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    Not to add more confusion, but have you tried...

    Not to add more confusion, but have you tried shorts with a gel chamois? I used to have chafing issues on longer rides, tried gel, and it was like night and day. I have several pairs of LG Equipe...
  2. Thanks, Emily!

    Thanks, Emily!
  3. Here's a new blog post! Weather, sewage, car insurance, and energy bars!

    http://thedetournement.blogspot.com/
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    New Blog Post!

    Can Aleister Crowley, Pactimo, Buffalo, Timothy McVeigh, Giro, Vulpine, and Kristy Scrymgeour all be in the same post? They sure can!
    http://thedetournement.blogspot.com/
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    Clothing Shopping Tips and Tricks

    For those of you who are rather frustrated with the cycling clothing options for women (pink and blue color schemes notwithstanding), here is my latest blog post with some ideas for finding...
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    Oh gee, just noticed this 2+ years later! I hope...

    Oh gee, just noticed this 2+ years later! I hope you found your bike, goldfinch! - I'm also just under 5 feet, have really short arms, and I'm older. I ended up having a custom Seven built around...
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    Just an update for anyone coming to this thread...

    Just an update for anyone coming to this thread for winter tire info - the directions on my Schwalbe Winter Marathon tires specifically state, "Tires need to be run-in for approx. 25 miles/40 km on...
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    My New Bicycling Blog

    I have started a new, mostly bike-related, with some odd detours, blog called "Detournement". Here is the latest post - I hope you like it!...
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    It's funny you mention that - I just read...

    It's funny you mention that - I just read recently where someone puts his bike in the shower after riding (can't wash it off outside or it will freeze). We have a shower we don't use and I tried it...
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    Looks like I have confirmation - I think I...

    Looks like I have confirmation - I think I already knew that I would have to get the studded tires, but I was trying to avoid buying them before the holidays. I have friends who are commuting on...
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    Winter Commuting

    Hi Everyone,
    I live in Buffalo, NY and am trying winter commuting for the first time (I've ridden in winter before, but only when the roads were free of snow). Even with deflating my mtb tires to...
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    June Update

    Well, I went with purchasing a higher-end short - LG Neo Power shorts, after reading all your excellent replies and the reviews of the product. Awesome shorts, and cheaper than bibs. Did the 62.5...
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    There is a trusted local dealer who will let me...

    There is a trusted local dealer who will let me test ride, which is the ONLY way I will ever again buy a bike. Definitely won't make the same mistake again! I was looking for cheap, because I was...
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    Giant TCR - yay or nay

    Anyone out there own the 43cm Giant TCR? How does it ride? Did it meet your expectations? I'm looking for a bike that's a better fit - I'm 5' tall and my 45cm Raleigh is actually too big. I...
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    I've heard Speedplay pedals are the way to go for...

    I've heard Speedplay pedals are the way to go for knee pain, but if you can't spend a fortune or they don't feel right, there are also dual-use pedals as an option. When I don't feel comfortable...
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    Thanks! Good stuff to keep in mind....the jury's...

    Thanks! Good stuff to keep in mind....the jury's still out (and the funds, too).
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    I've looked at the kind with a snap in the back...

    I've looked at the kind with a snap in the back for easy "pit stops", and also tried to find reviews. Not a lot of reviews out there - no one mentioning whether straps slip, or if that snap in the...
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    to bib or not to bib

    Hi Everyone,
    I'm semi-new to road cycling (in my 2nd season), and will be doing a 62.5 miler in June. Suddenly, I have the desire for comfort! Mainly in the form of compression and heavenly clouds...
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