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    Thinking of ordering this for my bike...

    It might add a few pounds to the bike,but nobody will steal it,lol
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    Thinking of ordering this for my bike...

    I need a decent lock for my bike and I am going to order this to carry with me......
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    Calories burned with jogging stroller - any way to find out

    Well I am super experienced runner,and only a cross training cyclist,and I have a 3 year old that I push in the stroller.That being said,I always read that you burn approx 100-150 calories per mile,period.Whether its a 6min mile,or a ten minute mile.So its the time it takes,not necessarily how...
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    What Is Rated As The Best Bike Lock ??

    If I could figure out how to carry this thing I would get it...But seriously,I use a kryptonite U-lock/Brinks steel cable combo...
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    Component upgrade question...

    Yup,I think so!!! Now what to do w/the money I was saving for the ultegra stuff...
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    Component upgrade question...

    Hey guys!!! I just rode back from the LBS here in Hickory and they fixed every issue I had w/the bike!!! Jeez,you guys were right for sure,the other LBS a few miles further down the road was yanking my chain.(pun intended) The tech said I simply needed it "fine tuned",and that the front was...
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    Component upgrade question...

    Hey thanks man.I kind of thought the LBS was just trying to sell me some stuff.It has a hard time going into 3,and sometimes goes to far (completly off) going into 1. I bought the bike about 45min away for price and availability reasons,and I do get free maintance but it is so far away that...
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    Component upgrade question...

    I did not realize the quality of chain could make a difference? Thats something to think about,thanks.
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    Component upgrade question...

    I did not realize the quality of chain could make a difference? Thats something to think about,thanks.
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    Commuter saddle advice/opinion

    Sheww...thought I might get a response from this thread...
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    Commuter saddle advice/opinion

    I currently have a WTB pro gel seat that looked boss,and had good reviews but at 10+ miles is really busting my ****.Now I havent got but maybe 80+miles on the seat but I cant see it breaking in enough to be comfortable. I found this saddle on super sale at jensonusa,delivered for less than...
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    Component upgrade question...

    Also it has a bad habit of throwing the chain when going from 2 to 1.
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    Component upgrade question...

    No weight is not an issue,it is set up for commuting/crosstraining.It is hard to get into 3on the crank a lot of times,and certain gears "rub"the front derailleur.It has been like that since I bought it and I had a local bike shop try and adjust/tune it up properly and I was told it would do...
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    Component upgrade question...

    I have a entry level Jamis allegro 1,with entry level SRAM X3 rear derailleur and SRAM front derailleur .Is there any use in upgrading to something like a shimano deore or some "middle of the road" components as I can not afford dura ace or the high end stuff.Will going a few steps up even...