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    Hah! You recognized the location - good work. I...

    Hah! You recognized the location - good work. I assume you've been up that long hill. To those unfamiliar, Hawthorne Blvd. in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA starts at an elevation of around 260'. The...
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    Yup. If flashing lights cause epileptic seizures,...

    Yup. If flashing lights cause epileptic seizures, then flashing lights must immediately be removed from all law enforcement vehicles, ambulances, fire trucks and construction foremen's pickups. ...
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    Scenic Shots While Cycling

    Sometimes you just have to pull over . . .

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  4. He didn't say it was "revolutionary," he said it...

    He didn't say it was "revolutionary," he said it was "customary." A lot of riders carefully cut their bar ends to provide more clearance for bar-end shifters. And it seems to work well. My son has...
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    Didn't feel all that well this morning, but...

    Didn't feel all that well this morning, but managed a brief 12 miles with a 1200 foot climb at the end. The click does seem to be gone. So it does seem to have been the cracked and lifted tang on...
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    I took the test today. Found out I need a Brooks.

    I took the test today. Found out I need a Brooks.
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    . . . and they ALLLLLL moved away from me on the...

    . . . and they ALLLLLL moved away from me on the bench there, until I said, ". . . and creatin' a disturbance . . . ", and then they ALLLL moved close to me on the bench again and we had a good time...
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    New 1/4" x 9 bearings (retainer ring) are on and...

    New 1/4" x 9 bearings (retainer ring) are on and all is re-assembled. Adjusted the RD and FD and went for a quick ride around our neighborhood.

    I don't hear or feel the click anymore. Will...
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    ay yuh. Brake cable housing is a little tougher...

    ay yuh. Brake cable housing is a little tougher than shifter cable housing to get right.

    With the Park cable cutter, I've found that getting the nippers square to the housing, then cutting with...
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    Yes, exactly 128 mm using a dial caliper. Thanks.

    Yes, exactly 128 mm using a dial caliper. Thanks.
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    Thank you both. I admire and appreciate your...

    Thank you both. I admire and appreciate your experience . . . . and your willingness to share the wisdom of that experience. We all have our own areas of expertise. This area clearly belongs to...
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    Stripped Cop Bicycle

    Who was that gay cop on "Reno 911!" who was always getting his bike stolen? I think I found it:

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    :-) This. I bought a $270, 30-year old Raleigh...

    :-) This. I bought a $270, 30-year old Raleigh Super Course earlier this year. I then spent maybe 40 hours and $800 upgrading components while doing my best to keep its original classic lines. I...
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    C&V - Click in Bottom Bracket

    '84 Super Course. Stock bottom bracket, 52x42 chain rings. The BB spindle appears to be about 150mm total length.

    This morning, I began hearing a pronounced "click" each time the pedal passed...
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    Plastic dental floss holders discarded on the...

    Plastic dental floss holders discarded on the side of the road. Spent inner tubes lying on the side of the road. Spent CO2 cartridges discarded by the side of the road. Spent prophylactics...
  16. If I see a drunk driver crossing lanes, slowly...

    If I see a drunk driver crossing lanes, slowly weaving in and out of traffic, I'll call it in - even though there is no clear "life-threatening emergency." In the same way, the A-hole in a diesel...
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    That's true. :-) All generalizations are false....

    That's true. :-) All generalizations are false. Generally.
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    As a "recovery drink," I expect Coca Cola worked...

    As a "recovery drink," I expect Coca Cola worked a lot better when it still contained cocaine . . .
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    Q: What's the difference between a BMW and a...

    Q: What's the difference between a BMW and a porcupine?
    A: In a BMW, the pr*cks are on the INSIDE.
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    If it happens to me - and it hasn't happened yet - I will stop and pull out my cell phone. I'll dial 911, I'll describe the vehicle and its heading to the dispatcher, and will assert that the driver...
  21. Rather than drill the frame, I sourced a clamp-on...

    Rather than drill the frame, I sourced a clamp-on mount for my '80 Nishiki (the yellow bike). It works fine; a rubber mounting strip protects the paint.

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  22. A form of the following went to my local...

    A form of the following went to my local newspaper this morning:

    Dear Editor:

    Thank you for your article on the new law reguiring that motorists maintain three feet of separation between...
  23. Thank you for posting that link. I was both...

    Thank you for posting that link. I was both surprised and pleased that other states have adopted similar laws well in advance of California, a state that arguably has more cyclists than any other. ...
  24. The law makes sense anywhere, which is why I...

    The law makes sense anywhere, which is why I posted it here. If other states adopt similar laws, lives will undoubtedly be saved. Here is the link again:
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  25. New State Law Requires 3-foot Separation

    This is a good thing. I was descending PV Drive East yesterday, hugging the white line on the right; there is no shoulder or bike lane here. I was passed by a motorist even as that motorist was...
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