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    04-18-2014, 06:54 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Disc Brakes in Bikes & Equipment
    As Jabberwocky mentioned, the disc is the brake that provides more stopping power. BUT the other significant reason people put the disc up front is...
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    04-17-2014, 12:03 PM
    The polished-silver Archetypes really are beautiful ... The ano black ones look great too, but the surface wears off with breaking and many think...
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    04-16-2014, 08:56 PM
    Glad this is holding some momentum! I am out tmw, doing HP laps with Tim & crew. Likely back next week.
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    04-16-2014, 12:56 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Floor Pump? in Bikes & Equipment
    Ah ha! That dual valve thing looks new, actually. The ones I have had were simple plastic ones that were supposed to just push on and stay there by...
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    04-16-2014, 09:36 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Floor Pump? in Bikes & Equipment
    Do you have issues with the pump falling over on account of top-mounted gauge? Given my experience with the Topeak constantly falling over, I would...
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    04-16-2014, 09:33 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Floor Pump? in Bikes & Equipment
    I like Lezyne pumps a lot -- with the thread-on valves (the other valves are junk IMO). I own two; a standard high-pressure road one and the "dirt...
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    04-15-2014, 02:12 PM
    Hmmmm ... how about a velodrome ? ;-) Seriously, if you're not comfortable riding the bike anywhere that may require ability to stop on short...
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    04-15-2014, 12:01 PM
    Wow, that is a great deal. If they were 48s I would buy them in a heartbeat.
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    04-15-2014, 11:04 AM
    hozn replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    Yeah, if there's lightning out, I drive home. There have been very few times over the past years where this has happened, but it does happen. If it...
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    04-15-2014, 10:59 AM
    This is true. Yeah, I can't bring myself to wear white shoes, because I assume they'll just get dirty. Of course, I have no problem wearing...
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    04-15-2014, 09:30 AM
    I think the bike (especially in this photo) is a bit busy/loud, but it seems to adhere reasonably to rule #8. Of course, I tend to believe the only...
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    04-14-2014, 06:11 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Post your ride pics in Pictures & Videos
    It may not be cherry blossoms,but it's a pretty sweet commute! (Finally the trails in Tamarack / Lake Fairfax are dry enough. If short-lived.)
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    04-14-2014, 12:20 PM
    I have the same issues. I use rx cycling glasses and while my vision is not too bad, taking the glasses off is not a good option. Wearing a cycling...
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    04-14-2014, 10:45 AM
    +1. This is the stand I use too. I love that it collapses in a couple seconds so I can store it in my shed (now that I do most of my bike repair...
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    04-11-2014, 10:38 AM
    GuyContinental replied to a thread L St commuters-- in Commuters
    Watching that video led me to this one in NYC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JlrqgC7j18 Wow- the cyclist is pretty nuts (and really moving)...
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    04-10-2014, 01:34 PM
    Not to mention the many many coffee clubs...
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    04-09-2014, 02:50 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Seat for growing child in Family Biking
    It just seems odd that I can buy a carbon bike frame for less than the price of a Weehoo. (Not to mention aluminum.) It's got one wheel and a...
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    04-09-2014, 01:37 PM
    I like the Performance Elite bibs (the ones with white straps). The Ultra II are decent too, but feel hotter; also they are very short ... I'm sure...
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    04-09-2014, 01:35 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Seat for growing child in Family Biking
    I like the Weehoo and would buy it again, but that is one heavy contraption. The new "5 lbs lighter" version must still weigh 30lbs. Why they...
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    04-08-2014, 06:59 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Disc Brakes in Bikes & Equipment
    Yeah, Avid BB7 mtb brakes are awesome. And Avid SD7 levers are a good match, though anything will work well, I am sure. It is worth having good cable...
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    04-08-2014, 06:52 PM
    hozn replied to a thread FMCC III (Herndon) in Commuters
    Or an arm wrestling match? That sounds like a horrible idea. :-) Maybe Italian Store coffee club (if they open early; word is they're getting a...
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    04-08-2014, 06:46 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Disc Brakes in Bikes & Equipment
    There are adapters to correct for the cable-pull mismatch. http://problemsolversbike.com/products/travel_agents/
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    04-08-2014, 06:40 PM
    hozn replied to a thread FMCC III (Herndon) in Commuters
    I haven't been going lately, since I think would be the only one :-) I will see about rallying GuyContinental to get out there this Friday. We...
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    04-07-2014, 09:32 PM
    GB replied to a thread New shoes for summer! in Bikes & Equipment
    I'm selling 2 pairs of MTB shoes that are a little too small for me: http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/spo/4412454703.html ...
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    04-07-2014, 02:19 PM
    Good luck! One other thing to mention when going 1x9 / 1x10. You'll want a chain catcher (so the chain doesn't fall off the ring); there are...
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    04-07-2014, 12:20 PM
    I don't think so: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliz%C3%A9 http://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/aller Without too much research the attributed root...
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    04-07-2014, 11:21 AM
    I think it depends on who you ask for sizing conversions. e.g. http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html shows a US M size 13 being somewhere around 47...
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    04-07-2014, 12:42 AM
    Maybe just get it from somewhere you can return it easily? I seem to remember Shimano fitting smaller than Pearl Izumi. I also seem to remember...
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    04-06-2014, 06:45 PM
    I am a size 13 in some shoes (e.g. Asics) and 12W in others (e.g. Clarks). So for me the constraint is width so my advice will likely be worthless :)...
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    04-04-2014, 03:07 PM
    So off-road riding is pretty rough on bikes. My first mtb was the cheapest GT Avalanche from performance. $220. It worked "fine", but the...
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