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  1. Please do not ride alongside the right side of a...

    Please do not ride alongside the right side of a large vehicle. Yes, they do have mirrors, but a cyclist is relatively small and easy to miss if the vehicle decides to make a right turn. If you...
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    Clean it? The caked on mud is what's holding it...

    Clean it? The caked on mud is what's holding it together.
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    A Good Problem

    Like the title says. This is a good problem. Last Thursday I had the day off and decided to ride downtown to do some shopping. I admit, it was a gorgeous day, but I had to check three bike racks...
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    My cats are quite found of rabbit. I frequently...

    My cats are quite found of rabbit. I frequently find half eaten ones in the middle of the kitchen floor.
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    Better yet, move and don't leave a forwarding...

    Better yet, move and don't leave a forwarding address.
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    I currently have bikes with a 2x9 and a 3x6...

    I currently have bikes with a 2x9 and a 3x6 derailier and a SA 3 speed hub. I have also had a 3x7 and a 2x8. They all had about the same high and low gear. All adding more gears did was give me...
  7. Why are the bike shops for sale? Weren't they...

    Why are the bike shops for sale? Weren't they making enough money to stay open?
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    Last time I checked Minnesota specified motor...

    Last time I checked Minnesota specified motor vehicle for DUI. So you won't get one on a bicycle.
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    There are four bike shops in Rochester, and what...

    There are four bike shops in Rochester, and what I find interesting is that each one is different in what gets pride of place in the window and entry displays. One displays high end road bikes. The...
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    Poll: Dick and Jane at school. Doctor Seuss at home. ...

    Dick and Jane at school. Doctor Seuss at home. Got away from Dick and Jane as quick as I could. They were totally boring. Now Pippi Longstocking was a good series.
  11. Thread: "Taxi" bike?

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    If you need to transport people get one of these...

    If you need to transport people get one of these

    http://www.pedicab.com/images/classic-pedicab.jpg
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    I do check the crosswalk. What happens is I...

    I do check the crosswalk. What happens is I check the crosswalk, but at that point the front pillar of my car and parked cars block my view of oncoming traffic from the left. I then pull forward to...
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    My job requires me to drive. When I am making a...

    My job requires me to drive. When I am making a right hand turn on to a road I frequently forget to look to the right for oncoming traffic. Why? Because there is not supposed to be oncoming...
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    In my case I disliked what happened every time I...

    In my case I disliked what happened every time I hit the brakes. The front end would take a nosedive, which seemed to transfer even more weight to the front when stopping. A good suspension fork...
  15. Best kind of thief.

    Best kind of thief.
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    Saw this one back in the 70s If you don't like...

    Saw this one back in the 70s

    If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk.
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    How do you haul your shopping and can you put...

    How do you haul your shopping and can you put fenders on it?
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    It got above freezing last weekend.

    It got above freezing last weekend.
  19. In the states labor is expensive so it is...

    In the states labor is expensive so it is sometimes cheaper to replace instead of repair. So people buy a new bike and now have an old one that they just want to get rid of. This also means the...
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    There was a case similar to this in Minnesota a...

    There was a case similar to this in Minnesota a while back involving the Paul Bunyan trail. It all came down to was it a railroad easement or a transportation easement.
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    Minnesota's not to bad. We're even able to ride...

    Minnesota's not to bad. We're even able to ride year round. They even plow the snow of some of the bike paths.
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    You can get a 21.15mm stem here ...

    You can get a 21.15mm stem here http://harriscyclery.net/product/sunlite-swan-type-tall-handlbar-stem-21.15-mm-diameter-2479.htm

    Put one on my 74 Traveller when I converted it to a three speed.
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    Still riding my 74 Traveler. I've recently...

    Still riding my 74 Traveler. I've recently converted it to a three speed cruiser style using the old SA hub I had. The work done was for sentimental value,, but the only things left from the...
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    In place of a dynamo hub maybe try one of the...

    In place of a dynamo hub maybe try one of the cheap bottle dynamo sets. Enough light to get by and they're cheap enough that it does't hurt to replace it if it gets stolen.
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    Seeing as we got 9 inches of snow on Thursday and...

    Seeing as we got 9 inches of snow on Thursday and the predicted low for all week are going to be subzero I think Spring is still a ways out.

    For what it's worth, a lot of the local water utilities...
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