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  1. The TG and PT versions add a Kevlar belt under...

    The TG and PT versions add a Kevlar belt under the tread for added puncture resistance. But that adds a bit of cost and also makes the tire carcass a little stiffer so the ride isn't quite as...
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    If the adjustment and lube mentioned above don't...

    If the adjustment and lube mentioned above don't work you could also try filing or grinding down the little 'hook' that tends to form on the top trailing edge of the cog teeth. Since only one of the...
  3. These have held up pretty well for me: CST...

    These have held up pretty well for me:
    CST Caldera Comp 700 x 28c Wire Bead Tire, Black

    But these seem to roll a little smoother:
    Panaracer Tire Pasela 700 x 28C Black/Tan Steel
  4. Agree with other comments that the hubs should be...

    Agree with other comments that the hubs should be lasting longer if they're adjusted and greased properly. But also curious about the comment that conversion to 700c isn't being considered. Why...
  5. Mine has stayed in place for a few years now -...

    Mine has stayed in place for a few years now - they come in various widths and I used a fairly hefty one. If slipping is a problem I'd think a strip of rubber cut from an old inner tube would work...
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    If anything you might adjust the gearing up just...

    If anything you might adjust the gearing up just a bit. Longer cranks are more conducive to a slightly lower cadence in a higher gear since you have a longer lever arm for more torque but also have...
  7. There is no "edge of the universe," nor is there...

    There is no "edge of the universe," nor is there a center where you can choose to place the Earth, so the answer is never no matter which clock you use. And if you're staying within the realm of...
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    Don't know about the M5, but a friend has had a...

    Don't know about the M5, but a friend has had a Carbent for awhile. He's definitely gotten faster on the flats and descents, but I can keep up with him better on the climbs now than when he had a...
  9. I just use a plastic zip-tie around the head...

    I just use a plastic zip-tie around the head tube. Pull it as tight as you can so it won't slip down and then cut off the excess length. The little nub of the zip-tie makes a perfect peg for my...
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    The ones in our '75 VW Rabbit did, but only when...

    The ones in our '75 VW Rabbit did, but only when the brakes were not being applied. Spraying some light adhesive to the backs of the brake pads would quiet them down for awhile but eventually the...
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    I'd also note that the speed is dependent on the...

    I'd also note that the speed is dependent on the terrain. If you have a pair of riders who are well-matched on flat or downhill terrain with a slightly weaker rider on an aero recumbent and a...
  12. I've known some people to remove the derailleur...

    I've known some people to remove the derailleur and twist-tie it to the frame even when packed in a suitcase. I haven't bothered so far, but always use the hardcase for airline travel.
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    I'd suggest checking with Bike Friday directly to...

    I'd suggest checking with Bike Friday directly to see what's included with their version of the suitcase. In the past their suitcase has differed from buying one direct elsewhere in that theirs...
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    A few years ago there was the case of the ER...

    A few years ago there was the case of the ER doctor in Los Angeles who was convicted largely on the basis of his own statements both to police on the scene and in his initial call to 911.

    Los...
  15. Here are some more details on the conversion: ...

    Here are some more details on the conversion:

    Fitting BOB Trailer Parts on a Yakima Big Tow | Bike Shop Hub
  16. Bike Friday sells a travel bag:...

    Bike Friday sells a travel bag:
    https://store.bikefriday.com/product_info.php?products_id=35&osCsid=6c66bb215323b5f684e0d63a1e95bd28
    Don't think it's designed to be worn as a backpack, but I have...
  17. It was hard to figure the true 'actual expenses'...

    It was hard to figure the true 'actual expenses' for the portion of my bike riding that was for business purposes. I just made a rough estimate at a per-mile charge and used that when filing company...
  18. Of course you're only looking at the income tax...

    Of course you're only looking at the income tax rate, which is where Romney's talking points also came from. But lower income people pay a higher rate for both Soc. Sec. and Medicare taxes since all...
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    His comments were on a cycling group's forum, not...

    His comments were on a cycling group's forum, not Facebook, and what he said about the pedestrian was "I really hope he ends up OK."
  20. Generally better to just buy a replacement tire...

    Generally better to just buy a replacement tire when the rear one wears out. Put the new one on the front and put the old front tire on the rear. That way you always have your best tire on the...
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    Which parts of the country would those be? I've...

    Which parts of the country would those be? I've lived in ND, MI, MN, AZ, NJ, and CA, and never found it necessary to use a car to get to work and/or school. Sure, if you choose to live 50 miles...
  22. Looks very nice - but I'd probably replace the...

    Looks very nice - but I'd probably replace the saddle. My BF has a Brooks Pro.
  23. One problem I have with Ramsey's advice is his...

    One problem I have with Ramsey's advice is his fixation on eliminating debt and ignoring other risks. E.g. he's fine with a liquid reserve of only $1000 and advocates spending everything else on...
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    It can come in handy if one of the brake cables...

    It can come in handy if one of the brake cables snaps. And the rear brake is nice to have on gravel or other low-friction surfaces where you don't want to risk a front wheel slide.
  25. Did you listen to Ramsey's video diatribe? His...

    Did you listen to Ramsey's video diatribe? His argument is exactly the opposite - that the subprime borrower has to pay excessive interest rates (he states 15% up to 24% [I have my doubts about his...
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