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    "To Serve and Protect Those Double Parked"

    "To Serve and Protect Those Double Parked"
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    It seems like most of the noise is from the...

    It seems like most of the noise is from the plates and the chainring teeth especially in cross chaining situations, not the typical dry-chain roller-rattle. I'm okay with it as long as I don't start...
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    BTT with some anecdotal evidence for the...

    BTT with some anecdotal evidence for the wax-curious. A little while ago I bought this, and this.

    TL;DR It's probably only good for "race" bikes, or the "weekend-only while it's sunny" kind of...
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    Nah. No fire and brimstone. If a mechanic needs...

    Nah. No fire and brimstone. If a mechanic needs to expose more seatpost to fit in the clamp, which happens quite often, they should do 2 things:

    1) mark the seatpost's original position with a...
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    A single-sided straight razor blade works really...

    A single-sided straight razor blade works really well to slice these little barnacles off of the brake track. Just be careful since you're working so close to the tire sidewall.
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    You're right, low temp cut is probably about...

    You're right, low temp cut is probably about 35-40 degrees. But for anything wet, velotoze can't be beat.
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    Kind of a pain. But they work really, really...

    Kind of a pain. But they work really, really well.

    One thing that helps is to keep them in a ziplock bag with a decent amount of talcum powder. If you take them off after a wet ride and just leave...
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    https://www.gofundme.com/

    https://www.gofundme.com/
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    NBD, or, a PSA

    <wilfordBrimelyVoice>Check your framesets, and check them often</wilfordBrimelyVoice>

    Purchased and assembled, early April, 2018:

    18631

    2,700 miles later:

    18632
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    Everyone, it's ok. By the time all the Class 3,...

    Everyone, it's ok. By the time all the Class 3, 27mph cyclists with questionable bike handling skills go from being a nuisance to outright dangerous on the no-motorized-vehicles-allowed-MVT, the...
  11. I used them. Felt MUCH safer.

    I used them. Felt MUCH safer.
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    Take front tire, put it on rear. Take rear...

    Take front tire, put it on rear.

    Take rear tire, keep it as spare. put new Conti City Ride 700x28 on the front and ride.

    Both of your current tires look completely safe to ride (judging purely...
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    Plain old Jagwire is plenty good. If'n you're...

    Plain old Jagwire is plenty good. If'n you're wanting to spend big bucks, the shimano dura ace polymer cable is really nice.
  14. Yeah, but they're the panacea we've all been...

    Yeah, but they're the panacea we've all been waiting for to make sure everybody who has money and political power experiences the inconveniences of bike commuting so they can then lobby on behalf of...
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    at that particular intersection, I always check...

    at that particular intersection, I always check behind before signaling and then making the left turn.
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    I did years ago, but after R'n'R showed up, "long...

    I did years ago, but after R'n'R showed up, "long form" chain waxing is (imho) not worth it unless you're looking for marginal gains in friction reduction. Both methods, or a hybrid of the two...
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    You and Silca NFS or Dumond Tech Pro are a match...

    You and Silca NFS or Dumond Tech Pro are a match made in heaven. Boeshield T-9 was developed more as a corrosion inhibitor that ended up being okay as a lubricant. As far as I understand it, Boeing...
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    Yeah, so if you're interested in getting grit...

    Yeah, so if you're interested in getting grit into the rollers in a heartbeat, the factory grease is great. "not ridden in wet or dusty conditions". As a lubricant, grease is really good at staying...
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    non-diluted simple green if you're willing to let...

    non-diluted simple green if you're willing to let it soak over night.
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    It's wax. It probably has some PTFE in the mix...

    It's wax. It probably has some PTFE in the mix tho, too.
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    There are 2 methods of applying wax to a chain. ...

    There are 2 methods of applying wax to a chain.

    The first is the least involved: buy a wax-based liquid lubricant like Rock'n'roll, White Lightning, etc. Follow the instructions on the bottle and...
  22. Scientifical Mental Magic!...

    Scientifical Mental Magic!
  23. Here's some more info: ...

    Here's some more info:

    https://www.pezcyclingnews.com/toolbox/toolbox-heat-adaptation-hacks-for-cyclists/
  24. Those are two fairly different bikes to cross...

    Those are two fairly different bikes to cross shop. You're comparing a $10k (new) SRAM Red22 race bike to a entry-to-mid level endurance road bike. If you're used to a CAAD10, you're going to find...
  25. pantyhose filled w/ ice stuffed down the back of...

    pantyhose filled w/ ice stuffed down the back of the jersey.
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