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Old 08-15-2012, 08:30 AM   #24931
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I'll look into this....I know locally owned shops on both ends so maybe it can work out.

no need to guess.

go to www.ups.com and click on 'calculate time and cost'. ;-)
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:38 AM   #24932
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I'll look into this....I know locally owned shops on both ends so maybe it can work out.
I had many good experiences with Ace/Belmont Wheelworks when I lived in the Boston area. If I wanted to ship a bike cross-country, I'd go ask them, first.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #24933
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I had many good experiences with Ace/Belmont Wheelworks when I lived in the Boston area. If I wanted to ship a bike cross-country, I'd go ask them, first.
They were on the local news last week (IIRC). Some guy walked and brazenly walked out with a Mtn bike. Even more brazenly, he then walked BACK in to the store 2 hours later (he'd changed) to buy a lock

Not sure they apprehended him - the found all this out later when they looked at the 'tape'
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:26 AM   #24934
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how is their sizing? I have a several year old pair of Keen Newport sandals, size 12 fit me perfectly, just nice and loose without being sloppy. when I recently got a pair of Keen brand casual shoes ('Bidwell Lace' in black), I had to go up to size 13, the 12's were really tight, which surprised me.
I wear a size 9 (women's) and that's what I bought. They fit me a little loosely without socks, and there's enough room for thin socks.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:40 PM   #24935
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:37 PM   #24936
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Read the 'drivetrain efficiency' section

Interesting stuff

(for us geeks)

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Good stuff. I always try to have my bike in the largest chainring I can, I always thought it felt faster. Now I know.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:41 PM   #24937
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Well sonofabitch. I got in a heck of a good bike ride today. But, I noticed that at a couple of spots, there were piles of road construction signs along my route. Seeing how last year they chip sealed one of my favorite east-west roads and made it all but unusable for the remainder of the year, I feared they were doing some more. Well, after dinner, I decided to take a ride on the motorcycle to see what they had done. Sure enough, they chip sealed three of the roads on my typical route. I guess I need to start thinking of alternative routes for awhile.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #24938
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Well sonofabitch. I got in a heck of a good bike ride today. But, I noticed that at a couple of spots, there were piles of road construction signs along my route. Seeing how last year they chip sealed one of my favorite east-west roads and made it all but unusable for the remainder of the year, I feared they were doing some more. Well, after dinner, I decided to take a ride on the motorcycle to see what they had done. Sure enough, they chip sealed three of the roads on my typical route. I guess I need to start thinking of alternative routes for awhile.
A moonlander will handle that chipseal just fine.

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Old 08-15-2012, 07:22 PM   #24939
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or just some fatty slicks, like if your bike has 700c road tires, try 700x28 or x32, and keep the pressure fairly low (say, 75-80psi). ride a little slower on the gravel sections.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:26 AM   #24940
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:44 AM   #24941
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:55 AM   #24942
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:19 AM   #24943
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Well sonofabitch. I got in a heck of a good bike ride today. But, I noticed that at a couple of spots, there were piles of road construction signs along my route. Seeing how last year they chip sealed one of my favorite east-west roads and made it all but unusable for the remainder of the year, I feared they were doing some more. Well, after dinner, I decided to take a ride on the motorcycle to see what they had done. Sure enough, they chip sealed three of the roads on my typical route. I guess I need to start thinking of alternative routes for awhile.
Exactly why I ride a 'cross bike. No more skinny tires, for me.

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or just some fatty slicks, like if your bike has 700c road tires, try 700x28 or x32, and keep the pressure fairly low (say, 75-80psi). ride a little slower on the gravel sections.
I run 45psi in a 32mm (27.1 measured) at 170lbs. Conti has their stuff labeled way off from actual. Their 37mm measured 30.2mm. I'm ordering 42mm, next. My fenders comfortably clear 38mm, measured. That's where I want to be close to.

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Old 08-16-2012, 08:30 AM   #24944
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anything that can shoot a solid stream 20ft should work. Sometimes it's nice to give the neighbor a warning that if the dog charges you again it'll get sprayed. They don't always get it, though. You do have the right to defend yourself with pepper spray. If the dog bites you, you can have it destroyed, though I think that's a little extreme. I love dogs. Have a bulldog, myself, and grew up with a kennel of sled dogs. Owners tend to be idiots. It's their fault for not training themselves or their dogs. Sometimes I think the owners should be peppersprayed...
off course I would prpper the owner first. on the same alley I got mipped by the oldest and fattest labrador alive
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:06 AM   #24945
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I ride With Friends in the AM for exercise and a good way to start the day out on two wheels & enjoy the mornings. We head to the HB Pier in the AM to watch the Sun come up.... Nice this time of year as it's warm.





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