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    I have worn the soft boxer briefs (hanes) under...

    I have worn the soft boxer briefs (hanes) under the bike shorts. they work (depending on length of ride) for < hour. They might work longer but I haven't gotten that far... :)

    however, I have...
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    I like that! :roflmao2:

    I like that! :roflmao2:
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    I appreciate you saying that as I was a bit shy...

    I appreciate you saying that as I was a bit shy to say that when I started out that a couple of miles was daunting... add in that there also was some break-in time for sitting on the saddle...
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    I have never owned a Joe Blow, but I can say that...

    I have never owned a Joe Blow, but I can say that I have also bent a few presta valves. so rather than being locked into only buying joe blow, I can buy some generic pump from a sporting goods store...
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    you are quite right, however the low end type of...

    you are quite right, however the low end type of floor pumps don't usually handle that. Actually, one of my floor pumps that I purchased from my lbs came with a plastic adaptor for presta (which is...
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    well, one can buy a screw on adaptor for presta...

    well, one can buy a screw on adaptor for presta valves. this allows floor pumps that normally handle Schrader valves to now also handle presta...
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    I wonder if he means the size the tube has on its...

    I wonder if he means the size the tube has on its box... for example there are tubes for 18mm -23mm tires and they usually have presta valves...
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    yes, trying to build up stamina... (that does...

    yes, trying to build up stamina... (that does seem to be a bit better way to put it... )
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    for example: I have a route that I ride for about...

    for example: I have a route that I ride for about 4.5 miles to get to my office and on the way back its about 4 miles (different way)... so I am used to that distance but if I go another route, I...
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    how do you increase distance?

    hi,
    I know this might be a stupid question... but I have read a few of you have different routes (which have different distances). Is there a way you would recommend increasing distance to...
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    which frame pump is best?

    my frame pump died... looking for a good frame pump that handles Schrader valves, has the ability to act like a floor pump, and can handle road tire pressures. anything like that out there?
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    well actually, I have found that 7/8 are...

    well actually, I have found that 7/8 are generally interchangeable but with your old wheel you probably can't put an 8 speed cassette on it.
    I have a newer wheel that I put on my old 7 speed bike...
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    has anyone tried the "cooling shirts" or towels...

    has anyone tried the "cooling shirts" or towels that have been advertised on tv...?
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    you are wrong... I was much heavier and bought a...

    you are wrong... I was much heavier and bought a bikes direct bike that worked for thousands of miles compared to a trek 7100 that had problems with spoke breakage... I actually would worry more...
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    How do you guys keep cool...

    I have missed a few days here due to heat in the afternoon...
    I want to know what you guys do to keep cool for a commute.
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    so if goofy is a dog, and pluto is a dog. why...

    so if goofy is a dog, and pluto is a dog. why doesn't pluto walk on 2 legs and talk?
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    I bought a trek 7100 from bike store and had...

    I bought a trek 7100 from bike store and had similar problems with spoke breakage... no real resolution from the bike store I purchased it from (basically said that I was too heavy)... so I bought a...
  18. I just use a 10$ cycle computer which gives me...

    I just use a 10$ cycle computer which gives me trip distance and odometer (and some other things). don't need anything more...
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    no, but when I was a kid I used to put cards in...

    no, but when I was a kid I used to put cards in my spoke to make it sound like a motorcycle...:D
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    ummm no, no towel service... from what I...

    ummm no, no towel service... from what I understand there is an attendant in the actual exercise room, probably just to make sure no one injures themselves, but its not a commercial style gym...
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    yup. its for the fitness center... which does ...

    yup. its for the fitness center... which does get used.
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    his logic deals with where he works... he works...

    his logic deals with where he works... he works in a large government building and his office is at one end and the showers are at the other... but I guess, I was wondering if others had reasons...
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    showers vs sink

    I have a friend that commutes who has showers available but says that he prefers to do the sink "birdbath"...
    I thought that a bit strange but was wondering if there were any others that feel...
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    I had a similar problem with my trek 7100......

    I had a similar problem with my trek 7100... couldn't go 5 miles without breaking a spoke... no help from the LBS until I decided to purchase another wheel, which cost me another 100... don't like...
  25. I have a handlebar bag on all my bikes that I got...

    I have a handlebar bag on all my bikes that I got from walmart which cost me about 10 dollars...
    it holds:
    - tire levers
    - multitool
    - 2 tubes and patch kit
    - a spoke wrench
    - chain...
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