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    Love mine also.

    Love mine also.
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    I had the same problem when I started riding more...

    I had the same problem when I started riding more miles a few years ago. I had "soft tissue" problems. This seat worked for me.

    https://ecom1.planetbike.com/5000_1.html
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    I only drink on two occasions - when I'm alone,...

    I only drink on two occasions - when I'm alone, or when I'm with other people.
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    I work at home, so have some flexibility. I...

    I work at home, so have some flexibility. I mostly sit, but try to stand for an hour or two, and treadmill for an hour or two. I was not sure I would like working while treadmilling, so rather than...
  5. I'll go down to about 30. At first, I kept a...

    I'll go down to about 30. At first, I kept a spreadsheet on temp, wind, and what I wore (nerd alert), then wrote down the results. Feet and hands are problem areas but can be addressed, the face is...
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    If you ride every other day, your daily diet...

    If you ride every other day, your daily diet impacts your performance. If you ride once/week, not as much.
  7. Thread: Golfer's elbow

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    I actually get golfer's elbow - from golfing. ...

    I actually get golfer's elbow - from golfing. Epicondylitis. But I think biking a lot makes me more susceptible to it. For golfing, I wear a brace on my forearm just below the elbow, called a...
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    I recently got into biking, ride about 1,000...

    I recently got into biking, ride about 1,000 miles per season (roughly Mar - Nov, I'm a fair weather rider). My first season, I had 6 flats. In desperation, I bought tire liners, got a flat with...
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    Haggling over old bicycles makes you think of...

    Haggling over old bicycles makes you think of entitlements?
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    I also have a Saris Bones. I can't open my trunk...

    I also have a Saris Bones. I can't open my trunk with it installed, so I put it on/take it off each time I use it. This takes less than 60 seconds, so not that big a deal. It's the dust/dirt on...
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    Alchemy Goods, made in Seattle, makes bags...

    Alchemy Goods, made in Seattle, makes bags including backpacks out of used bike innertubes. Not sure their the best, but mine turns a lot of heads.
  12. Buy a Trek 7.1 FX, list price $469.99 US, or a...

    Buy a Trek 7.1 FX, list price $469.99 US, or a Trek 7100 for $489.99 (women's version also available). There are better deals out there, but this is a good safe bet if you don't want to do a lot of...
  13. Thread: Lance...

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    Never heard it, seems counter-intuitive. You do...

    Never heard it, seems counter-intuitive. You do well with a certain bike, why ditch it and use a new one that might have a hidden flaw that doesn't show itself until put under the stress of a race.
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    The '99 to '05 ('00 to '06 for coupes and...

    The '99 to '05 ('00 to '06 for coupes and convertibles) 3-series are the E46 group and are fairly reliable. The biggest issues are with '99 to about midway thru '02 - no-reverse problem on automatic...
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    I just went through this. I narrowed it down to...

    I just went through this. I narrowed it down to a Trek FX 7.4 and a Cannondale Quick 3 or 4. I wanted a carbon fork. I thought both bikes were great. You answered your own question on the merits...
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    "Green Giant," you'll never guess why.

    "Green Giant," you'll never guess why.
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    He might just want some figures to see if he is...

    He might just want some figures to see if he is in the range of other riders. I use my phone to track, I almost always average 12-15 mph on various loops around the city on my hybrid for 20-30 mile...
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    You have proven mathematically that the tire with...

    You have proven mathematically that the tire with no flats has a lower probability of getting a flat than the tire with more flats. Brilliant! (using Guiness ad voice). Seriously though, it would...
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    I recently went through this, narrowed the field...

    I recently went through this, narrowed the field down to a Cannondale Quick 4 or a Trek FX 7.4. Both are the first models in their respective lines w/ carbon forks. The Quick 4 was cheaper and...
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    ^ Some guys who use bodybuilding to lose weight...

    ^ Some guys who use bodybuilding to lose weight find that they lose weight at first, but then start gaining weight. For example, they might go from 200 lbs to 165 lbs, but then end up at 180 lbs. ...
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    I have a Porter Cable 6 gal 150 psi pancake...

    I have a Porter Cable 6 gal 150 psi pancake style. Paid $140 including a finishing nail ***, owned it for 5 years, no glitches. Takes about a minute to charge, then I can fill the tires on all 4 of...
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    Wow, I'm 6'0", 160 lbs, everyone tells me to eat...

    Wow, I'm 6'0", 160 lbs, everyone tells me to eat more, I can't find a suit OTR that fits, and cannot comprehend weighing 120 lbs. I imagine not only would my 6-pack be more defined, but my liver and...
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    +1 Don't just look at weight, look at your body. ...

    +1 Don't just look at weight, look at your body. As long as you are losing bodyfat ...
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    I carry the usual minimal tools and tubes, but I...

    I carry the usual minimal tools and tubes, but I do think about breakdowns before I ride. If I have a driver available, I go farther afield, if not, I keep closer and/or within reasonable range of a...
  25. ^ The "grid" is connected, and power can be...

    ^ The "grid" is connected, and power can be exchanged (Enron), but you mostly use locally-generated power. If a Leaf owner lives in an area with mostly dirty power (electricity) generation (coal,...
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