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    ok, maybe I should be more clear. I'm not...

    ok, maybe I should be more clear. I'm not wondering when winter will end. I'm wondering if the actual temperatures will get much worse (in general, of course there will be the random really really...
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    ha, well actually, I've been here for 6 years and...

    ha, well actually, I've been here for 6 years and before that, chicago, so I'm used to cold and random weather, but I seriously just couldn't remember how long the coldest of winter goes for! I was...
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    how much colder will it get? or will it?

    this is my first winter riding and paying close attention to the temperature on a daily basis, so I'd like to have some idea of what to expect in the upcoming months. I'm in new york, so can anyone...
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    bike repair classes in chicago?

    I will be in chicago over the holidays and am not sure what I'll do with myself for an entire week without my bike. I'm hoping to keep myself distracted with some bike repair classes if they exist...
  5. Thread: Glove sugestions

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    funny, I just bought those, and even with a liner...

    funny, I just bought those, and even with a liner glove, they weren't nearly warm enough for me in below freezing temps, so they are going back. but everyone's different. I'm going to try out a...
  6. re: dawn I was wondering about dish...

    re: dawn

    I was wondering about dish detergent. would you just take a blow dryer to the parts?
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    or check out nashbar.com or performancebike.com....

    or check out nashbar.com or performancebike.com. (say no to wal-mart!)
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    steepandcheap.com has had a bunch of...

    steepandcheap.com has had a bunch of water/windproof + breathable shells recently. lots of stuff from merrell's new clothing line that I haven't tried, but looks pretty nice. look for one of these...
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    do you know of any shops in nyc that would do...

    do you know of any shops in nyc that would do this?
  10. Most environmentally-friendly, non-toxic cleaner for bike parts?

    every bike mechanic I've encountered sings the praises of simple green, but I've encountered evidence that it isn't as great as it purports to be. are there other options that do not use harsh...
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    gore windstopper vs goretex paclite

    can anyone give me input on their experience wearing windstopper vs. paclite jackets in < 30F weather? breathability comparison?
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    maybe this would be a better option? patagonia...

    maybe this would be a better option? patagonia wind shield jacket
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    more help needed! ok, so the softshell I had my...

    more help needed! ok, so the softshell I had my heart on, this jacket from adidas has breathable mesh (but lined with light fleece) underarms and sides. considering I wanted to use this jacket as a...
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    under armour balaclava

    anyone own one that can compare it to cycling-specific balaclavas? is there a difference? I bought an under armour one the other day and realized when I got home that compression fit really means...
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    makes sense, thanks!

    makes sense, thanks!
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    brake pads unevenly worn away

    I was taking a look at my rear brakes and noticed that the brake pads were positioned so that they hang off the bottom of the rim slightly. Due to this, they've worn away unevenly and the part that...
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    thanks for all the info, everyone! very helpful....

    thanks for all the info, everyone! very helpful. I think I'll try out the softshell since riding in heavy rain freaks me out too much to do it very often if at all, and less bulkiness appeals to me.
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    softshell jacket vs regular shell

    I'm looking into buying a jacket for winter wear. I'd like to get an insulated softshell jacket so I can skip out on extra layers that add to bulk, but from what I've read, many people here seem to...
  19. Thread: craft prowarm

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    craft prowarm

    according to the website, craft prowarm baselayers are for below 40 degree weather. I'm wondering what people's experience has been with prowarm and what kind of temps you would wear the ls shirt...
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    interesting. so it should be fine unless it's...

    interesting. so it should be fine unless it's raining or snowing? I figured the gears and brakes would freeze up and become useless to me.

    and trust me, if I could afford it, that second bike...
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    Leaving bike outside as it gets colder?

    I bike commute, but ridiculously am not allowed to store my bike in my office building. Since it's on the street for 8 hours a day, I have to reconsider riding in certain weather conditions. This is...
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    could any of you kind folks please spare a copy...

    could any of you kind folks please spare a copy of your cue sheet? I'd love to do this ride sometime in the coming month. please PM me. thanks!
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    ah I see. ok, thanks again!

    ah I see. ok, thanks again!
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    thanks so much air and sportsman. I've pmed both...

    thanks so much air and sportsman. I've pmed both of you. I don't have a gps. actually, good point, I guess I'll have to write out the directions and take them with me? that sounds complicated. hm..
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    um, cue sheet? would that be the route...

    um, cue sheet? would that be the route information? is there any way I could get my hands on this? some friends and I are doing a self-supported montauk ride this weekend based on this route on...
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