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    I would like to say that my social life does not...

    I would like to say that my social life does not revolve around forum happy hours, but, alas, I cannot.
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    Bar end shifters FTW.

    Bar end shifters FTW.
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    Clearly what we need here is a boatload of...

    Clearly what we need here is a boatload of traffic cones.:rolleyes:
  4. Nope. The "donut thingies (..."containing ball...

    Nope. The "donut thingies (..."containing ball bearings")" they replaced were the cartridge bearings, There should be no problem with the hub going forward.
  5. This is why I don't wear Lycra.:rolleyes:

    This is why I don't wear Lycra.:rolleyes:
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    Only 1552 miles to Wall Drug.

    Only 1552 miles to Wall Drug.
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    I thought these bikes are called "touring bikes."...

    I thought these bikes are called "touring bikes." Perhaps, I am just old.
  8. The part on the map looks fine up to 50 and...

    The part on the map looks fine up to 50 and Pershing. IMHO, the paths on either side of 50 suck west of Pershing. I would suggest taking Pershing street from the end of the southside Arlington Blvd...
  9. There's a street route from the Chambliss St....

    There's a street route from the Chambliss St. bridge on the Holmes Run Trail through the NoVa campus. Then you can take Beauregard/Walter Reed to the WOD and 4MRT trail near Shirlington. See Google...
  10. Steve O is not as crazy as he seems (even after...

    Steve O is not as crazy as he seems (even after you meet him).:rolleyes:

    The Whitehurst only works eastbound.
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    :confused:
  12. Pain for no gain builds character.

    Pain for no gain builds character.
  13. If Georgetown bothers you, try to take the TR...

    If Georgetown bothers you, try to take the TR bridge instead. From the Kennedy Center, just take New Hampshire to where you want to go. The TR has the advantage of putting you into the city east of...
  14. You should have listened to Grant Petersen and...

    You should have listened to Grant Petersen and bought a bigger bike.:rolleyes: Perhaps you can buy a longer fork.

    My seatpost and bars tend to have the same relative height regardless of the...
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    You must go to a different church than me.

    You must go to a different church than me.
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    Aww... I was planning on shaving tomorrow. I...

    Aww... I was planning on shaving tomorrow. I have meetings, you know.:(
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    Chain stays get a lot of abuse from chain whip. ...

    Chain stays get a lot of abuse from chain whip. Besides aesthetics, paint chips should not be a problem as long as the primer layer remains intact. "Bubbly" rust indicates a problem. My steel...
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    Umm... You did? Well, a belated "hi"?:confused:

    Umm... You did? Well, a belated "hi"?:confused:
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    The cool kids take Clarendon down to Rosslyn and...

    The cool kids take Clarendon down to Rosslyn and make a left at Lynn. This is to keep the bicycle infrastructuralists from getting us killed.:rolleyes:
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    Price (at Performance) seems appropriate for...

    Price (at Performance) seems appropriate for specs.

    I think branding non-specialty bikes is complete hogwash. Most frames are produced in a handful of Chinese plants, regardless of brand. ...
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    THAT trail looks suspiciously like a sidewalk.

    THAT trail looks suspiciously like a sidewalk.
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    Vegetation? KILL IT ALL!

    Vegetation? KILL IT ALL!
  23. Actually, the current specs say that the 7.1 FX...

    Actually, the current specs say that the 7.1 FX has a 7 cog freewheel. If the cogs are spun off the hub and the ratchet mechanism is with the cogs, its a freewheel. If after after unscrewing the...
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    The markers look right except I don't think the...

    The markers look right except I don't think the bridge over Boundary Channel was cleared.
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    Well, they would still have to take off the rear...

    Well, they would still have to take off the rear brake.:rolleyes:
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