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  1. You are an angel, Amalitza. Will pm to find a...

    You are an angel, Amalitza. Will pm to find a time that works for you, and will bring the bike and the rider as well. She was a bit tentative about taking her bottom into a bike shop to try saddles,...
  2. Ran up to UMD and tried the Sirrus from CL. XL...

    Ran up to UMD and tried the Sirrus from CL. XL Mens size.
    It was perfect, and in beautiful shape. Seller [great guy] kept it at UMD to move around the campus, which accounts for the low miles. Came...
  3. Agree 100% on the saddle issue. Was thinking of...

    Agree 100% on the saddle issue. Was thinking of asking about comfy women's saddles but there were so many ways for that discussion to go wrong.
  4. Comparing geometry charts is frustrating in that...

    Comparing geometry charts is frustrating in that there is very little consistency between brands (specifically Spesh, Trek, and Giant) in their variation between men's and women's models. The most...
  5. Thanks all. Its worth a trip up there to take a...

    Thanks all. Its worth a trip up there to take a test ride. It looks pristine and the seller claims 200 miles max on the thing! Hope it fits.
  6. Mens vs Womens models: is there really much difference??

    Good friend of mine is ready to start her bicycle adventure. She's 5' 11" and pretty fit. We've been looking at CL for a flat bar hybrid as a good starting point, but women's models like the...
  7. My 6yo twins went from balance bike to 16" pig...

    My 6yo twins went from balance bike to 16" pig iron bikes to 20" Al frames. The 16s and 20s had coaster brakes but I put hand brakes on them all and never breathed a word about coaster brakes. They...
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    Unexpectedly met APKhaos...

    Unexpectedly met APKhaos yesterday. Pleasantly surprised to meet a forum member under those circumstances.<br/>

    So I notice a nice CAAD with fenders etc ulocked to the stair rail of a very nice...
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    My twins were 5 last summer, and upgraded from...

    My twins were 5 last summer, and upgraded from 16" bikes that weighed a ton to nice Al framed 20" bikes. After some local riding to build confidence we hit the MUPs. After a couple of tries it was...
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    Harry and hozn give wise counsel. It's almost...

    Harry and hozn give wise counsel. It's almost inevitable that part of any DIY project involves fixing the things you unfixed while fixing the things you were fixing.
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    Good to hear you are all set for some spring...

    Good to hear you are all set for some spring riding. I put my b/g twins on 20s a little bit early. They were right a on the hairy edge for height. Being barely able to put a foot down while on the...
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    CL is also a good source. Look for Al frame...

    CL is also a good source. Look for Al frame (Jamis, Trek, probably others). The box store kids bikes are made from recycled black steel gas pipe and they are HEAVY. Lighter is much better for little...
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    Dickie mentioned this earlier but a recent gnarly...

    Dickie mentioned this earlier but a recent gnarly experience really drove the point home for me.

    I was cruising back on a 30 mile ride in the low 30s which is balmy by BAFS standards. Perfectly...
  14. They were ticketing for failing to come to a...

    They were ticketing for failing to come to a complete stop at the stop sign. Saw that happen. Didn't hear about the beery bidon though. Wish I'd thought to suggest they book guys for speeding. At...
  15. IN for my second HP100. Great event!

    IN for my second HP100. Great event!
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    Loose something in Falls Church tonight??

    Picked up a nice front light still shining brightly in the gutter right near the Little Falls Rd & W&OD crossing.

    PM a description if it's yours and it will be so again.
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    LQ5 is a good weatherised and filtered mineral...

    LQ5 is a good weatherised and filtered mineral oil that works perfectly on the Mavic freewheel hub.
    https://liquifix.com/store/lq5-angler-grade-lubricant/
    McLean Hardware has it in stock - 4oz...
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    If the bush and bearing are worn then no amount...

    If the bush and bearing are worn then no amount of lubrication will solve the problem. Check the play by rocking your cassette. If there is movement, you now know why. It will also be wearing your...
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    If its making bad/loud noises its likely that the...

    If its making bad/loud noises its likely that the bush and bearing are shot.

    Before you tear it down, grab the big sprocket on your cassette and rock it to check for play. If you see movement...
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    All you need to do is to buy Billie Jean King a...

    All you need to do is to buy Billie Jean King a road bike. She'll have the promotion nailed up and equal prize money done in time for next season :-)
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    Continuing the "TdF riders are from a different...

    Continuing the "TdF riders are from a different planet" theme.....

    During the individual TT stage coverage yesterday, Christian Vander Velde casually mentioned that Tony Martin was riding a 58...
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    Pure Jens talk. Love it. Don't be surprised if...

    Pure Jens talk. Love it. Don't be surprised if the peleton send Jens to the front to enter the Champs de Elysee in first place on Sunday. They did it for Hincappie and other epic hard men when they...
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    Rode for a while Wednesday afternoon with a guy...

    Rode for a while Wednesday afternoon with a guy on a mint 1998 Colnaglo. Chrome forks and seat stays, everything gleaming. Told me he's taken it all over the globe on various trips, including...
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    Yes it would! He was 19th last year, riding a...

    Yes it would! He was 19th last year, riding a pure support role. Sitting in second on GC is impressive, so the story is starting well. Astana must struggle if they plan to defend the yellow jersey...
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    Interesting to hear Chris Horner on the NBCS...

    Interesting to hear Chris Horner on the NBCS coverage after today's stage. He described how the day went from relatively relaxed and enjoyable to yet more misery when the storm and rain hit. He also...
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