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    I ring the bell when approaching, say " passing...

    I ring the bell when approaching, say " passing left" when going by. I think that " passing left" is much clearer for the i-pod zombies I have to pass.
  2. Thread: Helmet weight

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    So, you should get a bike helmet when you ride a...

    So, you should get a bike helmet when you ride a bike?
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    I have split one, cracked one and dented one....

    I have split one, cracked one and dented one. They can take a lot. All have served their purpose well. No concussion or major bleeding. I love my mt bikes. It's just those damn trees jumping into the...
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    Checkout rubel bike maps, all you need to know....

    Checkout rubel bike maps, all you need to know. The Sagamore scared the hell out of me. Riding against traffic on a raised sidewalk to oncoming 18 wheelers. I held onto the bridge railing a few...
  5. Look at the Specialized Max as well.

    Look at the Specialized Max as well.
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    No, all have to pass the same test. Some mt bike...

    No, all have to pass the same test. Some mt bike helmets have some more coverage on the lower rear part of the helmet. The $ 200.00 helmet is going to have more air vents and weigh 2 oz less.
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    So , back to tires and psi. I'm 235 lbs + gear...

    So , back to tires and psi. I'm 235 lbs + gear and run my 700x35 mm tires @ 55 psi front and 60 rear. What width are your tires? It should say right on the side. The tires should be mostly smooth....
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    Only 9 months? Your low should at least be a 1:1,...

    Only 9 months? Your low should at least be a 1:1, like 30-30 or 32-32. If you are still working on conditioning, then you need to be able to spin, not mash the gears. Hill training ? Try mountain...
  9. OP, where do you ride? Fenders are a must for me...

    OP, where do you ride? Fenders are a must for me on all my commuters. I prefer a disc brake bike for rainy rides so I don't have clean the rims all the time. I like a rack and bag to carry the daily...
  10. Cleaning the rim and brakes pads often will help...

    Cleaning the rim and brakes pads often will help with the lifespan. I like rubbing alcohol and a toothbrush. Try to get the grit out of the pads, especially after rain and mud.
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    Any kind of low hiking boot would work. I also...

    Any kind of low hiking boot would work. I also use keen sandals.
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    A 50 lb bike? Could get a fancy, durable igh for...

    A 50 lb bike? Could get a fancy, durable igh for a lot less weight.
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    Check out the bikepacking forums @ MTBreview. I...

    Check out the bikepacking forums @ MTBreview. I have a porta-pack frame bag. Works well, but not custom. Try Revelate, good reviews.
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    Tubus are the high end ,super durable touring...

    Tubus are the high end ,super durable touring racks. Not what you need. Look at blackburn, bontrager or planet bike.
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    I'm in the Boston ,MA area so not too many days...

    I'm in the Boston ,MA area so not too many days above 95F for me. On my commute home I swim in a lake sometimes. Great for whole core cooling.
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    I like mt bike shorts. Does all that they need to...

    I like mt bike shorts. Does all that they need to do.
  17. If you are riding on the road, you will need a...

    If you are riding on the road, you will need a rim brake. Info in the fixed gear forum as well.
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    20" tires? What? The idea of a fat bike is for...

    20" tires? What? The idea of a fat bike is for loose, soft, off road surfaces like sand, mud and snow. 4-5" wide. The fat bike tires fit on a 26" rim.
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    I usually find less issues if I change the chain...

    I usually find less issues if I change the chain and cassette at the same time.
  20. Derailleurs and shifters too.

    Derailleurs and shifters too.
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    Or you like your feet attached to the pedals, for...

    Or you like your feet attached to the pedals, for serious riders or mt bikers. Many people find them to be an advantage to have clipless pedals. Actually, toe clips and power grips are much harder to...
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    I use flat pedals with pins and some stiff shoes....

    I use flat pedals with pins and some stiff shoes. I like keen sandals, low hiking boots and sport mt biking shoes with no clips. Less shoes to carry touring, just get off and walk.
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    My camelbak mule is pretty big. Only worn mt...

    My camelbak mule is pretty big. Only worn mt biking. Vented back areas, wide waist belt, padded shoulder straps and can adjust the width of those as well. I find a rack and bag so much easier on the...
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    12- 14 mph with head wind. 16-18 mph no wind or...

    12- 14 mph with head wind. 16-18 mph no wind or hills. Slower on the mt bike with studded tires. Hit 46 on a mt bike in a tuck. Giant paved downhill. Knobby tires were screaming. 41 with a loaded...
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    Looked at camelbaks? Rear rack and bag?

    Looked at camelbaks? Rear rack and bag?
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