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    Right side. The bush I leaned my bike against on...

    Right side. The bush I leaned my bike against on by me door was on the other side.

    Sometimes the left when I came home, depending on which way I was leaning on the bike rack.
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    The value depends a lot on the condition of the...

    The value depends a lot on the condition of the components and what you expect to upgrade/modify.

    In general, the steel Trek 8xx series were good frames, and if I needed a bike, I would be quite...
  3. Check out the local co-op. ...

    Check out the local co-op. http://www.rcommunitybikes.net/ Show up, do some volunteering, ask some advice, see what they offer. There is a very good chance you can get a good commuting bike (and...
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    This...

    This thread on bentrideronline has several folks talking about wearing out old pedals so they didn't stay clipped in, and that the new cleats were worse about it. One suggestion was to put another...
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    Milk crate or similar metal or plastic basket is...

    Milk crate or similar metal or plastic basket is my suggestion. Or a locker.

    I rode 4.5 miles one way to school (and then some other distances ranging from 8 to 12 miles and other stuff...) I...
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    My SS commuter did a bit over 1000 miles to a...

    My SS commuter did a bit over 1000 miles to a chain using SRAM SG-1 chains on frequently wet, sandy but paved MUPs. I typically replaced at 0.75 wear, which was when I started to get occasional...
  7. Thread: College Bike

    by Stryver
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    Some practice and lots of looking. Generally...

    Some practice and lots of looking.

    Generally speaking, they aren't brands currently available at Wal-mart or similar stores. They aren't brand new. They're probably from the 90's (hard tail...
  8. I ride fairly similar routes, primarily with...

    I ride fairly similar routes, primarily with differences for morning (more MUP, fewer other users) and evening (less MUP, it's full of walkers). The final stretch I vary somewhat depending on...
  9. Thread: College Bike

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    Also suggest checking co-ops or similar. My last...

    Also suggest checking co-ops or similar. My last school had a group that would fix up bikes and make them available (long term - semester or year) to international students for a small deposit ($20...
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    What makes a commuter car? What are the...

    What makes a commuter car? What are the qualities one looks for in a 4-wheeled, powered vehicle to get from one's residence to one's place of work? I know a guy who's daily driver is an _old_ MG...
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    I recommend some kind of cycling-specific short. ...

    I recommend some kind of cycling-specific short. I have had good results wearing normal bike shorts under clothing, and believe that the underwear versions would work well too. One thing I wouldn't...
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    The old classic bikes that are popular on the...

    The old classic bikes that are popular on the used market right now are often friction shifters. You can narrow down your search by ignoring anything described by vintage, lugged, classic, or any...
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    First thing: If you walked in to a bike shop and...

    First thing: If you walked in to a bike shop and told them you had a $750 budget (or something similar) and they showed you $1300 bikes, then don't go back there and send the manager a note telling...
  14. Thread: Good deal?

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    It sounds like you've spent some time on a bike,...

    It sounds like you've spent some time on a bike, and can probably keep from getting hosed on Craigslist. If so, you might keep an eye out for something similar, although a "vintage" bike rebuilt as...
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    But for beater/commuter that I ride in the rain...

    But for beater/commuter that I ride in the rain and abuse, I prefer Aluminum.

    It won't matter for 5 years, and the (SS) commuter I actually ride is steel, 1980's MTB steel. It is rusty, and will...
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    30-something for 100 threaded would be a good...

    30-something for 100 threaded would be a good deal. Best I've found is just under $1 each in bulk....
  17. I also have the MEC ones that velcro up the back...

    I also have the MEC ones that velcro up the back and go a few inches above the ankle. They work well in very wet conditions, though are enough of a hassle to get on/off and carry that I only use...
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    I have a couple of the Genuine Innovations little...

    I have a couple of the Genuine Innovations little thread-on inflators. They seem to have changed style a bit, mine don't look quite the same, but I think the function is still identical. I'm happy...
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    Pumps are generally high-pressure or high-volume...

    Pumps are generally high-pressure or high-volume (Yeah, some take a hack at being both and some are in-between), it sounds like you have a high-pressure one that is a bit slow for the MTB. You...
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    I've gone the multiple-choice route. I normally...

    I've gone the multiple-choice route. I normally wear full-fingered out of habit from too many tasks done in gloves. My summer ones are fairly light, and suitable down to about 50 degrees. I have a...
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    In addition to the bike, you will need lights and...

    In addition to the bike, you will need lights and a good lock. You will probably want full fenders, too, though some do without them. I don't mind rain falling on me, but I really don't like the...
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    I'm on Bladeforums too, which is a good place to...

    I'm on Bladeforums too, which is a good place to go if you are really interested in interpretations of local knife laws. Here's a thread discussing carry laws in SF: ...
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    I'm of the camp that no raingear is really...

    I'm of the camp that no raingear is really breathable, certainly not in the context of an aerobic activity like cycling. The capes are interesting possibilities. I've used a poncho walking/hiking,...
  24. Find out who does what work on your path. The...

    Find out who does what work on your path. The last town I lived in had an active volunteer greenway patrol that worked with the police department. I'm not sure how they would have handled it, but I...
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    I recommend not considering a knife as a...

    I recommend not considering a knife as a self-defense weapon. A knife is a very useful tool, and there are any number of good, valid reasons to carry one, from cutting a boot to repair a sidewall...
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