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    Sticky: I originally thought tight beams were the way to...

    I originally thought tight beams were the way to go, 8-12 degree. They do throw a lot of light out front. I found, though, that the edge of the road was completely dark. I always like to be able...
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    Sticky: Sigh... OPTRONICS! ...

    Sigh...

    OPTRONICS!

    http://www.optronicsinc.com/competition.htm

    Why reinvent the wheel when these are so cheap? Look at the QH-8CC. They are small, look right at home on bike, handle a 50...
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    Those concerned about the horn being too loud...

    Those concerned about the horn being too loud should consider that there is a huge difference in volume from you holding the horn at arms length and what a driver might hear in his sealed cage with...
  4. Unless you are a weight weenie concerned about...

    Unless you are a weight weenie concerned about every gram you will probably not notice the extra weight of a larger battery. I am a big guy at 210-215, and my primary commuter is based on an early...
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    I have to tell you, I am not impressed with most...

    I have to tell you, I am not impressed with most blinkies. I used them for a few years but after noticing that I can hardly see the blinkies on other cyclists until I am quite close, I decided to...
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    Sticky: 20W MR-16 Bulbs. Those trying to squeeze more...

    20W MR-16 Bulbs. Those trying to squeeze more light should look at the Phillips energy saver lamps that produce 35W equivalent light for a power draw of only 20W. I have on in an Optronics driving...
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    Thanks for the warm welcome back, gang. Ron,...

    Thanks for the warm welcome back, gang. Ron, several of my co-workers live(d) in Chalmette. The adjacent parish to which I referred is St. Bernard, where Chalmette is located. Unlike most of the...
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    Sorry I haven't posted since the storm, but I...

    Sorry I haven't posted since the storm, but I just haven't had much opportunity to get online.

    My wife and I decided to get out of Dodge the Saturday before the storm. We couldn't see any reason...
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    The TDF finishes with several laps of the Champs...

    The TDF finishes with several laps of the Champs Elysees. It is always exciting as the attacks go out and are chased down. The green jersey usually comes down to that last sprint. It's not as if...
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    Hmm. It hadn't occurred to me that Danielson's...

    Hmm. It hadn't occurred to me that Danielson's withdrawal might be intentional. On form he could certainly help Lance in the mountains.

    Speaking of Lance in the mountains you often see people...
  11. I don't have but about 3" of seatpost exposed and...

    I don't have but about 3" of seatpost exposed and the SQR Slim works fine. I can't imagine what the sprung saddle has to do with it (BTW, I live in NO and know Bill personally so I am not sniping at...
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    Is anyone viewing the OLN files? Is it possible...

    Is anyone viewing the OLN files? Is it possible to make the viewing window larger? As far as I'm concerned, the $5.95 is dirt cheap, but I'm not interested in watching that tiny window!
    Thanks,...
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    I don't know if they have improved them or not,...

    I don't know if they have improved them or not, but I would not buy another pair, especially not for real touring. Here's why:
    1. The corrugated plastic stiffener board failed after about 6...
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    I have an Eagle Creek Pack-It, the mid-size one,...

    I have an Eagle Creek Pack-It, the mid-size one, that I have used extensively for business travel and commuting. It does a fantastic job keeping starched shirts wrinkle free. The size I have will...
  15. I am running 32 front 35 rear. My commute...

    I am running 32 front 35 rear. My commute includes a couple or short stretches on gravel and grass. I figured that with the extra weight the rear supports the 35 would be a little better on the...
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    Actually most drivers seem pretty conscious of...

    Actually most drivers seem pretty conscious of one thought:

    ME FIRST! ME FIRST! ME FIRST!

    :D
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    I don't think it is possible to over-Proofide. I...

    I don't think it is possible to over-Proofide. I have 4 Brooks saddles - 1 B-17 and 3 Team Pros. When new I apply Proofide every couple of days letting the saddle sit in a warm area to soften the...
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    I don't think it is possible to over-Proofide. I...

    I don't think it is possible to over-Proofide. I have 4 Brooks saddles - 1 B-17 and 3 Team Pros. When new I apply Proofide every couple of days letting the saddle sit in a warm area to soften the...
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    To me that's actually a little warm for leg...

    To me that's actually a little warm for leg warmers at all. In fact, I wear Voler bib knicks or knee warmers even below 30. My main concern is my knees. When it gets below 40 I put little...
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    I think I have purchased appropriate screws from...

    I think I have purchased appropriate screws from either a good hardware store or Home Depot/Lowes. Just take the shoe and old screw with you. You might even be able to get stainless. You will have...
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    I had a similar problem with my rear DA shifter. ...

    I had a similar problem with my rear DA shifter. LBS had to return it to Shimano for warranty replacement.

    Unlike Campy Ergo, Shimano STI are NOT designed for repair.
  22. I'm not familiar enough with either of those to...

    I'm not familiar enough with either of those to comment, but TruVativ makes an adapter that bolts into the bb shell and has standard English bb threads. HarrisCyclery.com sells them for $19.95. ...
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    If you have one, either Nashbar or Performance...

    If you have one, either Nashbar or Performance usually has a template on the page with chainrings that makes it easy to check bcd simply based on the distance between two bolt holes. But if it...
  24. Well, what type bike do you prefer? Road type...

    Well, what type bike do you prefer? Road type (road, cyclocross, touring) with drop bars or mtb type? If road type you will find everything you could want in 700c as someone mentioned above. If...
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    I see a number of cyclists each day on my...

    I see a number of cyclists each day on my commute. I have yet to see one stop for a stop sign or red light. I routinely see them pull right in front of cars, in effect daring the car to hit them. ...
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