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    Fit is a personal thing, but math is math. If I...

    Fit is a personal thing, but math is math. If I had a dime for every time some tall bike bro patronizes me with "but have you tried 700c bikes? Why do you have to be so picky and prefer comfortable,...
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    Rodriguez doesn't have unusual opinions, they...

    Rodriguez doesn't have unusual opinions, they just write them down better than most, backed up with good data and anecdotes (like, "a lot of small 700c bikes get returned to us for fit and handling...
  3. Thread: Helmet shopping!

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    I'm in the habit of always wearing a cap under...

    I'm in the habit of always wearing a cap under helmets. Plus, there's a lot of awesome caps out there:Cat Camo hat I brake for donuts

    Edit: I don't know why I can't get links to work here, but...
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    http://http://www.rodbikes.com/articles/700-compro...

    http://http://www.rodbikes.com/articles/700-compromises.html

    Just some good reading on smaller bikes, if anyone's interested. There are compromises, it can just be hard to realize it if you've...
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    I don't mean to be a bummer, but that looks like...

    I don't mean to be a bummer, but that looks like it has wicked toe overlap. I wish there were more non-700c production options for those of us on the smaller end, there are just so many fit...
  6. Thread: disc vs v-brakes

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    I always find that rim brake pads get trashed...

    I always find that rim brake pads get trashed pretty quick in rain and snow. I love the mechanical discs on my fancy tourer, but that's way too fancy for bad weather riding. Personally my usual...
  7. That reminds me of this great video...

    That reminds me of this great video (http://http://www.vox.com/2015/12/1/9821256/monty-hall-problem-mansplainers) about a famous math problem that most people have a natural inclination to guess...
  8. I didn't mean you, specifically. It seems like...

    I didn't mean you, specifically. It seems like way too many Americans don't know how much better it is elsewhere and I frequently get that "whoa, you ride a bike to get around town? You're so...
  9. Sure, anecdotes are fine, I'm not saying that you...

    Sure, anecdotes are fine, I'm not saying that you shouldn't use a helmet in non-competitive situations- just that enormous blanket statements insinuating that everyone in all riding situations...
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    That sounds like an awesome trip! You'll be fine,...

    That sounds like an awesome trip! You'll be fine, just take it easy and fit riding into your daily routine. Your body will adapt pretty quick- once you get some base muscles and find a proper fit,...
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    I find it strange that your regular shop is...

    I find it strange that your regular shop is unable to get Surlys- they're distributed from QBP, one of the largest general bike product distributors in the country, every shop I've ever seen used...
  12. Exactly- that's why I never take my full face...

    Exactly- that's why I never take my full face helmet off at any time. Imagine the damage you could do just tripping while walking through the market or rolling out of bed! I certainly never set foot...
  13. There is no helmet debate where bikes are used...

    There is no helmet debate where bikes are used for sports.

    An adult who is familiar and proficient at riding rolling down the block to the store on a Dutch bike is not exactly MMA-level risk, and...
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    yeah, but you have 4 whole vehicles you don't...

    yeah, but you have 4 whole vehicles you don't have to fuel or insure, and the parts are way less! Also way less stress than driving!

    I think the key is getting used bikes- they don't depreciate...
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    Looks like that article was written May 6, 2014,...

    Looks like that article was written May 6, 2014, but that was an excellent read! Thanks for the link.

    Kind of reminds me of Georgena Terry, with that "you just do it" attitude.
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  16. If you're willing to drop 4k, I'd almost...

    If you're willing to drop 4k, I'd almost recommend going custom or semi-custom (like Rodriguez) to get her an excellently fitting bike for going fast in amateur triathlons but also for enjoying on...
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    Sticky: I've been working courier jobs in Boston for the...

    I've been working courier jobs in Boston for the past 5+ years and just moved back here a few months ago, but I think the weather is pretty much identical in both places.

    Winter riding is pretty...
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    My husband and I have 35 bikes together, you've...

    My husband and I have 35 bikes together, you've got a ways to go! Bikesbikesbikes. Still cheaper and more fun than a single car!

    I think 9 is fine for a minimalist. Different tools for different...
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    Sticky: Real name: Andy Where do you live? Buffalo, NY ...

    Real name: Andy
    Where do you live? Buffalo, NY

    Explanation of your handle: It's a combination of my partner's name and mine.

    Explanation of your avatar: avatar??....you mean I could have an...
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