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  1. Women's Bike Mechanic Scholarships available now

    Hey all, just saw this on QBP share if you know anyone who is interested
    http://www.qbp.com/womensscholarship/

    Women's Bike Mechanic Scholarship

    SRAM, Liv, QBP, United Bicycle Institute...
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    Thanks Crew, good insights and perhaps these...

    Thanks Crew, good insights and perhaps these "friends" think of the bike shop where they bought the Surly as the LBS for where they ride their fat bikes. It is in a resort town where they have...
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    As I can't post this on facebook, I will post...

    As I can't post this on facebook, I will post here. To me, if you consider me a "friend" and a former neighbor, than perhaps you would support my business by perhaps at least calling or emailing and...
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    I think you are on to something LOVE IT

    I think you are on to something LOVE IT
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    Now ladies!!! you know how much we hate it when a...

    Now ladies!!! you know how much we hate it when a car sneaks up behind us and blasts their horn. (although I totally get the oblivious people on the MUP)
  6. Jealous, we have yet to make it up to that trail...

    Jealous, we have yet to make it up to that trail but have several customers who have. Big range of bikes but agree the carbon road bikes would not enjoy it. Quite a few people ride a hybrid on that...
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    I have a weak left leg due to knee injuries. I...

    I have a weak left leg due to knee injuries. I am lucky to live across the parking lot from an excellent sports medicine chiropractor. Between Gastron treatments and tons of exercises to actually...
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    Jolt, I agree on the helmet thing but then again,...

    Jolt, I agree on the helmet thing but then again, that's Surly for ya. One of our friends tagged us on facebook and said "look Sky King and the Bike Hermit are now models for Surly" HA (we do wear...
  9. I love that new color and go O's!!

    I love that new color and go O's!!
  10. I ride the Shimano A530's and have been for years...

    I ride the Shimano A530's and have been for years (same pedals too) Never had any issues with them, plenty of platform and grip when I am riding in a street shoe.
    Don't know much about the Forte as...
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    Does the new bike have narrower tires than the...

    Does the new bike have narrower tires than the folding bike. That could be some of the change as well.
  12. Thread: Dear Cat

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    I have no kitty :( but have any of you seen the...

    I have no kitty :( but have any of you seen the you tube that is floating around on facebook of the cat playing Jinga with his owner

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOyZojbYUEA
  13. fingers crossed for you!!!

    fingers crossed for you!!!
  14. Great, Don't rule out the Cross Check - they are...

    Great, Don't rule out the Cross Check - they are $1250 and most excellent. My DH uses one as his commuter and goes everywhere on it. I rode a Disc Trucker last year on all of our dirt/gravel trips...
  15. Seems that some of this fit challenge should fall...

    Seems that some of this fit challenge should fall on the bike shop who sold you the bike - this is coming from someone who owns a bike shop... So if your handlebars need to be higher the cost of the...
  16. Welcome to TE. Okay, those who know me may say...

    Welcome to TE. Okay, those who know me may say "here she goes again" :) but please, please, please go ride a Surly before you purchase this new bike. There are dealers in Pa and Md. Here is the...
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    We bit off a bit more than we'd expected for our...

    We bit off a bit more than we'd expected for our first October Ride. Did a S24O in the desert. We rode a section of the Idaho Centennial Trail. Picked it up outside of Bruneau, Id at the Bruneau...
  18. I was so used to bar end shifters that when I got...

    I was so used to bar end shifters that when I got my Gilles Berthoud last year it took awhile to get used to down tube shifter. I was still shifting with both hands instead of just my right hand....
  19. We stayed way to close to home this summer - all...

    We stayed way to close to home this summer - all my distance trips were in the car to Montana and Yellowstone for family stuff.
    Anyhooo, despite that we did several S24O's all on dirt and gravel...
  20. Thread: Hip pain?

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    Soaking up knowledge :) I know for me, with...

    Soaking up knowledge :) I know for me, with squats and anytype of side to side lunge I have to remember to focus on using my glutes, and hinging from the hip first. I tend to want to overload my...
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    How cool, love swapping!

    How cool, love swapping!
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    17389 This one is Extracycle and Bosch, ...

    17389 This one is Extracycle and Bosch, expected retail $5k
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    So glad I put this out there. I enjoy hearing...

    So glad I put this out there. I enjoy hearing everyone's thoughts and opinions. Think I will go do some digging around the internet and see what the prevailing winds say. Yes, I see the value in...
  24. IMO, one of your issues could be the design of...

    IMO, one of your issues could be the design of the Brooks Saddle over other leather Saddles - Like the Rivet. For me the fenders (the sides) of the Brooks are to long and the tend to flare a bit as...
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    E-Bikes thoughts, comments?

    Hey all, I was amazed at the number of E-Bikes at Interbike this year. It seemed like at least 75% of the bike MFG's were showing an e-bike - and not just commuter bikes. They had Mtn Bikes, Fat...
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