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    I bought an Infinito this spring. I've been very...

    I bought an Infinito this spring. I've been very happy with it so far. I've done a few brevets and centuries with it, and a hilly double. I find it to be an exceptionally comfortable ride; it...
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    A healthy sprinkling of baby powder inside a new...

    A healthy sprinkling of baby powder inside a new tire helps a lot with getting them on. When I'm riding on new tires, I carry my tubes in a plastic bag with a decent amount of powder. If you patch...
  3. This says it all right here. It may be a tad...

    This says it all right here. It may be a tad overpriced, not grossly so, but if it's a bike you enjoy riding it's worth the few dollars, especially with that trade-in.

    I ride an 06 OCR1; it's a...
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    My New Bike! Biinachi Infinito - Pics

    This is the result of a long process and something I've been saving for seemingly forever. Also, it's great to have a fantastic family who have been giving me envelopes marked "For the Bike Fund"...
  5. Where did you find a Look bike with Specialized...

    Where did you find a Look bike with Specialized decals?
  6. I bought some fenders to get me through the...

    I bought some fenders to get me through the spring. I resisted putting them on because I thought they'd look awkward and silly, but after doing a longish ride in the rain this weekend I love them.
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    It's relative. I'm in a similar situation to you...

    It's relative. I'm in a similar situation to you right now; I was just sized up and spent a few hours in a very friendly and helpful LBS - my budget is even the same as yours, although I found CC to...
  8. Thread: Being yelled at

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    I got yelled at during a brevet last weekend. ...

    I got yelled at during a brevet last weekend. The guy was actually waiting at an intersection for me and walked out into the road to intercept me. I thought there was an emergency and slowed down,...
  9. Thread: 06 Giant OCR C3

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    Actually, I think the OCR3 shipped with Sora...

    Actually, I think the OCR3 shipped with Sora components. I still ride an '06 OCR1, mostly 105. I'm starting to get that bubbly paint corrosion on it. Like roadwarrior said, it's a relaxed geometry...
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    The Complete Book of Long Distance Cycling...

    The Complete Book of Long Distance Cycling mentions riders cutting slits in their shoes to relieve stress points. There aren't any real details; it's simply mentioned in passing within a paragraph. ...
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    When I was a kid, my dad, who was a State Trooper...

    When I was a kid, my dad, who was a State Trooper (now retired), saw me cut across a parking lot to avoid a "no turn on red" intersection. He explained to me that, even though my individual...
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    So, is your forum name "Just Keep Spinning" or...

    So, is your forum name "Just Keep Spinning" or "Just Keeps Pinning?" Good work either way.
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    I've had security issues with PricePoint. Their...

    I've had security issues with PricePoint. Their customer service wasn't helpful at all in getting it resolved. I'll buy elsewhere if the price difference isn't too great, but sometimes they have...
  14. It happens to me, too. My nose runs year-round...

    It happens to me, too. My nose runs year-round whenever I engage in athletic activity. I've considered over-the-counter drugs, like Afrin, but I'm not comfortable with the potential side effects. ...
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    I've recently added one of those Kevlar fiber...

    I've recently added one of those Kevlar fiber spokes to my everyday pack.

    I also wrap some duct tape around one of my tire tools and carry a few zip-ties, in case I need to get all McGyver in...
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    Ditto. I've ridden through a couple of sets of...

    Ditto. I've ridden through a couple of sets of these and they really prevent punctures. I have had longevity issues with them, though, with the tread cracking and peeling away.
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    Another cheap lens wearer here. For whatever...

    Another cheap lens wearer here. For whatever reasons, I break a lot of sunglasses. Maybe they break because I buy cheap one, but I haven't been willing to put the money down to find out. I've...
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    My wife and I follow Dave Ramesy's budget plan,...

    My wife and I follow Dave Ramesy's budget plan, which utilizes cash and envelopes. It's not for everyone, but it works great for us. http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home/

    I have an envelope...
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