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  1. I've found little difference in driver behaviour...

    I've found little difference in driver behaviour in urban areas, between a blinking light intended to make me visible and a bright light intended to see the road ahead. In my local urban areas you...
  2. I remember seeing a bag that attached to the...

    I remember seeing a bag that attached to the underside of the top tube and held a 100-oz water bladder. I think it came with a magnetic attachment, to keep the water pipe attached to the top tube...
  3. You're probably right, although to be honest I'd...

    You're probably right, although to be honest I'd rate the desire to consider the cost of fuel to be part of keeping spending under control rather than necessarily having anything to do with the...
  4. I hate waste regardless of what it took to...

    I hate waste regardless of what it took to acquire the wasted items.

    If I drive to the store to buy something and subsequently throw it away my annoyance is at the loss of value of the item....
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    Suggestions for new bike?

    It looks like I need a new bike.

    On Wednesday I was out for a ride, and heard an ominous sounding crack. It sounded like I'd broken a spoke. I checked the spokes - all good. I checked the chain -...
  6. One other thought, I routinely cruise at 15-18mph...

    One other thought, I routinely cruise at 15-18mph on the flats on my mountain bike when I'm on the road. That's with a 44-32-22 triple and a 9-speed 11-34 cassette.

    Some years back I was looking...
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    I have no idea, I'm not the owner of the company...

    I have no idea, I'm not the owner of the company nor an investor in the company. Presumably the people who founded it and the people who invest in it believe there is a big enough market for it to...
  8. If you're "almost reaching 15mph" then a 50t...

    If you're "almost reaching 15mph" then a 50t chainring will be more than enough.

    I'm about 6'4, weigh about 240-250 and run a 50-39-30 chainring. When the road is clear (which sometimes happens,...
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    Sure, and if an organisation like Uber can make a...

    Sure, and if an organisation like Uber can make a taxi cheaper and more efficient it means the people who are on the borderline regarding whether it's worth running their own car are more likely to...
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    Not really, because once kitchen utensils are...

    Not really, because once kitchen utensils are paid for they don't incur any further costs. The cost of kitchen utensils isn't sufficiently high that the opportunity cost of ownership (i.e. tying up...
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    In the UK there are two tiers of cabs. In...

    In the UK there are two tiers of cabs.

    In London we have the iconic black cabs (which aren't always black) that have the TAXI light on the front which is illuminated if they are available for...
  12. Meh, there are enough cyclists in some areas that...

    Meh, there are enough cyclists in some areas that I cycle that if I waved at them all I'd crash.

    In more remote areas I'll often nod to a cyclist. Sometimes they nod back. Sometimes they nod and...
  13. I'd be surprised if it's spoke tension unless...

    I'd be surprised if it's spoke tension unless something is way off. I broke a spoke 3 miles into an 83-mile ride and completed the ride. I had to loosen the brakes a little but aside from that I...
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    If they built you the wheel, presumably knowing...

    If they built you the wheel, presumably knowing your size and hopefully talking to you about what you're going to be doing on it, I'd say that if it's bent already it's not fit for purpose. I'd take...
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    If only. On one of the UK stages this year I...

    If only. On one of the UK stages this year I noticed a guy in a very small green bathing suit (I forget just where it was). I'd really hoped not to see such a thing - some things just can't be...
  16. Greipel was way back, it's like he never made it...

    Greipel was way back, it's like he never made it to the front at all.

    I was standing in the shadow of the Westminster Clock Tower watching them go by. It was a great day.
  17. The two are very similar in many ways but the...

    The two are very similar in many ways but the Montana gives you a bigger screen. The Montana is better in many ways than the older Oregons but from what I can tell from the spec the newer Oregons are...
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    Depending on your budget, can you get something...

    Depending on your budget, can you get something like an Audi S4 (or maybe RS4)? I don't know if it comes as a hatch but should be available as an estate/station wagon. It's fast, don't know if it's...
  19. I've cleared out two garages following the death...

    I've cleared out two garages following the death of the owner. Goodwill wouldn't have wanted most of the crap I found. Fortunately the dumpster hire company was perfectly willing to take it away, for...
  20. Assumptions are funny when people don't realise...

    Assumptions are funny when people don't realise that not everybody lives with the same goals they have.

    I remember some of my neighbours assuming I must be hard up because my car was 17 years old...
  21. If we parked in the garage where would we store...

    If we parked in the garage where would we store all the crap that goes in the garage?
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    If you have to keep shifting your weight back to...

    If you have to keep shifting your weight back to the right spot look at your saddle position. Maybe you need to move it forwards or backwards, or change the tilt of it. If you do, make very small...
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    Good stuff.... if my friend does give cycling a...

    Good stuff.... if my friend does give cycling a try maybe they'll gain a customer.
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    Cool, thanks for the tip. I saw them briefly on a...

    Cool, thanks for the tip. I saw them briefly on a trip there but it's hard to know from walking past whether they're good or not.
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    Freeze Thaw Cycles in State College PA

    ... are they any good?

    Got a friend who lives in that general area talking about giving cycling a try, and figured the good folks here might know.
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