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    I bought a trekking bar a few years ago, for the...

    I bought a trekking bar a few years ago, for the same reason, but I have never tried it. I think I may throw it on my back-up hybrid just to give it a try. I even have angle adjustable stems in 2...
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    If you ride bikes, you should consider getting a...

    If you ride bikes, you should consider getting a good trainer, and a trainer specific or trainer friendly rear tire.
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    I haven't fallen due to kids, but I came close. ...

    I haven't fallen due to kids, but I came close. A couple of months ago, I was riding one way on a mup, and a group of kids were on the other side moving slowly toward me. I slowed and thought it...
  4. I have a female friend who is 5' 2" and rides a...

    I have a female friend who is 5' 2" and rides a hybrid with 700c wheels just fine. She proved recently that she can out-ride me.

    There may be some toe overlap depending on the bike's geometry...
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    A used bike versus used parts... My guess is that...

    A used bike versus used parts... My guess is that you could make marginally more selling used parts, assuming they are not entry level, but it will cost you in time and effort.

    The big difference...
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    I recently bought a 3 year old hybrid for about...

    I recently bought a 3 year old hybrid for about 1/3 of original retail.

    If you look at other ads, look at ads for bikes that actually sold, and not those that are over-priced and never sold. Some...
  7. Thread: Too big?

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    I ride a hybrid, but I can assure you of a...

    I ride a hybrid, but I can assure you of a generality based on my experience over the past decade or so (there will always be some exceptions).

    Riders will be supportive, idiots in motor vehicles...
  8. Based on shopping (I haven't bought yet), it...

    Based on shopping (I haven't bought yet), it appears that if you switch to a flat bar, you are likely to be able to go narrower than with a riser, because the bends to accomplish the rise interfere...
  9. Thread: Upgrade?

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    I have a 2003 Sedona DX, basically the same bike...

    I have a 2003 Sedona DX, basically the same bike with 26" wheels, and what I did:

    1) Rigid Fork (also moved to threadless)
    2) Trigger Shifters
    3) Ergon grips
    4) Better saddle

    I did have bar...
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    The shop I frequent will drop what they are doing...

    The shop I frequent will drop what they are doing to do a flat repair, and as they are replacing the tube teach the customer about how to do it themselves (I saw this recently).

    As far as bringing...
  11. I will suggest models for comparison, but similar...

    I will suggest models for comparison, but similar bikes from any non-big-box manufacturer will do just as well.

    For $350 each, a new Giant Sedona or Cypress are within reach, and would be great...
  12. 10 years since your last fall? I have had at...

    10 years since your last fall? I have had at least 2 falls this year, along with a couple of times I just missed a fall. I guess I need to be more careful. I have been noticing lately that I don't...
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    Any bar ends should work on most bikes with flat...

    Any bar ends should work on most bikes with flat or riser bars. The full process would be to loosen up the shifter, slide it inward, if the grip needs cutting to slide in to match, I cut the end...
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    With a quill stem like that bike has, it probably...

    With a quill stem like that bike has, it probably is 25.4 mm, so either of those handle bars should work.
  15. With the cottered cranks, I suspect it is an...

    With the cottered cranks, I suspect it is an older model. You may want to wander over to "Classic & Vintage" to see if anyone there has any information. If the rear hub is a Sturmey-Archer, it may...
  16. Congrats on pushing yourself, and pacing yourself...

    Congrats on pushing yourself, and pacing yourself so that you made it back!

    If I ever get to that part of the state, I'll have to ride that trail. I have a couple of trails here I like, but none...
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    I have focused on the long slow rides, with long...

    I have focused on the long slow rides, with long defined based on my fitness level at the time based on the season, and time in the saddle. I am a fairly slow rider, and usually cruise at 10-12 mph....
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    The FX line is a good deal, and that seems like a...

    The FX line is a good deal, and that seems like a reasonable price, especially if it has had a recent tune-up and is low mileage. I bought a 2011 7.3 FX late last year or early this year for $250......
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    On rail trails I ring my bell, or verbally...

    On rail trails I ring my bell, or verbally announce (usually "On your left"). I have had very positive responses to the bell by pedestrians if rang well in advance... I often have people thanking...
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    I keep going through all of the movie roles that...

    I keep going through all of the movie roles that I enjoyed over the years, along with Mork & Mindy, and his stand-up act.

    I love the quote I have been reminded of a few times in the last several...
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    Since the site I found said the retail for a 2012...

    Since the site I found said the retail for a 2012 7200 was $389, I would say $250 would be about right, possibly a bit more with any upgrades and/or if it is in showroom condition.
  22. Wouldn't the Deore FD have a different pull than...

    Wouldn't the Deore FD have a different pull than the Tiagra STI shifters?
  23. I haven't measured myself in a long time, but if...

    I haven't measured myself in a long time, but if in doubt, I like going down a size for the extra compression in cases where I think I might be close in size.

    All I can really say is that at 6'...
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    Maybe if I look at it that way I can justify...

    Maybe if I look at it that way I can justify it... However, I would need to fight the temptation to buy other things in bulk that will do nothing more than add bulk to me... But, then again, I am...
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    I bought my large 2013 Giant Sedona DX, and my...

    I bought my large 2013 Giant Sedona DX, and my tender bits are extremely close to the top bar (I am 6') When I went in, based on stand-over I thought medium would be good, but I am glad the shop...
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