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  1. The problem is that Gallows looks like a highway....

    The problem is that Gallows looks like a highway. Its relatively straight, multi lane and high traffic. You can set whatever speed limit you want and do as much enforcement as you want, but its not...
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    30% grade for any length more than a few dozen...

    30% grade for any length more than a few dozen yards would be among the steepest roads in the country (possibly the world). The steepest road in the US (Canton Ave in Pittsburg) hits 35% or so but...
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    Most mid-range trail bikes are in the 3k and up...

    Most mid-range trail bikes are in the 3k and up range these days. I'm not sure that price is a huge barrier to entry in the high-end MTB market.



    I think they will appeal strongly to the...
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    I'd probable do a good quality rear rack, then...

    I'd probable do a good quality rear rack, then bolt or strap a piece of exterior plywood thats slightly over the size of the portfolio to it. Then bungee the portfolio to the plywood.

    I assume...
  5. Thread: Pet peeve

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    Not exactly the same, but I almost got hit a few...

    Not exactly the same, but I almost got hit a few years ago while crossing (in the road) at a light that had just turned green. Someone apparently decided they want to make the light (which had just...
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    The mindset seems to be that as long as injuries...

    The mindset seems to be that as long as injuries are minor, they will get a ticket for whatever the officer feels like citing them for and you'll get compensated by their insurance for whatever...
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    The CK hubs and headset on my Soma are pewter. ...

    The CK hubs and headset on my Soma are pewter. My recollection is they have a bit of a purple tinge to them. Lovely color. I can send pics when I get home if it will help.
  8. I actually used to pass on the right...

    I actually used to pass on the right occasionally, just because some joggers would take the "jog in the center" a bit too far and actually be mostly in the other lane. My thought process is that...
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    Another vote for "just use a 135mm hub". I had a...

    Another vote for "just use a 135mm hub". I had a steel Poprad disc frame for several years that was originally 130mm; since disc 130mm hubs are hard to find I just used 135mm MTB hubs and it worked...
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    I hardly ever shop in B&M shops, so I form most...

    I hardly ever shop in B&M shops, so I form most of my opinions on shops based on how big of a douchecanoe their shop riders are. There are a few highly regarded local shops I totally ceased visiting...
  11. If its going to rain again, after a wet ride I'll...

    If its going to rain again, after a wet ride I'll generally just throw the bike in the stand, wipe the chain/drivetrain down and relube it. Takes a few minutes. If its been a rainy week and the...
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    Alternate solution: 11737 (I hate geese)

    Alternate solution:

    11737

    (I hate geese)
  13. Really, all you have to do is think for a second...

    Really, all you have to do is think for a second about whats gonna happen/where your hand/body/etc is gonna go if the tool slips when really cranking on something. Most of the time its possible to...
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    Hah. I can remember arguing with someone...

    Hah. I can remember arguing with someone (volunteer with the park patrol) when that limit went into effect that the police would eventually use it as a revenue source. He claimed that they would...
  15. A while back I dismantled the rear derailleur...

    A while back I dismantled the rear derailleur cage on my mountain bike to clean and lube the pulleys. This is a Sram type 2.1 in a 1x10 setup. When I reassembled, I put the long pulley screw in the...
  16. Its nicely illustrative of the core problem that...

    Its nicely illustrative of the core problem that a thread about the crap women deal with (sometimes on a daily basis) gets turned around to be about how hard men actually have it. :rolleyes:
  17. I know. I'm not sad because its at all...

    I know. I'm not sad because its at all surprising (its unfortunately not). Its just aggravating that its true. I used to lead mountain bike rides for MORE and occasionally would have issues where...
  18. This thread makes me sad. As a small...

    This thread makes me sad.

    As a small consolation, I did witness a guy on a road bike crash while turning to ogle a woman jogger on the W&OD several years ago. Occasionally karma does its thing.
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    If you plan ahead, tubes can be had much cheaper...

    If you plan ahead, tubes can be had much cheaper than this too. Lots of online shops carry generic (almost always rebranded QBP) tubes for pretty cheap. The last few batches I bought came from...
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    Tubes should hold air outside a bike tire. It...

    Tubes should hold air outside a bike tire. It sounds like the patch didn't take. Adding patches to a failed one generally isn't going to make things better. :p IMO you should just stop messing...
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    120 bucks? For that price just get a pancake...

    120 bucks? For that price just get a pancake compressor and call it a day.

    Plus, its bontrager. Which means it will work for a year or two tops.
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    The Old Reston one changes almost instantly when...

    The Old Reston one changes almost instantly when the button is pushed. I've crossed that intersection maybe a thousand times and don't think I've ever waited more than 5 seconds for it.

    The Van...
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    The really sad part is that cars themselves have...

    The really sad part is that cars themselves have been getting safer and safer every year. A 2016 car is so far beyond a 1996 car when it comes to safety of the people inside its not even funny (and...
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    The reality is that a lot of people are just...

    The reality is that a lot of people are just really stupid, and society happily gives them drivers licenses anyway. :p
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    From the pic, its a narrow road with no shoulder....

    From the pic, its a narrow road with no shoulder. Unless they were in the gravel, they were "taking the lane" because they would have to be in the normal travel lane. Probably toward the right of...
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