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    inexpensive BRIGHT lighting?

    I think it is a good idea to have a flashing strobe light on the front of the bike also. When I see people using them they are easy to spot from a mile away. You can use various settings and they are worth every penny. After all money is no object when it comes to your safety. Good Helmut...
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    (Songs about cycling),what ones do you like?

    Here are a few more songs and funny ones. Blümchen - Bicycle Race <----This is a good song to hear. Leo Kottke - Busted Bicycle Ralph McTell - Girl On A Bicycle Monty Python - Bicycle Repairman Scissor Sisters - Bicycling with the Devil Nazareth - My White Bicycle. Tom Waits - Empty Pockets &...
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    (Songs about cycling),what ones do you like?

    Anne Murray - A Bicycle Built For Two Nice song,thankyou for that Diablo.
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    Do you listen to music while cycling?

    I don't think it's dangerous having the mp3 playing. I mainly ride in country areas in the hills. The traffic isn't too busy and I can't see the point in listening out for for traffic coming up behind me. I stay as close as possible to the left side of the road.I can't really do anything about...
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    Should I replace my bike after an accident?

    Thanks for all the advice fellow riders. I actually got my bike from Bicycle Express.I'm around 40kms from that store.It would be the better option if I go back there.Glad to hear they have second hand parts. I had a good look at the bike and the front forks may also be pushed back. The frame...
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    Upgrading Newish Bikes...... Why??

    I suppose it's a little bit like when a person buys a new computer. Two months later after a purchase some new technoligy comes out that can increase the performance. People like to tweak what ever they can to obtain some advantage etc.. Sorta like a firmware upgrade :)
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    Should I replace my bike after an accident?

    Thanks Retro Grouch. I will go down the local bike store and get them to check it all over,hope they don't blow my budget :-)
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    Best Looking Female Cyclist?

    I'm sorry haven't been in here for ages. I just checked out this thread and was amazed at the different topics and pictures and how many pages it went for. Thanks for all the pictures and websites.
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    Whats the best way to wash a bike?

    When it comes to the chain and rear sprockets etc...I use a can of wd-40 Then wipe it all clean with a rag. The frame I just use good old dishwashing liquid with hot water and wipe the whole bike down down with elbow power with a fine cloth. Lube the chain with minimul amount of oil,too much...
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    Should I replace my bike after an accident?

    I only have a $1400 road bike with a Tiagra groupset. I'm not a competition rider but enjoy the feeling of a nice bike.(well for the average joe that's nice) I managed to to fall off and smash my left brake lever and bend my handle bars along with a slight buckle in the front wheel. As a result...
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    (Songs about cycling),what ones do you like?

    I come across this funny song by Franciscus Henri - Come Cycling If you have anymore good songs plz post them. Come cycling, come cycling just try it and you will see Come cycling, come cycling you will love it just like me I love to go a cycling it’s just the best thing out It’s the best way...
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    Are clipless pedals dangerous in traffic?

    I found when i first used cliplees pedals it was a little daunting for the first ride. I adjusted them so i could release my pedal with ease at first then tightend them as I became used to them. Clipless pedals are better as you don't slip and hurt your anotomy :)
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    Best Looking Female Cyclist?

    I love that Bart browneye. Fixey can you be a grand person and let me know where I can get me hands on that Bart Browneye GIF or any others. What is that post above about leftist political overtones about. I think maybe drugs are the reason for that strange paragraph from Espada9. Jim's Ride...
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    Best Looking Female Cyclist?

    I found this in Kazza,very plastic looking I know lol......... I am in Adelaide South Australia. Does anyone ride up the Norton Summit in this forum?
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    Best Looking Female Cyclist?

    I found this in Kazza,very plastic looking I know lol.........
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    Best Looking Female Cyclist?

    Choice picture Cuervo. A very nice bike indeed. Oh and the model has very nice TtTtTtT teeth........
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    Best Looking Female Cyclist?

    More pictures,More pictures plz. I almost have a Power Point Slide Show here.
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    Is Raleigh a good bike company?

    Hi Limmerick man. Do you work for raleigh at all?
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    Best Looking Female Cyclist?

    Ty for the photo's & names of good lookers.
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    Back Pain

    I suffer from lower back pain also. I was in a MVA years ago and fractured my L1, 40% of the height. This year I have clocked up just over 4000kms riding my clapped out Mongoose Mountainbike. (30)kg bike:-) My doctor says my previous MVA accident has nothing to with my back pain. I am thinking...