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    Polar Precision error correction Problem

    Does anyone have any idea how to error correct a large error in the software? In the past I have only had to error correct very small spikes which was easy. Yesterday I had a situation when I stopped at a store. The unit kept on running and ten minutes later when I was about to leave I noticed...
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    Cycleops fluid 2 making noise?

    Yes I will be calling them as soon as I can. From what I understand they are very good about customer support
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    Cycleops fluid 2 making noise?

    My fluid 2 is nearly 3 years old. Late last year it started making a ticking sound when it warms up. This takes about 20 minutes of pedaling. it only occurs when the cadence is low. Say around 70 rpms. It sounds similar to the sound the drivetrain makes when freewheeling but louder. Any Ideas...
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    Hard shifting sti levers

    Nevermind I figured it out. I looked at the cables where they pass through the guides under the bb. It was very gunked up in that area. After I cleaned it the hard shifting and lag stopped.
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    Hard shifting sti levers

    My ultegra sti shifters on both the front and rear derailleur have become hard to shift. I tried lubing the pivot points on both derailleur's and the shifters themselves. Initially I thought this helped but not really. Maybe I am overlooking something? Also when I shift from the large to small...
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    How far is your commute?

    I created this thread so I should finally weigh in. I just started commuting this week. Would have started sooner but I was recovering from a shoulder injury. Anyway it's 27 miles 1 way. I love it. I have to leave at 4:30 to be there for 6:30. That usually leaves me 30 minutes to spare in case...
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    Backpack or Messenger bag?

    I got the Carradice sqr slim bag. I like it a lot. It was different with the extra weight in the rear. Bike handled a bit differently. My route isn't that hilly so the weight doesn't really bother me. http://www.wallbike.com/carradice/sqrbags.html
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    Odd Pedal problem

    I forgot to add that I put the bike in my trainer and pedaled it with a pair of sneakers in my 53/12 just to see if I could feel the same popping. I could not. Not sure if that is at all helpful but I wanted to mention it.
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    Odd Pedal problem

    I have a problem with my left pedal that is driving me crazy. I am using Shimano PD-R600 pedals.They are about 2 years old. I feel a slight popping when I am on the downstroke. Doesn't happen every revolution. There has to be a fair amount of pressure. I can't hear it, I just feel it. I...
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    Backpack or Messenger bag?

    Hit by a car. That sucks. Was it dark? I am a little concerned about being on the road in the dark. I would think having reflectors, reflective vest, taillight, headlight. I ought to be pretty visible.
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    Backpack or Messenger bag?

    I think I am going to buy one of these. Looks like it removes quickly and holds a pretty fair amount. Then I can keep everything off my back. http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/bags/sqr-products.htm#slim
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    Backpack or Messenger bag?

    I am going to start commuting to work next week when I get my lights and other supplies for my bike. It's a 26 mile commute. I was looking for a backpack on performancebike and noticed bags from timbuk2. Is this a better option? Initially I thought I would just stash things at work but at some...
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    Advice on light for commuting

    Looking for advice on a good light. I am planning on commuting to work maybe a couple days a week. It's 26 miles one way so it will be a bit of a commitment. I will need to leave home no later than 4:00 a.m. so obviously a light and vest will be essential. I will not need it for the return home...
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    winter training...what do you do?

    I live in the northeast and its getting harder and harder to ride outside. I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. On my days off I still ride outside but other than that I am inside on the trainer. Last year I had 4-5 spinerval videos I was doing 3 times a week at the beginning...
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    Winter training

    This confuses me as well. I am having a hard time understanding why its best to go back to 12 weeks of slow steady miles before doing any interval type training. If someone could make sense of this it would be great. I mean what is the harm in continuing with intervals throughout the winter?