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  1. The OP is a new cyclist who has fallen because of...

    The OP is a new cyclist who has fallen because of her clipless pedals. It isn't a question of reverse snobbery, I'm saying that most recreational riders get no benefits from being attached.
  2. Just ride with flat or platform pedals. Being...

    Just ride with flat or platform pedals. Being clipped in provides no benefit for most cyclists. They just want to look like racers. There is an active thread on this subforum: "How many...
  3. Thread: Streetcars

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    I don't think the orange line ever went to...

    I don't think the orange line ever went to Cambidge.
  4. Thread: Streetcars

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    Los Angeles had a very good streetcar system, ...

    Los Angeles had a very good streetcar system, then it was bought by GM which proceeded to tear up the tracks and replace the streetcars with GM made busses. Then they scrapped the whole system and...
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    That's how they make it, they put oatmeal,...

    That's how they make it, they put oatmeal, onions and chopped up things from the sheep into a sheeps stomach.
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    Haggis.

    Haggis.
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    Maybe something like a Soma San Marcos. Lugged...

    Maybe something like a Soma San Marcos. Lugged steel that can carry a light load. Designed by Grant Petersen of Rivendell.
  8. Thread: Fenders??

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    If you or the OP are serious about a carbon...

    If you or the OP are serious about a carbon touring bike that takes fenders, look at the Specialized Diverge or the Calfee Tetra Adventure. The Calfee website is www.calfeedesign.com . Both have...
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    One thing you could do is to find another rider...

    One thing you could do is to find another rider like you,ie.similar build, riding style and speed and ride the bikes and switch . If one of the bikes is consistently faster no matter who is iding, ...
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    Someone mentioned tires. What do you have on the...

    Someone mentioned tires. What do you have on the two fastest bikes? They can make a difference. Also, somewhat worn tires are sometimes faster than new tires because the casing might be more...
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    "Oats. A grain which in England is generally...

    "Oats. A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people. " Samuel Johnson: To which someone, perhaps Boswell relied: " Which explains why England produces...
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    Steel cut oats, a pinch of salt, brown sugar and...

    Steel cut oats, a pinch of salt, brown sugar and half&half.
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    Which bike do you enjoy riding the most? Which...

    Which bike do you enjoy riding the most? Which is most comfortable on a long ride? Which is the most fun?
  14. Thread: Fenders??

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    My doctor told me about a patient to whom this...

    My doctor told me about a patient to whom this happened.
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    The NSA or the CIA or MI-5 or perhaps the KGB (if...

    The NSA or the CIA or MI-5 or perhaps the KGB (if it still exists) might be messing with you.
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    So?

    So?
  17. Thread: Streetcars

    by ironwood
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    One hundred years ago, one could almost travel...

    One hundred years ago, one could almost travel from Waterville, Maine to Sheboygen, Wisconsin by getting on and off streetcars. There was a twenty mile break in upstate NY. The streetcars were...
  18. I finished a tour across N. America in November...

    I finished a tour across N. America in November in 1980. It was cold and dry in Eastern Oregon, and I went across the Cascades in a snowstorm; one of the craziest things I've done on a bike, but it...
  19. Thread: Fenders??

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    Fenders for touring and practical or utility...

    Fenders for touring and practical or utility riding. However fenders are a real pain to set up properly and can be dangerous if not: debris such as small rocks, twigs and chipmunks and squirrels ...
  20. The reason I put 165mm cranks on one of my bikes...

    The reason I put 165mm cranks on one of my bikes was that I converted it to 650B and the botom bracket was lowered and I figured shorter cranks would give me better clearance and reduce the chance...
  21. I used the traditional toe clips and straps for...

    I used the traditional toe clips and straps for many years, now I use flat pedals and pedal free on most of my bikes. I have never used clipless system. I think this is best in town where I have to...
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    I doubt it, but there is always an exception. ...

    I doubt it, but there is always an exception. We are supposed to know that you cross tracks at a right angle. However, I learned the hard way forty years ago.
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    You weren't here last winter. Years of neglect...

    You weren't here last winter. Years of neglect finally took its toll. Poor management; the director came from Atlanta, and really didn't know how to deal with snow; a politcally connected...
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    I believe Jitensha Studio also has them.

    I believe Jitensha Studio also has them.
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    "Ride lots." Eddie Merkz

    "Ride lots." Eddie Merkz
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