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  1. There are those with closed minds on both ends of...

    There are those with closed minds on both ends of the bike spectrum, including the recumbent side, as the last couple of posts have shown. Read up on what a more open-minded writer has to say about a...
  2. That sounds like the right seat height to get...

    That sounds like the right seat height to get proper leg extension. Go to a bike shop and ask them to eyeball you on the bike if you want to be sure. If you want to be able to put feet down at a...
  3. Thanks. That's the kind of information I was...

    Thanks. That's the kind of information I was looking for.
  4. I'm well aware of how to fit my bike. I'm also...

    I'm well aware of how to fit my bike. I'm also well aware of the differences between the 2.1" tires originally speced and the 2.3" I'm moving to. 0.4" inches will have far less effect than the 3-4...
  5. I'm replacing a threaded rigid fork, so yes, I...

    I'm replacing a threaded rigid fork, so yes, I think it makes a difference. Quite a bit of difference between the old short blades with barely any clearance under the crown and even an 80mm...
  6. Any rigid forks not corrected for suspension?

    Looking to replace the threaded 1-1/8 fork on an older bike with a threadless, but I can't find one that's not suspension corrected. Does anyone actually make any, or do manufacturers just assume all...
  7. Folding demonstration...

    Folding demonstration
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    5mg is way too much. 0.3mg is the recommended...

    5mg is way too much. 0.3mg is the recommended dosage. Much more than that and the melatonin receptors become saturated after a few days. The body develops tolerance, which negates the whole purpose...
  9. Various sources including Bikepedia and...

    Various sources including Bikepedia and BicycleBlueBook say it's a CX, which were sold in the early 2000s. BicycleBlueBook gives a book value of around $100 depending on condition, but they do tend...
  10. Normal advice is tapering to maybe one day off...

    Normal advice is tapering to maybe one day off the bike, not three. Although I personally don't see any drawback to taking an easy spin the day before the event, as long as you don't push yourself.
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    Frank is out of my price range. Not paying $1900...

    Frank is out of my price range. Not paying $1900 for a frame. I've found some local welders who are certified. Haven't contacted them yet to see if they can handle thin wall tubing. They'd certainly...
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    Bad idea to hire a welder?

    Would it be inadvisable to hire a welder with AWS D1.2 (structural aluminum) certification to TIG weld a frame or are the tubes too thin? I would be using 7005 since I don't want to deal with the...
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    Real Designs bottom brackets also had adjustable...

    Real Designs bottom brackets also had adjustable chainline. The left cup didn't have a flange so it could move in as far as necessary and both cups jammed up against a machined aluminum sleeve in the...
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    That's why one of these years, I really want to...

    That's why one of these years, I really want to do the Five Boro Bike Tour. With 34,000 riders, you can definitely find different types of people you would never ride with and there's no denying a...
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    Or the OP mistook "bollocks" for "bollards."

    Or the OP mistook "bollocks" for "bollards."
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    If you don't mind doing a little repainting...

    If you don't mind doing a little repainting afterward, dents can be mostly popped back out in many cases. Google "bicycle tube dent removal." You can buy the tube blocks to clamp around the dent for...
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    As for a lock, avoid cable locks. They're very...

    As for a lock, avoid cable locks. They're very easy to cut. This is a decent lock:
    Krypotonite Evolution Orange U Lock 10" Bicycle Lock | eBay

    It's bigger than ideal size, but a good, reliable...
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    If you have any other questions, Bikeforums has...

    If you have any other questions, Bikeforums has lots of users who are ready and willing to help. Any questions about commuting can go in this subforum. Anything having to do with fixing up the bike...
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    A cycling poncho is far more breathable than any...

    A cycling poncho is far more breathable than any jacket. Keeps your arms and thighs dry, too.
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    I do think that a bike with flat bars is better...

    I do think that a bike with flat bars is better suited for a beginner than drop bars. You won't be comfortable on drops. It takes quite some time to develop the strength and flexibility to take...
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    He says he wants a road bike, implying he wants...

    He says he wants a road bike, implying he wants 700c wheels, not 26". You can't install narrow 26" tires without reducing tire diameter further and creating a rougher ride. Not to mention 700c offers...
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    With all due respect, that's not an "older,...

    With all due respect, that's not an "older, sturdier" bike. It's junk. Stem shifters, "safety" levers, centerpull brakes, probably steel rims which will have no stopping power if you ride in the...
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    So, what does any of this have to do with...

    So, what does any of this have to do with commuting? You used to be a mod in another forum and decided it would be appropriate to post off topic in any old forum?
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    Nobody else is saying it, so I'll be "that guy"...

    Nobody else is saying it, so I'll be "that guy" and ask why do you care? There will always be someone faster and stronger. You drive a 40-year-old Bug. Do you care that it can't outrun a Porsche or...
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    You don't really need a breaker bar. Just get a...

    You don't really need a breaker bar. Just get a piece of long pipe that will fit over the handle of your wrench. Go to a plumber with your wrench and he might be willing to sell you a two or three...
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