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  1. I'd suggest trying Ultimate if there's any near...

    I'd suggest trying Ultimate if there's any near you. All you need are cleats and a disc, easy enough to carry when biking.
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    Chirping/Squeaking front fork

    Hey guys,
    My bike occasionally made a squeak/chirp that I couldn't quite figure out, I just got it back from it's 1 month free check up, and it's a lot worse now. It's def. coming from the...
  3. Thread: Bike Cops!

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    We've got bike and segway in Rochester.

    We've got bike and segway in Rochester.
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    You eat a danish in the intersection? Sounds...

    You eat a danish in the intersection? Sounds danishgerous.
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    I have no idea why anyone would skip a shower if...

    I have no idea why anyone would skip a shower if they had one available (assuming they had the 5 minutes of free time). This is my first job with out a shower since starting to commute, and the...
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    It's what I tell people about bike commuting. ...

    It's what I tell people about bike commuting. "Its not if, it's when", it puts me in the right mental mode for it. Do what you can to avoid it, but accept that it will happen. I've yet to be hit in...
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    Well the shortest route part is because I'm lazy....

    Well the shortest route part is because I'm lazy.

    The major roads over minor roads is due mostly to expected driver behavior. In slower traffic/residential areas, you tend to have more sidewalks,...
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    I choose the shortest major (non-highway) roads...

    I choose the shortest major (non-highway) roads from point-a to point-b. Residential streets scare me more than 45mph roads with out shoulders.
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    I'm in the same boat as you, I was told that a...

    I'm in the same boat as you, I was told that a slight noise isn't terrible, and because they're such a hassle to align perfectly, you might get more scrapping/noise initially until the pads wear...
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    Just got a new specialized tri-cross bike. Still...

    Just got a new specialized tri-cross bike. Still using the tires that came with it, 700x32's, inflated once a week up to 100psi or so. When those wear out, or before my first tri of the year,...
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    You and me both. To quote Austin Powers "I...

    You and me both.

    To quote Austin Powers "I also like to live dangerously"

    Thanks for the concern!
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    I'm going to guess not? It does get a bit softer...

    I'm going to guess not? It does get a bit softer 'feel' to it, but I figure saranwrap is good to at least 250 F, and this way it cools down quicker so I can drink it with out worrying about burning...
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    Thanks for the advice, it's really sounding like...

    Thanks for the advice, it's really sounding like I should use the path to cross, and then move back into the road when safe to do so, if there's any heavy traffic at all. I'm able to stay just in...
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    You are wrong about the conditions. First you're...

    You are wrong about the conditions. First you're using a google maps image from nearly 2 years ago, the little bits of potholes that are starting around the edge of the plates has had 2 years to...
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    On days I want my coffee with me, I just pour it...

    On days I want my coffee with me, I just pour it into my standard water bottle.
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    When I cross my entire lane, I'm still only...

    When I cross my entire lane, I'm still only crossing the tracks at about a 60-70 degree angle, if I stayed on the white line I'd be crossing at 30 degrees at the most, with the gap between the metal...
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    That's what I do, except for when the guy forces...

    That's what I do, except for when the guy forces me to change my angle to not go into the side of him. The crossing looks good from the satellite, but it doesn't show the potholes all around the...
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    The problem is drivers. I need to hit the tracks...

    The problem is drivers. I need to hit the tracks at an angle that takes me across the entire outside lane to avoid my wheel falling into the slot for the tracks. 99% of the time it's not an issue,...
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    Holy Jesus, that's incredible. My attempt would...

    Holy Jesus, that's incredible. My attempt would look more like this:
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    .... I'm so road centric with my bike style I...

    .... I'm so road centric with my bike style I never even considered the trail. That could def. work in the mornings (east->west on that road), not sure about the evenings though, it would add a...
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    The road is my church...On days with a tailwind....

    The road is my church...On days with a tailwind.
    On days with a headwind it's my hell.

    But I def. use the ride home to decompress and sort out aggression and other issues from the job. Might...
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    Railroad crossing advice

    Hey guys, I switched jobs a few months back, and I now have to go over this crossing:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0934581,-77.6522543,138m/data=!3m1!1e3

    As you can see, the angle the tracks...
  23. Thanks, I got the back wheel all set using your...

    Thanks, I got the back wheel all set using your advice, the front wheel I got better, but the disc appears to be out of true so back to the bike shop tomorrow.
  24. disc brakes make a slight scrapping noise

    I just bought a new bike, and i noticed that there is a slight scrapping noise coming from the disc brakes, this is my first disc brake bike, should they make a slight noise? It doesn't seem to slow...
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    It was my worst winter in 7 years of commuting. ...

    It was my worst winter in 7 years of commuting. I've been averaging about once a week. And still getting days in the single digits in the morning.
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