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    Poll: "creamy" Smuckers Natural. Its like...

    "creamy" Smuckers Natural. Its like micro-crunchy, and 100x better than the crap they load with SUGAR of all things. Peanut butter needs 2 things: Peanuts and salt.

    I'll spend the extra money and...
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    As much as I will say velo plugs are great, I...

    As much as I will say velo plugs are great, I NEVER had an issue with Velox. I would guess something else is going on, velox should not shift if installed properly. Do you have the right width of...
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    The only way to guarantee NO flats, without an...

    The only way to guarantee NO flats, without an airless type of foam tire, is to not ride, ever.

    However, there are steps to minimize flats, as discussed above :)
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    I've found the ONLY way to lose weight, for me,...

    I've found the ONLY way to lose weight, for me, is to keep track of calories. I use myfitnesspal (app and online), I set it for 1lb/week loss, and THEN I aim for 400 calories left at each day,...
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    I have LX hubs from 2001 on my MTB. Keep them...

    I have LX hubs from 2001 on my MTB. Keep them properly adjusted and fresh grease now and then and they have held up fine!

    XT will be just as good, but lighter ;)
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    Wiping down the tire after a ride (its just a dry...

    Wiping down the tire after a ride (its just a dry shop towel - paper towel kind) clears the dirt and dust off the tire and lets you see if anything is sticking into the tire. I like the roll of shop...
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    Stouts, porters, brown ales, amber, IPA, Pale...

    Stouts, porters, brown ales, amber, IPA, Pale ale, Hefeweizen (my homebrew is as good as the german imports - far cheaper, too), Heck I even like PBR!

    Favorite beer so far is my homebrew...
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    I've been running Mavic Aksion 25c for 2 years...

    I've been running Mavic Aksion 25c for 2 years now. First on my former Sirrus, and now on my Podium 2. Regular tubes: qtubes work well for me.

    I ride chipseal, rough beat up country roads. I'm at...
  9. Thread: Veloplugs

    by nymtber
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    I have Veloplugs on my Velocity Deep-V rims. near...

    I have Veloplugs on my Velocity Deep-V rims. near 60 miles so far and they are doing fine! Yes, harder to install than tape, but my tires went on a lot easier, as well.

    Where did ANYONE come up...
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    I'm 215 (down from 230 this winter) and running...

    I'm 215 (down from 230 this winter) and running Deep-V laced to Tiagra hubs with Sapim Race spokes.

    Heavy, sure, but stiff and really feel nice under me. I won't "upgrade" to drop weight from my...
  11. NOTHING is wrong with BD... as long as you have...

    NOTHING is wrong with BD... as long as you have the tools and knowledge of setting up a bike. If you don't have BOTH, just get a LBS bike!

    OP: glad you found a bike you liked in your price range!...
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    I'm with this guy! Hills here are usually...

    I'm with this guy!

    Hills here are usually short (in my town, at least) but headwinds... Today I hit a headwind at about 4 miles into a 12.5 mile ride. 60% of my riding was a headwind, and I still...
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    Nope, ride alone. Ex-gf was too slow (except on...

    Nope, ride alone. Ex-gf was too slow (except on the canal path) and current gf doesn't ride bikes.

    I enjoy riding alone. MY pace. But I do still enjoy riding the canal path with my dad, we keep a...
  14. I don't have magnet issues since I went to a GPS...

    I don't have magnet issues since I went to a GPS :D

    I never had magnet issues when I used magnets, either. I agree with FBinNY's suggestion of putting the magnet on the inside of the cross, and...
  15. You have to measure your wheels, use a calculator...

    You have to measure your wheels, use a calculator and figure out the numbers. Letting someone else tell you spoke lengths could end up with incorrect sizes... Its not hard to do, and there is plenty...
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    more and more sparkling wine is now coming with a...

    more and more sparkling wine is now coming with a cap. Why? Why not? They work for beer just fine. Cork and cage take a lot more effort (more cost to consumer) than a cap. Cap is easier, and safer,...
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    I measure circumference. Start with valve at 6...

    I measure circumference. Start with valve at 6 O'clock (perpendicular to floor) and make a mark. Roll the bike in a straight line, till the valve stem comes back around, make another mark. Measure...
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    I like specialized BG saddles. They WORK well for...

    I like specialized BG saddles. They WORK well for me.

    My exercise bike and its HUGE seat cause numbness.... but my tiny flat hard saddle does not! Most non-cyclists don't understand that!
  19. THIS. And, you will feel better, too! I eat whole...

    THIS. And, you will feel better, too! I eat whole grain bread and cereals. Lean proteins, lots of veggies... SOME fruit. And rice. I love rice (white....)

    Use a calorie tracker. Myfitnesspal is...
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    A guy I work with gave me good insight to this...

    A guy I work with gave me good insight to this when talking snowmobiles....

    An air-sprung, while the new rage and really good, blow a seal and your STUCK with a blown shock. Either impossible to...
  21. Thread: Eye protection

    by nymtber
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    Possible. I don't know about plastic ;) I work in...

    Possible. I don't know about plastic ;) I work in the optics industry with Glass and crystals, and while glass cuts out some UV, its usually a coating when dealing with glass.

    I know most safety...
  22. Thread: Eye protection

    by nymtber
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    Uvex sunglasses here. Every ride. Your eyes...

    Uvex sunglasses here. Every ride.

    Your eyes are your ONLY set, if you lose one, you can't replace it. Take care of them! I wear sunglasses more than most. Eyes are very sensitive to bright light....
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    I've yet to break a single craftsman tool...And...

    I've yet to break a single craftsman tool...And I've sure tried to working on cars and other stuff around the house :D

    And, as I posted earlier, I OWN the t-handle hex wrenches the OP posted....
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    Wear gloves to absorb the sweat? I prefer...

    Wear gloves to absorb the sweat?

    I prefer wearing gloves anyway :)
  25. Tried some once. They suck. I'll just use...

    Tried some once. They suck.

    I'll just use plain old fashioned vulcanizing cement and normal patches when I need them. Stick on are just that, a sticker. The old fashioned way actually makes...
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