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    Funny what passes for advanced. My 75 year old...

    Funny what passes for advanced. My 75 year old home, like many from that era around here, had a similar setup in the unfinished half of the basement. Definitely not as elegant and also without a tub....
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    If there is enough clearance, then yes. Rim...

    If there is enough clearance, then yes. Rim brakes would be a problem though as they probably wouldn't line up.

    There's also 650B which falls in between and is gaining some popularity on off road...
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    On my last visit to the eye doctor they asked if...

    On my last visit to the eye doctor they asked if I brought sunglasses along. When I told them I forgot, they opened up a drawer full of disposable sunglasses which were much like the 3D glasses you...
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    I turned 50 recently and have spent all of my...

    I turned 50 recently and have spent all of my living within a 75 mile radius of where I'm at now. Two years ago we had an exceptionally dry Summer and Fall. This Spring and early Summer have been...
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    Belt drives are also common on snowmobiles and...

    Belt drives are also common on snowmobiles and ATVs
  6. I'm sorry. There are many things that are...

    I'm sorry. There are many things that are subjective or just not true when it comes to road bikes, messenger bags, and backpacks that people keep repeating.

    A decent quality, properly adjusted...
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    My Nexus Redband was almost always quiet while...

    My Nexus Redband was almost always quiet while shifting and so is my Afline. They both would complain on occasion though. I've also had the occasional ghost shift, - sometimes because of a shifter...
  8. There are lots of different kinds of road bikes....

    There are lots of different kinds of road bikes. The ones that are very race oriented won't have mounts for racks or fenders but there are plenty of options for adding fenders regardless of whether...
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    My assumption is that a hub with pawls would...

    My assumption is that a hub with pawls would click just like a freewheel or freehub with pawls would.
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    I always enjoyed his posts but members come and...

    I always enjoyed his posts but members come and go. The next time a zombie thread is revived look at the posts from a few years ago and you'll see some unfamiliar names and names you haven't seen in...
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    Did your 7 make a click-click sound like a...

    Did your 7 make a click-click sound like a typical bike when it coasted? My Alfine and my Nexus "Red Band" were virtually silent when coasting.

    Anyway, I was curious too and this is what I found....
  12. Poll: That may be a long ways off. I read recently that...

    That may be a long ways off. I read recently that one of Copenhagen's dirty little secrets is that a car is still one of the most popular ways of getting around, - if you include trips that either...
  13. I think that it's funny that a company that sells...

    I think that it's funny that a company that sells tools to straighten rotors recommends replacement rather than straightening.

    From the link above:
    "Rotors may become bent or warped with use...
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    I use a wider drop bar in the winter (cyclocross...

    I use a wider drop bar in the winter (cyclocross bar actually). It's positioned so that I can ride more upright than I do on my summer bikes. Riding into a strong NW wind when it's below zero is made...
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    In the 10 winters I've been bike commuting last...

    In the 10 winters I've been bike commuting last year was the worst by a long shot. Two years before that it was far warmer than usual with very little snow. It's almost as if you could walk into a...
  16. Not entirely true. My Huffy Sante Fe with Shimano...

    Not entirely true. My Huffy Sante Fe with Shimano Positron II shifting had only a single "cable" and detents at the derailleur. It was ahead of its time. ;)
  17. Since the pros seem to be less concerned about...

    Since the pros seem to be less concerned about durability and have spare bikes following them on cars, it wouldn't surprise me if consumer grade frames are actually tougher.

    FWIW the previous...
  18. Belkin is a Dutch team.

    Belkin is a Dutch team.
  19. Search for titanium frame cracks and you will get...

    Search for titanium frame cracks and you will get a long list as well
  20. Conflicting reports about what happened. Most...

    Conflicting reports about what happened.

    Most recent would seem to show that the damaged frame pictured in the article above was trashed in a collision while in a bike rack on top of a car. It...
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    I only meant that if your commute was 15 miles...

    I only meant that if your commute was 15 miles instead of 4.5, then it might be well worth modifying your bike to allow you to use lighter, thinner winter tires, - assuming the road conditions allow...
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    There are 700c studded tires that are much wider...

    There are 700c studded tires that are much wider than 35mm so from that standpoint I'm not sure there's much difference. It really depends on what will fit on your bike.

    If your trails aren't...
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    It's been a rainy summer so the fenders still...

    It's been a rainy summer so the fenders still haven't come off my bike. Most years they would have been off for at least a month by now. Not that fenders make much difference in the deluges with been...
  24. One obvious reason would be that he wants a chain...

    One obvious reason would be that he wants a chain for a bike that has at least 8 speeds and a rear derailleur. Using SS chains on such a bike will often result in poor shifting.
  25. Rotors get knocked out of true too (and sometimes...

    Rotors get knocked out of true too (and sometimes come that way). In my experience, rim brakes are more tolerant of rims being out true than disc brakes are of rotors being out of true. I'm not sure...
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