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    I just rode up it on my hybrid bike on Friday and...

    I just rode up it on my hybrid bike on Friday and will be having a go at it again Wednesday morning. It's a challenge, but a welcome challenge compared to the miles and miles of totally flat roads...
  2. That photo doesn't look like a realistic...

    That photo doesn't look like a realistic representation of what the product would look like in real life, to be honest. I hate to be the one to whip out the "This looks photoshopped - I can tell by...
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    So honest question here, I don't have an RPM...

    So honest question here, I don't have an RPM meter for my bike, and for that matter, I don't even have clipless pedals and shoes, I just have regular platform pedals and shoes. I try to maintain...
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    How many days is the trip? Things like cel...

    How many days is the trip? Things like cel phones will last a couple days even if you leave them on all the time and a week or more if you turn them off during times when you don't expect to be...
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    I'd love to do a tour de Chandler too, but I'd...

    I'd love to do a tour de Chandler too, but I'd definitely be in a whole different class of speed than it sounds like most of you ride. I have a slow hybrid bike with 700x45 tires and I'm more like a...
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    For real cold weather performance (below -20C for...

    For real cold weather performance (below -20C for example) you'd need to be using lithium primary cell batteries. The 1.5v non-rechargeable ones. In the US the most common is the Energizer E2...
  7. How many miles do you ride per year? I purchased...

    How many miles do you ride per year? I purchased a 2007 Globe on closeout last August for $350 and have put about 850 miles on it since then. I've spent far more on accessories and customization...
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    Actually, at least I've seen people debate the...

    Actually, at least I've seen people debate the whole issue of breaking a rim by braking too long. There's gotta be some 2000' descent hill where they could just let it head down the hill at 20-25mph...
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    According to this table...

    According to this table lithium-ion batteries have about the same operating temperature range as NiMH batteries. NiCd provides greater low-temperature usability, but of course at roughly half the...
  10. I'm about as cheap as it gets, so while it was...

    I'm about as cheap as it gets, so while it was 110-115 degrees here in Phoenix over the summer and I was hardly ever riding, I would just do some sets of squats (bodyweight only, no bar) to keep some...
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    CM is a domestic terrorist organization. They...

    CM is a domestic terrorist organization. They meet all the criteria, but since the government is sympathetic to their cause, they refuse to label them as such.
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    40.8mph according to my GPS. That was on 700x45...

    40.8mph according to my GPS. That was on 700x45 Marathon Plus tires on a Specialized Globe. It calculated to a 7.3% grade based on analysis of the elevation plot. I can only do about 25mph on flat...
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    Same here. I use gloves and Ergon grips and...

    Same here. I use gloves and Ergon grips and haven't had any numbness at all, even with rides as long as 5 hours, wheras previously only 2 hours was enough to cause problems.
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    I don't know if any of Garmin's offerings, or...

    I don't know if any of Garmin's offerings, or anybody's for that matter can display both Topo maps and detailed road maps at the same time. That's been one of the big complaints with the Garmin...
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    I hope that's satire. It's only because of...

    I hope that's satire. It's only because of people having children that Social Security and Medicare haven't gone bankrupt yet. Most of Europe is in crisis because they are not having new people...
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    Sure they do, there's tons of hatchbacks you can...

    Sure they do, there's tons of hatchbacks you can buy now for what in today's dollars would have been $8000 or so back in the mid 1980's and the new ones are safer, more refined, and won't rust away...
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    A growing part of the American public agrees with...

    A growing part of the American public agrees with you. The Honda Fit for example has one of the fastest turn rates - that is the time from when it's officially received by the dealer to when it's...
  18. http://planetbike.com/files/catalog08.pdf It's...

    http://planetbike.com/files/catalog08.pdf

    It's on page 4 of their 2008 catalog. It does show the 1W in white and the 2W in black.
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    Cool! The last update was in 2005, so it's good...

    Cool! The last update was in 2005, so it's good to have a new one come out, thanks for the info!
  20. Is that thing out yet? Originally they said the...

    Is that thing out yet? Originally they said the 1W would be out in April and the 2W would be out in June. Now the 1W watt says "ETA = May 2008" although it's still listed as out of stock, and the 2W...
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    Did you register the serial numbers of the frames...

    Did you register the serial numbers of the frames with the Chandler police? I registered mine a couple days after buying it, you just fill out the online form and they put your serial number on file...
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    This thread is like the perfect counterpart for...

    This thread is like the perfect counterpart for this one which is basically 9 pages worth of absolute hatred for cyclists among car users, albeit with at least a couple cyclists on there doing their...
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    Count me in as another fan of the Coppertone...

    Count me in as another fan of the Coppertone Sport as well. Least greasy and smelly of any sunblock I've ever used. My wife tried it last weekend for the first time and was blown away with how much...
  24. Thread: Newb to GPS

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    Reasons I wouldn't get the Colorado: Buggy -...

    Reasons I wouldn't get the Colorado:

    Buggy - Garmin is still trying to sort out the firmware issues
    Long bootup time - 45 seconds average just to finish booting up the OS
    Short battery life -...
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    If it makes you feel any better, a couple weeks...

    If it makes you feel any better, a couple weeks ago I did 51 miles in 5 hours on my base model Specialized Globe with Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700x45 tires at 70psi. I chose the bike because it was...
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