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    ^ +1 Any decent cyclocross bike should be more...

    ^ +1 Any decent cyclocross bike should be more than adequate. Steel will absorb more shock than aluminum. I currently only have one bike: an old rigid frame mtn bike setup with moustache bars so I...
  2. I have been commuting year round in Boston on a...

    I have been commuting year round in Boston on a fg conversion with slicks until today. The fg handles snow/ice really well (biked the 4 miles home in 4" of snow with it still coming down this past...
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    Messengers are great for quick access and lighter...

    Messengers are great for quick access and lighter loads. On my commute however I usually am carrying 5-15 pounds on my back, and my shoulders give me trouble with a messenger bag. I switched to a...
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    Just rode in my first real boston snow fall. 4.5...

    Just rode in my first real boston snow fall. 4.5 miles on 700c x25 tires, on a fixed bike with low gearing and it wasnt too bad, just ride slow, bundle up and enjoyn yourself :)
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    This is my first Boston winter. down to about...

    This is my first Boston winter. down to about 25-30 and dry, a nice midweight, cotton/poly blend long underwear and jeans are fine. I just rode 4 miles in the first real snow of the year, with that...
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    Thanks for the info. When I saw it I thought it...

    Thanks for the info. When I saw it I thought it was a pretty nice ride, but I always like to know a little bit about new bikes I come across. The serial number is K378031, and I will post pics...
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    Univega Specialissima information?

    My roommate just managed to grab a free Univega Specialissima for free from a relative after someone stole her ride, and I am trying to get some information for her.

    It looks to be an older...
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    +1 on Panniers I only wear the messenger bag...

    +1 on Panniers

    I only wear the messenger bag when I am carrying my computer. I feel it gets less shock on my bag than attached to the bike, though there are several specialized computer bags that...
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    Nice looking townie

    Nice looking townie
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    Moving to Boston route questions

    Hey all,

    I am moving to Boston in the fall for grad school and was wondering if there are easy ways to get over the river via bike from Cambridge to near the Huntington Theatre on the other side...
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    I run the Nashbar 52cm ones on my heavy...

    I run the Nashbar 52cm ones on my heavy commuter/utility bike. For that purpose they are great, for a single speed though I would spend the extra cash to get lighter bars.
    If you did get the...
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    Do not ride the flats of drop bars at speed...

    Do not ride the flats of drop bars at speed without cross levers; scars and a broken steal frame will result.
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    Hell, put whatever bars you like for whatever...

    Hell, put whatever bars you like for whatever reasons. If you want to cruise in your rock solid LHT with old school upright bars go for it. I have often thought about putting flipped moustache bars...
  14. Thread: Lock Weight

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    I run the Kryptonite NY FU and a cheap-ish cable...

    I run the Kryptonite NY FU and a cheap-ish cable lock for my bike(s). The weight hasnt been an issue if its on the bike, as opposed to on me. And i still have the bike after a year in DC. Though...
  15. I have had this problem before. I would suggest...

    I have had this problem before. I would suggest using a bolt on skewer. I have gotten good mileage out of the old bike chain trick (though it adds some weight if that is important to you). Also buy...
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    My commute for the summer dropped from 26 mi...

    My commute for the summer dropped from 26 mi round trip to 5 ish, but I really want to do a a few centuries and a 200k by the end of the summer. My longest ride to date has only been 60 miles so...
  17. I have a rack on my bike, so I can run panniers...

    I have a rack on my bike, so I can run panniers for commutes, or grocery runs. For longer weekend rides / short rando stuff, I usually just have a small saddle bag and small front bag, both <$15 at...
  18. Thread: Wax Poetic

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    Well lets see... My 90s Iron Horse AT-50 (babe)...

    Well lets see...
    My 90s Iron Horse AT-50 (babe) with Moustache bars is like a toyota pickup, not the fastest or the prettiest but will last FOREVER...she just keeps going (rigid mtb with 2.00" BAs...
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    I have done those rides before, cussed metro...

    I have done those rides before, cussed metro closing at midnight in DC. I enjoy it now that its warmed up, but I hate long-ish rides during winter nights.

    +1 welcome to the graveyard shift riding...
  20. oh man! I knew I forgot to pay one of my bills...

    oh man! I knew I forgot to pay one of my bills this month...
  21. Yep, both holes where small and round. I guess I...

    Yep, both holes where small and round. I guess I repositioned the tape slightly when checking the rim, thus causing the second flat. I will definitely pick up some new rim tape tomorrow.
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    +1 I started commuting in SW Florida then...

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    I started commuting in SW Florida then moved to upstate NY for a summer. After the totally flat of FL, anything was slow going for me. 2 years later I have gone on 40 mile rides were the...
  23. I did check the tape, and tire, after each flat,...

    I did check the tape, and tire, after each flat, and it seems that my nipples are recessed and the tape is in place.

    Rim tape is cheap, though so I will buy some when I get a new tube, and patch...
  24. 2 flats in less than 10 miles, please help me diagnose

    So I am running Schwalbe BAs 2.00".
    I have gotten 2 flats on my rear tire in less than 10 miles, each time the hole was on the inside of the tube. Once was about 2 inches away from the valve...
  25. Definitely keep the Backrollers. I used to run...

    Definitely keep the Backrollers. I used to run the wald baskets, and they are great, but heavy. If you need the space EVERY time you get on the bike then they are ideal, but with a better rack and...
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