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    Maybe look for another club. The group I ride...

    Maybe look for another club. The group I ride with has a very fast A group and a very slow B group. Hanging with the A group is hard, but I can pull the B group on my hybrid all day long. I always...
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    Same here. I have a road bike for official group...

    Same here. I have a road bike for official group rides and the MS 150, and a hybrid for everything else. I've taken the hybrid on group rides, but it will never keep up with the fast group. I...
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    OP: Look at the Giant Escape City. It's an...

    OP:

    Look at the Giant Escape City. It's an Escape 2 with SRAM components, trunk rack and fenders. And a bell! I bought one last September and I love it. I ride it on streets, multi-use paths,...
  4. Thread: Miles ridden

    by memebag
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    It can get hot here in Houston, and the winds can...

    It can get hot here in Houston, and the winds can be pretty strong, but compared to a lot of places we have more days for riding. We're just starting the great fall riding weather. That should last...
  5. Thread: Miles ridden

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    2,784 miles this year. 3,003 last year. That...

    2,784 miles this year. 3,003 last year. That was my first year.
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    The law exists because of the safety issue. Your...

    The law exists because of the safety issue. Your hearing is part of your awareness of your surroundings.

    i pass a lot of joggers, walkers and cyclists wearing headphones. They don't hear my...
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    It's illegal to cycle with headphones in Florida....

    It's illegal to cycle with headphones in Florida.

    It's also dumb.
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    If you listen to music while riding you are being...

    If you listen to music while riding you are being reckless with your life. You'll get little sympathy from me if you are killed.

    I ride bike lanes all the time, although none are next to 55 mph...
  10. Thread: Pedal Issues

    by memebag
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    I use these on my hybrid and they work well. I...

    I use these on my hybrid and they work well. I get some weird looks at the bike shop, but it doesn't bother me because those guys work in a bike shop.
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    Save the dork disc. Say "no" to fashion over...

    Save the dork disc. Say "no" to fashion over function.
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    Why not check them every time you ride? I check...

    Why not check them every time you ride? I check before every ride and every tire I own always needs a little air.
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    Gatorskins are very tough. I've bee told pinch...

    Gatorskins are very tough. I've bee told pinch flats are more common when the tubes are under inflated. I don't think tires factor into pinch flats.
  14. You can change how far the brake lever has to...

    You can change how far the brake lever has to travel by loosening the bolt that grips the cable on the caliper, moving the cable and tightening the bolt again. If you want to squeeze less then you...
  15. Sheldon Brown says they are direct pull...

    Sheldon Brown says they are direct pull cantilever V brakes:

    Adjusting Direct-pull Cantilever Bicycle Brakes ("V-Brakes ")
  16. Those look exactly like mine. That little screw...

    Those look exactly like mine. That little screw on the side controls the spring pressure.
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    Ouch! That really sucks.

    Ouch! That really sucks.
  18. I just did this on my Giant. First, disconnect...

    I just did this on my Giant. First, disconnect the brake cable and make sure the spring is pulling the arm away from the wheel. If it is, there should be a little screw or something that controls...
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    My hybrid isn't a flat bar road bike. It has...

    My hybrid isn't a flat bar road bike. It has thicker tires, fenders, a rack, big trunk bag and panniers. A carbon fiber frame might shave a few pounds off, but that would be negligible compare to...
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    You're right, I've never ridden a top flight...

    You're right, I've never ridden a top flight performance hybrid.

    But just that phrase sounds like an oxymoron. I ride my road bike when I need to go fast. I ride my hybrid when I need to go on...
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    I don't fully grasp the reason for lightweight...

    I don't fully grasp the reason for lightweight and/or carbon hybrids. No one rides hybrids to win races. Why spend so much to shave a few pounds?

    I have a $550 hybrid. I can't figure out how a...
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    That depends on whether or not a dirty looking...

    That depends on whether or not a dirty looking bike bugs you. If it does, then don't get a white bike. Don't get a white anything if that sort of thing bugs you.

    I have a dark gray, almost black...
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    Don't worry about it. Go for a fun ride. Keep...

    Don't worry about it. Go for a fun ride. Keep it short. Add distance and speed gradually. I started out thinking a 10 mile trip was unthinkable. I was tired after one mile. By keeping it fun,...
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    If it fits you, then it could be a good deal. ...

    If it fits you, then it could be a good deal. Check Bicycle Blue Book - Used Bikes for pricing.

    My story: I'd had a couple of $150 bikes from sporting good stores and never got into cycling. ...
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    Excellent choice. I bought a 2014 last September...

    Excellent choice. I bought a 2014 last September and have put over 3,000 miles on it. It's a great bike for getting around town. I'm still in love with the shifters.
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