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  1. Thread: Gloves?

    by TexasEdit
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    Definitely gloves ... bike feels strange when I...

    Definitely gloves ... bike feels strange when I don't wear them.
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    Poll: I agree with this ... but it sure seems...

    I agree with this ... but it sure seems counter-intuitive ... it would seem that riders would be more likely to lay down or lean a cheaper bike ... I would think if you put some real coin into your...
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    OK ... so I've been away from the forums for...

    OK ... so I've been away from the forums for awhile because life got a little crazy -- your wife having twins will do that to a family ... and when I get back there's a Hybrid forum????? ... All I...
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    I am a 20-mile rt commuter whose daily driver is...

    I am a 20-mile rt commuter whose daily driver is a Giant Cyprus; at times I've put areo bars on the riser handlebars because it is comfortable; I bungee cord my backpack with my work clothes to my...
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    The bike looks AWESOME!

    The bike looks AWESOME!
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    I really wish that Schwinn came in my size

    I really wish that Schwinn came in my size
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    I have been commuting off and on (20 miles RT) on...

    I have been commuting off and on (20 miles RT) on a Cypress for three years or so. I've been pretty consistent at least four days a week the past year.

    The Pros: The bike is comfortable and easy...
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    Hey, if it wasn't for Bicycle where would the...

    Hey, if it wasn't for Bicycle where would the Style Guy - or Style Guru, or Super Style, or Style Swish or whatever his name is - work?
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    Performance Bikes only have it in small and medium

    Performance Bikes only have it in small and medium
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    You guys have bike lanes!!!!! You guys...

    You guys have bike lanes!!!!!



    You guys have shoulders!!!!!!
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    It isn't everything you are looking for, but...

    It isn't everything you are looking for, but check out the Jamis Commuter 4 (jamisbikes.com)
  12. Absolutely go to Craigslist .... as a test I just...

    Absolutely go to Craigslist .... as a test I just went to the local craigslist in Dallas and found a handful of bikes for under $200 that would fit the bill for you.
  13. What EXACTLY is a Fred and is it something I want...

    What EXACTLY is a Fred and is it something I want to aspire to?
  14. All hipsters are dorks Not all dorks are...

    All hipsters are dorks

    Not all dorks are hipsters

    Fred rules all.
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    Beautiful ... I knew I felt a disturbance in the...

    Beautiful ... I knew I felt a disturbance in the force in Texas
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    I am a Democrat Yankee former Catholic Southern...

    I am a Democrat Yankee former Catholic Southern Baptist Sunday School teacher living in East Texas.

    I am a liberal newspaper editor working in a Republican rural town with one stop light where...
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    I'm a yankee living in rural Texas riding a bike...

    I'm a yankee living in rural Texas riding a bike at least 20 miles a day with a backpack bungee corded to the rack ... I don't do the lycra thing, but I do wear a helmet ... sometimes as the pickups...
  18. Thread: Fred

    by TexasEdit
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    Was telling my wife about this thread and about...

    Was telling my wife about this thread and about the fact that I'm a Fred (the positive connotation, at least in my mind), and she said: "Of course, you're a blue collar biker."

    So there's my...
  19. Thread: Fred

    by TexasEdit
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    No downtube shifters .... but I have barends! I...

    No downtube shifters .... but I have barends! I also have a rack to which I bungee cord a backpack ... I just have to make sure I don't move the lights when I do it.

    And don't forget the mirror on...
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    I actually ran a an inexpensive set of aero bars...

    I actually ran a an inexpensive set of aero bars on my Giant Cyprus ... not for getting in an aero position so much (although I could do that on occassion), but to give me added hand positions like...
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    Dang ... I hate those freakin' show off commuters...

    Dang ... I hate those freakin' show off commuters ... were you listening to an IPOD? That would really put him in his place!
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    If you can afford $1,200 then it is not too much...

    If you can afford $1,200 then it is not too much money.

    I would suggest looking at the cyclocross and touring models. You are a big guy (me too) and those models will probably take the strain...
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    Thank you for pegging exactly what I was trying...

    Thank you for pegging exactly what I was trying to say. I do a 9 mile commute one way with one stop sign, no traffic lights, and sometimes what I am letting pass by is an 18-wheeler traveling down a...
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    I certainly believe you are a considerate person,...

    I certainly believe you are a considerate person, Jeff. From reading these forums and just looking around me when I'm riding I realize I commute in a different environment than most people. I was...
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    If I were only able to go 15 MPH in a car, I...

    If I were only able to go 15 MPH in a car, I would move over as far as I safely could. Why should I do differently if I'm on a bike? It just happens I can safely go farther to the right while on my...
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