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    Sticky: When I consider the judgment others may hold, I...

    When I consider the judgment others may hold, I recall the old Fred Sanford joke -

    Prudish woman: "You're a disgusting drunk"
    Fred Sanford: "You're ugly"
    Prudish woman: "You are still a...
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    Sticky: I am 6'4" and started around 240 or so. ...

    I am 6'4" and started around 240 or so. Yesterday I weighed in at 223.77lbs. I would love a jersey. It would become a sign of success and inspiriation to continue.
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    In 200 when I purcharsed my mail order...

    In 200 when I purcharsed my mail order bride....err mail order bike :) , It arrived with a damged rim. It seem UPS stacked something heavy on it and it left a dent resembling yours. Bottom line,...
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    I have both (Brifters on my CF and down tube...

    I have both (Brifters on my CF and down tube indexed on my old Steel Fuji Ace. At times I have to think twice to remember which I am currently using, but once in the right mode for the right bike,...
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    i have had my carbon frame since 2000. Never a...

    i have had my carbon frame since 2000. Never a problem. Cannondale has a great rep and I see plenty of Synapses on the road - never heard a complaint. I say go for it.
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    Not to mention getting out of the saddle and...

    Not to mention getting out of the saddle and pushing your weight as far to the rear as possible
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    When I visted San Francisco, I found a bike shop...

    When I visted San Francisco, I found a bike shop that actually rented road bikes by the day or week. I am tall and the frame (largest they has) just barely fit with raised saddle and stem height. ...
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    I don't know. I will have to ask my wife :) ...

    I don't know. I will have to ask my wife :)

    Seriously, before Electra started riding, I did my two or three charity bike rides, then she wanted to ride too, so she hauled her old truck of a bike...
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    The comumunist reference is just the silly way my...

    The comumunist reference is just the silly way my brain works. (throwback to the Mcarthy era, but I was a mere child then. I have no idea why it popped in my head - just my lame attempt at humor) ...
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    First question. Are you, or have you ever been...

    First question. Are you, or have you ever been a member of the Comunist party? :)

    Seriously: If you are shifting gears, always plan the shift in advance. As you approach the hill, make the...
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    Sticky: How about a bike shop offering the $0.95 senior...

    How about a bike shop offering the $0.95 senior citizen coffee and bagel special?

    (It's a joke, silly) :)
  12. I don't know if anyone say this yet (I did not...

    I don't know if anyone say this yet (I did not read through all the responses), but there is a general formula for saddle height.

    Generally, if you stand next to your bike, your sadle should be...
  13. I can't tell from the photo where your pedals are...

    I can't tell from the photo where your pedals are horizontal, but I suggest you perform this test.
    roll over to a wall or fence where you can sit on the bike without moving (if you don't have a...
  14. I set my spin bike to the very same setup as my...

    I set my spin bike to the very same setup as my road bike. So to me it makes no difference. The mechanics is the same on both
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    Sticky: I have locked my front wheeel against the down...

    I have locked my front wheeel against the down tube using a rubber band and a small stick of any type. Just wrap it around wheel and tube. Now you can lean the bike against anything without wheel...
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    I have a pair of small motorcycle goggle type...

    I have a pair of small motorcycle goggle type that were customized by my optometrist with progressive lenses. They were the best thing I ever did to enhance my ride. I can read the computer as well...
  17. I have both CF and steel. I love the feel of my...

    I have both CF and steel. I love the feel of my CF EPX 303 (named Carbon Electra) on any road. It is lighter, faster and more responsive, but I Love the look of my CA 1990's 7-speed Fuji Ace...
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    Sticky: So, is there a bike shop in the area who honors...

    So, is there a bike shop in the area who honors AARP?


    62 year old cyclist here. I am still recovering from total hip replacement and after 2 months can resume spinning again (too dark in the AM...
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    I had my eye on it. I did the NYC Century ride...

    I had my eye on it. I did the NYC Century ride this year instead. It was considerable more interesting than the "mass circus" that the Bike NewYOrk was. I saw parts of the city I never saw before....
  20. No scoffing here. If you can, go on an off day...

    No scoffing here. If you can, go on an off day when you can get full attention. I am not sure what type of riding you will ultimately enjoy but test ride a hybrid, mountain and road bike -...
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    Hello from New Jersey

    Just signed up and look forward to lots of bike chat.
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