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    • cyclintom
      I wonder why cyclelad hasn't responded after his "is anyone there" message. In his picture he was perhaps a little stretched out which would be easily fixed with a shorter stem or moving the saddle forward a little though this can have effects on...
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      Yes, but unless you have a heart problem in which you have to continuously monitor your heart rate it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. You can tell with your breathing just as accurately. This is why you see so many power meters for sale -...
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      No, and with one piece lenses you can have them cut to prescription. If you find a set of plastic sunglasses that are in two lenses, you can usually get them cut to prescription. One of the things to be aware of is that the frames have to fit...
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      cyclintom replied to the thread Bike $2000 or under.
      That is quite a stretch in price range. I would suggest that you look over Craig's list for a bike. It is pretty surprising that people will buy a new bike, take it out on the road, hit a rock and fall over and never ride again and you can get an...
    • cyclintom
      My wife and three step daughters 11, 16 and 18 rode coast to coast twice. they took turns driving the station wagon with all of the camping gear. Then they rode across half way to the Jr. Nationals and the youngest got a third with absolutely no...
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      cyclintom replied to the thread Campagnolo 11 speeds.
      Here is another more important question: 11 speed Campy and Shimano cassettes work the same with Campy 11 speed levers and derailleurs. So you can use 11 speed cassettes on the proper wheels and they will work fine on the Campy. But 11 speed...
    • cyclintom
      VDO makes a good speedo and they also make one with an altimeter in it if you like to keep track of your climbing.
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      cyclintom replied to the thread Tube/valve question - presta.
      Because they are now making tubes with various lengths of stems they are using removable stems to standardize. No big deal, just hand tighten the filler back in and go down to your local bike shop and get the correct wrench for these things which...
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      My thoughts are it would feel like shyte but I'll never know cause I'll never try. When it comes to tires I'm a bit like the princess and the pea easily feeling differences between high end tires like the Conti GP and a Vittoria CX. I imagine a...
    • cyclintom
      I would ask why you are getting flats - stones? pinched inner tubes? other?
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      cyclintom replied to the thread Advice for a Solid Bike.
      1. Buy used. 2. Make it a higher quality steel bike. 3. NO FANCY group set and NO disk brakes. Shimano Ultegra or even 105 which I have found to be more reliable than Ultegra. Do not believe the bunk that you have to have a light bike. I can't...
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      It is extremely difficult to get "solid" (foam rubber) tubes that behave well with the weight of your specific bike and your weight. To prevent common flats buy better tires. As a suggestion...
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      cyclintom replied to the thread Inner tubes.
      Cars are usually tubeless these days and they have such high volume of air compared to the tiny leaks that they last for months before needing a refill. Tubeless bike tires leak as well, but since they have sealant that generally slows it down to...
    • cyclintom
      As someone that had an EXTREMELY bad concussion and have also written papers on the effects of helmets in crashes, let me say this - the standard foam plastic helmet is just about as good a nothing at all. And finally the industry is coming...
    • cyclintom
      So what you're saying is that even in France - the STAR of the cycling universe - that people shoot cyclists over ROAD RAGE? Excuse me but you're talking out of your nether regions.
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