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  1. The choice between used and new should be based...

    The choice between used and new should be based on competence at maintenance. If you know what you are doing, I would go used. If not, go to the internet. It seems like you want drop bars,...
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    Well, I ride a Mizutani. I think beats you all...

    Well, I ride a Mizutani. I think beats you all in street cred.:rolleyes:
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    I would consider taking the WOD to Leesburg, then...

    I would consider taking the WOD to Leesburg, then White's Ferry and backroads to the north. How's Martinsburg Road?
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    I think a big question is "Who's paying for it?" ...

    I think a big question is "Who's paying for it?" :rolleyes:
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    When I first did my conversion of my 70's Fuji, I...

    When I first did my conversion of my 70's Fuji, I just "needed" a rear wheel. I used the inner chainring of the double that came with the bike. Since I had horizontal dropouts, I didn't need a...
  6. I believe that this is a 46cm 1987 Miyata 615 GT...

    I believe that this is a 46cm 1987 Miyata 615 GT with a 24" front wheel. For those of shorter stature, this is one of the best mass produced touring bikes.
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    You can borrow my Fiji S- 10 -S conversion. ...

    You can borrow my Fiji S- 10 -S conversion. It's a 58 cm with miniclips. BTW, the best biking shoes are from Target.
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    And it would keep those damned pedestrians off...

    And it would keep those damned pedestrians off the MUPs.:rolleyes:
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    It'll do wonders on barefoot joggers as well...

    It'll do wonders on barefoot joggers as well...
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    Is adding to the conversation in a helpful manner...

    Is adding to the conversation in a helpful manner the new standard for posting? Greeeeeaaaat....:rolleyes:
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    They also could have gotten on off Four Mile Run...

    They also could have gotten on off Four Mile Run Drive near Ohio Street. And we know which forum members caused that bollard to be removed.:rolleyes:

    If lost drivers are moving at basically a...
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    Methinks the cure may be worse than the disease.

    Methinks the cure may be worse than the disease.
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    Nope... No frost heaves.

    Nope... No frost heaves.
  14. Look at a Terry Symmetry. (The internet suggests...

    Look at a Terry Symmetry. (The internet suggests that it may only accommodate tires up to 28mm.) Georgina Terry also does higher end custom bikes.
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    So, I decided to do light research on the history...

    So, I decided to do light research on the history of the Trek 7000 series. (And the research is sufficiently light that it may turn out to be completely incorrect.)
    Apparently Trek called their...
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    Well, I've done fully loaded touring on a 30 lb...

    Well, I've done fully loaded touring on a 30 lb 10 speed bike and a better quality 25 lb 18 speed bike. They handled pretty similarly. The riding was better on the more expensive bike because I had...
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    You will pay somewhat more for a lighter bike,...

    You will pay somewhat more for a lighter bike, but perhaps not the premium you would expect. I generally don't troll LBSs for bike prices, but instead go straight to the web. I think the best deal...
  18. Try the north sidewalk along King between Park...

    Try the north sidewalk along King between Park Center and 30th.
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    OK... I have to respond to this. Light and...

    OK... I have to respond to this.

    Light and slow is just as safe as heavy and slow.
    If you really want to be inefficient, just underinflate the tires.:rolleyes:

    Upright riding: I understand...
  20. To get to the WOD/4MRT, I would take 30th into...

    To get to the WOD/4MRT, I would take 30th into Fairlington and come down the hill on 31st to Shirlington or 28th to Walter Reed depending on whether I was going west or east on the trail. This...
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    Oops... I misremembered your height.:rolleyes:

    Oops... I misremembered your height.:rolleyes:
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    Both bikes are 15". The site where I bought...

    Both bikes are 15".
    The site where I bought the flat bar road bike suggest that 15" is appropriate between 5'1" and 5'4" and a 19" is appropriate between 5'9" and 5'11". I bought a 21" bike of...
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    Check out this thread: ...

    Check out this thread: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?5931-What-do-you-think-of-the-Kona-Dew

    I would suggest you test ride a flat bar road bike and compare with a standard hybrid. ...
  24. Ah... The continued "sidewalkization" of bicycle...

    Ah... The continued "sidewalkization" of bicycle infrastructure.:rolleyes:
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    Polar Vortex to return next week.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/07/10/poor-mans-polar-vortex-to-make-shocking-summer-return-in-eastern-u-s-next-week/

    Oh... The humanity...:rolleyes:
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