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    Shot Ultegra 9 Triple Shifter

    I have a Cannondale T700, I had the original tiagras until they bought the farm, and replaced with used Ultegra brifters, one of which is now potentially shot as well. Is it worth trying to find a...
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    Thanks for the assistance parsing out the...

    Thanks for the assistance parsing out the specs... I don't know the comparables on componentry without loads of searching, so it makes it clearer to understand.

    I don't know whether it's simply a...
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    The local shop carries Kona... since I'm not wise...

    The local shop carries Kona... since I'm not wise to how to fit myself, and wouldn't mind the free tune-ups, and since they are good dudes all around, I was considering the Mahuna or Kahuna. I'd...
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    29er question

    This may have been asked a billion times, but why is it that 29ers are generally more expensive than other equivalent 26" wheel bikes?

    I'm looking to add an MTB after years of roadie-ness and...
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    I keep thinking I am going to start liking my...

    I keep thinking I am going to start liking my Brooks. Hasn't happened yet, but I feel like I'm not allowed to get rid of it.

    My Fizik Aliante Ti on my normal tour/road bike is heaven, and I liked...
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    I have the Fahgettaboudit chain, and it is pretty...

    I have the Fahgettaboudit chain, and it is pretty heavy-duty. It is also astonishingly plain-old HEAVY.

    I remember someone once saying that all bikes weigh forty pounds.

    A ten pound bike needs...
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    Anything that isn't older than my beater isn't...

    Anything that isn't older than my beater isn't C&V. I hereby decree that the cutoff is 1981.

    Heck, my bike isn't classic, it isn't vintage, it's basically just old... it's a growingly ancient,...
  8. From what I'm gathering from local folks, the...

    From what I'm gathering from local folks, the thing really worth doing is MTB in the area... I'll see about adding that in (need to replace windows, and do a million other little things before I can...
  9. West across the Newburgh Beacon bridge seems to...

    West across the Newburgh Beacon bridge seems to lead to some beautiful roads (once you get out of Newburgh, at least... The road to New Paltz is calling me on the "longer rides" front... I was just...
  10. East Side of the Hudson - Beacon to Poughkeepsie suggestions?

    I just moved to Beacon from Brooklyn... while there's lots of great stuff on the West bank of the Hudson, I'm looking for some suggestions on connections from Beacon to Poughkeepsie, and Beacon to...
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    Securing bike seat while parked?

    I can put pitlocks on the skewers and the seatpost, but what do you guys do to keep the seat from getting stolen? Cable lock? Is that sufficient? I have a short ride to the train coming up in a...
  12. REI does have their own brand air mattresses with...

    REI does have their own brand air mattresses with foam core. My wife has one and loves it... still can't speak to super long-term durability, it's only been in use with us for a couple of years, but...
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    Poll: Having gone to college in the midwest, I would...

    Having gone to college in the midwest, I would say that Indiana is not the only place that will seem big and empty. Ohio is endless and kind of bland, and it doesn't start or stop there. I would...
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    It's certainly something that you won't find...

    It's certainly something that you won't find lying around by the side of the road.

    I've never had a chain break in transit, but my topeak multi-tool has a chain tool on it... I've definitely used...
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    You can sub some spelt flour into normal baking...

    You can sub some spelt flour into normal baking for white flour or even whole wheat. Lower gluten and way higher protein content.

    I have nothing against supplements, but I'm starting to believe...
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    I had to take levaquin for an infection, and it...

    I had to take levaquin for an infection, and it royally messed up my joints for a long while.
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    What if you don't mind a newish look? I have a...

    What if you don't mind a newish look? I have a schwinn that I believe is a 1980-ish, and hate the brakes.

    Should I just get kool-stops or something, or get a more modern set of calipers?
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  18. Poll: I'd probably go with option D, Steel and Ultegra,...

    I'd probably go with option D, Steel and Ultegra, and maybe use the saved money to have a custom frame built... or take a vacation someplace warm and mildly hilly, South of France, anyone?
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    I'm about 220-225 depending on the day, and I've...

    I'm about 220-225 depending on the day, and I've had no troubles with conti Top Touring (for touring rides, I think they were at least 32s, or possibly bigger.) At the moment I have Gatorskins in...
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    If I commuted to work on a $2000 bike here in...

    If I commuted to work on a $2000 bike here in NYC, I would need to count on about $2000 / week to replace the bike every time it got stolen.

    When I commute into the city, it's on a bike that I...
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    For navigation on a road, you shouldn't really...

    For navigation on a road, you shouldn't really need a compass even.

    It can't hurt, but it isn't really vital. If you know to read signs, check your tripmeter, and can tell left from right you...
  22. Poll: I had a B17N, never got friendly with it. I...

    I had a B17N, never got friendly with it.

    I love my fizik Aliante, but now have swapped my narrow for a regular B17, and will report back. Hopefully I can come back with the same unbridled love...
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    You can do a calculation of your Basal Metabolic...

    You can do a calculation of your Basal Metabolic Rate, which will give you your resting/baseline calorie intake, and then add in the activity you add to that.

    I don't think "weight x 10=calories"...
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    It's amazing to me that I see nearly no people...

    It's amazing to me that I see nearly no people around my neck of the woods riding brooks, but even god can't help you if you come on here and say something negative about them...

    For my own part,...
  25. Added thought: as a person who both rides a bike,...

    Added thought: as a person who both rides a bike, and drives a car in the city, it is downright scary how invisible a bike is with no lights on it... even with all the reflective gewgaws in the...
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