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    How about something like this? Amazon.com :...

    How about something like this?
    Amazon.com : Velcro Velstrap Cinch Straps, 18 x 1 Inches, Black, 2 Pack (90107) : Velcro Straps Heavy Duty : Office Products

    Easy to remove and cheap.
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    Can you flip the bike over and pedal it and still...

    Can you flip the bike over and pedal it and still hear it or is it only when you're on it and pedaling? Is it really loud and can you feel it in your feet when it happens? May not be anything and...
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    That's the great thing about REI. Go pick one,...

    That's the great thing about REI. Go pick one, ride it for a week or two and see what you think. If you don't love it, go get the other one, do the same thing. Take the one you like least back. ...
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    I've used them in other areas that I've lived...

    I've used them in other areas that I've lived where it got hot and they worked very well. I haven't used them in awhile though as it just doesn't get that hot here in Oregon.
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    Gotta be careful of the crooks also. I bought a...

    Gotta be careful of the crooks also. I bought a inflatable pontoon boat from a really nice guy off CL. Ok price and gave me some extra bladders and he was nice to talk to about fishing. He laid...
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    Buying is bad enough, but selling is just as bad....

    Buying is bad enough, but selling is just as bad. Craigslist people are flaky! I've sold quite a bit of stuff on there but I donate a lot now simply because I don't want the hassle.

    I was...
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    Surprising no. The tire makes a HUGE difference....

    Surprising no. The tire makes a HUGE difference. Get a high quality tire. Lightness of the tire matters. If you can find something below 300 grams, you won't notice any speed difference from...
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    Not necessarily. My 700x32 Compass Bicycles:...

    Not necessarily. My 700x32 Compass Bicycles: 700C Tires Grand Bois Cypress tires are not any heavier than standard 700x23/25 sized tires. Less aero sure, but not enough to affect the speeds we go...
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    SLOW!!! Hated these tires.

    SLOW!!! Hated these tires.
  10. I think this is a silly discussion really. ...

    I think this is a silly discussion really. Things cost what they cost. Nobody has to buy the high dollar gear. Nobody is getting ripped off. I could buy a $10k bike and $350 dollar bibs, but I...
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    Carbon is light, stiff and compliant. All that...

    Carbon is light, stiff and compliant. All that is hard to come by with steel. If I was a racer, I'd only use carbon fiber. This coming from someone that only rides steel. I ride steel because...
  12. Kinda like these Machka? Amazon.com : Sunlite...

    Kinda like these Machka?

    Amazon.com : Sunlite MX 1 Foam Comfort Bicycle Grips, Black : Bike Grips And Accessories : Sports & Outdoors

    395605

    I have a bad wrist from breaking every bone in it...
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    Both are good. I typically go to Bike Gallery. ...

    Both are good. I typically go to Bike Gallery. The guys there are nice to work with.
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    Yeah, too hard to say. It's like saying, how...

    Yeah, too hard to say. It's like saying, how long would it take me to be able to run a half marathon. Too difficult to spell out.

    For me, when I first started, it took me probably a couple...
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    Yeah, I'd agree with this. Most of these bikes...

    Yeah, I'd agree with this. Most of these bikes you'll be looking at that are typically marketed as commuters will allow larger tires. Put the largest flat resistant tires you can on it and suddenly...
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    The road has to be in good shape before they can...

    The road has to be in good shape before they can chip seal it. They don't do it to roads that are all busted up. As counties start running low of funds, you'll see this more and more. It's longer...
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    I had a Bianchi EV Boron that had shaped tubes. ...

    I had a Bianchi EV Boron that had shaped tubes. It was steel.
  18. I've used my Oregon 550t on the bike and it works...

    I've used my Oregon 550t on the bike and it works pretty well. I also have the Etrex and it's also a good unit for this purpose. Lighter than the Oregon and MUCH lighter than the Montana. I've...
  19. I think it depends on what you're trying to do. ...

    I think it depends on what you're trying to do. Most in here will have multiple bikes and getting those to be good at the speciality that they are designed for isn't that difficult. Having one...
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    If fitness is the goal, you'd most likely spend...

    If fitness is the goal, you'd most likely spend less time riding the MTB vs a road bike since you'd be working more on the MTB to burn a certain amount of calories which would result in less time to...
  21. I've had several carbon fiber race bikes along...

    I've had several carbon fiber race bikes along with some endurance carbon bikes and while yes they did accelerate faster, I was not really any faster on those verses the Soma ES I built up. I'm...
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    Who is "they"?

    Who is "they"?
  23. Thread: 32mm tires

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    These are some great tires, but not going to fit...

    These are some great tires, but not going to fit your bike. They do make 25/28's so maybe those will fit.

    My Soma has these tires and there isn't a LOT of room for larger tires than 32's. The...
  24. I'd go with the aluminum steerer tube. If I was...

    I'd go with the aluminum steerer tube. If I was racing and weight was an issue, I'd go with a full carbon fork.
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    I think this is your answer. Less Internet, more...

    I think this is your answer. Less Internet, more riding.
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