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  1. 27.4? I think your computer might be set to...

    27.4? I think your computer might be set to kilometers. ;)
  2. Slightly? Not in my case. :cry:

    Slightly? Not in my case. :cry:
  3. Over. The tire circumference is actually smaller...

    Over. The tire circumference is actually smaller so you are getting more revolutions for a set distance. These revolutions are being computed for a larger tire.

    BTW: The best way to set the...
  4. If you maintain the same average speed with both...

    If you maintain the same average speed with both bikes, the less efficient bike will give you the most exercise. In this case, the mountain bike will probably be less efficient due to probably being...
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    I see a century in your future. probably not this...

    I see a century in your future. probably not this year, but in the future!
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    I looks to me like the rear brake is broke. Looks...

    I looks to me like the rear brake is broke. Looks like it's missing a brake pad or two and that the brake cable is cut. Expect that to about double the cost right there.
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    Anywhere near Rhu or Helensburgh? I spent a...

    Anywhere near Rhu or Helensburgh? I spent a week's holiday in that area in both 1990 and 1992. Very nice. Too bad I didn't bring my bicycle! I was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford near Banbury at the...
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    If you are transporting 2 bikes, get at least a...

    If you are transporting 2 bikes, get at least a 3-bike rack.

    Are you ever planning on towing anything else, like a small boat or maybe rent a small U-Haul? If not, you can save some money by...
  9. The first thing that you need to check with old...

    The first thing that you need to check with old rims is if they are designed for beaded tires. If the insides of the rim walls don't have a bump on them, modern beaded tires will not work properly....
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    Nice bike. If you get stationed at Scott AFB we...

    Nice bike. If you get stationed at Scott AFB we can do some riding together.

    Keep the old GMC for a wet weather bike or for dirt trails. You can never have too many bikes!
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    I'd rather ride up a steep hill than into a...

    I'd rather ride up a steep hill than into a fierce headwind. I get a sense of accomplishment at the top of that hill!
  12. Running tires at 130 psi is asking for flats. The...

    Running tires at 130 psi is asking for flats. The tire has no give when it hits something sharp. You'd be much better off with a 700x25 or even 28 tire (if your bike can take one) at 100 psi. Also...
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    I ride a triple with a 30x27 granny gear. I'm...

    I ride a triple with a 30x27 granny gear. I'm pretty good as long as the climb doesn't get above 15%. What makes things a little more difficult is that I live in a really flat area. I have to drive...
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    6' 1" myself and had to gain a few pounds to join...

    6' 1" myself and had to gain a few pounds to join the USAF back in 1972. I had to be above 135 lbs back then.

    Now I might have to lose a few lbs to get back in (and about 25 years).

    I just...
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    I once owned a helmet that made strange sounds....

    I once owned a helmet that made strange sounds. If I turned my head slightly or there was a crosswind, it sounded like someone was screaming at me from a distance behind me. The fix was buying a...
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    Welcome from a little lower in Illinois - near...

    Welcome from a little lower in Illinois - near St. Louis. I'm certainly a member of the 50+ Clydesdales. Heck in a couple of months I'll qualify for the 60+ Clydesdales!

    I like the Katy also and...
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    Until they upgrade to Cat 4s. Or they are women...

    Until they upgrade to Cat 4s. Or they are women (where Cat 4 is the lowest level). :roflmao2:

    My daughter was a junior who mostly raced as a Cat 4 as there were very few junior races and even...
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    I keep my bike in the back of a station wagon...

    I keep my bike in the back of a station wagon where it gets sunlight and heat. I do keep most of it covered with old towels. I'm sure that it's not ideal for the tires but I usually wear them out way...
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    An 8-speed chain will also work perfectly for 6-...

    An 8-speed chain will also work perfectly for 6- and 7-speed bikes. I'm assuming that by 12-speed, your bike has six gears on the rear.

    A 5-speed chain will be too wide to work properly. A 9-,...
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    I believe that tire has a rather thick puncture...

    I believe that tire has a rather thick puncture protection layer even on the sidewalls. Running at too low of a pressure could cause problems with the sidewalls. Running at 75 psi might be your best...
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    See if any of your riding buddies have 700x25...

    See if any of your riding buddies have 700x25 tires on their wheels. You should be able to tell pretty quickly when you slide in their wheels. If you are buying the tires from an LBS, they probably...
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    There's more than the fork different between...

    There's more than the fork different between those two bikes. The shifters and rear derailleur are also better on the 7.4. Personally I'd go with the 7.4 if I was looking for something in that...
  23. Thread: Depression

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    I had a heart attack while riding at the tender...

    I had a heart attack while riding at the tender age of 46 YO. It motivated me as I had to climb up that damned steep hill where it happened ASAP. While I was slower after the heart attack, I started...
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    This thread needs to be moved to the Fifty Plus...

    This thread needs to be moved to the Fifty Plus (50+) forum. :roflmao2:
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    A buddy of mine was probably near 500 lbs when he...

    A buddy of mine was probably near 500 lbs when he started his weight loss journey. He 'officially' weighed 464 lbs when he joined Weight Watchers but had been losing weight before then. He used diet...
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