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    emotion rollers

    Has anyone had experience with the emotion rollers? does anyone know if they'd work on carpet? do they make a lot of vibration noise? are they even more comfortable than normal rollers? any information along these lines would be helpful.
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    Knee brace for cycling?

    So I've got a torn meniscus which is the result of a poorly done bike fitting and knee instability. I have taken the measures necessary to fix the bike issues and much of the knee issues, however I still need to wear a brace for patella tracking when I ride. The brace my doctor gave me is a...
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    Holiday Party Games

    I am planning some party games and was hoping you guys could help me out: 1. what are some good, funny cycling related words for pictionary? 2. Does anyone know of a good gift exchange "right left" story that's bicycle related? thanks!
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    Where are you from,what do you do?

    I'm from Caliornia and I ride every day I can (usually 4 days/week) and as far as I can (bout 150-200 miles/week). I am recovering from injuries and have just worked up to century distance but want to train for double centuries and maybe a ride from Seattle WA to San Diego CA. I am a full time...
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    Trouble with CC-CD300DW cateye comptuer

    I have a CC-CD300DW cateye computer... It's only about 1 year old. I just replaced the batteries and everything but the speed/time works... the cadence works just fine. Does anyone have any suggestions on what could be wrong? I replaced all 4 batteries (yes, they are put in correctly, and...
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    Broken Wrist

    ya, i know it takes a long time for a broken bone like what i had to heal completely... it stinks... blah... i like the rubber band thing... that's a good idea and i'm going to do it. lucky for me though, i play piano and have been playing ever since my doc removed my long arm cast... he even...
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    Broken Wrist

    Hello fellow cyclists :-) I suffered a pretty nasty left wrist fracture back in July and was casted for 9 weeks, a brace for 4 and now i'm 2 weeks into physical therapy. My problem is that my hand is so weak that I can't shift with my left hand.... which makes riding kind of hard sometimes. Does...
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    recovery for a broken wrist

    i was unfortunate and had a clumbsy moment out in a forest and broke my wrist... I had a complete fracture of the radius and 6 weeks later my doctor identified 2 fractures of the radius on the joint surface. This coming week will be 8 weeks casted... I have high hopes for getting the cast off...
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    Opinions on cheap schwinn road bikes?

    yes, I cannot tell you how much I love my bike which I've had for 15 months now, my heart beats fast whenever i walk by it. ... unfortunately I've not been able to ride it much as I have had injuries for the past year that has kept me off the bike for long periods of time...currently waiting for...
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    Opinions on cheap schwinn road bikes?

    my boyfriend is interested in getting a new bike... perferably a road bike, under $500... While I've been cycling for 2 years now and ride a scott cr1 pro i don't know much about bikes in this category... ride now he's got his eye on the schwinn seneca at sports chalet for $300... any opinions...
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    Allay Saddles...

    To measure your sit bone distance there are two ways.. one, is to go to your LBS... they should have a foam pad that you sit on to make an indent where your pelvic bones are and then measure in cm the distance between... or... you can do it at home... if you have a memory foam pillow or...
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    Topeak Allay

    i just posted a reply to another thread about this saddle... i bought it about 5 months ago.. but have only gotten to ride in it for about 300 miles as I have spent the last 4 months recovery from knee surgery. The saddle has a pretty low profile, which I like and does have some padding...
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    Allay Saddles...

    hey. I bought the topeak allay racing 1.1 from amazon.com for about $60. I absolutely LOVE the saddle... it is a mens saddle though, so speaking from a female's prospective, it takes a a lot of the pressure off from the groin area and puts it on your sit bones. It's not a saddle that would allow...
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    CO2, Mini, or Frame pump?

    CO2... all the way... it's quick and and takes up very little room and gives you the proper PSI. I started out with a large hand pump but it would lose it's force as it neared 80 PSI. I carry a mini carbon fiber hand pump on my commuter bike as back up to CO2, but have only used it for the...
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    Sugar ..Try this 10 day challenge you may be suprised..

    I quit eating sugar, gluten, dairy and peanuts for 6 months as an experiment to see if it would help my allergies. I can't say that I felt a drastic increase in the way I felt though. I CAN say though that trying to eliminate sugar from your diet (minus fruit) is extremely difficult because so...