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  1. I've been using Amazon.com : Cycleaware Reflex...

    I've been using Amazon.com : Cycleaware Reflex Bicycle Helmet Mirror : Bike Mirrors : Sports & Outdoors for years now. Mine survived a crash and helmet swap. Since I ride with flat bars my head is...
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    I switched from drops to flats because it "seems"...

    I switched from drops to flats because it "seems" safer. I commuted for many years into downtown Minneapolis with drop bars and they never seemed to be right for the situation, too twitchy. This...
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    I used to have what sounds like the same pain...

    I used to have what sounds like the same pain that you are describing. Was getting to be a regular thing, get the pain, see the chiropractor, 2-3 weeks later repeat. I'm a commuter and I was carrying...
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    I always ride with gloves, full fingered...

    I always ride with gloves, full fingered non-padded Ansell HI VIZ in Blaze Orange from Menards. Need to use my fingers at work so I don't need to get them covered with road rash and the HI VIZ can't...
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    I use Ansell HI VIZ gloves from Menards. 10...

    I use Ansell HI VIZ gloves from Menards. 10 dollars, bright orange or neon green, wide (1 inch?) built-in reflective band on the knuckles.
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    I used to wear a Bell Faction, similar frontal...

    I used to wear a Bell Faction, similar frontal coverage, less on the ears. After a self-inflicted 12-14 mph face plant this summer I wear a full face helmet all year round. I'm not too worried about...
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    50% sounds about right. But then I'm going from a...

    50% sounds about right. But then I'm going from a road bike with smoothish tires at 110 psi to a MTB with knobbies at 65 psi, even on the dry pavement there is a speed reduction.
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    Found an interesting article...

    Found an interesting article http://www.bicycling.com/senseless/ about helmets, covers EPS and some of the newer things going on in helmet tech. It also covers what happens to your brain in a...
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    Do bicyclists really think like this?

    Treehugger has been running a couple of articles like this one, http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/war-cyclists-gets-cranked-notch-toronto.html. I find it disturbing that a common theme running through...
  10. Don't do it! You will over-heat. They are made...

    Don't do it! You will over-heat. They are made for keeping a mostly inactive driver warm and dry.

    Maybe if you're naked underneath..... :)
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    I use platforms, but only the kind that are open...

    I use platforms, but only the kind that are open in the middle, being just a U-shaped band of metal wrapped around the core of the pedal. And don't forget the sharpish little teeth, very important. I...
  12. Nothing. It's all about situational awareness.

    Nothing.

    It's all about situational awareness.
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    1. Bell Faction 2. about 40$ 3. When it breaks...

    1. Bell Faction
    2. about 40$
    3. When it breaks or I have enough money for: http://www.gathsports.com/productsingle.php?id=2

    I know it's not a bike helmet but I'd really like a retractable visor,...
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    Not so. Last year in Saint Paul, just across...

    Not so.

    Last year in Saint Paul, just across the river from Minneapolis, I was spinning my way up a hill. It was kinda one of those "wow" moments. Spinning tire, rooster tail (small) of snow, from...
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    Hand warmers. The chemical kind, not the burning...

    Hand warmers. The chemical kind, not the burning kind.

    One in each mitten and one in each boot. You will need to have mittens that block the wind and boots that have enough room to hold the hand...
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    1. How old are you? 45 2. How far is your...

    1. How old are you? 45

    2. How far is your commute to work? 7.5 miles one way

    3. How many days a week do you commute? 4 during farms market season, otherwise 5

    4. Do you commute year...
  17. Thread: On Speed

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    Over the years of car, motorcycle, and bicycle I...

    Over the years of car, motorcycle, and bicycle I have learned a few things,

    Never over drive your situation.

    If you do over drive your situation, it had better be for something you are prepared...
  18. Thread: On Speed

    by johndeere
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    Or just has quicker reflexes! :D

    Or just has quicker reflexes! :D
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    This is totally analogous to car traffic, the...

    This is totally analogous to car traffic, the vehicle approaching from the rear always bears the responsibility to avoid a crash and is responsible if a crash occurs. This is in order to avoid...
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    I use...

    I use http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?ctn=SHS4700/28&scy=us&slg=en. I like the headphones that go over the outside of the ear as it reduces the wind noise in the ear. I have no...
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    Is fluorescent yellow really helpful?

    So Menard's has been selling fairly nice fluorescent yellow t-shirts for 10$. I'm up to 3 now, the wife hates them by the way, although it's kinda cool that my son calls them "freakishly bright" :)
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    Seems to me that you're repeating the "unskilled...

    Seems to me that you're repeating the "unskilled use of the rear brake" phrase entirely too often. I would suggest taking your bicycle someplace quiet and try locking up the rear brake in as many...
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    Get the backpack and a rear rack. Strap the...

    Get the backpack and a rear rack. Strap the backpack to the rack with some bungees. If you are packing a laptop make sure that you have your clothes in the compartment between the rack and the...
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    I have a big head but the Bell Faction fits it...

    I have a big head but the Bell Faction fits it well. What I really want is one of these, http://www.gathsports.com/productsingle.php?id=2, not a bike helmet but a retractable visor!
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    Hmmm..... either a 10 or a 7, not sure. 74 John...

    Hmmm..... either a 10 or a 7, not sure. 74 John Deere men's racer converted to flat bars with fenders, rear rack with a backpack, 15 year old lycra with the cotton t-shirts, and a helmet with a face...
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