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    trainer suggestions

    i'm looking to get a bike trainer for indoor riding. i'd like to use it in the house in the mornings/nights while the kiddos are still in bed, so noise is a bit of a concern.

    is it possible to...
  2. what's it worth?...specialized mountain bike

    hi all. first time posting in the mountain bike forum. i'm mostly a road cycling kind of guy.

    i have an older Specialized Hotrock mountain bike that a buddy is interested in buying from me. the...
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    maybe if you're lucky she'll let you poke fun at...

    maybe if you're lucky she'll let you poke fun at her. (wink wink)

    one thing i forgot to add...measure the indentations from the center of each, not the edges.
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    pretty easy to measure your sit bones at home. i...

    pretty easy to measure your sit bones at home. i put a folded up towel on a wooden chair (coffee table might work too) and put foil over it. sat down on the foil and my sit bones leave a nice...
  5. pretty good deal, if the bike fits and meets her...

    pretty good deal, if the bike fits and meets her riding needs.
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    on a closed course.

    on a closed course.
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    you might want to consider raising the seat as...

    you might want to consider raising the seat as well as bringing it forward.
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    i vote trainer.

    i vote trainer.
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    right. i basically turns your bike into a shark...

    right. i basically turns your bike into a shark with a laser beam on its head.
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    bike laser light headlamp...

    interesting idea. if you ride a lot at night it might be worthwhile.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/13/tech/the-laser-light-that-could-cyclist/index.html?hpt=hp_c4
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    sweet bike. love the yellow color. ride the...

    sweet bike. love the yellow color. ride the crap out of it.
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    all good bikes. you'll be happy with any of...

    all good bikes. you'll be happy with any of them. if none of the components or frames had any markings on them, you'd be hard pressed to tell the differences. ride them each and pick the one that...
  13. Thread: Road Bikes

    by mshred
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    both good bikes. test ride each and one will...

    both good bikes. test ride each and one will likely speak to you a bit more than the other. if not, go with the one that looks awesomer.

    as far as the triple, having the extra gearing is nice,...
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    dude. look how happy that guy is. how could...

    dude. look how happy that guy is. how could this miracle water resistant fleece not be awesome.

    or...he's looking at some cyclist answering nature's call on a lawn somewhere.

    seriously...
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    knowing you are from the uk, i couldnt help but...

    knowing you are from the uk, i couldnt help but read your entire post with a british accent.

    anyway, the above advice is about all there is too offer...
    1) dont cross chain (big-big or...
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    good idea. find a different bike...and a...

    good idea. find a different bike...and a different LBS.
  17. Thread: Road Bikes

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    asking more specific questions would be helpful. ...

    asking more specific questions would be helpful. saying "i want a good bike" makes it tough narrow down suggestions.

    most of the major brands offer quality bikes that are fast is the person...
  18. well...there you go. get the one you test rode...

    well...there you go. get the one you test rode (assuming it fits) and ride the crap out of it. you'll love it.
  19. were i in your shoes, i would wait until your...

    were i in your shoes, i would wait until your budget was a little higher.

    i'm no expert myself, but when i researched replacing my wheels, it seemed like you need to spend a little more than...
  20. i really like my Allez. fun bike. plenty fast...

    i really like my Allez. fun bike. plenty fast for me.

    some folks don't love the Sora shifters, so you might consider a bump to Tiagra. not sure what that would do to the price point.
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    "sure, honey, i think it's a great idea for you...

    "sure, honey, i think it's a great idea for you to buy another new bike"
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    Phrases that are not used often enough

    let's hear those phrases that just dont get enough play in cycling forums and conversations these days.

    i'll start...

    "junk pouch bibs" (see: junk pouch bib thread)
  23. dude...a junk pouch thread? i've been waiting to...

    dude...a junk pouch thread? i've been waiting to have a legit reason to type the words "junk pouch" since Al Gore invented the internet. today is that day.

    thank you, 41. thank you.

    now...a...
  24. to answer one of your questions...the one on...

    to answer one of your questions...the one on insurance claims...about the only way to get a claim paid for bike theft is to have specific insurance taken out on the bike. most homeowners/renters...
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    many folks know this. probably even most folks. ...

    many folks know this. probably even most folks. that doesnt mean it isnt fun to go out and buy a shiny new bike if a person has the money to spend. same with accessories, clothing, etc...for just...
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