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  1. You should really be standing next to it so the...

    You should really be standing next to it so the true "plaque-making-prowess" may be fully appreciated, rather than have some people assume you just don't know how to post photos right-side-up.
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    This is why we have friction shifters.

    This is why we have friction shifters.
  3. I'm in for 2 tickets. Bringing bentbike jr. (age...

    I'm in for 2 tickets. Bringing bentbike jr. (age 16) who curiously takes after his mother and rides an upright bike.
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    Probably no need to replace the whole crankset. ...

    Probably no need to replace the whole crankset. You would just need the rings (recommend the source TwoWheelsDC posted, or let LBS get them), and the bottom bracket bearings. It's really hard to...
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    I don't know about that...

    I don't know about that.

    Although, you could probably re-shoe your current crank with these baubles:

    https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=23835&category=50...
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    I dunno. Needs a seat with more back support and...

    I dunno. Needs a seat with more back support and longer handle bars, I think.
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    This. Definitely this.

    This. Definitely this.
  8. If fear of falling off and crashing again is the...

    If fear of falling off and crashing again is the biggest issue, there is always the radical solution of a recumbent trike.
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    ftfy

    ftfy
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    Brand and model? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Brand and model? Inquiring minds want to know.
  11. Have you tried putting your headlight on, even...

    Have you tried putting your headlight on, even during the day (at least for this part of the ride)? If the sun is behind you it might help you to be seen.

    Of course it won't help you to be seen...
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    Check with SteveO. According to his Strava...

    Check with SteveO. According to his Strava, he just rode to a blood donation and back.
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    I had an interesting conversation on this topic...

    I had an interesting conversation on this topic the other day with a colleague who is a runner. I had passed him that morning on the Maine Ave. sidewalk (a.k.a. Anacostia Riverwalk) near the marina....
  14. Thread: Maine Ave

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    I ride Maine Ave. every commute. What's not to...

    I ride Maine Ave. every commute. What's not to love? The construction has expanded to include the section in front of the Fish Market these days, so new holes are blown into the sidewalk regularly,...
  15. Join the WAAS club from Strava, not the NBC site.

    Join the WAAS club from Strava, not the NBC site.
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    Then the club for you is Hump Day Coffee Club at...

    Then the club for you is Hump Day Coffee Club at Best Buns in Shirlington on Wednesdays. The coffee is nothing special (with the possible exception of the iced coffee with frozen-coffee ice cubes),...
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    ftfy

    ftfy
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    I have some Aztec pads for BB7s I can give you as...

    I have some Aztec pads for BB7s I can give you as I don't have the bike with BB7s any more. Send PM if interested.
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    I put Spyres on an older bike I converted from...

    I put Spyres on an older bike I converted from road calipers, but the brake levers were Sram MTB levers whose pull length I never officially looked up. I thought the Spyres worked really well. So,...
  20. You wouldn't know it from the mess of the...

    You wouldn't know it from the mess of the construction, but Maine Avenue was redone several years ago to widen the sidewalk and reduce the eastbound lanes from 2 to 1 between the exit to I-295 and...
  21. For the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria,...

    For the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area, which consists of District of Columbia, DC; Calvert County, MD; Charles County, MD; Frederick County, MD; Montgomery County, MD;...
  22. From the article: Basic arithmetic is not...

    From the article:



    Basic arithmetic is not a requirement for employment at WAMU, evidently.
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    Agreed, it's just easier to stay off someone's...

    Agreed, it's just easier to stay off someone's wheel if they maintain a steady pace.
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    Hope you're not doing this to riders who are...

    Hope you're not doing this to riders who are being PALs and waiting to pass you until sightlines improve and/or oncoming trail traffic is clear.
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    Of course Kitty was wearing her panda costume. ...

    Of course Kitty was wearing her panda costume. The penguin ensemble is obviously for BAFS use only. Dressing as a penguin in May is like wearing white shoes after Labor Day.
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