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  1. For five years remaining loyal to my employer...

    For five years remaining loyal to my employer despite their vicissitudes (frozen pension, threats to lay everyone off and move to the South, high deductible health plan, furlough), I got to choose...
  2. My commute is mostly on roads and MUP's through a...

    My commute is mostly on roads and MUP's through a state park that bisects the city, past a reservoir and its dam.. Right now my commute is well past dawn so there's no wildlife about, and the sky is...
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    Not too much Super Sport-specific content here. ...

    Not too much Super Sport-specific content here.

    Sort of a cranky week in bike land for me. A repair on my MTB consumed my bike budget for the month, and some of it can be blamed squarely on the...
  4. The usual answer you see for this is that as long...

    The usual answer you see for this is that as long as you have a friction shifter the derailleur doesn't care, but you have some special challenges.

    First is that your derailleur hanger is not...
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    Classic luggage looks old fashioned. Modern...

    Classic luggage looks old fashioned. Modern luggage looks like giant shaving kits or canoe bags. Why isn't there any luggage that looks both good and modern? I loved my Axio motorcycle tank bag but...
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    This is my new favorite beat poem. 2013 Best...

    This is my new favorite beat poem.
    2013 Best Looking Bike FUJI MOUNTAIN BIKE - TOP OF THE LINE & NEW RIMS
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    Sticky: borosen____________________________ 5225 (7587)...

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  8. Walmart was selling 32" cruisers a little while...

    Walmart was selling 32" cruisers a little while back.

    Fat tires on 700c with fender clearance results in a head tube that gets an inch shorter from the bottom, both to clear the tire and fender...
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    Two thoughts. First, I think your nested idea...

    Two thoughts. First, I think your nested idea wouldn't work; there's stress on these components and you need to vary both pulley diameter and number of clicks, and you are always going to lose in...
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    I looked up the Trek 700 and they revived the...

    I looked up the Trek 700 and they revived the model in 2011 with the single front ring. So that one is not 20 years old like I guessed, nor is it altered. It's an inexpensive bike but it has not...
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    If I were able to proliferate my bike collection,...

    If I were able to proliferate my bike collection, I'd get a brand new Volpe. They presently come in a beautiful satin finished metallic slatey blue. The shifters are Tiagra triple, which I've found...
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    All the bikes you link are small frames, is that...

    All the bikes you link are small frames, is that what you're looking for?

    The Trek used to be a 21 speed, didn't it? The modern equivalent is not terribly expensive brand new, this seems like a...
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    You shouldn't resent it, it didn't do it to you...

    You shouldn't resent it, it didn't do it to you on purpose.
  14. I have my Hardrock set up like this. It's...

    I have my Hardrock set up like this. It's undergeared for my commute, there's room for a bigger wheel that would make up for it. That plus the unused disk mount on the back is what started me...
  15. I think he meant that with the smaller rim, you...

    I think he meant that with the smaller rim, you can use the space to run a larger tire.
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    I have to admit, when this thread first started I...

    I have to admit, when this thread first started I was thinking the OP had written the wrong word for bollard. But it appears to be a normal flower pot and not an armored flower pot in front of a bank.
  17. We have a helmet policy at my company but it's...

    We have a helmet policy at my company but it's comically only enforced at the security gate, so it only gets applied to commuters. The scores, maybe hundreds of dreadful Wal-Mart bikes used to get...
  18. I'd argue that what's available is largely...

    I'd argue that what's available is largely defined by fads (cruisers, wheelie bikes, bike boom, BMX, mountain bikes, freestyle, triathlon, hybrids, Lance Armstrong, fixies). We are talking here...
  19. I'm not sure that's so. The tubeless rim...

    I'm not sure that's so. The tubeless rim difference is kind of subtle (pdf link). Stan's road tubeless conversions can go on conventional rims. Still, the biggest tubeless road tire I've found so far...
  20. Why is no one pushing 650B or tubeless on commuters?

    This post arose from trying to work out a commuter bike build on paper. It would have had 650B slick tires in a 26" disk frame - since 38's on 650B are about the same diameter as 50's on 26", and...
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    Also, the SS just looks more "normal" than the...

    Also, the SS just looks more "normal" than the Varsity family, with steeper geometry and 27" wheels.
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  23. And it's weight on the steering axis... I'll pass

    And it's weight on the steering axis... I'll pass
  24. There are probably millions of bikes right now on...

    There are probably millions of bikes right now on all the nation's Craigslist, that their owners want gone. You want to roust a nutjob and risk getting shot? You guys are nuts.
  25. He's going to have to hand his fixie to a valet...

    He's going to have to hand his fixie to a valet...
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