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  1. Thread: Trek FX 7.0

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    Look into Giant, Fuji and REI Novara brand bikes....

    Look into Giant, Fuji and REI Novara brand bikes. They offer more quality for the dollar since you aren't paying for the name brand. And keep reading reviews here about the lower end bikes. At...
  2. Candlepowerforums does have a biking section, but...

    Candlepowerforums does have a biking section, but the cheap chinese budget lights are forbidden on CPF because that site is funded by the flashlight makers.
  3. Carbon fiber is expensive. You should compare...

    Carbon fiber is expensive. You should compare aluminum bike to that motorcycle. And that's a low end moto on the scale of things. Personally, I think cars are a good deal considering they weigh...
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    People following closer than two bike lengths...

    People following closer than two bike lengths make me nervous. I don't do group rides and I don't know proper technique for drafting. It takes both riders to understand what is expected of them and...
  5. Bicycle pedal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

    Bicycle pedal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Clipless pedal debates are mostly flame wars. I'll point to a neutral source. Sheldon Brown site might also have similar data.
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    I purchased a second pair of Novara (REI)...

    I purchased a second pair of Novara (REI) Headwind pants for 25% off last weekend! They didn't have these pants last year and now I have two pair for winter riding. That's California winter. Most...
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    Poll: DC Rainmaker (http://dcrainmaker.com) has very...

    DC Rainmaker has very indepth articles about fitness trackers as well as lots of other products.
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    A friend just told me about these tires which he...

    A friend just told me about these tires which he really likes: Compass Bicycles: 700C Tires. Note that these are 26s. Check out some of the blog articles on that site; they talk about suppleness...
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    Doggone it. Now I really want one of these...

    Doggone it. Now I really want one of these bikes. I was holding off because I could not decide if the 48 would be too small or the 51 too large. My synapse is a 51 and the Motos run on the large...
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    I am faster in the morning, but I'm not sure why....

    I am faster in the morning, but I'm not sure why. I don't have any breakfast, just 16 oz of water and 40 minutes after getting out of bed, I am on the bike and heading for work. Perhaps the breeze...
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    Those cuts are smaller then the ones on my rear...

    Those cuts are smaller then the ones on my rear tire, which has 3500 miles on it. I inspect it weekly for signs that the cuts are getting worse. You can't be too careful on a two wheel vehicle; you...
  12. Narrower tires have less rolling resistance. The...

    Narrower tires have less rolling resistance. The drawback is they run at higher pressures. There are tables that have recommended range of pressure for tire width and rider weight. It's more of...
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    Bottle cage??? No, "should I wear a helmet" is...

    Bottle cage??? No, "should I wear a helmet" is flame bait.

    The best threads are where people share their preference for X, what they like about it, their riding situation and then let the person...
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    UV, sweat and salt. How corrosive is that? If...

    UV, sweat and salt. How corrosive is that? If you buy a new helmet every five years and buy a cheap helmet, it's $10 a year. Consider it insurance. Helmets: Bicycle Helmets is an independent...
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    Those extenders don't get very good reviews. A...

    Those extenders don't get very good reviews. A good amount of torque if you put something heavy on there and then go over bumps. What you really want is a Dashboard Genie: Computer and Other...
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    I buy protected cells. I have some that are...

    I buy protected cells. I have some that are button top, but recently, many cells are mostly flat top. Different brands of batteries have different lengths, but I have never had problems with any of...
  17. A road bike will most likely have more...

    A road bike will most likely have more buzz/rougher ride as they have narrow, high pressure tires. I think you are on the right track with good shorts, riding position. As you become more...
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    I'm always keeping my eyes open for smartwool...

    I'm always keeping my eyes open for smartwool cycling socks. These are very nice socks, not thick or bulky at all. The weave is very tight and they have warn well. I never dry my cycling socks. I...
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    Oh my, nice bike. Is your seat horizontal? It...

    Oh my, nice bike. Is your seat horizontal? It looks pointed down a bit, but that might just be perspective. Seats do take some getting used to. Especially if you ride on consecutive days. Seat...
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    I think the second picture looks like a better...

    I think the second picture looks like a better fit overall. The only people that I've seen who can reach the ground with foot while remaining on the seat are really, tall guys. That and the no bend...
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    $325 does seem a bit high for a 2007 bike, but if...

    $325 does seem a bit high for a 2007 bike, but if it is a garage queen and essentially new, $325 would be fair. It does have a seat bag and water bottle cage which are accessories you will need. I...
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    If you want REAL in depth product reviews, DC...

    If you want REAL in depth product reviews, DC Rainmaker. Most of the products, though, are the higher price tag items. Better than anything you're likely to read in a magazine.
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    Ditto. If we have one of those "cold" California...

    Ditto. If we have one of those "cold" California winters, I might do a #2 to keep warm at night :-)
  24. Thread: Lights

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    I have generally been in agreement with...

    I have generally been in agreement with cyccommute over the years and I appreciate his thoughtful and informed posts. I prefer inexpensive flashlights because they can be replaced without breaking...
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    ShiningBeam S-mini XM-L T6 LED Flashlight 400...

    ShiningBeam S-mini XM-L T6 LED Flashlight 400 Lumens is 1.6 oz (without battery). There are a number of inexpensive flashlights with this form factor. 1" barrel, 4" length. I use Flashlight...
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