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    Well, I worked on the rim with a needle file and...

    Well, I worked on the rim with a needle file and oil. I filed off all the sharp edges and burrs, it sure isn't pretty. I'll put a tube & tire on it and take it for a spin in a few days. It just...
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    Thanks to all for the info. My first thought was...

    Thanks to all for the info. My first thought was to use a file but I wanted to make sure that was the right thing to do. I will give it a try with the file.

    Thanks Again!
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    Need help with my front rim

    My Cannondale SuperSix came with Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels. I was on a descent when my front tire blew out. I was successful in braking slowly on gravel to stop without crashing. My front rim ended...
  4. Chadrider...good pic. Anyway, I am so bad in not...

    Chadrider...good pic. Anyway, I am so bad in not stretching or doing any flexibility exercises. I haven't stretched once in the past 3 years. I'm gonna have to focus on using the foam roller and...
  5. I bought a foam roller a year ago and never used...

    I bought a foam roller a year ago and never used it. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the info
  6. Question about tightness in quads early in a ride

    I never had an issue until this year on 2 separate rides. The first ride (in August), I was at the 150 mile mark on a double century ride when my quads in both legs became painful and tight. it...
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    Close but no cigar!

    Close but no cigar!
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    To clarify, I didn't find it at the venue. The...

    To clarify, I didn't find it at the venue. The location was about 16 miles away.
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    2013 Sea Otter Gran Fondo - Found wheel

    I found an expensive wheel in Monterey this weekend (Sea Otter Gran Fondo - Monterey) and I want to return it to the owner. Owner must be able to describe the wheel and the location where he/she...
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    2013 Sea Otter Gran Fondo - Found wheel

    I found an expensive wheel in Monterey this weekend (Sea Otter Gran Fondo - Monterey) and I want to return it to the owner. Owner must be able to describe the wheel and the location where he/she...
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    I also learned something important about the...

    I also learned something important about the Solvang Double for those who plan on riding it for the first time. The host hotel was the Marriott and I stayed at Motel 6 (1st tkme i ever stayed at...
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    Thanks to all of you for your suggestions, kudos,...

    Thanks to all of you for your suggestions, kudos, and words of encouragement. I had computer problems so I wasnt able to answer all of you until now. I took my bike to my LBS and the mechanic...
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    Rode my first double century!

    I achieved a milestone this past weekend. 3 years ago, a friend got me started on road cycling; at that time, a 15 mile ride was tough. I worked at it and rode my first metric century. 2 years...
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    Thanks to all of you for the info/advice. I...

    Thanks to all of you for the info/advice. I realize that it's a back problem but I believe that it's brought on by the bike fit. I was concerned that the lower back issue and siatica didn't appear...
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    Help with back issue please

    I was fitted to my bike with the BG fit this year in July. The technician put shims under my right cleat since my right leg is 3/8-inches shorter than my left. Prior to the new fit, I was pain free...
  16. My initial route to Mariposa used Old Toll Rd. I...

    My initial route to Mariposa used Old Toll Rd. I used the MapMrRide "3D flyover video" feature and it showed Old Toll Rd as a dirt road. Is that not correct?

    I'm planning on staying in motels on...
  17. Route from San Jose area to Yosemite National Park

    Has anyone here ridden from the San Jose area to Yosemite Nat'l Park? I'm looking for route ideas. I've mapped out a 3-day route: 1st day to Turlock, 2nd day to Mariposa, and 3rd day to Yosemite...
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    Thanks for all the info everybody! Just as...

    Thanks for all the info everybody! Just as confused as ever with soooo many choices. I already test rode the BMC roadracer SL01 - ultegra but I wanted to spend around $3k. I haven't had a chance...
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    Poll: 26+ years as a street cop and still currently a...

    26+ years as a street cop and still currently a street cop...I love this job!!!! 2 yrs ago, I was 35 lbs overweight, had bad asthma and taking meds for high cholesterol and blood pressure. In Jan...
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    CAAD10 1 - Dura Ace

    Anyone here own a CAAD10 1 - Dura Ace? I test rode one last week and I loved it! It looks like a great bike for the money. I'm not a racer so I don't care about the aluminum frame vs carbon frame...
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    Need help & advice on buying a new bike

    I currently have an old Giant OCR-2 (Shimano Tiagra) road bike and I plan to upgrade in a couple of months. Up until last week, I had narrowed down my search to the following bikes, pending test...
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    Sticky: I am 55 yrs old and my bike is a Giant OCR2. I...

    I am 55 yrs old and my bike is a Giant OCR2. I intend to upgrade to a new bike next year as a reward after I complete a 3-day ride to Yosemite Nat'l Park.

    Last fall, I decided to lose my...
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    My intention was to pass along information on how...

    My intention was to pass along information on how some of the CA Vehicle Code sections apply to cyclists and how bad behavior on both sides (cyclists AND drivers) influence how each group views the...
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    Perhaps I can offer a perspective from a...

    Perhaps I can offer a perspective from a cyclist/cop view. First, a little bit about me. I'm a cop in Northern CA. I took up cycling almost a year ago. I've logged 3000 miles this year, ridden 1...
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    Cliff, I did the metric century at the Tour de...

    Cliff,
    I did the metric century at the Tour de Peninsula (San Mateo County Parks fundraiser) back in August. If you goggle "Tour de Peninsula", the site still has the bike routes available.
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