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    There's a good lesson about human nature here --...

    There's a good lesson about human nature here -- people will do a whole lot more for you if you just ask. But start demanding something and you're gonna be in for a fight.
  2. I like my hybrid SPD pedals -- I ride clipless...

    I like my hybrid SPD pedals -- I ride clipless everywhere when I'm alone, but put regular shoes on if I'm taking the kids to the park. This year I'm going to buy clipless winter boots at my lbs and...
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    Well I have to say, this is pretty much the...

    Well I have to say, this is pretty much the advice I was looking for. I had some trouble learning enough about dynamo lighting myself, and having everyone chime in with what lighting setup they like...
  4. You may find that a bandana under the helmet...

    You may find that a bandana under the helmet makes it less irritating.
  5. Thread: 27.5 " wheels

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    I can see having a difference of opinion on wheel...

    I can see having a difference of opinion on wheel size when it comes to singletrack, but what advantage do you get from a smaller wheel that would help commuting? I would think a 29" wheel, with its...
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    Ouch! My wallet!

    I really have my heart set on the Schmidt Edelux II, but damn, is it ever going to cost. I priced out the headlight at about $200, the taillight at $40, and the Son28 hub at $350. Add shipping and...
  7. Every time someone from southern Ontario...

    Every time someone from southern Ontario complained about the cold last winter, a farmer in Manitoba rolled his eyes. If they weren't frozen solid. :P
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    I didn't see any reviews of that specific...

    I didn't see any reviews of that specific product, but there is this page. That guy tried a different product called the Dazer and had mixed results with it. Bottom line is that it wasn't reliable...
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    After reading this thread, I did a bit of...

    After reading this thread, I did a bit of research. A common complaint about Schwalbe tires in general is stud loss -- at least a few reviews said the stud loss is excessive (although it does...
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    Holy crap! I think I paid way too much for my...

    Holy crap! I think I paid way too much for my rain jacket/pants. Actually, the seat of my rain pants is showing a lot of wear. I wonder if dedicated cycling pants would be built a bit tougher in...
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    Last year I wore Bogs...

    Last year I wore Bogs most of the winter. This winter I'm going clipless, but those boots did me nicely in the absolute worst weather. My suggestion is to go a size up, leaving room for a thick...
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    I may never find myself in New York, but you've...

    I may never find myself in New York, but you've just inspired me to brush up on insurance laws where I live. Let's hope I never have to use them. :)
  13. Never argue with a cop on the side of the road. ...

    Never argue with a cop on the side of the road. You won't win. Take the ticket politely and argue it in court.

    This isn't to say that the officer is right or fair -- most of the time they are...
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    ... when you're at the grocery store and you ask...

    ... when you're at the grocery store and you ask for a shopping cart with drop bars.
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    Ground effects lighting

    I used to dislike cars with ground lighting; I found it distracting and generally didn't like the look of those heavily modded rice burners with neon-blue strips along the bottom.

    But I wonder if...
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    The extra cleaning wouldn't be a big deal for me...

    The extra cleaning wouldn't be a big deal for me -- I can just grab some degreaser and a rag, then do the cleaning before I leave work at the end of my shift. But what about protection? How would...
  17. I did my first winter on the Krampus this year,...

    I did my first winter on the Krampus this year, and I'm starting to think you're right about skinnier tires. I was hoping my 29x3" knards would be better on snow than my previous bike (a walmart...
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    So when you say "very good lubrication" I take...

    So when you say "very good lubrication" I take that to mean that the chain runs with less resistance using TriFlow compared to other lubes. And the tradeoff is that its a whole lot messier.
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    People hate anything different from themselves;...

    People hate anything different from themselves; its human nature. Your co-workers hated cyclists long before that accident happened, and now they just have an excuse to vent.

    As for that cyclist...
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    I use Shimano hybrid pedals. I wear clipless for...

    I use Shimano hybrid pedals. I wear clipless for almost everything, but I do have occasion to just wear regular shoes now and then. Its nice having a pedal that can accommodate both.
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    So what made you leave those other lubes behind? ...

    So what made you leave those other lubes behind? What do you get from TriFlow that you don't get from the others?

    I've always been happy with my ceramic wet lube, but then I've never used...
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    You have a point. Maybe a loud recording of...

    You have a point. Maybe a loud recording of tires screeching on pavement. :)
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    Poll: I would always choose the safe, reliable route. ...

    I would always choose the safe, reliable route. Boring is my middle name. :P
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    What about those two-tone horns...

    What about those two-tone horns? When people think a car is coming, they react.
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    There's this one Family Circus comic I remember...

    There's this one Family Circus comic I remember from years ago. The little girl says, "People who don't know much know it the loudest."
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