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    I think the Verita is an awesome bike and woud go...

    I think the Verita is an awesome bike and woud go with that if it were me. For you, I would recommend ride them both and by the one that feels better.
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    Giro's shoes have a similar look. Saw them in a...

    Giro's shoes have a similar look. Saw them in a lbs and they look pretty sharp.

    http://www.giro.com/us_en/products/men/cycling-shoes/republic.html

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    I don't get parking at work. The rigidity of the...

    I don't get parking at work. The rigidity of the bus scheduling means if I'm running slow biking is the easiest way. I'm not sure I would be as motivated if sleeping in and driving were an option....
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    There's two competing issues here: What bikes...

    There's two competing issues here: What bikes work for commuting. What rationalization/justification do you have for spending a lot of money on the bike you want.

    Both are equally true. Any bike...
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    There's an older thread on riding sick where I...

    There's an older thread on riding sick where I posted the link to a journal article. The finding was that exercise actually helps colds. If you have an actual fever exercising wasn't recommended, but...
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    I've not not used it, but in another thread...

    I've not not used it, but in another thread people recommended this product.
    http://www.mcnett.com/gearaid/spray-on-water-repellent#362211
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    Yes, the big red ones!

    Yes, the big red ones!
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    I use them with my cantilever brakes and like...

    I use them with my cantilever brakes and like them.
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    I hear this a lot and find it very confusing. I...

    I hear this a lot and find it very confusing. I guess maybe I've been lucky but my pedals are balanced to almost always present spd side up. The times I wear regular shoes I have to do the flipping,...
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    I've been very happy with Velocity Dyads.

    I've been very happy with Velocity Dyads.
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    I'm 6ft and 165. I wear a large and it's big on...

    I'm 6ft and 165. I wear a large and it's big on me which I like because I can easily layer underneath. It doesn't flap at all, but the sleeves do bunch up a bit at the wrists. I would guess you would...
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    My understanding is that quality has been...

    My understanding is that quality has been maintained though they are no longer made in the USA which was one of their most attractive features. Of course none of the big name brands are made in the...
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    My experience is that comfort with a brooks is...

    My experience is that comfort with a brooks is very sensitive to the tilt (mainly up). I would try some very tiny tilting up of your saddle and see if it improves your comfort.
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    There was a study that had people jump up and...

    There was a study that had people jump up and down 30 times daily. Doing so increased bone density and appeared to be protective for osteoporosis. If you're worried jump up and down 30 times or go...
  15. There's the Salsa Colossal...

    There's the Salsa Colossal http://salsacycles.com/bikes/colossal/ or if you want to be really fast the Volagi Viaje http://volagi.com/bikes/viaje-xl-shimano-105

    There's also Gunnar/Waterford semi...
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    The cheapest way is a trunk rack. I have the bare...

    The cheapest way is a trunk rack. I have the bare bones hollywood rack which I got at a garage sale for $20 which works fine.
    http://hollywoodracks.com/trunk-racks/F1B-trunk-rack.htm

    You can get...
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    I used the slip from slipstreamz for a while....

    I used the slip from slipstreamz for a while.
    http://www.slipstreamz.com/content.asp?subID=8
    Makes it even easier to hear around you. It would work well for spoken word.
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    My wife loves the raincape. It works well. In a...

    My wife loves the raincape. It works well. In a full downpour full raingear and booties will keep you dryer, but the cape will handle most rain. The advantage is you don't need a place to change your...
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    Some of the best money I've spent was for a full...

    Some of the best money I've spent was for a full bike fitting. It's not cheap, but your fit will be right.
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    You can also get pit locks small enough to use as...

    You can also get pit locks small enough to use as your seat post clamp bolt. Then someone needs your key to remove.

    http://www.pitlock.com/to-the-shop/complete-sets/set-02/index.php
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    If you can clearly see the puncture (nail in the...

    If you can clearly see the puncture (nail in the tire) patching works great and is quicker and easier. If you have to search for it then patching isn't worth it on the side of the road and I just...
  22. Do the bike fit and do yoga

    Do the bike fit and do yoga
  23. I find my brooks to be consistently comfortable...

    I find my brooks to be consistently comfortable even after the two days of Seattle to Portland.
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    On my cygolite I use the pulse mode where the...

    On my cygolite I use the pulse mode where the light doesn't go all the way off but pulses brighter instead of the full blink and I don't get interference. Have you tried running that way?
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    I had this problem with my planet bike front...

    I had this problem with my planet bike front light and a bontrager computer. Interestingly when I got a cygolite 420 there was no problem and I could move them closer. My guess is there's a bit of...
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