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    Home (a small 425 sq. ft (40 sq. m.) third-floor...

    Home (a small 425 sq. ft (40 sq. m.) third-floor walk-up)
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  2. Thread: Need an Advice

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    Can't say since neither seller has told us the...

    Can't say since neither seller has told us the size. If it doesn't fit, you shouldn't buy it.
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    Or legs.

    Or legs.
  4. Thread: Need an Advice

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    I commuted for many thousands of happy miles on a...

    I commuted for many thousands of happy miles on a Trek 1000.

    The 1.1 is a newer version, and the 1.2 has slightly better components.

    Mine took full fenders and a rear rack just fine, but...
  5. Yes. No problems in that regard with either...

    Yes. No problems in that regard with either bike.

    From a commuting standpoint, they each have their pros and cons.

    For the Trek

    The rear brake caliper mount is between the rear stays...
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    Not sure how it was downstate, but being from...

    Not sure how it was downstate, but being from Upstate, that's exactly what I think of when I think of something chrome and rusty--car bumpers from when I was growing up. Around here, chrome bumpers...
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    But only from one direction. You forget about...

    But only from one direction. You forget about moisture that collects inside the tubes.
  8. Slapping weight on the front of a racing bike...

    Slapping weight on the front of a racing bike results in exactly the handling issues you experienced. Glad you had a fork on hand that would work.

    This is why bikes intended to carry loads in the...
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    Tom, also specifically excluded from the...

    Tom, also specifically excluded from the definition of vehicle are anything on rails, like trolleys, trams, or streetcars.

    My guess, and it's only a guess, is that it then reserves the...
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    All New York State Vehicle and Traffic laws that...

    All New York State Vehicle and Traffic laws that pertain to bicycles are here: NYS DOT Bicycling in NY, NYS Vehicle & Traffic Laws

    NYS is a little different from most states.

    First, we are...
  11. Thread: Beet juice anyone

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    Actually not. For cycling, their main benefit is...

    Actually not. For cycling, their main benefit is increased aerobic capacity. Sort of VO2Max in a can. Beet doping as it were.

    Just do a search on beets aerobic capacity. Tons of stuff--some of...
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    Yeah. I wrote them asking about it. They wrote...

    Yeah. I wrote them asking about it. They wrote back, "We only advise the size of tyres, as some manufacturers are slightly wider than normal which created some issues." Meaning they have a fudge...
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    Dunno. He and the bike are 1800 miles away from...

    Dunno. He and the bike are 1800 miles away from me. Why not join that forum and ask in the thread?

    New build - Straggler | Bicycling Magazine Forums
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    Also comes in black.

    Also comes in black.
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    My friend has just posted pics and details of his...

    My friend has just posted pics and details of his Surly Straggler build.

    New build - Straggler | Bicycling Magazine Forums
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    A friend of mine just sent pics of his new Surly...

    A friend of mine just sent pics of his new Surly Straggler build. It's not even dirty yet, but based on the few miles he has on it, he likes it a lot. He built it up with a Sora triple, BB7 brakes,...
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    For SFO, that sounds like the perfect setup. ...

    For SFO, that sounds like the perfect setup.

    It's flatter where I live, but the grocery store is still downhill. While my roadie has a standard double, I appreciate the triples on my commuters...
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    That was the first thing I noticed in the pic. ...

    That was the first thing I noticed in the pic. Need to stop fast? Just lean to the right!
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    Agreed. Old-school hardware stores are a good...

    Agreed.

    Old-school hardware stores are a good bet, though.

    I'm fortunate that I live within a mile of two old-school hardware stores, and work within a mile of a third. One of them even...
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    Given the upright posture of your Schwinn Range...

    Given the upright posture of your Schwinn Range commuter bike, there's a limit to how fast you can push through the air. If you're thinking about being faster on the commute, maybe it's time to...
  21. Thread: Call 911

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    Heal well. I too am amused that only days later,...

    Heal well. I too am amused that only days later, you're thinking about the bike.



    +1 Same thing when I was hit back in 2009. The driver's insurance company treated the bike as a trivial...
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    ALWAYS trust Wayne at the Touring Store. Always.

    ALWAYS trust Wayne at the Touring Store. Always.
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    How do you get yours to sound like a freight...

    How do you get yours to sound like a freight train? Mine only sound like a dump truck. Clearly I'm not tuning them right. ;)

    Noise seems to be pad-dependent, and of course noise happens only...
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    Putting it more clearly, when we speak of neutral...

    Putting it more clearly, when we speak of neutral handling in automobiles, we're referring to the interaction between steering and vehicle yaw angle. With bicycles, we're referring how steering...
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    I don't think the automotive use of "neutral"...

    I don't think the automotive use of "neutral" handling is the same as with bicycles. And 66mm seems to be fairly high rather than neutral.

    My go-to reference is Trail and Its Effects at Spectrum...
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