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    I like the Fargo. I especially like the low top...

    I like the Fargo. I especially like the low top tube. I am 63 years old and the low top tube is really handy when you go touring. It makes it much easier to dismount a loaded bike. Enjoy your new...
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    Brakes that are easy to adjust

    I am thinking about upgrading my road bike brakes. When I read product reviews about brakes, the main topic is stopping power. The brakes I have been using for 5 years are not expensive but the...
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    I always air up my tires before a group ride. I...

    I always air up my tires before a group ride. I ride some loops in my neighborhood that are 2 to 6 miles, but are never more than a quarter of a mile away from my house. When I am riding in the...
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    I took a knee length sock and cut the top 3 to 4...

    I took a knee length sock and cut the top 3 to 4 inches off. I pull it up over my pants for several inches. It works better than anything I have tried before. I almost always wear black socks, so...
  5. I have used a balaclava, skull cap and buff as...

    I have used a balaclava, skull cap and buff as needed. This winter I have used my helmet cover almost every day on my commute. It is bright yellow, so it helps with visibility. It has a loop that...
  6. Cars backing out of driveways can be a problem.

    Cars backing out of driveways can be a problem.
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    From my own personal experience, I think you can...

    From my own personal experience, I think you can have some control over how you fall. On a couple of occasions I fell so quickly that there was no time to make a plan. But, I can remember other...
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    Don't spoil his Christmas by giving it to him...

    Don't spoil his Christmas by giving it to him early. MHO (my humble opinion)
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    There are two sets of Williams' System 30s, one...

    There are two sets of Williams' System 30s, one for up to 190 lbs and one for well over 200 lbs. Check their website. I have two sets of Williams, the regular System 30s and the carbon system 50s. ...
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    I share your excitement

    I understand how you must feel with the LHT on order, because I a waiting on a Surly Cross Check with S&S couplers and a travel pack from Belinky Cycle Works. Good luck! I am in Alabama, so I can...
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    I am the director of a counseling program at a...

    I am the director of a counseling program at a local university. I commute to work, but my total distance is only 5.4 miles.
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    I have about 7,000 miles on my FSA BB with no...

    I have about 7,000 miles on my FSA BB with no problems. I would like to try and Dura-Ace crank and BB to see if it improved shifting on my Cervelo RS.
  13. A little over 3 years ago, I bought a set of...

    A little over 3 years ago, I bought a set of Schwalbe Marathon 700 X32 tires. They were very slow. I have heard that Schwalbe has improved the rolling resistance of the Marathon's since then. Is...
  14. Cheap grocery hauler

    I have the Nashbar panniers and they have worked well for me. But, if you already have a back rack, a milk carton and zip ties would also get the job done.
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    I have the Nashbar pantiers and they have worked well for me. But, if you already have a back rack, a milk carton and zip ties would also get the job done.
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    Toupe

    I haven't had any problems out of my toupe after 3 or 4 hours in the saddle. In fact, I like it better than my Brooks.
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    Bike for long rides

    I have a Cervelo RS. If you are more interested in comfort than speed, it will take 28 wheels. But, it may be more than your budget. I would suggest the Surly Cross Check, but since I only have...
  18. I bought an Axiom rear rack that clips to my seat...

    I bought an Axiom rear rack that clips to my seat post. It is advertized to accomodate 55 lbs. I don't plan to get close to 55 lbs. I have used it one time with a trunk bag. I didn't have any...
  19. My father bought property in Merritt Island when...

    My father bought property in Merritt Island when there was only one red light. I attended Edgewood Junior Hight when I was in the eighth grade. So, I am familiar with the area. I know it is hard...
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    It is hot in Montgomery, Alabama. My commute is...

    It is hot in Montgomery, Alabama. My commute is just a little over a mile and a half (1.6). My commuter is a 29er that is a pure mountain bike, so it doesn't roll very fast even on my table top...
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    Most of my bike spills have been low speed...

    Most of my bike spills have been low speed mishaps. I have had only one high speed (17 mph) crash. It happened a few months after I started riding. I was taking a right turn with my right pedal...
  22. I have two sets of Williams' wheels. The...

    I have two sets of Williams' wheels. The Williams wheels are very fast and inexpensive. I also have DT Swiss 1250s; the DT Swiss set is very expensive and very fast. A mid price wheel would be the...
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    I did 102 miles in 7:13 and I had plenty of...

    I did 102 miles in 7:13 and I had plenty of company.
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    I commute on a mountain bike. My serious cycling...

    I commute on a mountain bike. My serious cycling is done on a Cervelo RS. While I can get my mountain bike up to 20 mph on pavement, I canít hold that speed very long. My mountain bike is a triple...
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    Here is my list of big disappointments as far a...

    Here is my list of big disappointments as far a bike gear is concerned:
    Challenger latex tubes. I bought 4; one blew up before I mounted it despite the fact that I only inflated it to 105 psi. One...
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