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    Which battery packs are you guys using? I've been...

    Which battery packs are you guys using? I've been considering picking one up for longer rides.
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    I pulled a bike out of the trash at my friend's...

    I pulled a bike out of the trash at my friend's house. His brother was throwing it away as it had so many (minor) issues. It was a late 80s Trek 1400 (IIRC) that was too big for me but I figured I'd...
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    My commuter has 27 speeds. On a typical ride, I'd...

    My commuter has 27 speeds. On a typical ride, I'd use about 10. Depending on the wind, I could use up to 15. My road bike has 30 speeds and I've used 28 of them (only ever avoiding the most severely...
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    I use a dedicated cyclocomputer (an old Polar...

    I use a dedicated cyclocomputer (an old Polar HRM) on my handlebars and keep my phone in my pocket running Strava. A 50 mile ride drains the battery maybe 30-40%. I always have it fully charged...
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    That's the exact reason why I went to a front...

    That's the exact reason why I went to a front disc brake for my commuter bike. At the time, disc cyclocross frames weren't readily available but I mostly front brake anyway and run a rear rack which...
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    The full suspension Mongoose definitely tops my...

    The full suspension Mongoose definitely tops my list of bikes I'd never want to ride on the road, or anywhere else for that matter. The Rallye Incline should be good enough to get you out on the road...
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    I'd put the Open Pro/Ultegra set at the top of...

    I'd put the Open Pro/Ultegra set at the top of the list solely because in the event that something ever does go wrong, those wheels will be the easiest to fix. No funky spokes/nipples, easily...
  8. The OP is claiming a 6km/h difference when...

    The OP is claiming a 6km/h difference when coasting between the two wheelsets. I am sorry but no amount of bearing preload error (that isn't grossly apparent with the wheel off the bike) will cause...
  9. The question then is do you have any plans to...

    The question then is do you have any plans to expand where you ride and possibly encounter significantly longer and/or steeper climbs? If not and if you can stand the compromise of the 34 tooth ring,...
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    Yeah, but I like snow/ice (with appropriate...

    Yeah, but I like snow/ice (with appropriate tires) even more. I did 30 miles of both, split between two commutes, many times.
  11. If a 38 tooth chainring works for you now, why...

    If a 38 tooth chainring works for you now, why not just get a 50/39/30 triple (or similar)? You eliminate the compromise of too high gearing of a standard crank and the awkward 34 tooth inner ring of...
  12. You go on believing that casting aluminum was...

    You go on believing that casting aluminum was advancing technology in 1980. Or you could do some reading yourself. I still say it was a dumb move. It is interesting how you will forgive dumb moves...
  13. That's funny. Cast aluminum was cutting edge in...

    That's funny. Cast aluminum was cutting edge in the 1980s? Hardly. Unlike carbon fiber which seems almost tailor-made for making bicycle frames and forks, cast aluminum was simply a dumb choice for...
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    As someone who has gone (at times) over 15,000...

    As someone who has gone (at times) over 15,000 miles without a flat, I feel the need to comment. The single biggest thing you can do to avoid flats is not ride near the edge of the road, especially...
  15. Thread: Stem prices

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    What length do you have now? 80mm? Nevermind....

    What length do you have now? 80mm?

    Nevermind. I don't know what I was thinking when I read your post.
  16. Thread: Stem prices

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    Saddle to bar height, plus length. Pay attention...

    Saddle to bar height, plus length. Pay attention to the angle of the stem you are buying. If you want the lowest, most aggressive position possible with your frame, get a 15 or 17 degree stem and...
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    Excellent outcome!

    Excellent outcome!
  18. It appears to be taken through the rear window of...

    It appears to be taken through the rear window of another car (you can see the rear defroster lines in the shot), hence the general crappiness from glare and being taken with any phone camera means...
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    I biked a lot in the rain when I used to commute...

    I biked a lot in the rain when I used to commute 150 miles/week. I would try to remember to dry the water off my chain after a really wet ride to keep it from corroding and developing a stiff link or...
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    Nope. If your compact has the same range as a...

    Nope. If your compact has the same range as a triple, the triple has tighter spacing throughout the range. If your compact has the same spacing, the triple has more range. Unless you are comparing a...
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    It's possible that only the first few threads of...

    It's possible that only the first few threads of the crank arm are damaged and the fix may be easier than you think. Try threading the pedal into the opposite side of the crank arm. If it will start...
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    In addition to Dicktill's comments about triple...

    In addition to Dicktill's comments about triple gearing's advantages, on many triples (those with a 74mm BCD) the inner ring can be swapped for one as small as 24 teeth allowing extremely low...
  23. As already noted, the derailleur's stops limit...

    As already noted, the derailleur's stops limit how far out and in the shifter can move the front derailleur. But for most modern doubles and any triple, there are also intermediate positions (middle...
  24. Find a Walmart. Buy a bike. Ride it. Return it....

    Find a Walmart. Buy a bike. Ride it. Return it. Total cost: $0.
  25. Not only is that bike intact, but the bottle...

    Not only is that bike intact, but the bottle cages don't match those of the broken bike (edit: and as noted right above, neither does the paint).
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