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  1. If you never plan on riding "much"....if 5mi will...

    If you never plan on riding "much"....if 5mi will always be a long ride...then the comfort bike will be great for you, but...big but....the FX series will allow you to grow into cycling and allow...
  2. In my opinion a comfort bike would be a waste of...

    In my opinion a comfort bike would be a waste of money. Just ride your wally world bike. The reason I say that is because "comfort" bikes are made for people that don't ride bikes....at least those...
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    I'm one who would say it's too late to leave. We...

    I'm one who would say it's too late to leave. We have had full on snow-never-leaves serious winter in the first week of Sept. It's not normal but at the very least I would suggest you consider how...
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    I'm not worried about average people. They don't...

    I'm not worried about average people. They don't steal. A tiny cable of any kind will stop an the average kid who might want to hop on the bike and ride away. There are professional thieves in many...
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    If you can't see your bike and get to it within...

    If you can't see your bike and get to it within two minutes you better either have a ULock or be prepared to lose the bike. A backpack with large bolt cutters will cut through almost any cable and...
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    If you want a bit of a nice road feel but not the...

    If you want a bit of a nice road feel but not the bounce of that seatpost, Specialized makes CGR seatpost. I bought one for my wife and she was so happy with hers she bought me one. It works wonders...
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    Over 5' 6" on a 50? It's not impossible but if...

    Over 5' 6" on a 50? It's not impossible but if it's due to long legs I would expect you would have a very big drop from saddle to handlebars. That would give you a very aero form but that in turn...
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    At this stage you won't be able to pedal 90 so...

    At this stage you won't be able to pedal 90 so don't worry about that. +1 to a cadence unit if you can afford it but the bottom line, like most related issues (how can I ride faster? how can I ride...
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    See if you can find a map of crime rates in the...

    See if you can find a map of crime rates in the neighborhoods you are travelling through. Cities often have such statistics available and you may find there are some very significant differences in...
  10. Our local MUPs are horrible, often crossing...

    Our local MUPs are horrible, often crossing driveways and poorly maintained. Families walk dogs off leash and they are typically next to a road with a decent shoulder. The only time I ride on a MUP...
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    A group of tri geeks slowing down to

    A group of tri geeks slowing down to <10mph??? Pacelines with strangers is a recipe for disaster.
  12. Thread: New Clyde

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    There are plenty of high end bikes that will run...

    There are plenty of high end bikes that will run just fine for somebody 240. Many "endurance" bikes (probably your best generic bet in high end road bikes) have wheels that are spec'd for 240 and...
  13. Agreed the Safari would be just fine for...

    Agreed the Safari would be just fine for commuting. Keep in mind if you have the time to wait REI does a 20% off Sale...but they just had one a few months ago and maybe it's just once a...
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    Best ad I've ever seen for bents. Sweet looking...

    Best ad I've ever seen for bents. Sweet looking ride too. Tell us a bit about it in a separate thread, eh? Drop me a PM to alert me if you do. Thanks.
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    I only did 3 ribs but my collar bone was...

    I only did 3 ribs but my collar bone was shattered in 5 places, and I did it 5 hours from the nearest hospital over 80mi of dirt roads after just having passed by a huge grizzly bear along the...
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    that's why I ponied up for a set of tubeless...

    that's why I ponied up for a set of tubeless wheels and tires. about 2 weeks into my use of them I was doing 47mph down a short but very steep hill and flatted. Or should I say, "not flatted". When I...
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    Here's an important point. Many people are a...

    Here's an important point. Many people are a perfect fit right between sizes. I, for instance, could ride my bike (Roubaix) in a 56 or a 58cm size. A smaller size will place your saddle higher than...
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    My thoughts reflect the commentary that the best...

    My thoughts reflect the commentary that the best choice is the bike that fits and feels best. That rules all. With that in mind I think the most important thing is to spend serious time riding as...
  19. IMHO if you need another low gear in the rear the...

    IMHO if you need another low gear in the rear the upgrade could be a huge thing. I run a triple cause I'm old an do some serious hills. I was bummed when triples stopped being made (for the most...
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    It would be easy to treat yourself to extra fun...

    It would be easy to treat yourself to extra fun calories and make no gain but if you combine better eating habits, portion control, and lengthy aerobic exercise you'll lose weight and gain aerobic...
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    You hear the gatorskin being suggested so often...

    You hear the gatorskin being suggested so often because it's a great tire. Big folks run increased risk of flats simply because they are rolling over a piece of glass (whatever) and there is more...
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    Our son in law's father was able to get his...

    Our son in law's father was able to get his diabetes entirely under control by biking and getting in better shape. Most of us in the clyde forum that have kept at it have dramatic stories, not unlike...
  23. Thread: Hello!

    by digibud
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    drop a line occasionally to tell us how it's...

    drop a line occasionally to tell us how it's going. Slow steady progress will take you to an entirely new life, but riding short easy rides a few times a month won't. It's going to take some work,...
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    Enjoy your accomplishments. Anyone can be...

    Enjoy your accomplishments. Anyone can be disappointed if they compare themselves to a pro or a 20yr old triathlete but there's no point in folks over 50 doing anything but enjoying the ride and, if...
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    It's pretty clear; good pumps hold the pressure. Cheap pumps may not. As is often the case, if you buy a cheap piece of equipment you may find yourself paying more over the long run when you throw...
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