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  1. Thread: Harvey

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    The whole Austin area is doing relatively well -...

    The whole Austin area is doing relatively well - pretty much just the overflowing of the usual creeks and the usual road crossings. Of course, the rivers and lakes will will be overflowing for a...
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    I cut the cable 20 years ago. A couple years back...

    I cut the cable 20 years ago. A couple years back I was able to get cable at my condo due to a mix-up in the building's wiring. But every time I looked at the cable TV schedule I was unable to find...
  3. Thanks for the link - I enjoyed the article!

    Thanks for the link - I enjoyed the article!
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    Im assuming you meant that the current...

    Im assuming you meant that the current chainrings are 50-38-28 right? If that is correct, then the effect of changing to the 48-36-26 would be pretty minor. The change to 42-32-22 should be very...
  5. Thread: Advice

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    To answer to your specific question, check out...

    To answer to your specific question, check out http://road.cc/content/feature/171115-pros-and-cons-carbon-fibre-wheels.

    In general, bear in mind that with bike wheels you can only achieve two of...
  6. Thread: Advice

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    I recently replaced the Mavic wheels on my 2011...

    I recently replaced the Mavic wheels on my 2011 Ruby Elite with Shimano RS81 C24 wheels and noticed an improvement in handling as well as acceleration.

    Given that you are a female cyclist, you...
  7. According to the Shimano specs for the Ultegra...

    According to the Shimano specs for the Ultegra 10-speed rear derailleur (aka Ultegra 6700), your bike probably has the GS shifter (designed for road triples). The maximum capacity is 39 teeth and the...
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    Pax, for additional info about pedal extenders...

    Pax, for additional info about pedal extenders and other means to accommodate the knee problem, you could check out the "Adaptive Cycling" forum at BikeForums.net:...
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    Hope they work for you! One final word of advice...

    Hope they work for you! One final word of advice - those gismos will put your feet further apart so you might have to reset (ie, lower) your saddle height a tad.
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    Hmm, are you talking about something like the...

    Hmm, are you talking about something like the adapters discussed here:
    https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/retroflex-crank-adaptor.197097/

    I've never heard of adapters like that before. Kinda...
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    Shorter cranks would help you cope with your...

    Shorter cranks would help you cope with your reduced ROM. But I don't see that they will help you regain full ROM since they won't facilitate stretching of the scar tissue and muscles. (Note: I have...
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    The key thing for me when biking was (and is) to...

    The key thing for me when biking was (and is) to use a comfortably fast cadence with low force. To minimize scar tissue reforming, take anti-inflammatory med (like Advil, etc) after a work-out.
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    Pax, based on my experience you might recover...

    Pax, based on my experience you might recover your range of motion:

    I injured my knee playing racquetball. After major surgery on the knee my knee froze in a bent position, probably due to...
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    Wow, my Ruby is a 2011 model so I have no...

    Wow, my Ruby is a 2011 model so I have no knowledge of the new wedge-type seatpost binder. I did a search for info and mostly drew a blank. (Note: I did find a video describing one guy's nightmare...
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    Sorry that I can't suggest a fix for your...

    Sorry that I can't suggest a fix for your problem, but I would suggest that frequent lowering/raising a carbon fiber seatpost in a carbon fiber frame is probably not a good practice. Also, in order...
  16. I totally agree with Emily and Pax -- Moab/Arches...

    I totally agree with Emily and Pax -- Moab/Arches will be way more interesting. Aside from the many trails to hike (and photograph) at Arches, Moab itself has some attractions (mountain biking at...
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    Wow, some good ideas here - thanks! I stopped...

    Wow, some good ideas here - thanks!

    I stopped riding 15 months ago when I got my first diagnosis of essential hypertension, high cholesterol, high a1c, and irregular EKG. (Thanks ever so much for...
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    Energy drink for someone who is pre-diabetic

    The title kinda says it all - I need some help finding or making an energy drink (plus electrolytes) for long rides. Plain water just doesn't get it for me (I always used to swig Gatorade during...
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