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    Replacing brake calipers

    Hi! I want to replace my brake calipers (road bike) to Shimano's new Ultegra r8000. Are the brake cables included, or do these have to be purchased separately? I've made an appointment with my...
  2. Thread: Need Advice

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    I must admit, I thought I would be considered...

    I must admit, I thought I would be considered "crazy" when I mentioned I was more interested in the riding than site seeing, but I will occasionally look at the surrounding areas. :) I'm really...
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    Thank you, everyone, I greatly appreciate...

    Thank you, everyone, I greatly appreciate everyone's advice. The coach I have, is wonderful--although, I do have to remind him that I am not one of his junior riders preparing for a race on...
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    Need Advice

    Hi, I am in need of advice. I have hired a cycling coach, as I want to take a fully supported cycling tour next year where the mileage is approx. 60 miles per day for five days. I know I need to...
  5. Thread: June Riding

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    I want to do a Trek Bike Tour next year, so, I...

    I want to do a Trek Bike Tour next year, so, I have been concentrating on getting my mileage up. I am trying to get in three to four rides a week, and I also joined a bike club. The bike club I...
  6. Thread: Musings

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    Musings

    I have been getting as much riding as I can before surgery. So, I realized today while riding with my neighbor, at the point where I was ordering my bike, I was insistent that I wanted rim brakes...
  7. Thread: Advice

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    Thank you Trek! If I ride for the shear...

    Thank you Trek! If I ride for the shear enjoyment, but also want to do gran fondos or century rides, what are the disadvantages of carbon wheels? Our streets are in horrific condition (although,...
  8. Thread: Advice

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    P Oh, that's good to know! I have to admit,...

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    Oh, that's good to know! I have to admit, that when I rode my Ruby for the first time (yesterday), I couldn't believe how hill climbing was so much easier than on my Sirrus. I can only imagine...
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    Oh my goodness! Is there anything you can't do? ...

    Oh my goodness! Is there anything you can't do? Your athleticism is astonishing to me, you'll live to 150!!!
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    Crankin, your post made me smile, you obviously...

    Crankin, your post made me smile, you obviously have a great sense of humor. We are enjoying 70 degree weather, so I rode my new bike for the first time today (I picked it up yesterday). It was...
  11. Thread: Advice

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    Thanks! I appreciate your real world experience,...

    Thanks! I appreciate your real world experience, which is very helpful.
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    Advice

    I need some advice. I am planning on starting a training program to do a gran fondo in a couple of mos. (the training...the gran fondo will be Spring 2018) and I am going to have a guy from Canada...
  13. Thread: Jinxed?

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    Thank you, Crankin.

    Thank you, Crankin.
  14. Thread: Jinxed?

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    You are so sweet, thank you! I won't give...

    You are so sweet, thank you! I won't give up....I may complain a lot, but it won't stop me. :). I will ride until the day before surgery, and will resume the moment the surgeon gives me the...
  15. Thread: Jinxed?

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    Jinxed?

    I'd like to start off by mentioning that it has been a couple of years since I've been on the blog. That said, I am wondering if I am somehow "jinxed". It started back in 2009, I got the bike bug...
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    I consider myself new, as well! Been off the...

    I consider myself new, as well! Been off the forum for approx two years.
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    Fortunately, no one "shamed" me--it was all self...

    Fortunately, no one "shamed" me--it was all self imposed. I have to admit I did think of the times when I was a kid when helmets were non existent (I was a product of the '50's). I have decided to...
  18. Thread: Roctober Rides

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    Oh, Rebecca! I LOVE your photos--especially, the...

    Oh, Rebecca! I LOVE your photos--especially, the one you gave a vintage look!
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    Riding w/o a helmet

    I have made a concerted effort to ride every other day, unless something comes up that makes it impossible--so, no excuses. This morning in my haste, I loaded my bike onto the car., grabbed my keys,...
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    Well, I guess it's time then, for me to replace. ...

    Well, I guess it's time then, for me to replace. I've had mine since 2010--never crashed where I hit my head, but I will admit that on occasion I have dropped it on the floor when I grabbed it...
  21. Thread: Back on the bike

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    Thanks, Apple Tree! I actually have researched...

    Thanks, Apple Tree! I actually have researched bike fitters in my area, and there are a lot! Coincidentally, I am still seeing a physical therapist for my ankle, and he died recommend one of the...
  22. Thread: Shots on the "fly"

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    Gorgeous! I'm so jealous (really)!

    Gorgeous! I'm so jealous (really)!
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    Does anyone know if--after a couple of years--a...

    Does anyone know if--after a couple of years--a helmet needs to be replaced (if it has not been damaged)? I heard (not certain if it's true) that the materials (ie foam) can break down over time. ...
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    Murienne, You've just made the case for me to...

    Murienne, You've just made the case for me to have a professional fitting--thanks! Also, since my "fall", I've been using my tennis shoes to ride with--and surprisingly, it's worked out very well...
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    Oh, that's interesting! I'll check with...

    Oh, that's interesting! I'll check with mine--only downfall with mine is that they only carry Specialized, Niner, Dahon and Global. Not a large selection. Of course, there are other shops in my...
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