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    NY BIKER: It's definitely true that the better...

    NY BIKER: It's definitely true that the better quality the drivetrain is the better that it shifts, but I suppose that is true whether it's a triple or any of todays products. :) AS for self...
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    As a shop owner, I have heard many times over the...

    As a shop owner, I have heard many times over the years that triples simply do not shift well. The reality is that as long as everything is adjusted correctly, the cyclist isn't asking the bike to...
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    Like so many of you, I have bikes with both. And...

    Like so many of you, I have bikes with both. And after putting tons of miles on both, I prefer a triple. It gives me the low gearing that I need, but the jumps in between gear ratios is much closer...
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    Glad to hear that you are home Pax! Sounds like...

    Glad to hear that you are home Pax! Sounds like you are in good hands all the way around... now on to PT! That bike will be waiting for you when you're ready :)
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    Irulan my suggestion would tend to be more for...

    Irulan my suggestion would tend to be more for folks without a dropper post. AS for putting seat height a bit lower, imagine that you go to step down or simply 'dab' and the ground isn't underneath...
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    YIKES!! There are so many red flags in this...

    YIKES!! There are so many red flags in this persons suggestion, wonder what her basis is for this?
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    Oh! I love these projects, have fun with it! If...

    Oh! I love these projects, have fun with it! If you don't find a fork, let me know.
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    In addition to what everyone has mentioned, I...

    In addition to what everyone has mentioned, I would consider the heat/humidity to be a big concern. Most folks will tell you that Indiana is flat with no hills, but depending on what parts of the...
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    One of my suggestions to you is to think about...

    One of my suggestions to you is to think about the areas that you ride. Are they bike paths? Wooded trails? And regardless of what your answer is ask yourself this question " if you should need to...
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    I was out today ahead of the big storm that is...

    I was out today ahead of the big storm that is predicted here in the northeast. Other than being outside today, it was very exciting to be back on the bike... I've been injured for quite some time...
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    It seems with a couple of sets of wheels, that...

    It seems with a couple of sets of wheels, that the 29+ platform is the all around best choice for folks having one bike. Can't wait to find something in my size:)
  12. Sounds like a great plan Catrin! I'm also excited...

    Sounds like a great plan Catrin! I'm also excited for you that you have found the route of your problem :)
  13. Thread: disc brakes

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    TigerMOM: When you were talking about disc brakes...

    TigerMOM: When you were talking about disc brakes and carbon wheels/rims, did you mean canti or linear brakes? Disc brakes do not clamp down on the rim; they clamp down on the rotor.

    I do not have...
  14. Thread: Hip pain?

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    My athletic training professor in college always...

    My athletic training professor in college always stressed that we look "above" and "below" the injury, quite often the problem is another area of the body. And if it isn't, it's certainly connected....
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    Well, I hope that you current trend stays! Like a...

    Well, I hope that you current trend stays! Like a couple of you, my fitness job has me sitting part of the day as well... can you say OUCH? Like many of you, I'm working on flexibility quite often...
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    Like some of you folks, I too, have mixed...

    Like some of you folks, I too, have mixed feelings. I will say that when I bought the shop that I have, the previous owner had some in stock. I chose not to continue that trend, as bikes were heavy,...
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    That is AWESOME Marni! Since I'm also a person...

    That is AWESOME Marni! Since I'm also a person without any cartilage(36 years) I find your story a BIG inspiration, thanks for sharing!!
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    Softball is definitely another option! If that...

    Softball is definitely another option! If that doesn't work, try taping 2 lacrosse balls together. One of the things that I have been doing that has really helped( in addition to the lacrosse ball)...
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    I might agree with Snap on this, if I'm...

    I might agree with Snap on this, if I'm understanding you correctly. I do lots of stretching as well, and certainly some days are better than others. I'll include a website that I'm been visiting,...
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    I manage the Wellness Center for our local...

    I manage the Wellness Center for our local hospital. They offer inexpensive Wellness memberships that can be refunded back to the employee if they meet the criteria. We also offer free fitness...
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    All great suggestions! The great thing about the...

    All great suggestions! The great thing about the SWIX gloves that I forgot to mention is that they have long cuffs at the wrists, so no more drafts up your sleeves. Truly the best gloves around..
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    I've been riding through the winters for many...

    I've been riding through the winters for many years, and have used every brand of glove that is out there. For me, I've found that the xc ski gloves are much better, and I own several pair from SWIX....
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    Well, it was certainly a short trip, but one that...

    Well, it was certainly a short trip, but one that was a lot of fun! I think like many of you, I ride solo most of the time, my schedule doesn't always fit with some of my friends. But, I will admit...
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    I'm headed on a solo tour tomorrow, and certainly...

    I'm headed on a solo tour tomorrow, and certainly understand what all of you are saying. I will admit that I would certainly think about where I am going a bit more when going solo, but it just...
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    Glad to hear that you are enjoying yourself and...

    Glad to hear that you are enjoying yourself and progressing! Keep up the good work Catrin!!
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