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    The Chrome City SPD shoes are also another good...

    The Chrome City SPD shoes are also another good option for stealth shoes. I wear them every day at work all day long and they are great if they fit your style preferences.
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    I have had great luck with my Mission workshop...

    I have had great luck with my Mission workshop shed.

    I commute year round in seattle and it has been perfect and I have had no issue with water intrusion at all.

    Messenger Bags / The Shed...
  3. I have a pacer that works great for group rides,...

    I have a pacer that works great for group rides, it has plenty of room for 28 or 32c tires and fenders. I would highly recommend looking at it as it was designed pretty much for the purpose you...
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    Yes, I should have looked at the rear before...

    Yes, I should have looked at the rear before posting but it is a pain to get to due to the rear fender. I broke out the brake cleaner and q-tips and it appears that the body of the caliper is just...
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    Being tall with large feet panniers that don't...

    Being tall with large feet panniers that don't interfere with my heals are pretty tiny for storage.

    The only time I regret this is on hot days, which is an issue in places like Texas.

    But I...
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    When I put on my backup pads I actually did go...

    When I put on my backup pads I actually did go out of spec by only turning in the outboard pad 5 clicks to center the pad exactly for that reason and it felt like they were holding.

    I have the...
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    BB7 ejecting brake pads

    My winter commuter bike (Barron Outsider) has decided that enjoys ejecting the piston side pad on my front caliper.

    The first time it happened I assumed it was a fluke but it keeps doing it.
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    Yep, moved here precisely because you don't have...

    Yep, moved here precisely because you don't have wake up early to shovel rain :)
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    To be fair we get a lot more ice than most...

    To be fair we get a lot more ice than most places. Lots of times around here we have a lower layer of air that is just warm enough to produce freezing rain. And this layer is often ice below the...
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    Fenders, safety glasses and a nice jacket make it...

    Fenders, safety glasses and a nice jacket make it pretty easy if you remember to avoid metal (slick) and remember to give yourself more time to stop. Me and many of my co-workers commute year round...
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    You may want to try upping your cadence and down...

    You may want to try upping your cadence and down shift a bit more. It is really easy to try to push to the limit all the time and to be honest the hardest thing for me to learn was to hold back a...
  12. This is a very rough rule and ignores the complex...

    This is a very rough rule and ignores the complex physics and wind but if you look down from where the highest portion of your body is you should only see fender.

    Of course the real issue is that...
  13. FYI, if you take the very first right after the...

    FYI, if you take the very first right after the bridge and follow it around it becomes Fairview, it dead ends but the last left is "Hamlin" which is a very steep hill BUT you only need to make it up...
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    Yes, the 2.1 I got from REI, the Boat Street...

    Yes, the 2.1 I got from REI, the Boat Street Recycle Cycles also has a lot of jackets, some that are used.
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    Last winter I went on a bit of a jacket binge and...

    Last winter I went on a bit of a jacket binge and I have their Rogue hoodie and the Elite 2.1. They are the best rain jackets I have ever had for the bike and they make the commute trivial all...
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    I took a big old swig of the gatorskin koolaid a...

    I took a big old swig of the gatorskin koolaid a few years back. So I run hardshells on my one bike that only takes 700x23c tires to help reduce pinch flats and the normal 700x28c gatorskin (ultras)...
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    Another Seattleite here. Hills are mostly...

    Another Seattleite here. Hills are mostly mental, the trick is to shift down early, keep your cadence up and set back a little and don't go forward with full effort.

    My house is 42' above sea...
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    I wore out a le tour of that vintage :) I wanted...

    I wore out a le tour of that vintage :) I wanted a tempo but couldn't find the extra money. Great to see you still riding it although the concept of a "clean" bike confuses me.
  19. Seeing as you live in Seattle I would highly...

    Seeing as you live in Seattle I would highly recommend you head up and check out Rodriguez, they will make a bike with disc brakes and custom fit to you.

    Having a bike that fits you properly is an...
  20. Enjoy your bike, it will treat you well. To...

    Enjoy your bike, it will treat you well.

    To answer you question I was having back problems but a proper bike fit solved that problem.
  21. Unless someone actively watches you dive to the...

    Unless someone actively watches you dive to the back of the bus and disappear into your phone it would take a really brazen criminal to pull a bike off the front of the bus. The drivers tend to...
  22. IMHO, if you have back problems avoid aluminum...

    IMHO, if you have back problems avoid aluminum frames, even those with front suspension will be harder on it. I would be looking for a steel bike with a geometry that will let you ride in a way that...
  23. Personally I would look at the modern crop of...

    Personally I would look at the modern crop of road bikes that allow larger tires and fenders. Full fenders really make it almost trivial to ride in the rain around here and the ones you can...
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    You should have no problems from 23c up to 35c if...

    You should have no problems from 23c up to 35c if your frame will allow them.
  25. I live in Seattle, at 47' above sea level and...

    I live in Seattle, at 47' above sea level and within earshot of the sea lions (salt air) and I only ride steel bikes. I ride them every day, including the the days it rains here and I have never had...
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