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  1. Davidwh - Check out this tread ...

    Davidwh - Check out this tread

    http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/711585-what-about-those-rootbeer-brown-trek-520-s.html

    It documents my experience with the 520. Unfortunately, I had to abandon...
  2. This has got to be the most ridiculous...

    This has got to be the most ridiculous description of steel frames characteristics I've ever heard or read.

    Matt
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    This is not a pull up. Palms facing is a chin up...

    This is not a pull up. Palms facing is a chin up and uses a different muscle group. Pull ups are much ... much harder.

    Matt
  4. I'm currently running a set of Schwalbe Marathon...

    I'm currently running a set of Schwalbe Marathon Supremes with 6,000+ miles. I had 5 flats in the 1st 2,000 miles. I was totally disappointed with the tires. For reasons unrelated to the flat...
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    I do not suggest a WalMart bike, but here's a...

    I do not suggest a WalMart bike, but here's a current thread in General Cycling on this forum, that you might be interested in:
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    I have a NiteRider 600. Been using it for a...

    I have a NiteRider 600. Been using it for a couple years. I commute year round, 5 days a week, and always in the dark very early in the morning. I run this light on the lowest setting (250...
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    Don't do this. Protect your eyes from sun, dirt,...

    Don't do this. Protect your eyes from sun, dirt, dust, cold, etc. My Ophthalmologist says when your eyes tear from the cold they are screaming! I always had good vision and never wore glasses on...
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    I just reread your original post and see you also...

    I just reread your original post and see you also wanted shortwave. Unfortunately this radio is AM/FM only.

    Matt
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    Research this little gem: ...

    Research this little gem:

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-ICF-S10MK2-Pocket-Radio-Silver/dp/B00020S7XK

    How can you go wrong? I've been putting mine through almost daily use for the last 4 years. ...
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    The part I do not agree with is braking. The...

    The part I do not agree with is braking. The last thing you want is to stop right next to, or on top of, that sucker. Take 'em out and ride-on! Rabies is my biggest concern.

    Matt
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    I run into skunks often. I always give them the...

    I run into skunks often. I always give them the right-of-way if I see them first. I've actually been chased by a skunk. It was probably rabid. I could hear it's claws clicking on the pavement...
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    Ozone - I had some handling issues with my Sam...

    Ozone - I had some handling issues with my Sam Hillborne also. It's amazing how much a difference small changes can make, and in combination with other changes, huge differences. So much so, that I...
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    Question for those of you who had a prostatectomy...

    Question for those of you who had a prostatectomy and resumed cycling shortly thereafter - Were you continent or were you still dealing with leakage issues?

    Matt
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    I agree with everyone that proper adjustment is...

    I agree with everyone that proper adjustment is critical with the B-17 as well as rider position (i.e. somewhat upright); all good advice. What I haven't seen mentioned is that the rail system on...
  15. I live about an hour and a half from the bay...

    I live about an hour and a half from the bay area. I don't go there often but my son will be attending UC Berkeley this fall and we've made several trips lately. My entertainment is to pay very...
  16. I'm running Schwalabe (,sp?) Marathon Supremes...

    I'm running Schwalabe (,sp?) Marathon Supremes (700x35). For the first 2,000 miles I ran them at full pressure (80 psi). I had 5 flats and was not happy with the ride characteristics. I hated the...
  17. amen !!!

    amen !!!
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    Riding fast is fun. Crashing fast at 66 years...

    Riding fast is fun. Crashing fast at 66 years old SUCKS!!!
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    I tried this on a 2011 "steel" Trek 520 Touring...

    I tried this on a 2011 "steel" Trek 520 Touring bike. Trek would not allow it. Said the bike is engineered to a specific stem height. I would imagine carbon to be even more closely regulated.
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    Also, if your handlebars are 3-4 inches below...

    Also, if your handlebars are 3-4 inches below your saddle I think this is a no-brainer ... NARROW !!!
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    My vote would be for the narrow. I've never had...

    My vote would be for the narrow. I've never had saddle sores till I rode a B17 standard. I'm 55 yo and currently ride a Rivendell Sam Hillborne with the handlebars slightly above seat level;...
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    shut up :>)

    shut up :>)
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    You are correct. Thanks for clarifying Matt

    You are correct. Thanks for clarifying

    Matt
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    I don't agree. I think a cotton shirt is...

    I don't agree. I think a cotton shirt is advantageous in hot weather. A wet shirt functions like a swamp cooler. How good would a swamp cooler function with a dry filter?

    As an example: When...
  25. I agree 100%. However, if you decide not to take...

    I agree 100%. However, if you decide not to take this advice get a beater that you won't mind getting stolen. Your Iron Horse, as is, might be too nice without any modifications. Definitely...
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