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    Try, fatter tires less pressure, get yer but back...

    Try, fatter tires less pressure, get yer but back behind the seat, less front brake or none, start there.
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    Lurch0038, I too see your from MA, Looking to...

    Lurch0038, I too see your from MA, Looking to ride in this area? Try rubel bike maps, shows the best bike routes for the whole state. NH .gov for north of here. Many paths in the lower 1/2 of NH.
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    I use the bell and say" passing left" It gives a...

    I use the bell and say" passing left" It gives a clear picture to the other uses of you intended actions.
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    They also make racks that fit through the axles...

    They also make racks that fit through the axles for support. Front rack?
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    You bought a new bike to ride through the winter...

    You bought a new bike to ride through the winter slop? Interesting. Racks and fenders?
  6. You will want to have some smooth or low tread...

    You will want to have some smooth or low tread tires, make a huge difference if you are just riding just pavement.
  7. Get a solid U-Lock.

    Get a solid U-Lock.
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    They make a 26 T front, I assume it is a 104 bolt...

    They make a 26 T front, I assume it is a 104 bolt pattern? Put a 36 t cassette in back , should work OK with the current rear der. May have to work the B tension screw some.
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    I too have almost crashed trying to get back on...

    I too have almost crashed trying to get back on the path. Next time hit the brakes and ride it out off path. I find mt bike has some great cross over benefits to road and street riding. Practice your...
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    Look at downhill mt bike helmets.

    Look at downhill mt bike helmets.
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    The newer rear derallieurs keep the mech....

    The newer rear derallieurs keep the mech. parallel to the rear cogs. Check out some of the sram stuff.
  12. Thread: Finding The Zone

    by Leebo
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    Is this trail paved? 17 miles 3-5 times a week is...

    Is this trail paved? 17 miles 3-5 times a week is a very good start. I don't even have a bike computer on 2 of my commuters. Are you riding and a bike path? Not going to get fast on one of those....
  13. Thread: Zoom!

    by Leebo
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    Bike computer reading, 46 mph. A really long...

    Bike computer reading, 46 mph. A really long steep paved downhill, on the mt bike with 2.5 " knobbies. Making a whole lot of noise.
  14. All that is wet on the road is not water. Ever...

    All that is wet on the road is not water. Ever ride on a bike path that 200 pooping geese have been on? Here in MA in the fall, we get brown snot, 1 month old car tire churned leave gunk that sprays...
  15. Thread: Finding The Zone

    by Leebo
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    It's a chore and you don't like to bike? Swim or...

    It's a chore and you don't like to bike? Swim or run? How long have you been biking ? Bike set up ? Distances covered? Try some long slow distances, like 3-4 hours @ 75% effort.
  16. Thread: The Right Hook

    by Leebo
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    I think you should pedal a mile in my shoes. WA...

    I think you should pedal a mile in my shoes. WA drivers are very different than what I see here in MA, some of the worst in the Nation. Most drivers here are clueless, do not signal, rude, arrogant,...
  17. Thread: The Right Hook

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    Logic? If you are not to the right of a moving...

    Logic? If you are not to the right of a moving vehicle, no right hook can occur. First, I do not ride on the side walk. I too, maintain a line, sometimes in the middle of the lane, sometimes in the...
  18. Thread: The Right Hook

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    As a biker, do not be to the right of a vehicle...

    As a biker, do not be to the right of a vehicle in an intersection. Take the lane. As a driver I have signaled, caught the bikers attention and merged into the bike lane with turn signal and made the...
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    Drive monday am with the lock, food and changes...

    Drive monday am with the lock, food and changes of clothing. Also drive friday pm with dirty clothes etc. No need to carry the lock with you, leave it at work. Plan B, get a rear rack and put a bag...
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    You CAN"T use your own lock? That's crazy. A New...

    You CAN"T use your own lock? That's crazy. A New York kriptonite heavy chain and shackle would give some peace of mind. Is there some kind of other storage area available? Warehouse,...
  21. So just clean it and lube the chain. Put some air...

    So just clean it and lube the chain. Put some air in the tires and pedal. The rotors will be just fine, those are the sizes I use on my 2 -29ers. I have never worn out a rotor. So the front has a...
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    ^^^^ Have you ridden studded tires before? They...

    ^^^^ Have you ridden studded tires before? They are VERY slow and heavy. The mount and ground have the studs set off to the sides. Usually I run them @ 35-40 psi. For really nasty conditions I will...
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    The gap should be like 5 mm or more. Enough so...

    The gap should be like 5 mm or more. Enough so you can adjust it properly.
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    I run both here in the Boston MA area. On the...

    I run both here in the Boston MA area. On the drop bar I use Nokian Hakkipelita( sp) in 700 x 35 mm. Works well for most mixed conditions. On the rockhopper I run the Nokian mount and grounds 26 x...
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    Get a beater van, tow/ push/ drive it to the...

    Get a beater van, tow/ push/ drive it to the parking lot and leave it there. Put some serious poles/ bolts/ fixtures inside. Lock bike inside.
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