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  1. Nice vid, thanks for sharing. That snow looks so...

    Nice vid, thanks for sharing. That snow looks so out of place in that landscape haha.
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    I can relate to this thread. I used to love...

    I can relate to this thread. I used to love mountain biking when I was in my early 20's. I could show up to the trails, ride them all (often cranking out 20+ miles) and feel great. Now it's 10...
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    I had a friend that had this problem on his face....

    I had a friend that had this problem on his face. Using an electric razor fixed the problem for him. They take a little getting used to and don't really shave as close.. but I think that's what...
  4. I live in St Pete and have yet to make the drive...

    I live in St Pete and have yet to make the drive up there. I usually hit Alafia (pretty awesome too). I'd like to make it up there soon, do you know if there is any good camping close by?
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    Thanks for the help guys. What is Metho? I'll...

    Thanks for the help guys. What is Metho?

    I'll try baking them.. if that doesnt work... boiling them... then sanding... burning... until I HAVE to buy new pads anyway.. lol

    I'm not sure how...
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    baked brakes - recipe?

    My pads are contaminated and before plunking down the change to buy new pads I was going to throw my old ones in the oven to see if that helped... just wondering how hot I can make it and how long I...
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    Yeah it was good meeting you! Funny I recognized...

    Yeah it was good meeting you! Funny I recognized you because of the bike... I hadn't realized this thread was still going strong (I remember reading the initial review/post). I'll ride over when I...
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    I've had the bike about a year... how long do...

    I've had the bike about a year... how long do pads normally last? I'm in florida so I'm not ever doing any long descents or anything... I'll definitely check the wear. I'll get the rotors good and...
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    awesome thanks for the tips!

    awesome thanks for the tips!
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    BB5s, can't stop

    I've done some brief searching on the topic and I'm thinking my disc brakes have been contaminated with some sort of oil... I have no idea how this would have happened, but it's the only thing I can...
  11. best case you can buy for your phone, waterproof...

    best case you can buy for your phone, waterproof and smashproof: http://www.pelican.com/case_category.php?CaseSize=%&New=%
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    I really like my hind hydrator gloves. Padding...

    I really like my hind hydrator gloves. Padding in the right places, comfortable, and they seem to be very durable too! Here's a link:...
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    My friend and I were chased by a pretty scary...

    My friend and I were chased by a pretty scary dude about 3 blocks screaming "GIVE ME YOUR BIKE!" one night on our commute home. The guy ran pretty fast too... nothing like that to get your heart...
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    I've had the 520s on my mtb for about 8 months. ...

    I've had the 520s on my mtb for about 8 months. They've stood up to plenty of off road abuse and work fine. I'm still on platforms for my commuter though...
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    My Alien

    LOVE this bike. Fast, responsive, tough, a great commuter.

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/swimybug/Aliensm.jpg
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    I looked into these bikes myself, after a lot of...

    I looked into these bikes myself, after a lot of research, my conclusion was that the frame is pretty much crap (NOT made by Motobecane, they no longer make bikes), but the components are still worth...
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    sweet! I hadn't thought of that :) ...now I...

    sweet! I hadn't thought of that :) ...now I just have to fix my screwed up wheel... :rolleyes:
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    my insane commute

    I rode the longest, toughest commute I've ever ridden today. 68.18 miles round trip. 2 flat tires, 3 broken spokes (I guess I was riding pretty hard)... but I made it, and it felt great. I...
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    nope I beleive Gandy is the only one you can...

    nope I beleive Gandy is the only one you can cross, and that one closes at night (either at sundown or 7:30, can't remember). How far north in St Pete will you be? You can always ride up around the...
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    thanks for the encouragement guys! I'm going to...

    thanks for the encouragement guys! I'm going to try to work up to the round trip 2 or 3 days a week. Part of it takes me along a pretty nice bike path... looking forward to making the round trip.
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    My Longest Commute

    Well.. I've been out of the commuting scene for about 4 months because I was laid off in December. I was actually most upset that I wasnt going to be able to commute to work anymore :rolleyes: but...
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    I've got a rigid Nishiki Alien and I love love...

    I've got a rigid Nishiki Alien and I love love love it. Very fun bike, and weighs in just over 25 lbs. (light enough for me!) :)
  23. I only read about 1/2 of the posts here, but I...

    I only read about 1/2 of the posts here, but I have bontrager road warriors (1.5") on my commuter and regularly ride at 20+ mph. (I average 15-17mph on the way to work including stops)... I usually...
  24. you are the first and only person I've ever heard...

    you are the first and only person I've ever heard say that. I've ridden both 2005 lx and 2005 x7 extensively and the x7 is hands down the better performer.
  25. Thread: walmart bikes

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    even something like a trek 820 or 3700 can be had...

    even something like a trek 820 or 3700 can be had new for $2-300. Much better buy. If you can though, get a good deal on a used bike. You'll get a lot more bike for the money. Oh and my personal...
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