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  1. You're asking a lot from a kludged-together...

    You're asking a lot from a kludged-together system and not giving a lot of info. Also, this might not be the best forum for asking about motorized bicycles -- there's others out there and if I knew...
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    Brooklinebiker? As in Brookline MA? If so, a...

    Brooklinebiker? As in Brookline MA? If so, a great resource in Boston is the Broadway Bicycle School over in Cambridge...
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    I get a kick out of her name. Should be the name...

    I get a kick out of her name. Should be the name of a sci-fi action hero. And the way she rolls her r's, especially when she notes that she is reporting from Dakarrrrrrr.
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    Original Misfits: ...

    Original Misfits:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LOaEzmaPfU

    Misfit covers off the last decent Metallica album:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YhIihkWvwA

    Another "Where Eagles Dare"
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    FWIW, the Park book is what they teach out of at...

    FWIW, the Park book is what they teach out of at UBI. Book production geek detail: layflat binding is way handy in the shop. Pretty much all of it is online at the Park Repair Help website, much of...
  6. Well... there's also Retrotec...

    Well... there's also Retrotec... but I'm guessing they might be a wee bit more expensive than most cruiser shoppers are looking to spend...
  7. Thread: Booby Traps

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    On some of the better, twistier roads in N. GA,...

    On some of the better, twistier roads in N. GA, E. TN, W. NC people -- who knows who -- will dump motor oil in blind corners, so as to wreck motorcyclists who favor such roads.

    People suck.
  8. At even the same number of helmets manufactured,...

    At even the same number of helmets manufactured, high-end vs. lower cost helmets, the material cost alone will be more, marketing specific models vs. an entire line will cost more, and R&D/new launch...
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    This guy stopped by the farm to buy a pumpkin......

    This guy stopped by the farm to buy a pumpkin... a small one...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=412919&d=1413815664
  10. Bike employee needs to be exposed to Helmet...

    Bike employee needs to be exposed to Helmet Thread simply because he commented on helmet use. Needs to be disabused of his position, or at least educated about it.

    Expressed a view on one side or...
  11. Thread: Freeloaders

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    And when this fails...?

    And when this fails...?
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    Y'all aren't advocating belt drive here...

    Y'all aren't advocating belt drive here...
  13. Bike employee is a helmet marketer and needs to...

    Bike employee is a helmet marketer and needs to be exposed to BF helmet thread so as to disabuse him of his potentially incorrect notions.

    If I comment favorably on rider's lack of helmet use, am...
  14. ILTB, please address.

    ILTB, please address.
  15. Traffic light, unless ped light is more to my...

    Traffic light, unless ped light is more to my advantage and I can do an intersection without impeding a ped.
  16. More expensive helmets, less sales. Less sales,...

    More expensive helmets, less sales. Less sales, less helmets manufactured. Less helmets manufactured, higher unit costs for both manufacturing and marketing along every step of the manufacturing to...
  17. Thread: Freeloaders

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    Get rid of whatever car you are driving now and...

    Get rid of whatever car you are driving now and buy a used cargo van for cash. Move out of the house, into the van, live in the parking space. Say you'll move back in when she's making smart...
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    As soon as you buy it, you'll find one for sale...

    As soon as you buy it, you'll find one for sale at $500, but 700 does sound reasonable.
  19. That's a shop issue, not a Giant issue. ...

    That's a shop issue, not a Giant issue.



    Trek made folders for a brief period. I found one in the shop with a broken hinge mechanism, got the last part available in the USA from Trek for the...
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    Sticky: heehee -- that was classic... Not that Helmet...

    heehee -- that was classic...

    Not that Helmet Thread changed my predilection for wearing a helmet, but it is actually informative. I changed my views on why I wear a helmet, was disabused of my...
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    Playing with gear ratios. Belt length and cog...

    Playing with gear ratios. Belt length and cog sizes are extremely limited; chain and cog sizes are virtually unlimited.

    Noise. Not so much an issue with the newer Gates CenterTrack setup, but on...
  22. I posted regarding POC's Receptor model, where...

    I posted regarding POC's Receptor model, where the cheaper versions have EPS, but the top two exepensive models in the line, Receptor+ and Backcountry Receptor MIPS, feature EPP with the top model...
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    I remember these guys. ...

    I remember these guys.

    http://gatesthecomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Genesee-Beer.jpg
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    I had a commuter bike with 26" wheels. Usual...

    I had a commuter bike with 26" wheels. Usual commute tire was a 1.5" slick. For the fun of it, I ran 2.5" Maxxis Hookworms, which weigh more per tire than some lightweight wheelsets. Super fun ride,...
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    Not to muddy the waters, but Sturmey Archer and...

    Not to muddy the waters, but Sturmey Archer and SRAM also make 2sp IGH hubs which require no shifter on the handlebar, no cables/housing running to the rear wheel. The SA hub shifts with kickback...
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