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    No problem. I also want to clarify that the only...

    No problem. I also want to clarify that the only place I used the electrical tape is at the ends of the bars where my grips were cut. The majority of the black tape is normal grip tape, and I wish...
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    OMG, how scary! I hope you feel better soon!!

    OMG, how scary! I hope you feel better soon!!
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    Hi, Melissa. I really, really like my trekking...

    Hi, Melissa.

    I really, really like my trekking bar set up. It has made a HUGE difference in how comfortable it is for me to ride (not that I have done much this year so far but we won't get into...
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    Sunglasses for wearing over glasses :)

    I know I saw a link somewhere here for a pair of sunglasses/safety glasses that can be worn over regular glasses, and they didn't look too dorky like most I have found online. I can't remember...
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    This kind of thing is scary. I hope your hand is...

    This kind of thing is scary. I hope your hand is back to normal today.
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    :) I remember that. I also think the admins...

    :) I remember that.

    I also think the admins do a great job here at keeping the spam down. yeah, every once in awhile something slips through, but in general I don't see much. I do understand...
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    I agree about the media. However, this...

    I agree about the media. However, this particular flu *is* also killing healthy, young adults unlike the usual flu that mostly affects the old, already ill, or the very young. So, while I don't...
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    Yup, this. Flu virus loves to mutate, and this...

    Yup, this. Flu virus loves to mutate, and this one has a lot of hallmarks of the Spanish flu, which wasn't all that bad until it's 4th or 4th mutation. So this flu virus can still come around and...
  9. Road Bike Fit...Seeing the Hub While on the Hoods

    So I have this new project bike and I have noticed that when I am on it, with my hands on the hoods, I think I am way too far over the handlebars. I look down and I totally can see the hub, and I...
  10. The gloves are great idea. Part of my commute is...

    The gloves are great idea. Part of my commute is through a section of field and it had been mowed down the other day. I got tons of grass cuttings stuck in my rear derailleur and had to stop and...
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    Fingers crossed, otherwise you will be required...

    Fingers crossed, otherwise you will be required to get the shots :( They're fairly expensive, and I think there is a series of five. They give them in the arm or thigh now. I believe most health...
  12. Haha, yeah. DH is also "helpless" when it comes...

    Haha, yeah. DH is also "helpless" when it comes to painting, gardening, and the like. So I figure it balances when I ask him to do car or bike maintenance for me.
  13. A "princess" changes her own tires & tubes :D

    My husband says I am high maintenance :confused: Ok, I admit that I can be :o and usually I ask him to do these kind of bike maintenance things. It's not that I can't do them, it's more of not...
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    When you're asleep you wouldn't feel it. That's...

    When you're asleep you wouldn't feel it. That's why vampire bats are so successful at what they do. ;)

    A rabid bat (or any rabid animal for that matter) does not act like a normal animal, and...
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    My rose buds were disappearing too, and I...

    My rose buds were disappearing too, and I couldn't figure it out. One day I just happened to look out the window at just the right moment and I caught my English Setter, Guinness, eating them. ...
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    In my county, we are required to have animal...

    In my county, we are required to have animal control catch the bat and turn it in for rabies testing. Problem is this: if there is a bat in your house, there is a possibilty it may have bitten you...
  17. Thread: Project Bike

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    I don't care for shifters on the stems, either. ...

    I don't care for shifters on the stems, either. Did you go with bar end shifts or what did you end up with? I don't know much about road bike shifters. I have to change out the cables, anyway, so...
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    Thanks, Deb!

    Thanks, Deb!
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    Cable Housing

    Can the same type of cable housing be used over brake cables and derailleur cables? Or do each type of cable have its own special type of casing?

    Oh, and another question. Can BMX brake cables...
  20. Thread: Project Bike

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    Project Bike

    I went trash picking this past week. My neighbors had a bike they were tossing, a 1990 17" Schwinn Caliente. It's PINK! I grabbed it and brought it stealthily home at 7:15 in the morning. ...
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    Pink Tires for 27" rims?

    I am working on a project bike, an old Schwinn Caliente. It's a pink bike and I think it would be cool to have pink tires. The rims on this are old Schwinn 27x1 1/4 steels. I have done some google...
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    I have a hybrid/comfort bike and my most comfy...

    I have a hybrid/comfort bike and my most comfy saddle is sort of a hybrid saddle :) I am an Athena with a big butt and wiiiiiiiiiiiide sit bones. I don't remember the measurements, but they're wide...
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    I wish I had that option! Yesterday I did the...

    I wish I had that option!

    Yesterday I did the entire commute. I was called into work for 2 hours and I thought, "2 hours?? That's a waste of gas to go in...hey, why don't I ride both ways?" ;) ...
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    Choosing a new seat post question

    My current seat post is the original that came with the bike and it's a brand that I find listed on ebay for around $8 a seat post. So, very cheap. This wouldn't be a problem except that my saddle...
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    You could always take him to the LBS because you...

    You could always take him to the LBS because you "want to check out some stuff" for your bike, and while you guys are there, try out some bikes together. Just for "fun" ;) I mean, who goes to a...
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