolomites, consider staying in Cortina d'Ampezzo or in Corvara (the latter is right on the famous Sella Ronda loop). There are also famous Giro d'Italia and Tour...
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    Must be for Android? The option doesn't seem to...

    Must be for Android? The option doesn't seem to exist for iOS (much less Windows/OS X/Linux)
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    I find street names useless out in the...

    I find street names useless out in the countryside in France and Italy. It's much more useful to know the towns along the way to your destination and follow signs from one town to the next town.
    ...
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    That must be a really ancient sign, the distances...

    That must be a really ancient sign, the distances are all in miles, not kilometers. [I grew up in Burma and still read a little Burmese.]
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    Update: Helmets Proven to Perform for Decades...

    Update: Helmets Proven to Perform for Decades

    Helmet Impact Performance Proven to Hold Up for Decades

    There are reasons to replace your helmet, but simple age is not one of them.

    Extensive...
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    If you're on Mac OS X, Adze can edit GPX files...

    If you're on Mac OS X, Adze can edit GPX files via drag-and-drop ($20). There's also GPX Editor for Mac, $4.99 from the Mac App Store, but I haven't used it.

    Sorry, can't help you with Windows or...
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    Sheldon Brown's Tire Sizing Systems...

    Sheldon Brown's Tire Sizing Systems web page is a good reference for rim/tire sizing.
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    It's not clear that a Breakaway frame will fit in...

    It's not clear that a Breakaway frame will fit in an S&S case, whether soft- or hard-case. If you look at the dimensions of Ritchey's (soft) Breakaway case, its L+W+H measures 66", exceeding the...
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    I belong to 2 clubs, both of which get liability...

    I belong to 2 clubs, both of which get liability insurance from the same provider (via League of American Bicyclists). The liability insurance policy includes gap insurance, and has always had so....
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    You're supposed to weigh yourself fully dressed...

    You're supposed to weigh yourself fully dressed to ride, and the bike fully equipped to ride. I weigh 145 lb. and my bike weighs 20.5 lb, but when dressed to ride with water bottle etc. on the bike...
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    There's at least one Youtube video of guys doing...

    There's at least one Youtube video of guys doing BMX style stunts on Bromptons.
  14. Another alternative is a cage that releases to...

    Another alternative is a cage that releases to its side rather than the conventional top. I can't recall brands/models offhand, but they do exist.
  15. Friends of mine rented carbon road bikes from...

    Friends of mine rented carbon road bikes from FlorenceByBike.it and were very pleased with the bikes and service (they speak English). They also offer suggested routes in the Florence vicinity at no...
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    Poll: I picked the right parents.:roflmao2:

    I picked the right parents.:roflmao2:
  17. You might try udcbikerentals.com...

    You might try udcbikerentals.com in Los Altos. They rent high-performance carbon road bikes at very reasonable rates. Disclaimer: I'm friends with the owner and sometimes lead their California bike...
  18. Still unclear how many speeds on the cassette. I...

    Still unclear how many speeds on the cassette. I just got a Veloce 12–13–14–15–17–19–21–24–27–30 (10-speeds, count 'em) to replace a very worn 13-29 10-speed Centaur cassette. I'm not sure now, but I...
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    +1 I've been using the Flea 2.0 combo pack (white...

    +1 I've been using the Flea 2.0 combo pack (white LEDs for front, red LEDs for back). USB rechargeable, can be mounted on bike or helmet. Some helmets may require the optional (extra-cost) helmet...
  20. Thread: Road pumps

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    I've been using my Road Morph with Gauge for at...

    I've been using my Road Morph with Gauge for at least a decade and it's still going strong. I did refurbish the plunger using a kit from Topeak many years ago.

    The Lezyne Micro Floor Drive might...
  21. The S-A thumb shifter clicks: I suppose that...

    The S-A thumb shifter clicks: I suppose that makes it "indexed", though S-A predates so-called indexed shifting by a few decades.

    I use a SRAM Gripshift made for a MTB triple crankset as the...
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    I own both a custom steel bike with S&S BTCs and...

    I own both a custom steel bike with S&S BTCs and a Bike Friday (Air Friday). Retrofitting an existing bike with BTCs may be costlier than you anticipate since the frame builder has to cut the frame,...
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    I've bought factory refurbs from NewEgg.com and...

    I've bought factory refurbs from NewEgg.com and DrivenGPS.com. One of them (I forget which vendor it was from) after a few months would no longer establish a data connection with my laptop (even...
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    I install detailed maps (previously Garmin's City...

    I install detailed maps (previously Garmin's City Navigator maps, now OSM maps) on my Edge 705 without a microSD card in the unit. Of course I don't try to load the whole world's worth of maps into...
  25. Got a pair from Niagara Cycle in January. They...

    Got a pair from Niagara Cycle in January. They were easy to put on. I took advantage of the change to swap my OEM Schrader inner tubes for Presta tubes, which I prefer. So far only 2 rides, on good...
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