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  1. Hey, Tacoma-ites! Want to rent your bike out for $50!?

    I am flying in to Tacoma, WA next week and need a women's medium comfort bike or hybrid. This is for a video. It will be ridden, but only as part of a shoot. Just need it for one day: Tuesday, July...
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    I own an AWOL (Sora components). I actually had a...

    I own an AWOL (Sora components). I actually had a Salsa Fargo 2, and happened to test ride the AWOL when it came in. It instantly felt like the bike I had been looking for. Just enough more...
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    +1 for the Light and Motion VIS 360+. I bought it...

    +1 for the Light and Motion VIS 360+. I bought it for the taillight, but have twice used it as my only headlight when my Nightrider ran out of juice. the price is high, but has proven totally worth...
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    Thanks everyone. More force applied, clamps...

    Thanks everyone. More force applied, clamps unstuck and readjusted (with a light coating of grease). Yay BikeForums!
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    Frozen Saddle Angle Adjustment

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    I have recently purchased a used bike and planned to replace the saddle with a Brooks. When I removed the previous saddle I was surprised that there is only one bolt. I'm used to saddle...
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    Dengidog: although it flies somewhat in the face...

    Dengidog: although it flies somewhat in the face of standard recommendations around here, I highly recommend linen if you want a long sleeve shirt. It will dry as fast as poly, doesn't stick to you,...
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    Well okay then. As of the beginning of this year...

    Well okay then. As of the beginning of this year it's legal in illinois. Good find.
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    What I'm trying to understand is why this is...

    What I'm trying to understand is why this is treated as an opinion. It's law, purely and simply: "When riding your bicycle on Illinois roadways, you must obey the same traffic laws, signs and signals...
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    I don't know how to have this discussion in a way...

    I don't know how to have this discussion in a way that avoids ad hominem and actually moves us forward. But I would like to.
    I'm 57 years old and have been cycling the streets for as long as I can...
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    Am I not understanding something here? Cutting...

    Am I not understanding something here? Cutting between two lanes of cars to get to the front of the left turn lane is illegal in my state (Illinois), incredibly rude to drivers and entirely unsafe....
  11. Best Social Media for Organizing Casual Rides

    I'm part of a club that has always had weekly casual rides. And by that I mean they are somewhat subject to weather conditions, availability of people, holidays, etc. We have been contacting members...
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    Everyone works differently, but my suggestion is...

    Everyone works differently, but my suggestion is to try and build a job-seeking process that allows for plenty of riding. Riding is a good thing to do after making a daily round of follow-up calls,...
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    I realize the OP said no to a fat bike, but it...

    I realize the OP said no to a fat bike, but it wasn't a totally firm no . . . I find that my Moonlander is brilliant at riding the rutted, frozen MUP that I frequent. The rut edges provide enough...
  14. This latest snow was different, or at least the...

    This latest snow was different, or at least the version of it that fell in central Illinois. The starting temps were so high that there was a layer of moist snowy slush on the pavement, and we...
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    I have the Alp-X and love them for errands and...

    I have the Alp-X and love them for errands and touring. I sometimes forget they're clipless after a short while walking in them. I've had mine all season (nine months, I believe?) with no durability...
  16. Underground Railway route is a very intriguing...

    Underground Railway route is a very intriguing idea. I think I may have flip-flopped 180 degrees. As I looked into train access and airfare costs this last minute trip seemed less and less appealing....
  17. Thanks for the help everyone! As always, I am...

    Thanks for the help everyone! As always, I am amazed at the power of this resource.
  18. Thanks Tarwheel. I confess I was ignorant of how...

    Thanks Tarwheel. I confess I was ignorant of how low the temps got in the South. As I'm doing more research I'm amazed, and you're confirming what I'm reading. My father lives in Plant City, FL and...
  19. Looking for a warmish one week tour route in the southern US

    I realize I'm probably being lazy, but I just learned that I'll have Christmas through New Year's free. I want to ride! My native Illinois is inhospitable to touring more than a day or two, so I want...
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    I ride year 'round, every day. Last winter I...

    I ride year 'round, every day. Last winter I wanted to wear fingered gloves all through the season and found a pair of Marmot ski gloves. $60 at Dicks. I found them to work very well. I never...
  21. Since no one has mentioned Gore Bike I will. I...

    Since no one has mentioned Gore Bike I will. I have reluctantly reached the conclusion that you get what you pay for in bike clothing, at least when it comes to breathability. I have a J&G jacket, a...
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    I know this is an impolite question but I'm...

    I know this is an impolite question but I'm genuinely curious: can I ask how much the coach cost and how did you find him/her? This all sounds intriguing to me. Thanks in advance if you're...
  23. Everyone is different in their tolerance to cold....

    Everyone is different in their tolerance to cold. I, too, hate cold ears. I use three levels of protection. Below 55 degrees F. I wear a microfiber headband that stops wind. Below 45 degrees I use a...
  24. Actually I do have PN, but it's in my hands, not...

    Actually I do have PN, but it's in my hands, not my feet! However, I do have some recommendations for your feet. I highly recommend Pearl Izumi X-Alp Drift II shoes. I ride them clipped to Shimano...
  25. Kebbs — in a word: yes, you can tour on your...

    Kebbs — in a word: yes, you can tour on your Zipp.
    Much of what is discussed (ad nauseam) on this forum are ways to refine elements to the nth degree for maximum efficiency or comfort or whatever...
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