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    OK, I have to brag. I had a local builder make my...

    OK, I have to brag. I had a local builder make my commuter bike, and he hid the wires in the tubes for the front rack and rear rack and the tubes of the frame itself.

    He also built in mounts for...
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    I have a double with a hard-to-pronounce name...

    I have a double with a hard-to-pronounce name (sorry, don't have the bike with me and can't remember).

    It works well. Can't be beat when loading the bike with groceries.
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    What would be the appropriate flux? I've...

    What would be the appropriate flux?

    I've soldered wires for electrical connections, but flux has always been a mystery to me.
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    Glad I asked! Yes, I only use stainless steel...

    Glad I asked!

    Yes, I only use stainless steel cables, unless I forget or unless the shop is out.

    I thought it was tricky, but didn't know it was this tricky.

    Think I'll take a pass on the...
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    Soldering ends of shift & brake cables

    I've got a soldering tool, and I've soldered a few things over the years. No expert, but can do.

    So, what do I need to get a good job soldering the ends of my shift and brake cables?
  6. I've flipped off drivers in the past, but I...

    I've flipped off drivers in the past, but I refrain from doing so now.

    What Mr. IGH said: "Flipping the bird doesn't make me more relaxed or happier, it just escalates the situation."

    Plus, my...
  7. Get the dynamo. You won't regret it.

    Get the dynamo. You won't regret it.
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    Good for your city. You might want to...

    Good for your city.

    You might want to reconsider, though, the "separate" part.

    I'm a fan of bike lanes, and I work with my local governments to have bike lanes included on new roads and...
  9. The HubBub and the Monkey Mirror (the MM seems to...

    The HubBub and the Monkey Mirror (the MM seems to be the same concept) look interesting, as does the Safe Zone.

    I see that the Safe Zone is big — does that bother anyone?

    Third Eye — this may...
  10. There are a lot of good panniers out there, so...

    There are a lot of good panniers out there, so you are likely to be happy with whatever you choose.

    I use the Ortlieb panniers, the Backroller Classic.

    These come in two sizes (the Backroller,...
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    Lost my mirror (a Take-A-Look) on the ride to work this morning (heavy fog, so I took off my glasses, with mirror attached, and put them in a jersey pocket; when I got to the office pocket produced...
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    I tried some 25s on a whim one year, and I never...

    I tried some 25s on a whim one year, and I never went back to 23s.

    I like the feel on the road, the added durability, the option of dialing down the pressure.

    Let's just call them "God's gift...
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    That photo suggests that the beam has been...

    That photo suggests that the beam has been rendered much wider.

    I wonder if Schmidty amped-up the light itself — is it brighter and wider, or just wider?

    I don't need a beam that wide — at...
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    Edelux, 2nd generation

    I have a Schmidt Edelux light on my bike (this is a dynamo-powered light made in Germany).

    Oh, man, what a great light it is.

    I read recently that Schmidt was coming out with a new version,...
  15. Not $20, but close, at $24 ... CatEye Reflex...

    Not $20, but close, at $24 ... CatEye Reflex AutoAmazon.com: CatEye Reflex Auto Bicycle Rear Safety Light TL-LD570-R: Sports & Outdoors ... and free prime shipping, if you have that.

    I got this...
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    Hey, dabac, what is "die-drawn" cable?

    Hey, dabac, what is "die-drawn" cable?
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    The first time I put 25mm tires on my road bike I...

    The first time I put 25mm tires on my road bike I was surprised. It made a big difference, especially on the commute (compared to weekend rides on country roads).

    City streets have a lot of edges....
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    UPDATE — I tried the zap, using a razor blade I...

    UPDATE — I tried the zap, using a razor blade I had in the shop to connect the positive ends of two batteries in the charger (charger is a LaCross BC-700, and it was plugged in).

    One battery was...
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    Parking is, of course, is a real advantage over...

    Parking is, of course, is a real advantage over those not blessed by the bicycle habit.

    In my case, I "park" my bike at the back door of our offices, in a covered porch. Out of sight, out of the...
  20. I once entered a small roundabout and got behind...

    I once entered a small roundabout and got behind a slow-moving car leaving the roundabout.

    We both took the same exit.

    The driver, apparently confused and looking for a way to move into a gas...
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    I'll try the overnight trick and see if that...

    I'll try the overnight trick and see if that takes.

    I'll by a dumb charger, if they still make those, if I have to, but would prefer to avoid yet another battery investment.

    The paper-clip zap...
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    ...placing the battery in a dumb charger for a...

    ...placing the battery in a dumb charger for a couple of hours will bring the battery up to the proper threshold.

    Bummer, since I bought the smart charger because my dumb charger died!
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    I just got a taillight from CatEye that is a good...

    I just got a taillight from CatEye that is a good size, about 2 inches by 4 inches.

    CatEye calls it a Reflex Auto. Reflex, in that the light is also a reflector (a rear reflector is required in my...
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    I have a small number of batteries that when I put them in my charger (forget the name, but a smart one) it reads "Null," and it won't charge the cells.

    Once, I got the charger to wake up and...
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    Fox

    When I was a kid, my mother gave a Sears knockoff of the Schwinn Stingray. This was around 1966-69, I can't recall exactly.

    That bike I think Sears called it the Spyder was a beast. Yes, it...
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