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    My wife and I are running them on our commuters. ...

    My wife and I are running them on our commuters. They're great, but because the mudflaps are so long and flexible, be warned: if the toe of your shoe comes close enough (e.g., while you're turning),...
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    Good! I mainly wanted to suggest, to anyone...

    Good! I mainly wanted to suggest, to anyone reading this thread, that nutsack discomfort isn't merely an occasion for frat-boy humor. It can literally save your life to take it seriously.
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    All the sophomoric comedy on this thread...

    All the sophomoric comedy on this thread notwithstanding, scrotum discomfort can indicate a serious problem. When my balls all of a sudden felt odd on the saddle, I complained about it to my PCP,...
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    I have a B17 on my commuter/tourer, and it felt...

    I have a B17 on my commuter/tourer, and it felt wonderful from the start. I have a Swift on my road bike, and my first impression was quite different: I felt as though I was perched on the tip of a...
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    I envy anyone who is dedicated enough to maintain...

    I envy anyone who is dedicated enough to maintain this kind of schedule. I do pre-dawn, pre-breakfast rides three weekdays a week (and on the occasional weekend morning too). It's helped to...
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    I've used one of these with both my kids, and on...

    Don't hesitate. My daughter absolutely loved it. She was so engaged and I could talk to her the entire ride. I wouldn't attach to a road bike though. Hybrid or mountain only.[/QUOTE]
    I've used...
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    Last month, my wife was hit by a motorist running...

    Last month, my wife was hit by a motorist running a red light. She sustained minor injuries and visited the emergency room. The bike required significant repairs. Even though no one contested the...
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    My wife's bike is configured just as you...

    My wife's bike is configured just as you describe: her drop handlebars are slightly lower than her B67 saddle. She is exactly your height, and like you, is not interested in aggressive riding. To...
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    Three lessons learned from experience: 1....

    Three lessons learned from experience:

    1. Maybe biology is destiny, but its ways are devious. I've met very strong, skillful riders of all sizes and body types.

    2. Gracelessness abounds on the...
  10. They're brewing some good stuff. I'm partial to...

    They're brewing some good stuff. I'm partial to the porter, and the Spring seasonal ("Spring Hop").

    I homebrew, and my last batch of hefeweizen turned out pretty tasty. Recently I've been going...
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    I've bike camped only once, and I had originally...

    I've bike camped only once, and I had originally intended to make it an S24O. I prefer a quiet camping spot that gives at least an illusion of solitude, but since I live in metro Boston, I concluded...
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    Pearly white 267672

    Pearly white
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    I wear wool year-round: socks, baselayers, and...

    I wear wool year-round: socks, baselayers, and jerseys. One caveat: I've found that my pocketed jerseys tend to sag irritatingly when I cram their pockets full of junk (e.g. cell phone, cleat...
  14. My "real road bike" runs a 23 in front and a 25...

    My "real road bike" runs a 23 in front and a 25 in back (both Conti Gatorskins). My commuter bike (a Cross-Check) runs Schwalbe Marathon 28s (HS 420); permanent attachments include SKS fenders, a...
  15. This. The "ultimate commuter" would be a bike...

    This. The "ultimate commuter" would be a bike that I loved and that thieves did not. So far, my current ride meets the criterion.
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    Hey there Oboeguy! You remember that Cross-Check...

    Hey there Oboeguy!
    You remember that Cross-Check I built up before I moved out of NYC? I run Schwalbe Marathon (HS 420) 28s on it. They've stood up to everything, including rear panniers...
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    Name: Tony Age: 37 Height: 6'3" Weight: Not...

    Name: Tony
    Age: 37
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: Not much for my height. I've always been skinny (except when I was on the college meal plan as a freshman). But cycling's made me almost gaunt.
    Years...
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    I agree that you need very little space to do...

    I agree that you need very little space to do lots of maintenance; in fact, I've never had a dedicated workspace anywhere I've lived. Without one, you might work less efficiently, of course -- more...
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    I've never had trouble with axle slippage on my...

    Bingo.
    That is why I bought the Soma DoubleCross with modern vertical dropouts, instead of those antiquated semi horizontal dropouts.[/QUOTE]
    I've never had trouble with axle slippage on my CC. ...
  20. I do my fitness rides before dawn on suburban...

    I do my fitness rides before dawn on suburban streets that are lit fairly, poorly, and not at all, and I use a Princeton Tec EOS. It includes mounts for handlebar, helmet, and forehead. It uses...
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    I guess I hope the OP gets the input he's asked...

    I guess I hope the OP gets the input he's asked for, and I'm not happy coming across like a troll, but I have to say that I doubt I've seen a more tasteless choice for a username. Anyone who doesn't...
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    The Luggernaut looks pretty appealing -- but I'm...

    The Luggernaut looks pretty appealing -- but I'm a sucker for lugs. I think it's unfortunate that Felt decided to spec the Brougham with the S3X hub; for an uptick in the cost, you lose the ability...
  23. Thread: I Quit

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    Good luck to you! I know what it's like to be in...

    Good luck to you! I know what it's like to be in your situation. Beware advice based on anecdotal evidence, since every case is unique. :) Nonetheless, I can't resist recommending this book.
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    I have a Blackburn EX-1, and my wife's bike has a...

    I have a Blackburn EX-1, and my wife's bike has a Sunlite Woody. The Ortliebs work perfectly with each.
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    :lol: Well put! I knew long ago that I'd never...

    :lol: Well put! I knew long ago that I'd never look like anything but a dweeb as a cyclist. All I strive for now is to be a highly visible dweeb.


    Explain this.[/QUOTE]

    I presume the point...
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