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  1. FWIW: It's N m or N.m , not nm. First one is...

    FWIW: It's N m or N.m , not nm. First one is Newton meter. The second is nanometer. The N is capitalized because Newton is a proper name.
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    If someone catches me from behind, by definition...

    If someone catches me from behind, by definition it's because I'm going slower than them. I use a mirror and if I see someone gaining on me, I gradually speed up and try to maintain the gap or even...
  3. When you spray a bug with Raid, it's insecticide....

    When you spray a bug with Raid, it's insecticide. When you accidentally step on a bug, it's involuntary insectslaughter. Big diff.

    People would know this if they watched Lawn Order.
  4. Thread: Emergency gear

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    FWIW: An emergency is "a serious, unexpected,...

    FWIW: An emergency is "a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action." A flat is only an emergency as long as you're still riding on it. Once you stop, it's no...
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    Of course the 5V gets converted to 3.7 V in the...

    Of course the 5V gets converted to 3.7 V in the device being charged, so there are two conversion, in the charger from 3.7 to 5 and in the device from 5 to 3.7. These conversions are done by DC-DC...
  6. Yes, but a device can't draw any more than the...

    Yes, but a device can't draw any more than the panel can supply. The old USB spec was 500 mA but many smart phones and tablets can draw much more than that now. Of course the current a panel will...
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    ...also look for embedded shards that might work...

    ...also look for embedded shards that might work their way through and cause a flat. New thick tread rubber tends to hold onto shards better than when worn thin.
  8. My and my wife's older bikes have 12-25 9 sp...

    My and my wife's older bikes have 12-25 9 sp cassettes and 30/42/52 rings. Our more recent bikes have 11-28 10 sp cassettes and 34/50 rings, which yields very close to the same total range as our...
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    fify?

    fify?
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    Barring any other indication of damage, I'd keep...

    Barring any other indication of damage, I'd keep and ride it. I certainly don't replace a bike every time I crash it. If insurance is paying for another, keep the money or buy another and keep this...
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    Suggest this: Amazon.com: AnkerŪ 2nd Gen Astro E3 10000mAh Dual-Port Ultra Compact External Battery

    Or: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BZDK3XK
  12. For touching up truing on existing wheels, I just...

    For touching up truing on existing wheels, I just do it on the bike. For building wheels, replacing spokes, etc., I use a Park stand, but only because it's way more convenient than using the bike.
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    What damage did it sustain? If the frame is not...

    What damage did it sustain? If the frame is not usable, it's not really sellable. If it's useable, why are you not fixing whatever else is broken and keeping it?
  14. Get two 700-800 lumen class integrated lights for...

    Get two 700-800 lumen class integrated lights for ~$100 ea. Run both at full power for 1500 lumens, aim them a bit differently to optimize illumination pattern, run one constant and the other...
  15. -1. I don't think tubeless has much if anything...

    -1. I don't think tubeless has much if anything to do with it, and might even be a negative, as many tubeless tires are heavier and less supple due to having to seal the air and stay on the rim in...
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    The alcohol is ethanol. The differences between...

    The alcohol is ethanol. The differences between beer, wine and spirits is what's with it, not the type of alcohol. Remove the ethanol and would you still drink the beer or wine? Ethanol is toxic...
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    Many think you should supplement with lactate...

    Many think you should supplement with lactate before and even during a ride. Check SportLegs
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    Perhaps you should seek counseling... from a...

    Perhaps you should seek counseling... from a licensed cyclologist.
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    It's a Limar.

    It's a Limar.
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    Yeah, or bluetooth speakers that will work with...

    Yeah, or bluetooth speakers that will work with your smartphone.
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    They have face recognition software and relay the...

    They have face recognition software and relay the information to the NSA...a small price to pay for reliable traffic light operation.

    I imagine they could be used for violation detection, though...
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    We have the video detectors on some of the new...

    We have the video detectors on some of the new lights around here and they have worked great so far. There can be vehicles on lanes on either side of me (or none whatsoever) and they still detect...
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    Neuvation is out of business but the owner has...

    Neuvation is out of business but the owner has reopened as Neugent Cycling You might contact him and ask about your issue.
  24. Thread: skipping advice

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    A new chain on a worn cassette can skip. If it...

    A new chain on a worn cassette can skip. If it does it will skip in the cogs that are most worn, usually toward the middle of the cassette rather than the either extreme.
  25. Thread: Is this bad?

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    I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but the...

    I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but the cable is routed improperly under the fixing screw and washer on the RD. It should pass straight along the outside the screw between the RD body and...
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