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  1. +1. I have an Ogre, and my girlfriend commutes on...

    +1. I have an Ogre, and my girlfriend commutes on a Troll. Sounds like it ticks most of the boxes except your skinny tire desire.
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    People scare me. :rolleyes:

    People scare me.
    :rolleyes:
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    Ain't nothing wrong with that...This would be my...

    Ain't nothing wrong with that...This would be my typical Friday post ride energy drink. Maybe try showing your friend this site:
    http://drunkcyclist.com/

    And set him up with a $300-400...
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    Agreed, high lumen lights eat batteries faster...

    Agreed, high lumen lights eat batteries faster than low lumen lights...however, one doesn't have to use the light on max power, and on lowest setting (walk mode)the 800 will last 38 hours. It is...
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    For a AA light, this will get it done:...

    For a AA light, this will get it done:
    http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-Blaze-2Watt-Headlight/dp/B0015R1NE4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392076113&sr=8-1&keywords=planet+bike+2w

    I have this light;...
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    I would not go below $695......

    I would not go below $695...
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/fat-bikes.htm
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    On the day of a snow storm, I will typically...

    On the day of a snow storm, I will typically drive as the snow piles up so fast here (Tahoe) that the plows don't keep up and the roads get really small...we don't have any MUPs that are plowed. ...
  8. You could get a Cygolite 800...they are less than...

    You could get a Cygolite 800...they are less than the 700's currently:
    http://www.amazon.com/Cygolite-Expilion-800-USB-Headlight/dp/B00E1NQ21S
  9. People do the Death Ride on all kinds of...

    People do the Death Ride on all kinds of bikes-mountain, hybrid, road, I even saw a unicycle last year. Your ride will be sweet, and with a mountain bike you could take the short cut from Hermit...
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    I took a pair of these:...

    I took a pair of these:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001Q4YMXA/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    and modified them with a bit of velcro and a couple of straps. They work great, and...
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    Let $$$ and space be your guide. If you can...

    Let $$$ and space be your guide. If you can afford it, store it, and will use it, get the bike. If the answer is no to any of those three...get the wheels.
    Simple, really.
    :)
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    I am a big fan of a balaclava myself. I use this...

    I am a big fan of a balaclava myself. I use this one down to 0F and below. If it is above 30F or so, I just use a thin skull cap.
    ...
  13. I'd vote for the Ogre. I have one and it used...

    I'd vote for the Ogre. I have one and it used for commuting, touring, and winter riding. Once the snow melts, I tend to commute on a mountain bike, so I can ride trails after work on the way home,...
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    Another possibility is Amtrak. You can ship a...

    Another possibility is Amtrak. You can ship a bike from station to station for $25 without removing anything but the handlebars. I have used this system to ship bikes to San Diego and CO, and will...
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    I have purchased three bikes direct bikes and...

    I have purchased three bikes direct bikes and been very satisfied every time. Two of the bikes arrived with damage from shipping/pre-assembley, and both times bikesdirect took care of the situation...
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    I leave no time for flats. My commute takes me...

    I leave no time for flats. My commute takes me about 20 minutes, and since we aren't allowed to work more than 40 hours a week and I often stay late, being 5-10 minutes late is not a problem as long...
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    As the victim of a hit-and-run that didn't end so...

    As the victim of a hit-and-run that didn't end so well for me, I can't believe you didn't get a plate # at the least and report the incident. She could very well do that again to another rider.
  18. +4 on this. Don't go in summer though, it's...

    +4 on this. Don't go in summer though, it's crowded and cloudy and grey. It is summer in San Diego from September to April also, and much more enjoyable.

    And another +1 for Santa Barbara. You...
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    This one works well for me:...

    This one works well for me:
    http://www.rei.com/product/777275/electra-8-ball-bike-bell

    It has that classic Brrrring-Brrrring ring to it.
  20. This is my favorite cage. Fits nicely off the...

    This is my favorite cage. Fits nicely off the back of the seat, and therefore at hand in time of need
    http://www.kingcage.com/assets/img/mudflask-lrg.jpg
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    I have ridden in -9F this year, and my normal...

    I have ridden in -9F this year, and my normal commute to work in the dead of winter (now) is single digits. It's only 4 miles each way, so not really that far, but I will go out and ride for an...
  22. I've been hit twice by cars. 1st time, a driver...

    I've been hit twice by cars. 1st time, a driver turned left in front of me and I flew over the hood. Got really lucky. The second time, hit from behind, hit and run. Both situations taught me...
  23. If you can look for a week or two, and get a feel...

    If you can look for a week or two, and get a feel for what's available, you might find something you really like. I would look for a bike that has eyelets for a rear rack-handy for commuting when...
  24. If this is for riding around Davis, I'd say look...

    If this is for riding around Davis, I'd say look used and look cheap. Unless you are going more than 10 miles each way, you don't need much of a bike to get around there: it's flat everywhere. Bike...
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    Subscribed. I have always wanted a Flying...

    Subscribed. I have always wanted a Flying Pigeon, and I 'd really like to see how your experiment fares.
    This:
    "The Pigeon, for all its mechanical flaws, is a gorgeous bike. I could sit there...
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