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    Sticky: I like the old stuff. My former living room had 4...

    I like the old stuff. My former living room had 4 sets of racks on the walls, and I kept two bikes on each rack. On one was a bright red '84 Pinarello Record, with the Campy two-tone record group,...
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    I can imagine few places in New York City where...

    I can imagine few places in New York City where one could do any drafting in any meaningful sense. Average speeds on a quick training ride in a paceline on flat ground are 50+ kph or so, not the kind...
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    Make sure your chain is properly tensioned, and...

    Make sure your chain is properly tensioned, and that there is adequate clearance between the upper dreailleur pully and your cog. Also, make sure your shifting cable is fine-tuned, so that the chain...
  4. In America I owned a car, but generally lived...

    In America I owned a car, but generally lived car-free. My bike racked up the miles, and my car accumulated dust. I was never "bike jacked", though I did sometimes go up against aggressive drivers. I...
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    My old stretch of straight road was US 27 going...

    My old stretch of straight road was US 27 going from Miami to Lake Okeechobee, which is about 100 kilometers. The road is flat as a panckake, with only a slight rise of a meter or two where canals...
  6. Thread: New Shifters!

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    New Shifters!

    I finally broke down and replaced the shifters/brake levers on my beloved Gios.

    I bought my bike 15 years ago, ordering the frame and components, and assembling everything myself. The original...
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    Eat properly the day before the race. My magic...

    Eat properly the day before the race. My magic formula was eating one quart of pork fried rice over the second half of the day before the race. Hydrate properly before the race, simple cola was what...
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    At least there will never be a shortage of people...

    At least there will never be a shortage of people to ask "would you Like fries with that", or to make my Latte at the coffee shop each morning.

    I am car free because I love riding bikes, not...
  9. My wife and I traveled to southern France for our...

    My wife and I traveled to southern France for our vacation. As originally planned, we were supposed to spend 10 days in Provence, and get around on rented bicycles. In the 90's I spent a summer in...
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    The best way we can improve the lives of others...

    The best way we can improve the lives of others is by improving our own lives. The things I buy are made by people who are paid a wage for making them. I make my money by providing goods and services...
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    Typically, successful people see life as a...

    Typically, successful people see life as a competition, that life is a serious game which must be played carefully. The reward for winning the competition is the "good life"; a big home, a beautiful...
  12. I have ridden various bikes with various pedal...

    I have ridden various bikes with various pedal systems on rollers under the supervision of a coach. I did a fair amount of racing in the past, and it took me years to develop a good pedal stroke. The...
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    I have on old belt-driven Maruishi shopping bike...

    I have on old belt-driven Maruishi shopping bike which dates to the early 1980's, and the original belt is still going strong. I just wish the metal parts of the bike held up so well. Belts are...
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    One problem with full size folding bikes is that...

    One problem with full size folding bikes is that when folded they aren't really much more compact than when they are unfolded. Added to that is that they are also cumbersome to carry, where a regular...
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    I have been using a Birdy almost daily on my...

    I have been using a Birdy almost daily on my commutes in Tokyo, and it has worked flawlessly. My Birdy uses the older Shimano Parallax hubs, to which I have fitted an XT 10 speed driveline. I have...
  16. I used MKS detachable pedals on my Birdy, these...

    I used MKS detachable pedals on my Birdy, these are the rat-trap versions to which I can mount clips and straps. The drawbacks to the detachable pedals is that sometimes they come off if you don't...
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    I have been using a Park chain gang cleaner for...

    I have been using a Park chain gang cleaner for 10 years or so, and it works great. I fill it with Simple Green degreaser, run the chain through it, and rinse with water. If the chain is dirtier than...
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    Interesting, I got my Birdy after the earthquake...

    Interesting, I got my Birdy after the earthquake last year to carry with me to work in case the trains stopped. The Birdy fold and unfolds as quickly as the Brompton, but is lighter, and as such is a...
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    For theft I use a real lock, which is a...

    For theft I use a real lock, which is a Kryptonite, and I lock my bike to something solid. I have had three bikes stolen from me over the years, all were locked. Unfortunately, two of these bikes...
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    I remember collecting those bottles and returning...

    I remember collecting those bottles and returning them to the convenience store for deposits. The small bottles were worth 10 cents, the larger ones were worth 20 cents. Comic books at the time cost...
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    If you spend 30% of your income on...

    If you spend 30% of your income on transportation, where exactly does that money go? The money you spent on the car goes to the car company, and they use that money to pay their workers, designers,...
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    I love my Birdy, and I commute on it almost every...

    I love my Birdy, and I commute on it almost every day. As soon as I got it, I installed a 10 speed XT shifter, derailleur, and freewheel. The 10 speed setup gives me a wide range of gearing while...
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    I have been commuting almost daily on a pair of...

    I have been commuting almost daily on a pair of Kojaks for more than a year, and I have been happy with them. I keep them at 110 psi, the suspension on my Birdy folder keeps the ride smooth. The...
  24. Saddle height is usually quite easy to set right....

    Saddle height is usually quite easy to set right. Pain in the front of the knee usually occurs when the seat is too low, pain in the rear of the knee can occur when the seat is too high. Fore-aft...
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    I recommend Oakley Juliets. They are not cheap,...

    I recommend Oakley Juliets. They are not cheap, but they will probably be the last pair of sunglasses you will have to buy. I have been wearing Oakleys since 1989, and have tried out most of their...
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