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    If it was skipping in the drivetrain it would be...

    If it was skipping in the drivetrain it would be very noticeable as such. Such slipping is never smooth. If it felt smooth and noiseless, my first bet is the tire slipped (happens, especially if...
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    Magcishine USA does seem to have replacement...

    Magcishine USA does seem to have replacement batteries for sale:

    http://www.magicshineusa.com/products/batteries
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    I think any of the generic chinese light...

    I think any of the generic chinese light batteries would work ok. Almost all bike lights are designed to run off 2 cell li-ion packs (li-ion batteries are generally 3.6-4.2 volts per cell depending...
  4. I personally run my Endura cycling shell when it...

    I personally run my Endura cycling shell when it gets cool as a wind blocking layer. I find that if I'm sweating excessively inside its because I layered too many insulation layers underneath. ...
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    Morning commute was nice and relaxing, until my...

    Morning commute was nice and relaxing, until my boss pulled up next to me and offered to drag race up the final climb to work. I beat him to the top but I think he let me win. ;)
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    Regarding the gates belt drive, I have one friend...

    Regarding the gates belt drive, I have one friend who was an early adopter. He had numerous tracking and belt-breakage issues, and eventually Gates upgraded him to to the newer center tracking one,...
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    I know a few people who have tried belt-driven SS...

    I know a few people who have tried belt-driven SS mountainbikes. I don't think any of them ended up keeping the belt drive. They all had issues (mostly snapping belts) and converted back to chains.
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    I commute in all weather on my carbon road bike. ...

    I commute in all weather on my carbon road bike. I'm religious about cleaning the drivetrain, but other than that it just gets dirty. The nice thing about a high end carbon bike is that its mostly...
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    Framesaver is the popular commercial product. I...

    Framesaver is the popular commercial product. I used to use clear krylon from Home Depot. Worked ok. I solved the issue by breaking all my steel frames and switching to carbon. ;)
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    A good grease can definitely help a lot, but well...

    A good grease can definitely help a lot, but well designed bearing seals help a lot too. I think a lot of road components go for seals that don't seal as well because they are focused on low drag. ...
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    For the bike, the top thing is to relube the...

    For the bike, the top thing is to relube the chain after rainy rides. Most chain lubes don't handle rain well and will be mostly washed off. Second is all the bearings (depending on how well those...
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    It was cold and wet this morning. At least no...

    It was cold and wet this morning. At least no drivers did anything crazy.
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    I use the drop bar moose mitts, and they work on...

    I use the drop bar moose mitts, and they work on the flats, hoods and drops. More open in the back than some, which I suppose could make them less warm, but I've used them down into the single...
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    I put the moose mitts on the bike this morning. ...

    I put the moose mitts on the bike this morning. They were glorious.
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    It should be correct (at least it was the last...

    It should be correct (at least it was the last time I was out there, which was a month or two ago). Thats the trail that cuts right as you descend from the ice rink lot. It has a bunch of berms and...
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    I never worried about slight chainring...

    I never worried about slight chainring eccentricity on my fixies. Just check the tension at 90 degree rotations and make sure it isn't too tight and you should be good. The chain doesn't need to be...
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    Why would gun availability in VA affect (for...

    Why would gun availability in VA affect (for example) NY, but not VA?


    The US has a decidedly average overall suicide rate for a first world nation, despite our much higher firearm ownership. ...
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    I would not make the argument that the gun laws...

    I would not make the argument that the gun laws make any difference either way, and would completely agree that other things (what you mention as well as poverty levels, access to good education,...
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    As I said, I don't see concealed carry as some...

    As I said, I don't see concealed carry as some sort of crime solution. I believe the crime rate in Virginia has always been lower (at similar ratios) to MD and DC, predating the creation of CHL laws...
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    Honestly, if you're going to be accidentally shot...

    Honestly, if you're going to be accidentally shot in this country, its much more likely to be by a cop than a CHL holder.

    We have quite a lot of general info on CHL laws affecting crime rates...
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    Guns are more regulated than knives. And more...

    Guns are more regulated than knives. And more regulated than other dangerous things (cars, power tools, poisons, etc).

    And yeah, guns are unquestionably dangerous. They have the same issue a...
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    I don't think potomaccylist meant they are...

    I don't think potomaccylist meant they are directly comparable, just that when talking about self defense, firearms can be thought of like helmets. Helpful in specific situations perhaps, but need to...
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    Me too. I have no particular dog in that fight,...

    Me too. I have no particular dog in that fight, but I've never seen anything that showed concealed carry laws affected crime rates much either way. I don't see it as some sort of crime solution,...
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    Most people I know who carry much prefer...

    Most people I know who carry much prefer concealed because they would rather not advertise they are carrying. Some people react weird to it. Its not "I want to show everyone I'm not to be screwed...
  25. In my experience, Priuses are top in the "doing...

    In my experience, Priuses are top in the "doing really thoughtless stuff" category. Rarely outright aggressive, but just seem to be always distracted/not paying attention and almost never want to...
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