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  1. One big difference between pros and amateur...

    One big difference between pros and amateur riders is that pros usually bend forward much more and use more core muscles when the pedal. Inward knees work much better in this position, especially...
  2. Do you want on-screen maps or not? Do you want a...

    Do you want on-screen maps or not?
    Do you want a big hiker-style GPS or a small GPS that fits easily on a bicycle handlebar?
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    Tires have a big safety margin built in to the...

    Tires have a big safety margin built in to the casing, but over-inflating does risk blowing the tires off your rims, especially if you have straight-wall rims.
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    Replacing cables is easy, unless you have...

    Replacing cables is easy, unless you have internally routed cables, then you need to be careful. Look on YouTube for various suggestions on how to route internal cables. I'm not familiar with this...
  5. In my experience, it is much easier to pedal...

    In my experience, it is much easier to pedal smoothly with knees in than with knees wide.
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    Either your math is way off or the Specialized...

    Either your math is way off or the Specialized wind tunnel guys are lying through their teeth. Specialized is claiming fairly large speed improvements, at least for professional racers. For your...
  7. I've been using SportRX as well. Their house...

    I've been using SportRX as well. Their house brand wraparound frames are very cheap ($15 when I bought them) and comfortable and sturdy. Prescription polycarbonate photosensitive lenses work great...
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    I've been using the Performance 26x1.25" slick...

    I've been using the Performance 26x1.25" slick tires on my mountain bike for commuting. Price is $10 to $15 at Performance stores, depending on sales. They pump up to 90psi and roll pretty nicely on...
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    High end helmets will usually be lighter weight,...

    High end helmets will usually be lighter weight, less bulky, better ventilated, comes in multiple sizes to fit you better, easier to adjust. Personally, I've never spent more than $100 on a helmet...
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    The San Francisco Bay Trail runs along the...

    The San Francisco Bay Trail runs along the shoreline from Alviso to Palo Alto. It is very flat and mostly paved (except in Sunnyvale).
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    Toys-R-Us "Avigo" children's bicycles

    Dynacraft Recalls Avigo Youth Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys ?R? Us | CPSC.gov
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    Don't be surprised if popular bikes like the...

    Don't be surprised if popular bikes like the Madone and Domane are sold out (at least in the popular sizes) before the end of summer. If you're a cheapskate, you'll likely have better luck with...
  13. Comparing a new tire to a worn out tire is always...

    Comparing a new tire to a worn out tire is always misleading. More rubber on the new tire will give it more grip and a softer ride.
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    That is what Specialized claims and they even...

    That is what Specialized claims and they even have gadgets at their stores to help you measure the size of your "sit bones". On the other hand, Fizik claims that the best saddle shape depends on your...
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    There is no best saddle that works for everyone....

    There is no best saddle that works for everyone. The best saddle for you depends on your posture on the bike, fitness, pedalling technique, and body shape.
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    This time of year, many stores are discounting...

    This time of year, many stores are discounting leftovers of this year's models to make room for next year's models. However, expect your selection of models and sizes to be spotty, especially for...
  17. TRN Mountain Bikes, sold exclusively at Sports Authority

    East Coast Cycle Supply Recalls Trayl TRN Mountain Bikes Due to Crash Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Sports Authority (Recall Alert) | CPSC.gov
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    The title of this thread is "Bicyclists surrender...

    The title of this thread is "Bicyclists surrender Brooklyn Bridge", which is what FOX NEWS was claiming (at least this morning). Personally, I am very dubious that bicyclists have anything to do with...
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    Do you really think this happened just because...

    Do you really think this happened just because FOX NEWS said so?
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    The number of crashes among the top contenders...

    The number of crashes among the top contenders (both GC riders and sprinters) and all the discussion about what caused this is certainly controversial. Controversial means the subject is important...
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    GT downhill mountain bicycles

    Cycling Sports Group Recalls GT Brand Mountain Bicycles Due to Crash, Injury Hazards | CPSC.gov
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    Depends a lot on what year they are from. In some...

    Depends a lot on what year they are from. In some years, the difference between 105 and Ultegra is mostly cosmetic. In other years, there is a noticeable difference in weight and/or performance. $350...
  23. RideWithGPS and Cuesheet are Android apps with...

    RideWithGPS and Cuesheet are Android apps with audio turn-by-turn directions. I tried them for a while, but there were enough flaws that I gave up and bought a Garmin instead. YMMV.
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    Is the Phil and Paul show only in the USA? I have...

    Is the Phil and Paul show only in the USA? I have to believe that they dumb down their commentary for American audiences.

    I think the commentary in the UK Eurosport is done by Tour de France great...
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    Here are a few commonly used routes from San...

    Here are a few commonly used routes from San Francisco to northern Silicon Valley: SF2G: commute by bike from san francisco to the south bay!
    San Jose is just a few miles more, depending on where in...
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