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    Guys, thanks for the help so far! I'm not...

    Guys, thanks for the help so far!

    I'm not interested in taking the classes for a number of reasons:
    1) We are all students, and the spinning classes offered don't fit into everyone's class...
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    Training, Coaching, and Spinning, oh My!

    Hey guys, I'm looking for advice regarding training in general, and spinning in particular. Sorry in advance for the length of this post, but thanks in advance for any help!

    I started a cycling...
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    I'd have to disagree. I In contrast, I think I...

    I'd have to disagree. I In contrast, I think I have the perfect bike for the job. The LHT is my do-everything bike. I found something it can't do on those fireroads, so I changed the tires and now...
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    Ah yes, the Pugsley. I dreamed about one all...

    Ah yes, the Pugsley. I dreamed about one all winter last year. The thing with the LHT is that it's my do-everything bike. So if spending thirty bucks on tires gets me a bike that can take me...
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    Largest possible tires on a LHT

    So, i went for a hill climb with some Norcal mountain biking friends of mine up a fire road. It was pretty steep in a couple sections. So steep, in fact, that I had to get off the bike and walk it...
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    1. Let's say there was a radio call identifying...

    1. Let's say there was a radio call identifying this guy as a suspect in a crime. The description would have been "An adult male on a bicycle wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts, and a shoulder...
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    Surfboard on a bike

    Does anyone here have any experience with carrying a surfboard on their bike? I'm moving to San Jose in about a month, which is about 40 miles to the nearest surf break. I like the idea of packing...
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    I should mention that I'd prefer to do something...

    I should mention that I'd prefer to do something which can be done without electricity if possible. Obviously this limits things, but I feel it would bring more of a gimmicky 'wow'-factor which...
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    Bike powered blender and others

    So I've started a cycling club at my school, and we need to raise some money. Somebody suggested we use a bike-powered blender to make smoothies and sell them in the main quad on campus. I thought...
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    And turn 3 is covered with mine. I guess it was...

    And turn 3 is covered with mine. I guess it was a rough day for Rochesterians...
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    I did a two-week tour of Ireland back in...

    I did a two-week tour of Ireland back in November, and found hosts on Couchsurfing wherever possible. (Warmshowers didn't show any cyclists except in Dublin, where I had already planned...
  12. I can't comment on germany specific topics, but I...

    I can't comment on germany specific topics, but I recently used a Garmin etrex Vista Cx to get me through a 2-week tour of Ireland. I originally had intended to use maps, but found out the GPS was...
  13. I suppose this isn't too crazy, but I've only...

    I suppose this isn't too crazy, but I've only been commuting a couple weeks and it's all i've got.

    Came across an old guy stumbling down the road while it was 10 degrees out. As I went by (on the...
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    Here's my opinion: I know it's a matter of...

    Here's my opinion: I know it's a matter of preference, but I don't think being clipped in is at all necessary for commuting. I make a 9.5 mile trek each morning and evening to campus carrying my...
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    After spending an hour reading this entire thread...

    After spending an hour reading this entire thread from the start, I feel the need to chime in so I don't feel like it's wasted. Here's my two cents:

    I commute by bike every day. I generally obey...
  16. Joe, Congrats on the ride! I read about it...

    Joe,

    Congrats on the ride! I read about it for the first time on your post where everyone told you not to do it. The whole time i was thinking, "I hope he doesn't listen to these people. Have...
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    I spent the last two weeks of November cycling...

    I spent the last two weeks of November cycling around Ireland (not the UK, but the same climate). It was the best two weeks of my life, regardless of the constant rain and near-freezing...
  18. My focused goals: commute every day to class, 90...

    My focused goals:
    commute every day to class, 90 miles per week for 18 weeks
    200k, 300k brevet
    century-a-month
    possibly a 300 mile-or-so tour

    That should put me around 3,500 miles there. If...
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    19F, Snowing, Windy. 9 mile commute home from campus

    Head: Winter snowboarding hat, headlamp
    Torso: Craft baselayer, Nashbar long sleeve jersey, Gore Pac-Lite shell
    Hands: Burton snowboarding...
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    Again, most likely not. The derailer will take...

    Again, most likely not. The derailer will take up or give slack as needed. 1 tooth generally won't matter either way. Just pay attention to make sure there is the right amount of tension at the...
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    I've had three different bar tapes on my bike in...

    I've had three different bar tapes on my bike in the last month. At first I had cork tape that was on the bike when I got it. Very durable- i think it had been on there for many years. I wanted...
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    Well, this certainly is a multifaceted topic. As...

    Well, this certainly is a multifaceted topic. As I'm sure we all know. Let me add my two cents...

    First with respect to the effect of advertising on the way we see cars: what about the times...
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    I've got an older Trek with carbon tubes and...

    I've got an older Trek with carbon tubes and aluminum stays. I do have eyelets at the dropouts, but the first rack I bought had to be jury-rigged to be supported by the seat tube in front, since...
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    Offroad with narrow, high pressure tires

    Hey guys, general newbie, and first-timer to the cyclocross board. I figured you guys would have the most insight into this question...

    I recently did a long ride (185 Miles from Boston to...
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    Another thing that hasn't been mentioned is that...

    Another thing that hasn't been mentioned is that a proper touring bike will generally have a lower bottom bracket, which lowers the center of gravity (with you and your load) and increases stability,...
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