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    If you are looking for a nice bright daylight...

    If you are looking for a nice bright daylight visible but not too pricy tail light, I would suggest the Serfas UTL-6 Thunderbolt. Yea it's a bit more than the typical AAA blinkie, but has a number...
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    Long post warning.

    AV, intrusion detection and threat response are my responsibilities in IT. I support businesses with over 100,000 desktops and thousands of servers. I have used multiple AV products both...
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    Man, I think the holiday cheer has started...

    Man, I think the holiday cheer has started already. Not 2 miles into the commute home today, I almost get doored by an idiot who opened the driver door without bothering to even look. Luckily I...
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    Finally back commuting after having to stay off...

    Finally back commuting after having to stay off the bike, nursing bruised ribs for about 4 weeks. Still a bit sore on the left side, can't sleep on the left side, but due to nerve issues from old...
  5. Thread: My CL Score

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    Why can't I be so lucky. When something is that...

    Why can't I be so lucky. When something is that good of a deal out here, it is so hot it melts the pavement. Why on earth would anyone sell anything like that for that little...

    Well, it would...
  6. I had been looking for quite some time myself. ...

    I had been looking for quite some time myself. My old pump, a Park, worked great until I used it on the MTB and a little STANS (I run tubeless) would get in the head and stick the little ball inside...
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    I went tubeless early in 2010 and won't go back...

    I went tubeless early in 2010 and won't go back to tubes. Have not had a flat on the MTB since I converted so it's worth the hassle. On the Stans website, there are videos that show how it's done,...
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    This is the start of the good time of year. ...

    This is the start of the good time of year. Finally, warm but not blistering, breezy but not windy, dark but not cold. That colorful pre-dawn glow as black gives way to purple which gives way to...
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    Gocard, I agree with Silver, not to rotate a...

    Gocard,
    I agree with Silver, not to rotate a worn rear tire up front- I rotate when the rear just begins to show wear, not when worn, to clarify. I would rotate out a worn rear, put the front on...
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    Steel is a good 'all day ride' type of bike. ...

    Steel is a good 'all day ride' type of bike. Like what was said already, not for speed, but for comfort and durability. Of all my road bikes, aluminum, carbon and steel, my steel commuter soaks up...
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    I see plenty of color in Irulan's photo ;). ...

    I see plenty of color in Irulan's photo ;). Compared to our tan and brown desert it looks just beautiful. Out here we don't get fall. We go straight from the summer heat to gray winter. If we get...
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    I cut up old cycling water bottles, the ones that...

    I cut up old cycling water bottles, the ones that are really cheap, for tire boots. I put a 2" square in my camelback and another in the road seat bag for emergencies. It should keep the tube from...
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    Been avoiding the mountain bike for about a...

    Been avoiding the mountain bike for about a month, just too hot for the local trails. Much easier to grab the road bike and head to where there are some ocean breezes.

    But this weekend the temps...
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    I'd say, combo of things, already mentioned...

    I'd say, combo of things, already mentioned above. Wheels (maybe) but more likely the tires and maybe the bottom bracket. Try another wheelset that has different tires on it. I had Kenda Negevals...
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    Tongue_tied- I've got the same shoes, they are...

    Tongue_tied-
    I've got the same shoes, they are really stiff in the sole, and that is good. But they also come with the BG footbed which is available with various amounts of arch and metatarsal...
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    Finally starting to feel like fall. Last week,...

    Finally starting to feel like fall. Last week, between having to drive downtown to get my GSA ID (required as I will have access to GSA IT in my job), and hot weather, 105f hot, and early morning...
  17. Thread: Dear Dog

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    Cataracts? When my then 11 year old Kelev got...

    Cataracts? When my then 11 year old Kelev got cataracts, and was overweight, I got an idea. He wants a snack around 11am? Ok. Carrots. He hated them. So I steamed baby carrots, then ground them...
  18. Thread: Smartphones

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    I'm on my second Android phone, a Galaxy S3 and...

    I'm on my second Android phone, a Galaxy S3 and yea it is kinda big. But in a good way. My first Android was the HTC EVO which was getting long in the tooth. Tons of free apps, you can add a micro...
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    Yes the light on the head is my 'aggressive' be...

    Yes the light on the head is my 'aggressive' be seen light. 150 lumens in your eyes if I think you don't see me. I tilt my head in your direction, like I am just 'looking' at you and oh so sorry I...
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    It is kinda like walking through such a...

    It is kinda like walking through such a neighborhood, with the obvious difference being that you are on the street (please nobody ride on the sidewalk-it's much more dangerous for cyclists than the...
  21. Thread: Dear Dog

    by tzvia
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    Dear dog, I wonder why your soul is so...

    Dear dog,

    I wonder why your soul is so restless... I can still hear you walking down the hall at 4:30am as I silently eat breakfast, can still hear you moan as you stretch and plop down on your...
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    The main thing is to try on many brands/models as...

    The main thing is to try on many brands/models as the helmet shape varies by manufacturer. Generally, as you go up in price, you get better air venting/cooling, and lighter weight. They will all...
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    I use Speedplay X1s on the road bike, CB Candy...

    I use Speedplay X1s on the road bike, CB Candy pedals on the commuters and XTR SPD pedals on the MTBs. I like them all, but for different reasons.

    For my all day rides, wearing stiff carbon...
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    Hmmm... No takers yet? Ok, I'll give it a shot....

    Hmmm...
    No takers yet? Ok, I'll give it a shot. It seems that most bike shops out here are geared one of three ways. Road with some MTB, MTB with some road, and kids/bmx with a nod to 'commuting'...
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    The front derailleur doesn't really care how many...

    The front derailleur doesn't really care how many speeds the rear cassette has, within reason. 9 or 10 speed doesn't matter to the front derailleur, for road use. I used a Dura-Ace 7400 (9spd) on...
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