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  1. Thread: Helmets

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    Granted this study didn't break the stats down...

    Granted this study didn't break the stats down into experience cohorts but I think the raw number show enough:
    • Nearly all bicyclists who died (97%) were not wearing a helmet.
    • Most fatal crashes...
  2. Thread: Helmets

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    Don't be lazy . . . Even a simple tip over at a...

    Don't be lazy . . . Even a simple tip over at a stop can lead to a head injury. Get in the habit of wearing it all the time and then it's no longer a hassle.
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    Seriously, Merino wool is super comfy.

    Seriously, Merino wool is super comfy.
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    Wool. Bacteria doesn't grow on it so you can air...

    Wool. Bacteria doesn't grow on it so you can air it out and reuse, it wicks well, thermo-regulating, no funk due to no bacterial growth, . . .
  5. Disclaimer: I have only used a single. I've...

    Disclaimer: I have only used a single.
    I've been using a Big Dummy with the stock single leg for a few years without any problems. Weekly grocery runs between 70 and 125 pounds sometimes with my...
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    Congratulations and welcome to a new addiction!...

    Congratulations and welcome to a new addiction!
    I have a Big Dummy and I'm always trying to push the limit whether it be groceries, Good Will or Home Depot runs, etc. I typically have about 90 lbs....
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    I've found that pipe clamps work the best. Very...

    I've found that pipe clamps work the best. Very sturdy and secure.
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    No experience with the Linus stuff but I will put...

    No experience with the Linus stuff but I will put in a good vote for the Wald. I've been using the Wald 582's for about 5 years and I have to say that they are fantastic. Sure they're heavy but...
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    You can't just go by the stated size . . . You...

    You can't just go by the stated size . . . You need to look at the ETRTO size which is standardized. For example, the SMS stated 32 is an ETRTO 35. In Bragi's case I'm not sure what the deal is...
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    Big Dummy. It's my grocery getter/general...

    Big Dummy. It's my grocery getter/general utility bike but I have commuted on it as well. Hard to beat the cargo capacity and comfort. That being said, LHT is a very close second. Yeah, I know,...
  11. According to the WHO, 1.2M due to urban air...

    According to the WHO, 1.2M due to urban air pollution and 3.2M due to sedentary lifestyle complications. Pretty sad . . . Something as simple as promoting walking and biking could really change that.
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    Absolutely amazing. I can't believe the quality...

    Absolutely amazing. I can't believe the quality of the food she's found.
  13. 1.24M in 2010. Don't exaggerate to further...

    1.24M in 2010.
    Don't exaggerate to further your agenda. Yes, it's still a tremendous loss which could and should be reduced greatly.
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    My son has been using a Schwinn similar to the...

    My son has been using a Schwinn similar to the Gremlin for a few years and we've been really happy with it. I was attracted to it by the full chain case-- didn't want his shoe laces or fingers...
  15. Here's a video of the bags without commentary...

    Here's a video of the bags without commentary though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xoeYNFUGsM
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    Poll: Big Dummy.345788

    Big Dummy.345788
  17. The step through requirement and slightly compact...

    The step through requirement and slightly compact points to a Yuba Boda Boda. Fair amount of cargo capacity but not a full-on longtail.
  18. Thread: babies and bikes

    by amdoo
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    The usual recommendation is 1 year or until the...

    The usual recommendation is 1 year or until the child can support their head well-- don't forget the helmet weight. My son started at 9 months with an added infant head support pillow thingy in a...
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    H.S. Clydesdale- What length are those cranks? ...

    H.S. Clydesdale- What length are those cranks? 200?
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    That's a pretty low price point to hit. Deals...

    That's a pretty low price point to hit. Deals can be found on Craigslist. However, if you don't have any friends who know bikes pretty well, then I'd try to stay away from used bikes on the open...
  21. I'm really happy with the stock kickstand (Esge?)...

    I'm really happy with the stock kickstand (Esge?)
    Unless you have special needs as noted above (kids, rider size, etc.), I don't think that you really need anything more. Every week, I'm loading...
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    Not sure what all of the ingredients are but I...

    Not sure what all of the ingredients are but I use Sno-Seal which is predominantly bees wax. Heck of a lot cheaper than Proofide.
  23. Thread: College Expenses

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    The title of "University" implies post-graduate...

    The title of "University" implies post-graduate degree programs as opposed to a "College" which can only offer undergrad. However, this does not imply that a university should have a higher tuition...
  24. There is one:...

    There is one:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/164168-saddle-swap/page47
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    I don't know much about oil but I do know enough...

    I don't know much about oil but I do know enough to question your assertion that crude should be $70/bbl. What type of crude are you referring to? WTI, Brent, Light Sweet or one of the sours? ...
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