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    You seem to have a whole in your logic. I, too,...

    You seem to have a whole in your logic. I, too, don't turn my back on a dog. But, unless you've mastered the art of riding backwards on a bicycle, if you try to "leave" the area on a bike, you have...
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    You are incorrect on stopping. That's what I've...

    You are incorrect on stopping. That's what I've been trying to point out for 5 pages now. A dog chases a bicycle not because it wants to eat it, not because it needs food nor for any reason than...
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    Even if you don't map out your rides from home,...

    Even if you don't map out your rides from home, you have some kind of idea where you are and where you are going. And as you pointed out, a dog bite that requires medical attention gets reported to...
  4. It will make a difference but how large depends...

    It will make a difference but how large depends on you. If you want a more noticeable difference, change to a 104/64 bolt circle diameter (BCD) 4 bolt mountain bike crank. You can run a 48 high to...
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    About the only place along the Lewis and Clark...

    About the only place along the Lewis and Clark where you might have cell problems would be in Idaho and western Montana and that would be due to the mountains. Everywhere else is going to have...
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    I manage to know which road I'm on even when I go...

    I manage to know which road I'm on even when I go on 1500 mile solo trips. It helps me from getting lost and having to add more mileage. It's called a map and comes in either paper, plastic or...
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    Pretty much the same as dogs. Cows know how...

    Pretty much the same as dogs. Cows know how delicious they are and where hamburger comes from. Get big and scary.
  8. I've swapped cantilevers to linear brakes on many...

    I've swapped cantilevers to linear brakes on many bikes and never had an issue with the brakes fitting nor functioning properly...with the one proviso mentioned by melloveloyellow. The brake levers...
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    The fact that rotor trueness, brake squeal,...

    The fact that rotor trueness, brake squeal, installation issues, etc. comes up quite often on the Forums and at my local co-op where I have to help solve these problems as well as interactions with...
  10. No, caustic can't be used to mean "harsh or...

    No, caustic can't be used to mean "harsh or dissolving". Caustic is used to describe chemicals that cause specific chemical reactions that are corrosive and/or damaging to matter. It is usually used...
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    Check for a burr in the seat tube.

    Check for a burr in the seat tube.
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    The frame fit is a bigger consideration than the...

    The frame fit is a bigger consideration than the type of brakes the bike has.

    Lots and lots and lots of people will tell you how superior hub mounted disc are but, in reality, I see nothing...
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    Give it a rest, ya whiners! The average date of...

    Give it a rest, ya whiners! The average date of last measurable snow fall in Denver is April 26th. The latest measurable snowfall is June 12 (1947). From NOAA

    Date of Last Measurable Snow Last...
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    You can use just about any crank with your...

    You can use just about any crank with your components, from cotter pin (Ugg!) to external bearing. It makes no real difference. If you want vintage, go to Fleabay.
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    I've been trying to inform people about discs...

    I've been trying to inform people about discs since I signed up with the Bike Forums in 2004. I get barbecued every time I bring disc brake shortcomings. I can hear the wood being gathered right...
  16. My thoughts exactly. Ease of mounting is worth...

    My thoughts exactly. Ease of mounting is worth the cost. Those bags would be difficult to mount and difficult to carry around.

    Ortliebs are wonderfully waterproof but the mounting system...
  17. First, "caustic" means something entirely from...

    First, "caustic" means something entirely from the way that you are using it. "Caustic" isn't synonymous with "hazardous".

    Second, Simple Green's own copy says "safer non–toxic* cleaner" The *...
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    ...or don't survive long if they aren't;)

    ...or don't survive long if they aren't;)
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    4.5 million people are bitten in the US according...

    4.5 million people are bitten in the US according to the CDC. The real question is how many of those bites are strangers? Most of the bites happen in the home of the family with the dog.

    The...
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    Let's look at this another way. What you and...

    Let's look at this another way. What you and Andrew Stewart are saying is that Fumbles22 can't determine the proper seatpost without having the proper seatpost to begin with. That circular logic...
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    I'm confused. Aren't you the guy who told us that...

    I'm confused. Aren't you the guy who told us that the COUNTY didn't get involved? Who do you think orders the dog destroyed? The courts that you said won't get involved. And who carries out the...
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    So the only solution that you will accept to...

    So the only solution that you will accept to Fumbles22's problem is that he go right out and buy an example of every possible seatpost out there and see which one fits. That's really helpful...if...
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    If you've been bit by a dog that was trained and...

    If you've been bit by a dog that was trained and encouraged to attack you while carrying mail, why didn't the Federal authorities get involved? That goes way beyond the "he said, he said" type of...
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    So am I the only one who is wrong or are jimc101,...

    So am I the only one who is wrong or are jimc101, Little Darwin, Kenshibiker or even SquidPuppet and fietsbob wrong? SquidPuppet may be measuring differently from the rest of us but he's still using...
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    Again, how would you measure the seat tube for...

    Again, how would you measure the seat tube for the proper seatpost? I've seen no suggestions from you so far.
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