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  1. This highway 1 trail in Half Moon Bay is very...

    This highway 1 trail in Half Moon Bay is very dangerous where it crosses roads like Filbert, that don't have any stop sign or signal on the highway. Cars will make the turn fast to avoid oncoming...
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    In cities it's trucks and buses, not cars....

    In cities it's trucks and buses, not cars.
    https://medium.com/improving-our-cities/1456bbd017d9

    and another bus fatality since the list was updated.
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    Ha! I have the same Continental Touring Plus...

    Ha! I have the same Continental Touring Plus 700x28 tire and the same two pinched tubes. I wanted to replace a squared off 700x28 Continental Contact before riding a century. Eventually gave up...
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    Is it safe to use a Presta valve tube in a...

    Is it safe to use a Presta valve tube in a Schraeder rim WITHOUT the adaptor? I'm doing that right now, Presta in the rear tire and Schraeder in the front tire . I though it was probably ok since the...
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    Really cool! Some of those routes look awfully...

    Really cool! Some of those routes look awfully familiar. La Honda to San Gregorio, but where's Woodside? Mayfield instead of Palo Alto and Baden instead of South San Francisco.
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    Last man in at Foxy's

    Yesterday I finished my second century ever, and the second time I've ridden Foxy's Fall Century hosted by the Davis Bike Club. I was not prepared, didn't have enough base miles in, but I was 10...
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    I just did this one. Beautiful weather, just a...

    I just did this one. Beautiful weather, just a little wind. I can't say enough for the support. Great people at the Davis Bike Club. One of the sag drivers brought me a bottle of water when I was out...
  8. Thread: Wiring how-to?

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    I've been looking for small spade connectors,...

    I've been looking for small spade connectors, too, and just today found some .110" male and female non-insulated connectors made by Philmore. They look like the right size to match the connectors in...
  9. What is the best way to do an accurate roll-out...

    What is the best way to do an accurate roll-out measurement?
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    Lots of good contradictory advice here! That's...

    Lots of good contradictory advice here! That's what I want. My take: I can work on core strength and flexibility off the bike but I need to practice riding in the rotated forward position on the...
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    How do I learn to ride in the drops?

    58 years old, 257 lbs. Riding an old style steel sport tourer with old style handlebars -- which I like. Brooks B17 saddle at the same height as the bars. It doesn't give me the "Disappears under me...
  12. Thread: Wiring how-to?

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    I'd be happy to see pictures of a clean...

    I'd be happy to see pictures of a clean installation. What I have right now is a Sanyo bottom bracket dynamo that I'm going to eventually replace with something more modern. For wiring I'm thinking...
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    Wiring how-to?

    I've been reading through this forum and lots of good information here, but I'm hoping to find a single how-to or FAQ that tells me in general terms how to wire a steel frame (or non-steel) bike for...
  14. weight 260 lbs tire size 700x28 tire type...

    weight 260 lbs
    tire size 700x28
    tire type Continental Contact
    inflation 90 front 100 rear. I'd go higher in back but the max pressure is 102.

    Rear wears very rapidly, front hardly at all.
  15. Thread: Standing Clyde

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    Well I started this thread to get some...

    Well I started this thread to get some information and I certainly have. I see that greater clydes experience the same problems I have with learning how to stand and climb and that lesser clydes find...
  16. Thread: Standing Clyde

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    Standing Clyde

    I've been riding pretty regularly for a couple of years but I've never been comfortable climbing standing. It just seemed unnatural, clumsy and fatiguing, so I would always sit and spin the way I was...
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    I would also like to know how the tuner cleaner...

    I would also like to know how the tuner cleaner worked out for the OP. I've been trying out an NH-T6 I used many years ago. It took about 10 miles for the screeching to start. I lubed with RZ-50 dry...
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    Rust on cable guides

    My 83 Schwinn is showing rust on the brake cable guides on the top tube, quite a bit of rust on the one farthest forward. I'm getting ready to replace the brake cables and want to treat the areas to...
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    Bell or voice, it doesn't matter, but please make...

    Bell or voice, it doesn't matter, but please make your presence known. I run sometimes and ride sometimes on a local path. When running I'm plugged in, but I can still hear and I'm aware of bikes....
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    My 83 Schwinn (Panasonic made) came with a 52/42...

    My 83 Schwinn (Panasonic made) came with a 52/42 110 BCD Sugino crankset. It was a simple matter to change the 42 to a 36 and the 52/36 shifted fine with no other changes. I think you could get down...
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    I've wondered about this myself. My bike has...

    I've wondered about this myself. My bike has early 80's Super Champion Gentleman 81 rims and they don't have the sharply defined hook that modern rims have, but more of a rounded bulge at the edge....
  22. Yesterday I saw someone using a side projecting...

    Yesterday I saw someone using a side projecting flag -- safety orange and I assume attached to extend to the left from the rear rack or panniers. He was climbing a slope into the sun, on a good...
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    Sticky: This is easy. One Century completed -- the Davis...

    This is easy. One Century completed -- the Davis Bike Club Foxy's Fall Century.
    One bike owned -- 1983 Schwinn Super Sport.

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    Whenever I ride I look for other Schwinns. They're uncommon...
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    OP here. I replaced the old tire with a new 28mm...

    OP here. I replaced the old tire with a new 28mm Conti Contact. The old tire wasn't cracked and was still flexible but the rim contained a lot of amber flakes and powder from the sidewall rubber and...
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    Does age make a tire unsafe?

    Is it the years or the miles?

    I ride an 83 Schwinn Super Sport and it came with 25mm Continental Super Sport skinwall tires. I've only put a couple of thousand miles on the bike and it's always...
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