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  1. for android ridewithgps seems to be pretty good...

    for android ridewithgps seems to be pretty good for the free version, but requires to be a member to get the turn by turn, from reviews and such... if you are willing to dabble a bit further ipbike...
  2. wow I just did some looking and didn't realize...

    wow I just did some looking and didn't realize the 800 had dropped that much... you can find it new for $280 now... I've had my eyes on em for a while, been using an old phone for a while but

    for...
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    the note 2 and GS3 (and older) devices require an...

    the note 2 and GS3 (and older) devices require an ant+ usb2 dongle along with a bit of software to let apps read it... but the note3 and gs4 and newer samsung devices have ant+ built in... honestly...
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    I usually use the Idaho stop method at stop...

    I usually use the Idaho stop method at stop signs, stopping and starting uses a lot of energy and I'd prefer to keep that energy for later in the ride... for lights it depends on where I am, most of...
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    the name of our "seat" says a lot "saddle" watch...

    the name of our "seat" says a lot "saddle" watch a jockey and he's moving all the time.

    I mentioned before MTBing... on a MTB a big guy has to learn to ride light or else he replaces parts way too...
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    if you really want to learn to ride light pick up...

    if you really want to learn to ride light pick up a rigid MTB (29er ideally ;-)... and hit the trails, when you get comfortable speed things up with a group ride.

    you quickly learn to "ride light"...
  7. low... when the spoke tension is low as your...

    low... when the spoke tension is low as your wheel rolls it gets put under tension (pulls on it) when it goes to the top of the rotation and then loosens tension as it rolls to the bottom portion of...
  8. the J bend indicates inadequate spoke tension or...

    the J bend indicates inadequate spoke tension or a very well worn wheel (which is where the triple butted spokes like the alpineIII comes in)... in this case and most for us clyds I'd expect the...
  9. to recap on what a few others have said (and...

    to recap on what a few others have said (and specifically photojoe here) most of the companies call these either "plush" or endurance bikes... while there is no question that they are still designed...
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    *edit* sorry just noticed this was a zombie...

    *edit* sorry just noticed this was a zombie thread... but still what I said holds up :) lol


    that is actually how many bikepackers do it... was just looking at a LHT with a full frame bag (fits...
  11. 7/1 - 12.64 miles 7/2 - 12.6 miles my...

    7/1 - 12.64 miles
    7/2 - 12.6 miles

    my standard short loop... I apparently didn't do enough lifting at the gym earlier today and felt I needed to get out and go for a ride... I ended up doing it...
  12. I'm back in... I haven't really ridden at all...

    I'm back in... I haven't really ridden at all since the 200ish mile tour I did mid May... most I've done since is some 10 min gym warmups and a puts down to the store... so time for some real riding...
  13. never ran over one... but I have seen the damage...

    never ran over one... but I have seen the damage they can do if they manage to run into your wheel :-/ (not personally but online pics)
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    I know my initial take when I've gotten on a road...

    I know my initial take when I've gotten on a road bike for the first time after riding only a MTB for a number of years is DAMN THIS THING IS FAST...
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    check out this little calculator for a good...

    check out this little calculator for a good baseline on pressure

    Bicycle tire pressure calculator

    use the second one, and weight is your body weight PLUS the bike (and water bottles etc)......
  16. what are you wanting to do with the rack/pannier...

    what are you wanting to do with the rack/pannier combo?... the answer to that can change the answer quickly.

    on my disc trucker out back I used a blackburn TRX-1... under $30, great rack for the...
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    last summer I picked up one of these cree LED...

    last summer I picked up one of these cree LED head lights Amazon.com : RioRand 4 Mode 1200 Lumen CREE XML T6 Bulb LED Bicycle bike HeadLight Lamp Flashlight Light Headlamp : Sports & Outdoors and a...
  18. I don't know your budget but if you haven't...

    I don't know your budget but if you haven't looked at Buy Road Bikes & Parts at Ribble Cycles | Online Bike Shop already check them out for great price on shimano groups... under $300 for a complete...
  19. bib fit is funny, but the big key is that they...

    bib fit is funny, but the big key is that they are designed to fit while on the bike, aka bent over/leaning to reach the bars so while standing in them they aren't going to fit correctly.

    for...
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    ya it's been a while but in the FL/TX heat it...

    ya it's been a while but in the FL/TX heat it just didn't do much... I've adapted well to the bottle thing on the road though... along with wicking clothing.
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    I drink a lot but found that in the heat a...

    I drink a lot but found that in the heat a camelbak held a TON of heat on my back... I do think some of the newer ones have some sort of channels and stuff in the back support to help with that...
  22. first congrats on the bike, I've pointed many...

    first congrats on the bike, I've pointed many people towards the electra townie series, they are great fun... my wife runs around on an electric orange 7d that I steal frequently for around the...
  23. Thread: Spoke source?

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    cycommute knows what he's talking about......

    cycommute knows what he's talking about... although I think he missed a word in talking about a bent rim needing replaced... but as others pointed out... clarify if the rim is just knocked out of...
  24. I agree... if only more companies would move to...

    I agree... if only more companies would move to that as a standard form of measurement :-/
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    what exactly is wrong with the rear wheel that...

    what exactly is wrong with the rear wheel that can't be fixed? for some reason when I hear that I think of a somewhat incompetent shop that just doesn't know or care to fix it for you, sure it may...
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