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    You know, I'm really not excited by the fact that...

    You know, I'm really not excited by the fact that the pain in my foot may have a fancy name.

    It's currently feeling better but not great. This is a crummy week to find time to go to the doctor,...
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    Mstone, that sounds about like me, though I've...

    Mstone, that sounds about like me, though I've never had this kind of pain on long rides. My toes hurt after my two centuries (though not nearly as much after the second when I was making a better...
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    Thanks, all. I'm hoping it's just overuse, since...

    Thanks, all. I'm hoping it's just overuse, since that's probably the easiest to fix (I've had these shoes ever since I started with clipless so I don't think they're the problem). I've had a cold...
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    Pain in the ball of my foot

    I've rather suddenly started having a sharp pain in the ball of my right (dominant) foot. Since we got the Xtracycle in July my mileage isn't really up but my mileage with an extra 100 pounds on the...
  5. Thread: Covet

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    DAMN YOU BIANCHI offering a chrome Volpe with...

    DAMN YOU BIANCHI offering a chrome Volpe with disc brakes after I've already bought mine.
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    But think about it this way - you could have been...

    But think about it this way - you could have been yelled at by an [expletive deleted] while you were driving and that would also be lousy but you'd also be in a car.

    Good idea on WABA. They're...
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    Welcome to the forum. Sorry it was such an...

    Welcome to the forum. Sorry it was such an unpleasant incident that prompted your first post.
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    For the second morning in a row, some clown on...

    For the second morning in a row, some clown on the phone turned left into my lane without seeing me. The first I yelled at, and after initially being defensive I think he realized he was in the wrong...
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    Thanks for the advice. I replaced the pump head...

    Thanks for the advice. I replaced the pump head sometime last year, though I suppose that doesn't mean it doesn't need it again. Maybe this time I'll try taking it apart and just re-seating the...
  10. I definitely prefer my tax dollars going towards...

    I definitely prefer my tax dollars going towards a bikeshare system than towards building mediocre cars.
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    Can't recommend bar mitts enough. They let you...

    Can't recommend bar mitts enough. They let you wear much lighter gloves so you retain finger dexterity and still keep you warm.
  12. Because DC parking enforcement is malicious -...

    Because DC parking enforcement is malicious - they actively encourage situations where people are likely to get ticketed due to confusion rather than ignoring the law. And they enforce selectively...
  13. To be fair, it should be really hard to fight a...

    To be fair, it should be really hard to fight a ticket when you admit in a globally published newspaper that you were breaking the law and deserved the tickets.

    And contesting a parking ticket in...
  14. I get your point, and generally agree, but I...

    I get your point, and generally agree, but I would support this if they did the same for the car stop signs. Although I don't ride trails much during my commute, so it wouldn't affect me as much as...
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    Pump won't do Schrader valves anymore

    My pump has rather suddenly stopped engaging a Schrader valve. I put it on, pull back the lever, and nothing connects. It works fine on Presta valves. Any ideas?
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    I think this is the most important thing for me....

    I think this is the most important thing for me. I know if I walk in to the Bike Rack, Bicycle Space, or Proteus, someone will greet me promptly and ask to help. They'll be friendly and not just try...
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    I've been in CycleLife a few times and had a hard...

    I've been in CycleLife a few times and had a hard time finding anyone to help me.

    +1 on The Bike Rack being open early. The day I bent a rim on a pothole on 14th St, they replaced the wheel and...
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    Greenbelt - care to hypothesize about the effects...

    Greenbelt - care to hypothesize about the effects of the community at Proteus? I know most shops sponsor rides, but most do not have weekly potluck dinners and stuff like that. One of the main...
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    The Viaje bikes are really pretty except I just...

    The Viaje bikes are really pretty except I just can not get excited over the curved top tube. I realize there are definite advantages to curved or slanted tubes, but aesthetically I just can't get...
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    Again, I am not a lawyer, but I would strongly...

    Again, I am not a lawyer, but I would strongly advise you not to do this.
  21. Thread: Oh, Twitter!

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    I'm not jrenaut on Twitter so there.

    I'm not jrenaut on Twitter so there.
  22. Thread: Oh, Twitter!

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    Life is too short to follow idiots on Twitter.

    Life is too short to follow idiots on Twitter.
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    This is also why steel "cross" bikes are awesome...

    This is also why steel "cross" bikes are awesome - they're fast AND utilitarian.

    I can see both sides of this, and I've talked about this before, but I currently have two bikes. The Xtracycle,...
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    I'm not a lawyer either, but my understanding is...

    I'm not a lawyer either, but my understanding is that you must provide name and address when they ask, but you are never required to have ID. You have to have a drivers license when you're driving,...
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    I don't know about TimBuk2 but my Chrome backpack...

    I don't know about TimBuk2 but my Chrome backpack is absolutely fantastic. Nothing in it has ever gotten wet (from the outside, anyway) and it barely looks used after being worn 4-6 days a week for...
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