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    I am not sure why you are getting ragged on about...

    I am not sure why you are getting ragged on about the earphones - other than the law part, I don't understand the safety issue. YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE of your surroundings, as a car or as a cyclist....
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    cables will be more than fine, It is not like you...

    cables will be more than fine, It is not like you are sliding the bike back and forth across the rack constantly with some force. Personally I am more worried about metal on metal contact for the...
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    It is interesting to see the bike set up almost...

    It is interesting to see the bike set up almost like a comfort cruiser.... does it help? I was ending physio/ostio for a lower back problem when I got my bike. My therapist almost had a heart attack...
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    I am not so sure about that .... Personally the...

    I am not so sure about that ....
    Personally the original NRX fork looked way worse to me, and performed like a lower quality fork. Perhaps the RST fork is indeed inferior for some other non obvious...
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    As in dish soap? didn't think of that, I have...

    As in dish soap?

    didn't think of that, I have just tried a dry rag.... took forever. WD40 as solvent and a rag, still took a while, and now a carburetor cleaner/throttle body cleaner, spray and...
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    caring for drivetrain

    I am curious what people do to care for their bike's drive train (chain, crank, cassette, bottom bearing, rear hub, front and back derailleurs) for the different type of riding they do. Aside from...
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    In my stubborn simple ways, I have settled to...

    In my stubborn simple ways, I have settled to agree with that just so I don't have to maintain a list. I would caveat Hybrids to include 29er mountain bikes, so non-Hybrid would be a drop bar road...
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    I just got my DS8.4 bike back yesterday after...

    I just got my DS8.4 bike back yesterday after recall work... I was told 1 week, it took 2.5 weeks to complete. LBS told me same thing Friday last week when I called: "we got the skewer we are still...
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    It is stated as Voluntary.... no need for deaths...

    It is stated as Voluntary.... no need for deaths to trigger a congressional hearings to make them to it. Not pointing fingers at any other fine product manufacturers

    Scott, Trek Recall Bicycles...
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    My LBS also took the bike and said it should be...

    My LBS also took the bike and said it should be about a week. They didn't exactly pry it, but I wasn't exactly eager to ride it until fixed either. I understand the chance of failure is slim, but...
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    +1 on lots of shifting. on flats I am...

    +1 on lots of shifting. on flats I am consistently on highest ratio 3-9(48 crank, 11 cassette), but if I have to stop and go I start from 2-6. If there is an uphill I will go all the way down to the...
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    I love my 2012 DS8.4 (I liked the older beefier...

    I love my 2012 DS8.4 (I liked the older beefier frame), I had a moment where I thought dam I should have gone for a FX or something roadier, but I love going off the road when I feel like it. My...
  13. On my 2012 DS8.4 (Hayes) Back brake is silent,...

    On my 2012 DS8.4 (Hayes) Back brake is silent, front is quiet until it builds up some heat/residue, going on dirt path makes front pretty noisy. No vibarations/rattling or anything like that, only...
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    If a DS is the type of bike you like, it sounds...

    If a DS is the type of bike you like, it sounds like a good deal. I bought a brand new DS8.4 in 2012 for $800 and love it, I wouldn't pony up the *new* price for a 8.5 given the difference, but at...
  15. I don't have any noise making bell/horn what not,...

    I don't have any noise making bell/horn what not, when I ride in the local trails I holler out a loud "Hello, good day" to any walkers/hikers I am rapidly approaching.... so i guess that makes me...
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    i tuck in headwinds and downhills

    i tuck in headwinds and downhills
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    happened to me, tube was clearly defective at the...

    happened to me, tube was clearly defective at the seam, as it inflates it stretches leaking air in a weak spot, it deflates and closes the hole, each infation makes the weak area/hole bigger until it...
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    Yeah...those two 36% grade look nasty, short but...

    Yeah...those two 36% grade look nasty, short but nasty, pick up some speed and shift down to keep your pedaling cadence up, don't drop to granny gear right away but shift down to keep cadence up, the...
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    I would argue that there is no such thing as...

    I would argue that there is no such thing as "robs you of energy" when the goal is exercise All you have to do is output the energy/calories... where it goes is a different story and someone else's...
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    There have been some very good comments on this...

    There have been some very good comments on this forum with regard to suspension forks and weight. Basically, if you are doing it for fitness, it doesn't matter.... a carbon fork may be a little more...
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    over 2000m climb dam.....
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    I have a 8.4 DS and absolutely love it..... that...

    I have a 8.4 DS and absolutely love it..... that said, I looked at the 8.5 and quickly dismissed it. It is starting to get a bit much for a bike that is really a master or nothing. Come up with a...
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    Right through the local ditch

    This time of year is amazing in the local ravines, tons of salmon jumping up the stream, the fall colors are awesome, even in the forest it is a carpet of red and yellow (looks nice, deadly in case...
  24. Thread: Full kit?

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    I just had a wasp fly into my loose fitting...

    I just had a wasp fly into my loose fitting t-shirt through the neck.... that was fun. "Spandex" sounds like a good remedy
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    Typical mob mentality in seeking validation for...

    Typical mob mentality in seeking validation for one's choice. Happens all the time, "I made choice A and its the best... come on who's with me!" or "Yea I know the new one is out, but the old one is...
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