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    Have you you put some miles on the yet?

    Have you you put some miles on the yet?
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    Raleigh CliffHanger MTB...

    Raleigh CliffHanger MTB

    This one is what I would start on. Get a set of puncture resistant tires in a slick or semi slick tread pattern, rear rack fenders and lights and be commuting on a budget....
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    This is a terrible choice for a commuter bike....

    This is a terrible choice for a commuter bike. The lack of a front brake invites disaster on the road. If the chain malfunctions (derailment, or breaks) you will loose ability to brake.


    This...
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    Very good advise here. I'd suggest getting a pair...

    Very good advise here. I'd suggest getting a pair of schwalbe marathon plus tires for whatever bike you get. There are other good choices for tires, but as a beginner nothing will discourage you like...
  5. Thread: bikes direct

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    Double especially if they don't have a car, or...

    Double especially if they don't have a car, or otherwise don't drive in the first place.
  6. The future of cycling could be affordable...

    The future of cycling could be affordable electric assist velomobiles.


    imagine that for commuting, hills, rain, headwinds all less influential. Also, if it looked similar to a car, I bet car...
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    I just wore out my rear marathon plus. A new one...

    I just wore out my rear marathon plus. A new one is on the way. Also a set for my backup bike that just got new wheels in a different size (700 c vs 27). I find reliability a primary concern and that...
  8. Reminds me of people, the cows do. I never...

    Reminds me of people, the cows do.


    I never thought of how similar the trombone is to sound of the Cow's moo.
  9. Cristopher Walk-in, the coolest. If walk in...

    Cristopher Walk-in, the coolest.


    If walk in coolers could talk! I bet they would have far more interesting things to say than walk in freezers.
  10. Thread: bikes direct

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    I have over ten thousand miles on my bikesdirect...

    I have over ten thousand miles on my bikesdirect bike. I got it when I weighed 330 pounds too!
  11. Thread: kilo help

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    OP keep going, you can do it. Good choice in...

    OP keep going, you can do it.


    Good choice in bike by the way. Could you imagine the reactions here if you had something rare/valuable?
  12. Consider new brake pads, new tires/tubes, ROK...

    Consider new brake pads, new tires/tubes, ROK straps for his rear rack, lights, a travel pump and puncture repair kit, a small under the seat bag, and ride it yourself a little bit to make sure the...
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    Bought an old lotus road bike. Converted it to...

    Bought an old lotus road bike. Converted it to single speed (just took off the derailleurs and shortened the chain used the existing freewheel in appropriate gearing). It came with unused new tires,...
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    Sorry about that.

    Sorry about that.
  15. Thread: Back-Up Bike

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    Backup bike is a single speed soon to be fixed...

    Backup bike is a single speed soon to be fixed gear. As a singlespeed it got me to work faster than my geared a-commuter! Despite hills.

    Keeping an eye out for a third commuter that is older,...
  16. I was reading how perhaps one strategy to steal a...

    I was reading how perhaps one strategy to steal a bike was to lock up the target bike using the theif's lock in addition to whatever lock the owner uses. Then the thief would hope the owner would be...
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    Some tires can be hard to mount. i am...

    Some tires can be hard to mount.

    i am understanding that 29er wheels and tires are synonymous with road size 700c rims and tires. The ISO size being 622 - (width).

    I run 700x35 tires on my...
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    Seen that 70's show? remember that nervous...

    Seen that 70's show?

    remember that nervous laugh the mother would make whenever something happened that provoked her disapproval?

    that nervous laugh helped me quit.


    i emulated that every...
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    Check out ucann superstarch. I really like this...

    Check out ucann superstarch. I really like this stuff. Claimed to have no sharp insulin spike, I'm not a scientist, but this seems true.

    I used some on a recent triathlon. Works great. When I got...
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    Planet bike cascadia look good on my bikes....

    Planet bike cascadia look good on my bikes. However, the front does not drop low enough to protect the bottom bracket from spray. Maybe I'm asking too much from them, and being un-realistic in my...
  21. Had my SRAM power link equipped pc870 fail on me...

    Had my SRAM power link equipped pc870 fail on me during a recreational ride.

    i thought for sure the power link failed, but one of the normal links failed. Thankfully all the pieces were present...
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    Schwalbe marathon plus. I've got several thousand...

    Schwalbe marathon plus. I've got several thousand on one set, and I have inky had one flat:

    Mile 95 of a 105 mile ride. On the c&o canal path (gravel) riding at night. I heard a loud pop like...
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    Pick up a cheap something or other, put fenders...

    Pick up a cheap something or other, put fenders rack and marathon tires on it. Add lights as desired.

    Definitely wouldn't commute on di2 equipped race machine. Looks like a fun ride, but not as...
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    I use lantiseptic because I am frugal. I have...

    I use lantiseptic because I am frugal. I have never tried any other form of chamois cream except coconut oil (does not last long).

    It works well, I use it at most once per week. During the winter...
  25. Thread: tire cuts

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    I noticed a significant gash in my rear marathon...

    I noticed a significant gash in my rear marathon plus. I carry a spare tire since noticing that gash. That was over a year and 5,000 (maybe more?) miles ago. Marathon plus are tough tires, though I...
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