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    Dawes USA bicycles - Review

    Hello, I was just doing a search on google and this thread address came up (I'm actually a member here, but haven't been around since July)... I just wanted to chime in that I've read many times that Dawes USA is not affiliated with the Dawes bicycle campany in the UK. Dawes USA aquired...
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    Cheng Shin tires

    I've just (in the last year) have had to deal with 700c road-bike tires. My first new bike (in over 20 years), a flat-bar road-bike came with Michelin Dynamics (700 x 25). These seem light and fast (although, at around 350 grams, I assume many roadies would consider them heavy), but they are...
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    Spam Has Ruined This Site!!!

    Well it is looking a lot more normal now, spam doesn't seem out of control. Thanks to whomever took some action.
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    ’Tire Liners’ for commuters

    That would be a good experiment for the show "MythBusters"...I have no idea, I think I did read somewhere that those don't work. It sounds like your tire-within-a-tire system is preventing flats... About finding glass in the tire: about half of my flats in the last 17 months were due to...
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    GET RID OF THESE F%@&!$G ADS!!!!

    I had to laugh at your post (almost out-loud, I don't want to wake up my wife in the next room)...you are right, this is crazy...like bazzarro world or something.
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    The Art of Urban Cycling - R Hurst

    I have read about half the book...I can't say I see the point of going through the history of the bicycle (along with America's ever-growing love affair with the car and the evolving city landscape), but I may get it as I keep reading. My take so far: The conventional biking wisdom has been to...
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    ’Tire Liners’ for commuters

    If anyone is interested (and I would like to bump the topic of "flat-prevention" to the top) I am returning the 700 x 28 Marathon Plus and exchanging it for a 700 x 25 Marathon Plus (which hadn't been listed as available when I ordered the 700 X 28, but is now listed, on biketiresdirect.com)...I...
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    Spam Has Ruined This Site!!!

    Hey...I agree, all this spam makes me think this site is dying. There should be (at least) a financial motivation to make it look efficient and well-run. I'm relatively new here and I'm don't have a lot of bike expertise to offer others (and I do appreciate the free service of this site), but if...
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    schwinn road bikes

    Hey...I don't know a lot about bikes but about a year ago I wanted to try out a chromoly-framed bike. In early Spring 2007 I got a mid-80's Schwinn Traveler that I really like (through ebay). It has a chromoly frame and 27-inch alloy rims (It weighs approx 28 lbs). I paid $100 (plus $50...
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    The Art of Urban Cycling - R Hurst

    Thanks for telling me this book exists. I googled it, read a review (that contained several passages from the book), and just ordered the 2006 version (which was selling for less than the old version at half.com). I don't live in a city by any means (a mostly rural area, extreme southwest...
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    ’Tire Liners’ for commuters

    Thanks for the info about tire liners, I will probably try them in the future.... The Schwalbe Marathon Plus (700 x 28) arrived yesterday...Yes it definately should stop flats (it may be overkill for my situation)...It is heavy (it is supposed to weigh 690 grams, almost twice the weight of the...
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    ’Tire Liners’ for commuters

    I hope this is not considered a thread high-jacking. I'd like to hear more about the tire-within-a-tire method, but I've also become curious about the "store-bought" tire-liners (Green Slime and Spin Skins have been mentioned in this thread, and I've also heard of others, including the...
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    ’Tire Liners’ for commuters

    This is the second time I've heard of this method (putting a tire within a tire) and I might try it in the future (I've also been curious about tire-liners and slime, but remain sceptical). I got a Windsor Stratford about a year ago and it came with Michelin Dynamic tires (700 x 25).(Before...
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    Speed Bumps and Train Tracks...Kills speed and tires!

    Hey...I'm new here...and maybe I'm stating the obvious...but... I've recently found myself facing a more bumpy ride as I experiment with commuting. Although I like to take Sunday morning rides down the paved highway (on my newer Windsor Stratford roadbike, with 1-inch-wide skinny tires), I find...
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    Where are you from,what do you do?

    Hello, I live in (extreme southwest) Virginia, I work in a grocery store. I loved riding bikes as a kid and am rediscovering that enthusiasm again. I'm mostly a Sunday driver (literally, I've been biking about 16 miles on Sunday mornings, while the automobile traffic is light). I recently...