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  1. Another +1 on Sidi. I wear a size 50 and have...

    Another +1 on Sidi. I wear a size 50 and have wide feet. Sidi's are the only one's that I have found that work well for me. The comfort is well worth the money for them. :)
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    If yours has the older Mafac cantilever brakes...

    If yours has the older Mafac cantilever brakes that it likely came with you CAN adjust those to fit a 700c rim. I was given this suggestion by Santana and tested it on my late 70's Santana and it...
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    I was shocked because my daughter has better road...

    I was shocked because my daughter has better road handling skills than I expected her to have thus far AND it was pretty scary to me having her almost crash on her first tour. She's only 8 and...
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    Asshats on WMRT

    This past weekend I took my daughter on her first overnight tour. We rode about half on the WMRT and half on the C&O towpath. When we got to Hancock I had an incident happen that really shocked me.
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    From experience... Trail mix with chocolate chips...

    From experience... Trail mix with chocolate chips is f'n awesome at attracting bears. Almost got ourselves attacked while backpacking when one guy was dropping trail mix and we started getting...
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    I had something similar happen recently when ebay...

    I had something similar happen recently when ebay somehow got the wrong box dimensions into it. A seller can change the cost for maybe 24 hours after an auction and prior to the person paying.

    In...
  7. This sounds like something that people from 4chan...

    This sounds like something that people from 4chan or reddit would be all over.
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    Thanks everyone. :) I'm building a pair of A719's...

    Thanks everyone. :) I'm building a pair of A719's and then I'm going to put some fatter tires on them and put them through their paces. If I don't like them after I try them out I'll keep them and...
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    Velocity dyad 36h rims, shimano ultegra hub,...

    Velocity dyad 36h rims, shimano ultegra hub, straight 14gauge spokes iirc.
    I was maybe 330lbs at the time.
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    Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of handspun. I had...

    Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of handspun. I had to learn how to build wheels because I got a wheel from them that was so bad I broke 3 spokes in the first 200 miles.
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    Thanks for the answers.. let me define the...

    Thanks for the answers.. let me define the parameters a bit more. :)

    I'm about 275 lbs and while I like the chukkers there are a few things about them that I don't like. I've always been a bit...
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    keep wheelset ot build another

    I have a wheel set right now that consists of a velocity chukker laced to an xt hub in the rear and a Shimano dynohub (3N80 I think) in the front. I'm building a new touring bike and am considering...
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    I have a Anatomica X and a Brooks Professional....

    I have a Anatomica X and a Brooks Professional. They're both really nice saddles but I'd go with the Anatomica X if touring. The reason being that it doesn't have a problem being exposed to wet...
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    This is VERY good advice! My worst crash was from...

    This is VERY good advice! My worst crash was from swerving to avoid a dog that I hit anyways. I was doing over 20mph and it was a small enough dog that if I'd have just lined up straight I probably...
  15. Thread: Hit & Run

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    I'm probably only alive because of my airzound...

    I'm probably only alive because of my airzound horn. I think it has saved my life at least 3 times now and I *don't* ride dangerously. The first time it saved me I was walking my bike across a...
  16. http://bit.ly/1al2x9V

    http://bit.ly/1al2x9V <-- an excellent example of why I'm avoiding answering. It's not that I can't but rather I see no reason to waste time paraphrasing another site (which I'm totally likely to do)...
  17. If you have to ask that question then you don't...

    If you have to ask that question then you don't know how restraining orders work. I'm not doing your homework for you. :)

    As for it being a good use of the OP's time and psychic energy, that...
  18. Wear a Go Pro on your helmet next time. Do your...

    Wear a Go Pro on your helmet next time. Do your own thing, ride your own ride, don't change your ride for him. If he waves something at you in a way that seems threatening and/or threatens you...
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    Meh.. the screen doesn't kill the battery life as...

    Meh.. the screen doesn't kill the battery life as much as you seem to think it does. Tell ya what, I'll force the screen on full time tomorrow, I'll turn off my bluetooth and run the speaker from an...
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    I can say without a doubt now that the new LG G2...

    I can say without a doubt now that the new LG G2 can go 3 hours with ipbike running an ANT+ speed/cadence sensor, heart rate monitor, Spotify music, bluetooth speaker, and plotting the GPS of the...
  21. I work from home. We leave at about 8:40am, do 4...

    I work from home. We leave at about 8:40am, do 4 miles in 16 minutes to drop my daughter off by the car line at school. I then swig some water and ride another 4 miles at a fairly leisurely pace...
  22. I ride my 7yo daughter and (almost) 3yo son to...

    I ride my 7yo daughter and (almost) 3yo son to school on a Santana road tandem from the late 70's that has been upgraded extensively over time. My daughter uses child stoker cranks. My son rides in a...
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    Yes. If you spend the money to set up your phone...

    Yes. If you spend the money to set up your phone correctly there's not really a difference between your phone and a Garmin with regards to device reliability/safety & features it is capable of.
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    The Otterbox Armor series is weather resistant...

    The Otterbox Armor series is weather resistant but I'm not sure how they mount to bicycles. I've thought for awhile that an otterbox armor with a RAM mount would be a great combination if a little...
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    Folks.. the Dynastream ANT+ dongle (also known as...

    Folks.. the Dynastream ANT+ dongle (also known as the Suunto Movestick Mini) is MUCH MUCH smaller than the Garmin ANT+ stick and actually performs better. (Dynastream actually makes/owns the ANT+...
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