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    My disc brakes squeal too when they get some some...

    My disc brakes squeal too when they get some some crud splashed on them. It bugs me but beats pulling a break lever and not even slowing down a little, -which happened a couple times to me in the...
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    Because I expect to sweat and if my back is a...

    Because I expect to sweat and if my back is a little sweatier because of a pack or messenger bag it makes no difference to me. I'm going to shower at work regardless.

    Triple digit temps only...
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    Costs for quality used bikes varies a lot by...

    Costs for quality used bikes varies a lot by region. If you're in an area that's got a decent sized population and is popular with cyclists then used bikes are going to cost more.

    Maybe 10 or 15...
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    Return of the migratory bikes. ...

    Return of the migratory bikes.

    http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff216/tjspiel/bikeforum/C5055424-47BC-42E2-9CB2-5EAC39A2B22C_zpssxo0eozb.jpg

    Poor things. I thinks it's only their second week...
  5. +1 If you want a steel performance bike with...

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    If you want a steel performance bike with rack mount options this a very good choice.
  6. Yeah, it really depends on the ride. If it's only...

    Yeah, it really depends on the ride. If it's only a moderately fast pace then you have a better chance of being able to compensate for whatever slight disadvantage your bike may have. But the faster...
  7. Group rides are one place where an otherwise...

    Group rides are one place where an otherwise insignificant difference in speed can make all the difference. Like you've said, it's mostly about how strong a rider you are. However, if you're riding...
  8. I don't see anything wrong with any of the bikes...

    I don't see anything wrong with any of the bikes you've listed but yeah, I'd much prefer a standard or compact double over a triple for group rides. I've also grown fond of carbon forks.

    If you're...
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    It might be easier to tell if it's bent if most...

    It might be easier to tell if it's bent if most of the bike was visible in the picture. Make sure the front wheel is pointed straight ahead and that you're aiming the camera straight at the bike (not...
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    Hey, you've only got so many days on this earth....

    Hey, you've only got so many days on this earth. Today you had 3 seasons worth all crammed into one. You should be thankful.
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    Power isn't really the problem. It's the...

    Power isn't really the problem. It's the squealing and sometimes the alignment/rotor trueness.

    A downhill race in relatively mild temps doesn't do much to reassure me but Jrickards post did. I...
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    Could be. But it might be just because in the...

    Could be. But it might be just because in the first picture the handle bars are turned towards the right and the camera is not pointed straight at the side of the bike but angled toward the front.
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    I'm choosing to ignore those minor setbacks and...

    I'm choosing to ignore those minor setbacks and focus on the fact that the grass is greening, migratory birds are returning, and in 3 weeks I'll be helping get the sailboat club's boats out of...
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    I saw a canker worm and bumblebee getting ready...

    I saw a canker worm and bumblebee getting ready to build a snowman.
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    I'm not planning to give up on them. I just hate...

    I'm not planning to give up on them. I just hate squealing brakes. They will quiet down if I pedal for about 30 yards with the brakes lightly on, - until something else gets splashed on them.

    The...
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    A few years ago a neighbor gave one to me. He...

    A few years ago a neighbor gave one to me. He knows I like to work on bikes and a friend of his wanted to get rid of it. Somebody had taken apart one of the twist shifters in an attempt to change the...
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    My casual observation has been that people with a...

    My casual observation has been that people with a more aggressive riding style (while commuting) may be more inclined to choose a backpack or messenger bag over panniers.

    Personally I used a...
  18. Thread: Jerseys?

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    ;) There's room for everyone. Personally I...

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    There's room for everyone.

    Personally I don't wear jerseys very often while commuting but I do have a few. A couple are solid color and tasteful, - similar to what you sell. My wife bought...
  19. Bring a magnet with you and see if the rims are...

    Bring a magnet with you and see if the rims are aluminum or steel. If they are steel stopping in the rain will be a challenge. I've had a couple of Peugeots and I'm having a little trouble figuring...
  20. Go ride it and see what you think. If you're...

    Go ride it and see what you think. If you're going to use it a lot I would first check on prices for tires with flat protection along with a spare tube and pump to bring along. See if the total cost...
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    My BB7s were doing that about a year ago. Pads...

    My BB7s were doing that about a year ago. Pads weren't that old, -just one winter's worth of use. Replacing them solved the problem.

    I must say that as a relatively new user of disc brakes, they...
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    I think anyone who knows enough to realize that...

    I think anyone who knows enough to realize that those are premium brands would also be more likely to spot a counterfeit. I'm not saying that bike couldn't be a Bianchi, but I really doubt that's the...
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    Same factory doesn't mean same design, same...

    Same factory doesn't mean same design, same quality control, or even the same machinery. Many Trek bikes are made in Giant factories but aren't rebadged Giants.

    Again, I'm not complaining about...
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    Because Bianchi is an actual bike company that's...

    Because Bianchi is an actual bike company that's been existence for a very long time. Motobacane used to be a bike company but they went out of business.

    BD bought the rights to the Motobecane...
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    Yeah, assuming a bit of a premium for the Bianchi...

    Yeah, assuming a bit of a premium for the Bianchi name those aren't so bad, especially if you can get them to come down a bit.

    Even though the finish isn't in perfect shape on the road bike it's a...
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