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    recommendations for bikes and/or frames for small women with back problems

    I'm a mere 5' nothing and just gettting a new bike (monday!!!). I'm getting a Specialized Sequoia Expert - size 47. It's got a more "relaxed" geomatry, so although it's a rodie, it'll give you a bit of a more upright position and it's got a 2nd set of break levers on the top, so you can sit...
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    Does red meat affect performance?

    I can’t talk about researched etc. but only about my personal experience. I went vegetarian about 18 months ago, for ethical reasons. In the process I lost about 11kg and started feeling HEAPS better. I was 98% vegan and have to say that I’ve never felt better in my life – before going...
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    Giant OCR Tourer VS. Specialized Sequoia Elite

    Thanks guys for all the info. I'm going to test ride a cannondale and the sequoia, not a big fan of trek. I think I might wait for the 2006 models to get to Australia coz I saw that specialized have a new touring type bike that looks better (32mm tyres, more spokes - but only a double chainring...
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    Giant OCR Tourer VS. Specialized Sequoia Elite

    Hi there, Thanks heaps for your help and your time. It's heaps of info and I'll have a good read:-) Just after having a quick look at the some of the links - would the Sequoia Elite not be a good enough bike for some light touring, assuming it's a comfy bike and I won't need front panniers...
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    Ok girls - just how many of us are there here?

    Another chick to the long list... 25yo from Melbourne, cycle to work, to the supermarket, and anywhere else I have to get to:-) Also cycle 50-70km trips on weekends when weather permits (it's been freezing and wet for way too long... only now it's starting to get better).
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    Giant OCR Tourer VS. Specialized Sequoia Elite

    Hey guys, I'm new here and pretty new to touring as well... Coming to ask the experts for some help:) So far I’ve been doing some 50-70km day trips over weekends and I ride to work every day (20km round trip) – and would like to get into some more serious touring – doing to 2-3 days trips...
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    Wireless Computers

    Riding the bike yesterday I checked what you said about stoping and then twiching back and forth a tiny bit quite a few times... The fastest the computer showed was 10kph:-( So I'm guessing that it is a wireless malfunction...
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    Where are you from,what do you do?

    I'd love to cycle in the US one day! Only thing is - my partner loves cycling, but not as much as me:-) Germany would be exellent for cycling as well - been there twice (my auntie's a Berliner) and loved it - but not with a bike:(. One day I will make my partner to do either the US or Europe...
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    Wireless Computers

    I actually didn't even think about that! I thought that it was a wireless thing because of what the guy at my LBS said. After my next ride I'll try to do what you said with stoping and twiching back and forth a bit and see if that's all. Coz I do like having as less wires as possible. Netta
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    Wireless Computers

    I've got the one model down - same but with no cadance, no backlight and no average speed. Looking back I regret buying it and not one with the annoying wires. I got it in May and since then it's been 3 times that my highest speed was over 200kph. I know I'm fast, but not that fast!:D Having...
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    Where are you from,what do you do?

    Hey there, I'm from Melbourne, Australia. I ride to work every day (~20km there and back), and every now and again go on 50-80km rides (not lately though, it's too cold and rainy!!). Love city bike paths and rail-trails, and in a few months I want to cycle to Sydney!