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    Change your work hours. Fewer people in the early...

    Change your work hours. Fewer people in the early morning. The difference between 7:30 and 8:30 is pretty stark in terms of car traffic.
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    Made in Taiwan versus made in USA. I just bought...

    Made in Taiwan versus made in USA. I just bought a Cross Check SS. Heavy, but quite flexible and suited my price range. Geekhouse would not even be a consideration price-wise.
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    Keep in mind fold that the Rohloffs are VERY...

    Keep in mind fold that the Rohloffs are VERY expensive.

    I did a lot of research on the Shimano and SRAM units and came away with mixed feelings, especially relative to maintenance.

    I ended up...
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    No.

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  5. Thread: New Bike Day

    by blastro
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    New Bike Day

    Big thanks to all the folks that posted on my original thread and all of the other Bike Forum threads that I read containing thoughtful information on bike commuting.

    Through LOTS of reading on...
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    Is that a serious question.

    Is that a serious question.
  7. Thread: Tour de bronx

    by blastro
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    Tour de bronx

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013

    http://tourdebronx.org/
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    New England Builders' Ball

    New England Builders' Ball
    October 4, 2013
    Providence Biltmore

    http://newenglandbuildersball.com/
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    One size fits all? How convenient.

    One size fits all? How convenient.
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    Beautiful. After 3+ years of commuting I don't...

    Beautiful. After 3+ years of commuting I don't take a thing for granted, in any season. I am lucky to be able to do it.
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    Well, to see if I can use a single speed on my...

    Well, to see if I can use a single speed on my commute, I am going to try a simple test. I will set the bike's gear to roughly what the single speed felt like and not change gears at all on my...
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    Sorry for resurrecting this old post, but the...

    Sorry for resurrecting this old post, but the search continues.

    I have visited all of the local shops and then some. I've ridden a bunch of bikes. Kind of amazing how some of some of these shops...
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    That's a great bike.

    That's a great bike.
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    Thanks for your comments neil. All of the comment...

    Thanks for your comments neil. All of the comment on this thread have been helpful.

    Spending a lot of time on this board over the last week, here's what I am thinking...

    - The more I look the...
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    Good question. I spent $500 on my Marin and...

    Good question. I spent $500 on my Marin and considered that expensive in 2008. After 5 years of commuting and parts replacement, I am thinking more in the just south of $2000 range. However, there is...
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    I don't know much about wheels at all. What is...

    I don't know much about wheels at all. What is the advantage of custom wheels relative to the ride? Where does one go to get custom wheels made? About what do they cost?
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    There are just a few shops, mostly catering to...

    There are just a few shops, mostly catering to the very high end or low end, not so much for commuters. Although I ride year round, bike commuting is not that big in the Northeast as, say, the west...
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    Advice on my next bike...

    I commute about 7 miles a day. Bike is a Marin San Rafael (http://www.marinbikes.com/2008/us/bikes/assets/bikes_detail/STREET_CITY_SAN-RAFAEL.jpg).

    The roads in my city (Providence RI) being torn...
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