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    cavendish, relegated in stage 6 (tour of california)

    so what's going on here? commissaires called him for hanging on to his team car, and cav's explanation confuses me. http://www.velonews.com/article/72742 cav's story is that his spare machine was set up with an 11-23 cassette but "was adjusted for a 12." he had a mechanic fix that as he...
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    UCI ProTour calendar in iCal format

    I just found this...great for users of iCal, Google Calendar, and other calendaring apps that can subscribe to shared calendars: http://www.icalshare.com/article.php?story=20070101173525401 This calendar appears to cover only the 2007 ProTour season (road races). If you're already sold...
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    26" vs 700c...odds of a flat

    I've read on these forums and elsewhere that you're more likely to get a flat with larger wheels. Rim design, tire design (tread, casing, etc.), and pressure being equal, is the 700c wheel really more flat-prone than the 26-incher? I guess the contact patch would be longer with the larger...
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    bottle-cage storage container

    Anyone got one of these Cage Rocket containers? Looks pretty handy to me. I figure if I can fit my repair and first aid kit in there, I won't forget that stuff if I switch between bags or bikes. ...keeps everything in one package. Scroll down on this page...
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    If you're going to wear a helmet, wear it right!!

    This is not about whether one should wear a helmet. Please go away if you want to rant about that. Rather, this is my small rant about helmets worn badly. I'm terrified for all the folks I see rolling around town with helmets all askew. There seem to be a billion ways to wear a helmet wrong...
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    Tour of California...should it go ProTour?

    In short, going ProTour would leave a lot less room for U.S. domestic teams to join the fun. I was really excited to see the gutsy effort and rising talent in teams like Slipstream, as well as Toyota United. I think the mix of ProTour and domestic teams this year was great for the fans and for...
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    scenery on DVD without an expensive trainer

    I recently got my wife one of the Tacx Video Cycling DVDs (the French Alps one), and she likes it for spinning on the trainer. http://www.tacx.com/producten.php?language=EN&lvlMain=17&lvlSub=63&ttop=Video%20Cycling The Video Cycling DVDs are nice in that they're basically just video, vs. those...
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    Burley raingear no more

    I just found out that Burley, a former cooperative based in Oregon, is no longer producing raingear as of a recent buyout and a severe downsizing. (Under new ownership, they are focusing on their trailers...so no more tandems, either.) I am a huge fan of their raincoats, which are very well...
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    Velocity Deep V rims for commuting?

    Anyone out there with first-hand experience commuting on Deep Vs? How many spokes? How narrow are your tires? It's almost time for a new wheelset (or at least rims), and I'm slightly ashamed to admit I'm tickled by the idea of celeste rims to go with the trim on my otherwise black Bianchi...
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    adjusting lane position when stopped

    At the risk of offering something small and stupid... This happens to me a lot: I stop at a light, waiting in the center of the lane to go straight on green, and a car behind me wants to take a right turn but doesn't squeeze by on my left (Good cager!). In the interest of more peace and less...
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    New York City transit strike...why not bike?

    http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/20051220_STRIKE_MAP.html?8dpc The New York Times has what appears to be a neat Google Maps hack that shows individual commuters' stories of dealing with the subway/bus/etc. strike. How rad would it be if a bunch of great "I rode to work and loved...