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  1. Another way of going about a new bike is building...

    Another way of going about a new bike is building one from scratch. It would be hard to do properly for $800, but you get exactly what you want. My second commuter bike build is a Soma Double Cross...
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    Ok, I give up. Majority rules. Ixnay the Gore...

    Ok, I give up. Majority rules. Ixnay the Gore WS base layer. There's plenty time in spring, fall, early winter when I can have my way with my Altura jerseys with a merino or skinfoil layer...
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    I have this one:Deep Winter Base Layer | Rapha...

    I have this one:Deep Winter Base Layer | Rapha

    Underneath Xenon 2.0 jacket takes me down to well below 15 degrees comfortably.
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    The Gabba 2 was on my short, short list of...

    The Gabba 2 was on my short, short list of outerwear to buy, but I decided to go cheap on the outerwear and spend more on base layers for more versatility.



    Yeah, that's one of the cons...
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    My commute is 25 miles(12.5 each way) about 40 to...

    My commute is 25 miles(12.5 each way) about 40 to 45 minutes in the morning(no traffic). It's possible that the skinfoil(s) might be enough, but going 25 to 35 mph at say, 25 degrees results is a...
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    Is there any way to edit title?

    Is there any way to edit title?
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    Windter Layering For Mid Weight Jersey

    I'm looking for layering recommendations to ride(commute):commute: at night at 30 to 20 degrees underneath this:...
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    Yeah, I like the idea, but not sure how effective...

    Yeah, I like the idea, but not sure how effective it will be. They embed glass beads into the powdercoat, which is pretty cool. It looks great when you view images, but in the real world, I don't...
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    This is true. Coming upon an intersection, where...

    This is true. Coming upon an intersection, where I have the right of way, and a car approaches the intersection on my right, right at the point where the driver wouldn't see my headlight is my...
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    Velocity Dyad Reflective?

    I'm about ready to do a winter wheel buildup(Trying to preserve my H+ Son's Hard Ano brake track), with PV-8 dyno hub up front and 105 on rear, 32 hole.

    Is it worth going with the reflective rim,...
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    It only happened to me a few times. I usually...

    It only happened to me a few times. I usually get my workout on the way into work(4am), and on the way home, it's rush hour and more of a leisurely commute. But there's been a few times when I want...
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    You must have had the V.1. The V.2 case screw is...

    You must have had the V.1. The V.2 case screw is even more bizarre. It accomodates a phillips(no pun intended) screwdriver, but it has a slot across the head that I guess uses some bit I'm not...
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    Ok, I just found some on Amazon from a company...

    Ok, I just found some on Amazon from a company called Bleiou(KentLI Batteries). 2 reviews. Slightly larger than standard AA size. Don't know if this will fit in my Saferide, or if I want to risk...
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    Where can I get the LiIon rechargeables at? ...

    Where can I get the LiIon rechargeables at? They're not exactly a Wal-Mart type battery. I even searched amazon, maybe not thorough enough, and only came up with the standard LiIon's.
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    Also, try "attacking" the hills, meaning get as...

    Also, try "attacking" the hills, meaning get as much speed going at the foot of the hill, once you sense your'e about to slow down, shift to the next 1 to 2 easier gears, and keep doing this until...
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    Lithium Vs. Eneloop

    Who uses lithium batteries on their winter commuter's headlights, and at what temperature? How many sets do you go through in a season? How does battery drain look at say..., below 15 degrees...
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    I will be using a SP dynamo with Philips Lumi...

    I will be using a SP dynamo with Philips Lumi Ring tail light. This will be my "thrifty but effective" build.:)

    I'm also starting a bike build specifically for night time rides and extended rides...
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    Wasn't it necessary to run a tail light with...

    Wasn't it necessary to run a tail light with older systems, or you'd burn out your main light?
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    Philips Saferide Dynamo Question(s)

    Sorry for wasting your time for a couple of questions everybody knows the answer to on this forum but me. I temporarily mounted my first Dynamo light and rode with it for a few miles to try it out...
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    I hear so many times that rotor size doesn't...

    I hear so many times that rotor size doesn't matter when it comes to stopping quicker. It's just to dissipate heat faster. That's what's so great about the internet. Everybody knows exactly what...
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    I was making the assumption that the HY/RD had...

    I was making the assumption that the HY/RD had more braking power than the Spyre due to a lot of reviews about the Spyre not seeing a big difference from caliper brakes in the dry. If you don't go...
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    TRP Hy/RD Front, Spyre Rear?

    My new bike build for this winter will have TRP disc brakes. The only question is, do I go the route as the title says, or a Hy/Rd on the rear also.
    When riding in the wet on my commute at night, I...
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    TRP Hy/RD Front, Spyre Rear?

    My new bike build for this winter will have TRP disc brakes. The only question is, do I go the route as the title says, or a Hy/Rd on the rear also.
    When riding in the wet on my commute at night, I...
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    Best mount for B&M Luxos U

    This last winter I did quite a bit of riding at night, plus commuting to and from work. When the temperatures were below 20F, my light batteries didn't play well.:( I ended up bringing 3 lights...
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    +1 on this. Always try to leave yourself an out....

    +1 on this. Always try to leave yourself an out. I.E. If oncoming driver A makes a left in front of you, know ahead of time what your response would be...besides flipping the birdie.:)
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