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    Yes, the new wheels, though not very expensive,...

    Yes, the new wheels, though not very expensive, are cartridge bearing. The old stock house brand wheels were ball bearings. In theory one can clean and repack wheel ball bearings forever. I find...
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    In fact, I'd trashed the cups and bearings in the...

    In fact, I'd trashed the cups and bearings in the rear wheel and the front steerer totally seized. Took a little while to dial in the new rear wheel (I cannot, for example, run 35mm tires on that...
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    I know this doesn't solve all of the River Road...

    I know this doesn't solve all of the River Road problem (and I feel your pain), but how about peeling off at Persimmon Tree and heading down to Macarthur, then hopping on the CCT at Sangamore?
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    There are no guarantees, but I think you're more...

    There are no guarantees, but I think you're more likely to be able to get it out without removing the crank arm if you've decided the chain cannot be salvaged.
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    That nails it for me. It's generally due anyway...

    That nails it for me. It's generally due anyway (which may be one of the reasons it came off). And the yanking and twisting forces probably stretched it further.
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    Unless that chain is nearly new, I'd just break...

    Unless that chain is nearly new, I'd just break it and get a new one.
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    Indeed, I also saw Ms. Calhoun.

    Indeed, I also saw Ms. Calhoun.
  8. I used to ride it as a kid. It's unsafe at...

    I used to ride it as a kid. It's unsafe at speeds much above a brisk jog, with lots of roots, off camber hairpin turns and trees right next to the narrow path.
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    After a week of riding in rain, I've discovered...

    After a week of riding in rain, I've discovered many new squeaks. Looks like a good weekend to repack bearings.
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    Bike Sandals. That is all.

    Bike Sandals. That is all.
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    I see a rider on the Capital Crescent Trail on a...

    I see a rider on the Capital Crescent Trail on a fairly regular basis. He seems to go about 2/3 the speed of conventional cyclists. My sense is that for a commute of 5 miles or less, it's quite...
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    If anyone was planning on riding the unofficial...

    If anyone was planning on riding the unofficial trails off the C&O, just be aware that there are a LOT of homeless living right before and after Fletcher's. I counted 4 tents in a quarter mile...
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    You still have a Bad Boy? Let me know if you...

    You still have a Bad Boy? Let me know if you ever need a front Ultra Fatty fork. I had mine rebuilt like a month before I finally gave up on the frame.
  14. Insurance companies will usually not balk at a...

    Insurance companies will usually not balk at a few thousand in property damage. What they worry about is medical expenses. And I've never had the insurance company ask for the old bike, which I try...
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    Yes, our Danish exchange student was explaining...

    Yes, our Danish exchange student was explaining the fast lane/slow lane unwritten rules on the bike paths of Copenhagen. Apparently she and her mother were ignorant at first, and those in the know...
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    Point taken. I had a brief fling with that a few...

    Point taken. I had a brief fling with that a few years ago. You can well imagine my success rate and the number of epithets hurled at me. So, no, it's not our jobs to be the bike police. My one...
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    I dislike that law abiding is posited as...

    I dislike that law abiding is posited as irrational for cyclists. Break the law if you want, justify it as you want, but don't judge those many of us who deem traffic laws as part of the same social...
  18. You should probably specify wheel diameter.

    You should probably specify wheel diameter.
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    Hah! That reminds me of when they put the bike...

    Hah! That reminds me of when they put the bike cage in my building. I complained bitterly that it wasn't on the first garage level like DC law requires.

    They responded by putting "Level B-1"...
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    As further evidence the universe hates cyclists,...

    As further evidence the universe hates cyclists, tomorrow promises to be one of those rare days where commuters from the North/Northwest will face strong headwinds IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.
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    Someone on the CCT Facebook page said it's closed...

    Someone on the CCT Facebook page said it's closed at River Road on account of ice falling from the nearby TV Tower.
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    The CCT inside the City line was . . ....

    The CCT inside the City line was . . . interesting. It had never been cleared, and what was slush last night refroze into a crunchy mess. Fortunately, stretches had a 4-6 inch semi-cleared path...
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    The streets are looking totally fine now. They...

    The streets are looking totally fine now. They may refreeze at some point, but it looks at this point like Operation You're-Going-To-Bike-Today? was a smash success.
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    Well, the CCT was passable this morning.

    Well, the CCT was passable this morning.
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    If I'd known there was cheating, I would have...

    If I'd known there was cheating, I would have joined.
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