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  1. Thanks everyone.I haven't gathered my energy to...

    Thanks everyone.I haven't gathered my energy to negotiate with the local dealer.And if he isn't willing,then there are bigger Trek dealers in nearby towns. I used to have 170's- yes you get more...
  2. Ah ha....I can tell already from emails to my...

    Ah ha....I can tell already from emails to my bike shop guy that he doesn't want to switch out to a 165 for me. I will keep you posted....thanks for your info.
  3. With further investigation, I found that the Di2...

    With further investigation, I found that the Di2 line comes in 165 crank lengths...but Trek sends out even their tiny bikes with 170's.I emailed Trek at their corporate contact from their website.I...
  4. Buying a bike with Shimano Ultegra Electronic shifting.

    My 60 yr old thumbs are ready for easier shifting,,so I am probably buying Trek Silque,size 47. I have short little legs and old knees that do best with 165 cranks.It looks like there are no 165...
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    Interesting! I have friends with electric...

    Interesting! I have friends with electric assisted bikes-and have seen people riding to work on them. Public transit is not too good here, and I imagine this is what some people are choosing as an...
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    I ride this saddle and love it- the Diva is...

    I ride this saddle and love it- the Diva is significantly wider.
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    I have an acquainted who has used DMSO over the...

    I have an acquainted who has used DMSO over the years for various ailments. He has an incurable brain tumor now. We have all wondered in retrospect if the use of DMSO was a wise choice.
  8. Thread: Cycle Oregon!

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    According to one of the medical sag drivers (who...

    According to one of the medical sag drivers (who rode the Cycle Greater Yellowstone this year) the organizers are using the CO as their model for the CGY. There were glitches (like hour long waits...
  9. Thread: Cycle Oregon!

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    That was my hubby. We told rider services the...

    That was my hubby. We told rider services the night before when I signed up for medical sag that he was going to do that. But in the am, someone who knew better at rider services said "he's going to...
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    I have a friend who lost 185+ lbs via gastric...

    I have a friend who lost 185+ lbs via gastric bypass ( more than 1/2 her pre-bypass weight!)Before her weight gain, she was an Olympic class cyclist. She has almost a whole body tuck and is again a...
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    You will probably build new strength by pedaling...

    You will probably build new strength by pedaling about on your new hybrid too- so your Ruby will feel light as a feather & you may pick up some speed from "cross training"! Tokie
  12. Thread: DI2 Depression.

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    It is my understanding that the Shimano...

    It is my understanding that the Shimano electronic shifting will not prevent cross-chaining. And I was not pleased with the extra wiring & battery pack that goes along with it. I am especially good...
  13. Thread: Cycle Oregon!

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    Hi again! Cycle Oregon was so much fun! You might...

    Hi again! Cycle Oregon was so much fun! You might not be surprised to hear that my 3 weeks of training didn't work out too well for my Achilles - after the 3rd day I joined the medical sag van. My...
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    I think Boure has a generous return/exchange...

    I think Boure has a generous return/exchange policy-you might look at their website to check. Tokie
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    I think you will like the 7.6! I ride a small...

    I think you will like the 7.6! I ride a small Ruby too, I think I prefer the geometry of the Fx though - to both my Ruby & the Vita, which I also tried out.
  16. Thread: Cycle Oregon!

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    Packing tomorrow-do you guys think we'll need...

    Packing tomorrow-do you guys think we'll need really warm jackets for around camp, or will layers be ok? I have a nano puff jacket, but seems like too much? (Layers like light fleece and a...
  17. Thread: Cycle Oregon!

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    It's almost here! I recovered from a partial...

    It's almost here! I recovered from a partial Achilles tear (off the bike from Dec through July!) then I spent July with walking pneumonia. So I've had about 3 weeks of riding to prepare for CO....
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    Crankin- have you spoken with your doctor about...

    Crankin- have you spoken with your doctor about your problems with altitude? My friends would take a prescription drug - Diamox - which helped them with the altitude. Worth looking into- altitude...
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    Thanks Apple Tree! I will. Yep, 2012 RAGBRAI was...

    Thanks Apple Tree! I will. Yep, 2012 RAGBRAI was quite memorable-I do love the small towns and people of Iowa. We weathered the storm in our tent-apparently the sherriff drove through the campground...
  20. Thread: Stokr anyone?

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    Wow! Maybe we'll try for 2014-sounds beautiful!

    Wow! Maybe we'll try for 2014-sounds beautiful!
  21. Thread: Stokr anyone?

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    Er, what is STOKR?

    Er, what is STOKR?
  22. Thread: Cycle Oregon!

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    Yes, Yellowstone is an incredible place - that...

    Yes, Yellowstone is an incredible place - that should be an unforgettable adventure ! Hope we can meet up during Cycle Oregon - now I just have to heal up a nagging Achilles tendonitis that is...
  23. Thread: Cycle Oregon!

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    Cycle Oregon!

    It's been a long time since I've logged in here on TE - 2012 just wasn't our year- but things are looking up! For starters,we got into Cycle Oregon (and tent service for it too!). Anyone else going?...
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    I am very petite. the screw I wanted out was just...

    I am very petite. the screw I wanted out was just too superficial and "pokey-outy". Even 13 months post-surgery, I have small improvements every few weeks. My girlfriend tells me hers felt better 3...
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    Oh, and no it doesn't show up on those body...

    Oh, and no it doesn't show up on those body scanners at the airport.I still have plenty of screws and the plate, but it just showed my watch and bracelet.:p
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