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  1. Look, OP, if you want a "road bike" style bike,...

    Look, OP, if you want a "road bike" style bike, but also want to do some light trails, you're going to need a cross bike. Many cross bikes come with mounts for a rack - which IMO is essential for...
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    oh also this morning i was signaling a turn and...

    oh also this morning i was signaling a turn and the jogger on the corner thought i was trying to give him a high five. awkward moment.
  3. surly cross check. the end.

    surly cross check.
    the end.
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    News Flash: Summer in Houston is hot. Ride in...

    News Flash: Summer in Houston is hot.

    Ride in was uneventful, save for the copious amount of perspiration. First ride with a new rack and behind-saddle water bottle mount. Seems to be OK. Needs...
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    Yes you can. I did it with my old commuter MTB...

    Yes you can. I did it with my old commuter MTB with bar ends.

    Start wrapping at the top of the bar end, where the plug is (take the plug out, obvi) with a little bit hanging over the end of the...
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    So are cages just a terrible idea then? I feel...

    So are cages just a terrible idea then? I feel like they'd be easier to get out of than clipless, but still offer some of the benefits.
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    Sticky: borosen _____________________________ 5225 (7587)...

    borosen _____________________________ 5225 (7587) [131/133]
    gregf83 (BC)_________________________ 4211 (5227) [105/121]
    augustgarage (CA)____________________ 4154.9 (5797.6 total) [109/109]...
  8. Why not get some grocery panniers? LL bean makes...

    Why not get some grocery panniers? LL bean makes some great ones, so does Jannd. Then the rack doesn't matter.
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    never understood the love for the bugati veyron....

    never understood the love for the bugati veyron. it's an ok looking sleek car, but the front end is just vomit.
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    avid golfer here. played on my high school team...

    avid golfer here.
    played on my high school team - though that was a long time ago.

    don't play as often as i want, or used to. haven't been once yet since moving to houston. no one to go with - i...
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    Ha don't be silly. There isn't a rule that says...

    Ha don't be silly.
    There isn't a rule that says "thou must maintain quickest speed possible at all times." A casual slower pace is fine. Though I bet you'd be surprised how easily you can reach...
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    Hey Luke. You're in my neck of the woods. Yes,...

    Hey Luke. You're in my neck of the woods.
    Yes, Terry Hershey Park is a good place to ride. It can, and will, have a lot of foot traffic, but it depends on the time of day. You're best bet is to get...
  13. Well, that particular Axiom rack isn't designed...

    Well, that particular Axiom rack isn't designed for a trunk bag. It's called the 'Streamliner' for a reason; it's streamlined. It's supposed to be narrow and hug the shape of the back of the bike...
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    I didn't read the whole thread, so this may have...

    I didn't read the whole thread, so this may have been mentioned, but after reading your first post the first thing that popped into my mind was: don't shoehorn yourself into riding a "women's" bike...
  15. I like the Axiom one too - it's the one I...

    I like the Axiom one too - it's the one I originally wanted for my commuter - but I don't have QR skewers, and it won't fit on the old bolt/nut style axles. So be wary of that.

    Alternatively, I...
  16. Hey Zombie, the THP extension that goes under...

    Hey Zombie, the THP extension that goes under I-10 is fully paved, you have nothing to be timid about.
    If you park in the lot where the Gazebo is on Memorial, ride up behind it towards I-10, then...
  17. Thread: Ask Scrod

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    I don't even know what this means

    I don't even know what this means
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    http://i.imgur.com/CGQfrti.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/CGQfrti.jpg
  19. Thread: Ask Scrod

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    General physics I get. Bike physics though... ...

    General physics I get. Bike physics though...

    Anyway, I ask because I just built the bike, brand new chain, and I know chains stretch over time. When I started, the chain tension was pretty tight,...
  20. Thread: Ask Scrod

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    Scrod, How much free movement should there be as...

    Scrod,
    How much free movement should there be as you begin to pedal before the chain engages fully?

    Also, crunchy or creamy PB?
  21. Thread: Hot r Not

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    http://www.rockethideout.com/articles/images/kingo...

    http://www.rockethideout.com/articles/images/kingofthevampires/kotv1.png
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    do single speeds count?...

    do single speeds count?
    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5078/14397104957_df4ebf3cf0_c_d.jpg
  23. There are no bike lanes on Kirkwood or Dairy...

    There are no bike lanes on Kirkwood or Dairy Ashford, and given the state of each of those roads (they look like a WWII European city after an Allied carpet bombing), I don't think there will ever be...
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    It's true (obviously). I will need new rotors...

    It's true (obviously).
    I will need new rotors and brake pads on my Hyundai soon - that'll cost probably over $1000. New brake pads and wheels for my bike will cost, what, $200 - if I get decent...
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    Thanks! I wish I had ordered the 40cm instead of...

    Thanks!
    I wish I had ordered the 40cm instead of the 42cm, and I wish the reach from the bend to the ends where the brakes are was a little shorter. But otherwise I'm liking them. It's my first time...
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