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    I agree, I've been doing my own fitting with what...

    I agree, I've been doing my own fitting with what I can research and some software (Kinovea) where I can measure my angles. I have a $100 road bike, don't know if a pro fitting is necessarily...
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    Hate to belabor the point, but here are some...

    Hate to belabor the point, but here are some links to this whole "shoulder angle" thing I'm talking about BikeFit - Road Bikes How To Perform A Basic Bike Fit - YouTube BikeDynamics - Bike Fitting...
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    374729 Sorry for the vagueness, I was referring...

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    Sorry for the vagueness, I was referring to the 90 degree angle between the shoulder, elbow and back that I've read is kind of the happy medium for more casual road cyclists. My quill stem is...
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    Well I measured my shoulder angle and it's around...

    Well I measured my shoulder angle and it's around 77 degrees, was hoping to get it up closer to the more "ideal" 90 degree angle (I was getting some tightness in between my shoulder blades). In...
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    formula for increasing shoulder angle?

    Just curious if there is a handy formula, like with increasing saddle size and knee angle that can be applied to shoulder angle? Like X cm change in reach will lead to Y degree change in shoulder...
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    Yeah, definitely looking forward to the Revere...

    Yeah, definitely looking forward to the Revere portion going in, although it's going to be a gravel trail (at least at first, I imagine, I can't see why they wouldn't pave it like the rest of the...
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    Hey Minuteman crowd, I'm thinking of going there...

    Hey Minuteman crowd, I'm thinking of going there this weekend for a ride. I've been riding the northern strand and doing the 3.5 mile length over and over is getting a little old as I've increased my...
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    I think the next big push is to build protected...

    I think the next big push is to build protected two way bike lanes around the Common/Public Garden. Since bikes are "technically" forbidden from cutting through those parks (in practice, I see people...
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    I live 5 miles north of downtown, and if I were...

    I live 5 miles north of downtown, and if I were to commute, my route would take me through Charlestown. But my wife has basically forbidden me from commuting into work because we know how bad...
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    welcome! i lived out there for a good bit before...

    welcome! i lived out there for a good bit before coming back east, still have some good friends there. in hindsight, lots of good riding and wish I had been more into it when I was there
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    Agree, I think they are working on some...

    Agree, I think they are working on some infrastructure for cycling that'll make it a heck of a lot better, but that won't be completed anytime soon
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    i'm starting to think of myself as a bit too...

    i'm starting to think of myself as a bit too thin, weighed myself and was 156 today (5'10"), a year ago I was prob 205ish. I probably haven't been in the mid 150's since high school.

    got a bunch...
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    Yeah, looks good, I think the shifters come in...

    Yeah, looks good, I think the shifters come in 2x8, so I may have an option there if my 1995 105 shifters ever crap out
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    cyclist killed in boston - breaking

    Bicyclist killed in Charlestown - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
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    Started riding (regularly) at 33 back in August,...

    Started riding (regularly) at 33 back in August, now 34 and I'd like to do some racing next year maybe, need to find a group to ride with this summer first. But I made a KOM and 2nd place on a couple...
  16. Making me wish I still lived there!

    Making me wish I still lived there!
  17. Not familiar with RI stuff, despite having lived...

    Not familiar with RI stuff, despite having lived nearby. I am planning on doing the flattest century in Sept, which is through SE Mass, down around the area where I grew up.
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    So, I made the adjustment, and at least an...

    So, I made the adjustment, and at least an initial test feels a heck of a lot better, both as far as my reach to the hoods, my neck is more comfortable than in my previous position. So we'll see how...
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    PS, I did measure the circumference of my...

    PS, I did measure the circumference of my handlebars, turns out it's 26mm diameter, so that should open up some options for replacement
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    Well I just remembered my HS geometry ...

    Well I just remembered my HS geometry

    circumference= 3.14*diameter (well, I didn't remember it, but remembered to look up the formula!)
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    What's the best way to figure out the clamp...

    What's the best way to figure out the clamp diameter size (I don't have calipers or anything)? This is 1995 model, so curious to know how I can distinguish between 25.4 and 26
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    Yeah, that is definitely something I've been...

    Yeah, that is definitely something I've been considering, along with changing out the quill stem with a threadless adapter and such. But will definitely check out your recommendation, if it turns out...
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    looking for validation - drop bar angle

    As the title says, just looking to validate what I'm about to do. Recently got this bike from a coworker, and I'm generally very happy with it (for $100, you'd be too!). The only thing that I think I...
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    Ah I see, not exactly apples to apples

    Ah I see, not exactly apples to apples
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    Easy to mount tires

    So I've got Michelin speediums on my bike, got a flat today and it seems quite tough to remove and mount. In comparison (and it's a bad comparison, I'm sure) the tires on my hybrid (giant stock) are...
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