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  1. I had a two year run where I was replacing a...

    I had a two year run where I was replacing a bottom bracket a year (around 2500 miles and a shimano UN type). The current one is going on two years and still fine. It's not clear to me what was...
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    The tricross is a great bike, but if you are...

    The tricross is a great bike, but if you are going to spend $999 on something that could last your lifetime you should get something you think is freaking beautiful.
  3. I've used them both back to back on my bike and...

    I've used them both back to back on my bike and noticed no difference.
  4. 381877The manual shows you how: TEKTRO BRAKE...

    381877The manual shows you how:
    TEKTRO BRAKE SYSTEMS
  5. Good Luck! I have one suggestion. Don't be...

    Good Luck!
    I have one suggestion. Don't be afraid to get off the bike and rest in the beginning. Within two weeks you won't have to stop anymore. I have what's really a pretty small hill on my way...
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    Actual data on helmets is crazy. There's actually...

    Actual data on helmets is crazy. There's actually several studies that essentially argue that bike helmets are a waste of time (the number of wrecks where the helmet makes a difference is really...
  7. I'll echo what tsl said. Rim brakes are great...

    I'll echo what tsl said. Rim brakes are great most of the time and if you don't ride in bad weather probably all you need. For me it only took one time in the pouring rain when no one can really see...
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    I think the Verita is an awesome bike and woud go...

    I think the Verita is an awesome bike and woud go with that if it were me. For you, I would recommend ride them both and by the one that feels better.
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    It's a great light! When it's darker I like the...

    It's a great light! When it's darker I like the steadypulse mode. Gives you the advantages of a solid light and flashing in one.
  10. Thread: Disc Brakes?

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    I do run fenders...

    I do run fenders...
  11. Thread: Disc Brakes?

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    This is what the mechanics always say. I...

    This is what the mechanics always say. I actually clean my rims weekly and still had them wear down in a year. If it really takes daily cleaning I'd rather run disc brakes and not need to clean...
  12. Thread: Disc Brakes?

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    Actually the VA, but same area...

    Actually the VA, but same area...
  13. Thread: Disc Brakes?

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    I work on top of a hill and ride in the portland...

    I work on top of a hill and ride in the portland rain which is probably why I burn through rims. I was having to replace rims annually which is what prompted me to get a disc brake (I do the disc in...
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    I've been really happy with the cygolite Metro...

    I've been really happy with the cygolite Metro and hotshot. The metro is very bright (I have the 420 that's now 500 lumens) and the hotshot is crazy bright. I've had people in cars compliment me on...
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    I've been happy with the Tektro HyRd which is a...

    I've been happy with the Tektro HyRd which is a hybrid cable hydro brake.
    http://www.trpbrakes.com/category.php?productid=1198&catid=206
  16. Thread: toe overlap

    by ratell
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    My bike has toe overlap. I pretty quickly have...

    My bike has toe overlap. I pretty quickly have learned to keep my feet out of the way. It's really only an issue at slow speed and you just have to get used to keeping your feet at 12 and 6.
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    I did some hills training for some charity rides...

    I did some hills training for some charity rides I was doing. It made a big difference with my commute. Intervals are often recommended. Sprint for a set distance ride normal for that distance then...
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    Giro's shoes have a similar look. Saw them in a...

    Giro's shoes have a similar look. Saw them in a lbs and they look pretty sharp.

    http://www.giro.com/us_en/products/men/cycling-shoes/republic.html

    346875
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    I don't get parking at work. The rigidity of the...

    I don't get parking at work. The rigidity of the bus scheduling means if I'm running slow biking is the easiest way. I'm not sure I would be as motivated if sleeping in and driving were an option....
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    There's two competing issues here: What bikes...

    There's two competing issues here: What bikes work for commuting. What rationalization/justification do you have for spending a lot of money on the bike you want.

    Both are equally true. Any bike...
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    There's an older thread on riding sick where I...

    There's an older thread on riding sick where I posted the link to a journal article. The finding was that exercise actually helps colds. If you have an actual fever exercising wasn't recommended, but...
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    I've not not used it, but in another thread...

    I've not not used it, but in another thread people recommended this product.
    http://www.mcnett.com/gearaid/spray-on-water-repellent#362211
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    Yes, the big red ones!

    Yes, the big red ones!
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    I use them with my cantilever brakes and like...

    I use them with my cantilever brakes and like them.
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    I hear this a lot and find it very confusing. I...

    I hear this a lot and find it very confusing. I guess maybe I've been lucky but my pedals are balanced to almost always present spd side up. The times I wear regular shoes I have to do the flipping,...
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