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  1. The minuteness of differences in handling and...

    The minuteness of differences in handling and speed between your average steel cyclocross bike and road bike are more about personal preference than actual speed. Throw good road tires on the bike...
  2. You mean the horizontal struts up top? Yeah,...

    You mean the horizontal struts up top? Yeah, nearly any rack installation needs those bent if you want things to be nice and level.
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    The difference might be that anyone with half a...

    The difference might be that anyone with half a clue can waltz on into a bike shop and grab a chain, and have a new one on in about two minutes, with about a twenty dollar cost (given a modest...
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    Did another napa to Sonoma and back ride. This...

    Did another napa to Sonoma and back ride. This time with the gf! Let's just say that if she had the tiniest clue about the Paris-Roubaix race, she would have equated that famous ride to today's...
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    Commuted with a backpack for way too long,...

    Commuted with a backpack for way too long, switched to panniers and never looked back.

    In my anecdotal experience, people who switched from backpack to pannier and love it outnumber everyone else...
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    Both of our bikes were in the back, but I cable...

    Both of our bikes were in the back, but I cable locked them together, and it is a small hatchback, so nearly impossible to grab both out at once.
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    Rode on this strange, red structure last week....

    Rode on this strange, red structure last week.
    https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x800q80/691/9rvf.jpg

    Shortly after this thieves smashed the window to the car and took the backpack you see me...
  8. I don't think I have on bike. Almost did...

    I don't think I have on bike. Almost did yesterday, but glad I didn't. Took the only lane for a whopping twelve seconds so I could turn left at the stop sign, lady behind me couldn't fathom this and...
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    I've never been too impressed with the gear...

    I've never been too impressed with the gear change feeling of an igh compared to a derailleur system, but I think it's mostly to do with the larger jump in gear ratios compared to modern cassettes.
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    Lol sram... IMO just wait for Shimano's to...

    Lol sram...

    IMO just wait for Shimano's to drop, should be any day now.
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    Well, yeah. You're obviously very limited as far...

    Well, yeah. You're obviously very limited as far as mechanical advantage goes. I happen to live in a small valley. Anywhere I NEED to commute is relatively flat. Back before I knew the difference...
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    Single speed bikes have such a huge benefit in...

    Single speed bikes have such a huge benefit in the maintenance category that it's hard to say anything bad about them as commuters.
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    Edit: I have personally worked on one of those...

    Edit: I have personally worked on one of those gmc road bikes if I'm not mistaken. I can undoubtedly say it is one of the worst bikes I've ever wrenched on. You know how they put grip shifters on...
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    What they said. Also, in my experience it is...

    What they said.

    Also, in my experience it is equally important for your bike to have no breaks, as it is to have properly set up brakes.
  15. Yeah, bro it could work and would be amazing. Do...

    Yeah, bro it could work and would be amazing. Do they make anodized dt shifters to match my deep vees? My main concern is if the laces on my sneakers should MATCH the neon green deep vees, or offset...
  16. Never had a problem with my selle San Marco rolls...

    Never had a problem with my selle San Marco rolls saddle in years of commuting.I think the whole staining thing is only a problem if you treat your saddle with oil or what have you.
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    Might I ask what kept you on crutches that long?...

    Might I ask what kept you on crutches that long? Congrats by the way, I know how great of a feeling it can be.

    I spent about three months on crutches last year, which kept me out of the saddle for...
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    Took the work vehicle to lunch today....

    Took the work vehicle to lunch today.
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    Got lucky again today. Pouring rain when I woke...

    Got lucky again today. Pouring rain when I woke up at the girl friend's house, by the time I rode to work it was sunny though. Shortly after I got to work it turned into a deluge, and started...
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    https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x800q80/856/2...

    https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x800q80/856/25be.jpg

    Back to backpack commuting. Not as bad as I remember, but I'm sure when I really start logging more commute miles and shopping I'll start...
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    Got my sks "well, you're gonna get wet, but you...

    Got my sks "well, you're gonna get wet, but you won't get the 'skunk stripe' on your back" race blade fenders on in time for some spring shower commutes today. But I lucked out, not a drop of rain on...
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    Cool and cloudy on the way in. It's pouring...

    Cool and cloudy on the way in. It's pouring buckets now, and probably will continue for a few hours until I leave.
  23. Exactly. Around here the roads are clogged with...

    Exactly. Around here the roads are clogged with people who care about nothing besides getting to that red light five seconds faster than anyone else. If you try to rely on the good graces of people...
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    I've loved all continentals I've ran in 700x23....

    I've loved all continentals I've ran in 700x23. And loved them even more in 700x25 ;)

    Commuted for two years, rain or shine (mostly shine in California) on 23s. But I don't think I well ever run...
  25. I really like, or want to like All City's line...

    I really like, or want to like All City's line up. But there is always something that kind of irks me. The Mr pink would probably be perfect for me with rack mounts. Being a Cali boy, rack mounts are...
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