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    If you already have front and rear lights, then...

    If you already have front and rear lights, then why not put strips of reflective tape on the frame and fork, for more visibility ??... Reflective tape is highly visible.
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    If you really like this bike and it fits you...

    If you really like this bike and it fits you good, then yes go ahead and replace the fork. But make sure that the new fork is the same length and size as the old one. Also inspect the frame,...
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    What then ?? ..are people healthy only because of...

    What then ?? ..are people healthy only because of good genetics...Look at it this way, Ultimate Warrior died of heart attack at the age of 54 and that guy was all solid muscle. Then there is Jack...
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    I've been commuting on fixed gears for few years...

    I've been commuting on fixed gears for few years and there is a learning curve. If you are new to riding fixed then it's better to start of slow and easy until you become comfortable controlling and...
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    Lots of exercise and physical activity is the...

    Lots of exercise and physical activity is the most important thing for maintaining a healthy bodyweight. Sedentary lifestyle is the No.1 cause of obesity... If you are extremely active then your body...
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    Bent fork also changes the position of the front...

    Bent fork also changes the position of the front wheel. In this case there may be danger of toe overlap, front wheel hitting your foot while you are turning. You can test ride it and see how it...
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    I wouldn't ride a bike with a bent fork. The bike...

    I wouldn't ride a bike with a bent fork. The bike wouldn't handle very well. Fork needs to be replaced.
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    The fork is bent. Looks like somebody rode it...

    The fork is bent. Looks like somebody rode it into a wall.
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    This morning we had ice pellets and snow. Winter...

    This morning we had ice pellets and snow. Winter just refuses to let go. Most of it has melted but I still have icicles hanging on my balcony.
  10. I think that as long as the person is getting...

    I think that as long as the person is getting enough salt in their daily diet, there is no need to increase salt intake just because of some event...BTW for years and years medical science has been...
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    I carry few personal belongings and I don't like...

    I carry few personal belongings and I don't like to leave them outside when I lock my bike up.
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    Wald baskets are a great alternative to using...

    Wald baskets are a great alternative to using panniers. Just drop those grocery bags in and go, no fussing around with straps and buckles. You can mount them on the front of your handlebars or on top...
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    I never ever ride without my messenger bag or my...

    I never ever ride without my messenger bag or my backpack. I can ride without panniers but not without my backpack. Even when I am riding a bike with panniers I still choose to have a backpack on...
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    It's a nice bike. Giant makes good...

    It's a nice bike. Giant makes good bikes....However, you need to remember that it's a comfort bike and very upright. It won't be any faster or easier to get up hills then your mountain bike no matter...
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    Maybe that's exactly why you have a problem...

    Maybe that's exactly why you have a problem getting rid of stubborn fat. Sometimes the very things we hate are the very things that are good for us... That's exactly what you need, is to start...
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    I have 2 bikes set up as fixed gears and 1 bike...

    I have 2 bikes set up as fixed gears and 1 bike set up with a singlespeed freewheel... About 90% of my riding is done on fixed gear and I use it for both commuting and recreational riding. My daily...
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    +1 on stair walking, it's a great exercise. I...

    +1 on stair walking, it's a great exercise. I live on the 12th floor and walking or running up 12 stories is a great workout. I've done it few times while carrying my bike.
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    I am assuming your bike has v-brakes ?? If it...

    I am assuming your bike has v-brakes ?? If it does then here is a link to help you:
    Adjusting Direct-pull Cantilever Bicycle Brakes ("V-Brakes ")
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    Your seat should be high enough that on a...

    Your seat should be high enough that on a downstroke your leg will be almost straight with only a slight bend in it. Your seat height is very important, if the seat is very low it's bad for your...
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    Be patient. Keep riding and eventually you will...

    Be patient. Keep riding and eventually you will get stronger and faster. You just started riding, so don't worry about other cyclist passing you. Commuting is not a race. The best upgrade that you...
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    I know of only one large grocery store which has...

    I know of only one large grocery store which has a little information booklet in their fresh produce section, it makes it easy to check nutritional info for fruits and veggies...But majority of...
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    I've used NutritionData.com, I've used...

    I've used NutritionData.com, I've used Caloriecount and FitDay...But it's not really necessary to go on internet to check these things, because most foods at grocery stores have nutritional labels....
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    Next time you ride by that same frat house put a...

    Next time you ride by that same frat house put a black milk crate over your head and then see what their reaction will be.
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    Cute, pretty , spiced up bikes are thief magnets....

    Cute, pretty , spiced up bikes are thief magnets. Keep it ugly and plain looking to deter theft. The black milk crate is a great idea.... You need to get a better stronger bike lock , instead of...
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    There are websites that have information on the...

    There are websites that have information on the amount of calories in various types of foods. All foods at the grocery store even bulkfood section also have labels with nutritional info. I don't...
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