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    Two of mine burn white gas, one needs no priming,...

    Two of mine burn white gas, one needs no priming, the other primes, might be the design, you open the valve enough to put a little gas in a cup under the burner, light it and wait for the hiss,...
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    Kinda agree with Genec on this one. You tend to...

    Kinda agree with Genec on this one. You tend to redistribute the weight some, don't let the scale guide you as much as the tightness of your belt! I went through the same thing where my weight loss...
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    I just carry a pair of disposable rubber gloves,...

    I just carry a pair of disposable rubber gloves, pull them off with the grease inside and you can put them on over and over without getting dirty.

    How sooty does your stove get and what are you...
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    Typically around here the MUP's have stop signs...

    Typically around here the MUP's have stop signs that specify, "Stop Walk Bike". When riding with the kids, if there are cars in either direction, we do stop and walk, if there are no cars, we slow...
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    That settles it, we are all riding car magnets...

    That settles it, we are all riding car magnets around, and all this time I thought it was a reflection on drivers.
  6. Our bikes have Trek Interchange racks on them,...

    Our bikes have Trek Interchange racks on them, with an Interchange bag that has fold out panniers. Not big, but I can stuff some winter gear in the panniers and still have the expandable trunk bag...
  7. If the contractor was registered with the City to...

    If the contractor was registered with the City to do the work, you would actually have better luck than dealing with the city istelf. I can also tell you the last time we had a tire complaint, I was...
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    From what I have read, the micro-brutes were...

    From what I have read, the micro-brutes were provided with the better lights, and the digials were the better of the halogens. I have since gone with their top of the line HID, kinda spendy for my...
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    Way to go!!

    Way to go!!
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    "Passing" works better for me, and when I'm with...

    "Passing" works better for me, and when I'm with the kids, one has a bell that works on pedestrians just like Pavlov's dog. People just associate bells with bikes and instinctively step aside. I...
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    My digital uses that same charger, but my...

    My digital uses that same charger, but my connector is different. That's the biggest problem I have with their products is the range of connectorrs they use. If you don't want to drop the bucks on a...
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    OK I'll check the E-.... I actually like the...

    OK I'll check the E-....

    I actually like the freeze thaw time of year, drivers are understanding when I am on the road, and my favorite trails are deserted. Plus all the snow birds are down there...
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    If I am on the MUP with the kids, I ride to the...

    If I am on the MUP with the kids, I ride to the rear and make sure they call out "Passing", on your left tends to confuse the pedestrians who often think we mean for them to move left. DOY.........
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    Endless Freeze Thaw, Saturday 10" of snow,...

    Endless Freeze Thaw, Saturday 10" of snow, Mon-Tues-Wed 60-80, managed to get 60 miles the past 3 days so that's a good thing!

    Far cry from your neck of the woods, although last time I was down...
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    larue, Not a "SPRINTER", and haven't figured...

    larue,

    Not a "SPRINTER", and haven't figured out my schedule for next month but am going to try and schedule my monthly Naples visit to coincide with your ride. Could you give me a "clue" where...
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    Went to take a ride on one of my favorite...

    Went to take a ride on one of my favorite parkways to find the road closed. Turned out it was salamander and peeper migration time and they had to be provided safe passage!! I just love the first...
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    At very least he could have rented you the tool,...

    At very least he could have rented you the tool, which in his pursuit of business would negate insurance liability for "loaning" as opposed to renting, and would have given him a little profit, and...
  18. John, I wouldn't rule out the MTB just because...

    John,

    I wouldn't rule out the MTB just because of gearing, I have a 520 full blown touring bike that has seen thousands of miles. It is very serviceable, and I can still throw panniers and ride it...
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    Helmet Girl has something to sell!!

    Helmet Girl has something to sell!!
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    You know what, riding with the thought that the...

    You know what, riding with the thought that the frame could suddenly fail is going to haunt you and lessen your enjoyment anyway. I tend to agree with pseduobrit.

    Being a long timer, I don't know...
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    What did the bike shop that did the test on it...

    What did the bike shop that did the test on it recommend????
  22. pj7 Let me tell you a little story, I was out...

    pj7

    Let me tell you a little story, I was out of biking for a while and gained a LOT of weight. I bought my 7700 in 2003 at 300 pounds. After a year of riding and 2500ish miles, 50 pounds later. I...
  23. Treespeed, I'm with you on this one, VC and...

    Treespeed,

    I'm with you on this one, VC and any other styles aside, I do the same thing I pull up to the right of the car proceeding through allowing people to make the right turn. Usually I don't...
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    HEH I married a hot-head, I learned along time...

    HEH I married a hot-head, I learned along time ago to wait till she cools down to attempt a civil conversation.

    I'm kinda thinking about what halfbiked said about corporate communique not...
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    Personally I don't work in "corporate" America,...

    Personally I don't work in "corporate" America, but I know the politics only too well. I wouldn't try to fight it but I would suggesta pro-active approach to the situation. Obviously your employer...
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