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  1. One of my favorite sights on my old commute was...

    One of my favorite sights on my old commute was I'd frequently see a family passing me on the cross street while I was waiting at the light at that intersection. They were a father on a bike, a kid...
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    I wear bib shorts (with a chamois) summer or...

    I wear bib shorts (with a chamois) summer or winter. 10 hilly miles each way to work and back is enough for me to not be able wear street underclothes for my commute, and usually my pleasure or...
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    +1 ! I want a cargo specific bike, but I'm...

    +1 !

    I want a cargo specific bike, but I'm already bursting out of the limited storage capacity I have with a commuter, tourer, and an off-road bike (& my ladies three bikes of the same classes)....
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    They often have sales on tires that make it worth...

    They often have sales on tires that make it worth it to order from there. My Big Bens were cheap enough through them, that they were still cheaper than US sellers after shipping. IIRC, I was starting...
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    If you don't want it to lift your wheels off the...

    If you don't want it to lift your wheels off the ground, you should be able to just cut down the legs of the stand you have. IIRC, it's recommended for some of the kickstands, but I like being able...
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    I've been using a Pletscher for over three years...

    I've been using a Pletscher for over three years now. Use the bike 3 to 7 times a week, always park it on the kickstand. Toured with heavy camping loads, sometimes have loads on my heavy old...
  7. +1 I'd be tempted to get the existing wheels...

    +1 I'd be tempted to get the existing wheels stress relieved and balanced. There's a good chance they'll be just fine for you if someone good does this.

    If you do end up replacing them, II can...
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    I wonder how fast you have to paddle to keep the...

    I wonder how fast you have to paddle to keep the kayak up on the foils...

    Some of the cycle based ones in the link remind me of this one:
    http://www.akwakat.co.nz/
  9. . I'll offer a different viewpoint. My...

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    I'll offer a different viewpoint. My girlfriend chose a Novarra Safari (2011? model) for her around town + touring bike. She hates it around town, it's slow, heavy, and sluggish. At first, I...
  10. :D More riding?! On noes! ;)

    :D

    More riding?! On noes! ;)
  11. Depends on who you are. I can't pack light to...

    Depends on who you are. I can't pack light to save my life, cycle-camp, and some of my camping gear isn't small and lightweight (yet). I might have been able to cram it all in there if I wasn't using...
  12. +1 If for some reason you weren't taking...

    +1

    If for some reason you weren't taking Amtrak yourself, they used to offer to ship a bicycle anywhere in the country for $35, not sure if that is still the case though. Some Amtrak stations...
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    +1 ! Was going to suggest the very thing. I...

    +1 ! Was going to suggest the very thing.

    I don't mind too much when they are in the bike lane as I can go around them, but peds of any sort really irk me in the protected bike lanes. Part of why...
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    Big Bens also come in 26 x 2.15" and 26 x 2.35...

    Big Bens also come in 26 x 2.15" and 26 x 2.35 inch sizes. If I understand it correctly, the Big Bens are basically Big Apples with a little deeper tread for better off-road use, although the Big...
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    This is pretty grand. Make an absolute statement...

    This is pretty grand. Make an absolute statement that flies in the face of most peoples experience, and immediately follow that with an insult directed at anyone with a differing view.

    You can try...
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    Was there not enough chum in the water? :lol:

    Was there not enough chum in the water? :lol:
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    I'm not so sure that is true. Isn't the MIPS...

    I'm not so sure that is true. Isn't the MIPS development particularly aimed at preventing concussions?

    Sorry OP, I don't have any suggestions for just what you are looking for. Maybe equestrians...
  18. One immediate fix for glasses sliding down your...

    One immediate fix for glasses sliding down your nose is to get one of those elastic straps that runs across the back of your head from each arm of the glasses. Should be about 10 dollars at any...
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    Sorry, those old (~1984) Nashbar touring frames...

    Sorry, those old (~1984) Nashbar touring frames are actually quite well made (rebadged Japanese make IIRC), but the geometry seems a little weird. (26" wheels, but the fork seems mismatched).
    ...
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    Is that an old Nashbar touring frame? Buddy of...

    Is that an old Nashbar touring frame? Buddy of mine has one of those. His is nice, but a little odd.
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    I'm running Big Bens too (the 2.15" version), I...

    I'm running Big Bens too (the 2.15" version), I went with 65mm wide SKS fenders and wouldn't want to go any smaller.
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    I'd like to see the evidence for that statement.

    I'd like to see the evidence for that statement.
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    You may not think you are trolling, but lots of...

    You may not think you are trolling, but lots of other folks think you are. You should think about that.

    BTW, your response wasn't logical.
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    Well, you just proved that you have no idea what...

    Well, you just proved that you have no idea what you are talking about.
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    Citation needed. What do you care? You are...

    Citation needed.



    What do you care? You are in some utopia where you think being constrained to bike "facilities" makes you free.

    I'm sure we are never going to see eye to eye on this, but...
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