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  1. AmericanTemplar

    Bike tire

    These tires are virtually puncture proof and are cheap but they ride like ****. If you don' t care about ride quality, they're worth considering:
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    Bike tire

    I recently patched two tires with Gorilla superglue and nothing more. Works like a charm! Their brand of superglue has rubber particles in it and is flexible and not brittle.
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    Player Resemblances (pics)

    Jie Zheng and Li Na Can never tell those two apart. :razz:
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    Which country are you from

    San Francisco
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    Suspenders and Bow Ties

    Yeah, I'd say that suspenders & bowties are more acceptable for lawyers than businessmen. BTW, what does "MHS" stand for? P.S. - cool avatar! That's the Ride - Nowhere album cover, right?
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    No Shave November. Who is ready?

    I have a custom of shaving my head down to a 1 & shaving my face along with it about every 2 weeks. I like the regular process of going from clean shaven to bearded.
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    Do you think the Beatles are overrated?

    Personally, I'll take The Who over The Beatles or The Stones any day. The Beatles have some good tunes, no doubt & they were an important part of rock history, but I don't find most of their stuff to move me that much. Actually I like The Kinks more than The Beatles as well when it comes to...
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    Why isn't badminton more popular?

    Damn, I hadn't realized how funny Mary Carillo is.
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    How'd you meet your significant other?

    Glad to hear that OKC has worked out for you! I've been on there for a quite a while & I've been on quite a few dates, but so far nothing has gone beyond a second date. I have 2 friends that both met girls that they've been seeing for over a year in both cases, so I know that it works out well...
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    Guitar Players

    If you want to do it on the cheap, I use a cable that plugs into your USB port like this: It works just fine for my needs.
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    Coffee recommendations anyone... ?

    Yeah, I'm not sure about whether or not the burning thing is true of blade grinders, but the inconsistent grind is certainly true. I also like that my burr grinder can be set to dispense the same amount every time. My preferred set up with a conical burr grinder, an adjustable temperature...
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    Coffee recommendations anyone... ?

    siata94 - I finally got to Sightglass the other day. Great cup & venue. I want to try to sell them some of my furniture. ;) Another good cheap method is the Swiss Gold single cup filter. Although it costs a little more than a generic cone, there is no need to buy filters. I was using that...
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    Coffee recommendations anyone... ?

    OP: where do you live? There are several awesome roasters here in SF, & there should be something that's at least decent in most cities. As for brewing, I use the Aeropress & I like the cup that it produces more than any other brewing equipment/method that I've used. If you get a burr...
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    Staggeringly dumb comments your GF/WIFE/other females have said to you...

    1. "So where do I put that?" 2. "Logic? I don't get it?" 3. "Does this gut make me look fat?"
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    any Bikers out there?

    Normally around $200. :wink:
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    Good translation of Cicero?

    I own the Penguin version, which seems good enough (I don't know Latin), but my favorite translations for all of the ancient texts are the Loeb versions with Latin & English side-by-side. It's good for picking up a Latin word here & there at the very least.
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    I no longer get any enjoyment out of tennis

    Maybe take up another sport. I'm into cycling too & it's nice to have something else to do when I'm not up for one or the other & it helps me keep fit so that even when I take some time off I'm usually not too far from where I had left off skill-wise.
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    any Bikers out there?

    For $800 I would go with a used higher end bike from the late 90's. I got a Serrotta with full Campy Record for that price on **** a few years back. This looks pretty badass for less than what you are looking to spend: Funky Tri-bars...
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    any Bikers out there?

    Consider OrangeOne's point along with the fact that a tennis racquet isn't mechanical & therefore there's much less that can go wrong with it than a bicycle. I'm still guessing that as a tennis player you'd advise against getting a crap racquet that's full of BS technologies. If I were you...
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    100+ mph TW club

    Does anyone have any idea how fast my first serve might be in the vid? I took the video on my cellphone, so I'm not sure whether or not there's any way to calculate the speed with it.
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    any Bikers out there?

    "Eeets a Sledgehammer."
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    any Bikers out there?

    Here's something for $200 new that the 8 reviewers all seemed to like. I would imagine that it would be fine for your purposes: If I were you though, I'd save up a little more & get a rigged forked SS 29er like one...
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    Songs to Listen To

    This is a good box-set with ska/rocksteady/early reggae. You could check this out for cinematic old western sounding music...
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    any Bikers out there?

    ^^Did you mean "cyclist," or do you both own Harley's as well? :)-
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    any Bikers out there?

    I'd avoid suspension at what you're looking into spending, unless you want a "Sledgehammer" like Pedro's from Napoleon Dynamite. For $200 there's not really much you need to consider other than whether or not it is your size & it meets your price. Davis is totally flat, so you don't really...
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    any Bikers out there?

    Alright, well I'm guessing that you'll need around a 15". Go to Craig's List, put your max price & look for something that is made by one of the more dependable brands. If you see anything that looks about right, feel free to post it up here & I may be able to give some input & I'm sure that...
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    any Bikers out there?

    How tall are you again? Heed OrangeOne's advice & don't spend $200 at a big box store. The bike will weigh a ton, be super low quality, & worst of all be assembled without any grease, meaning that it will be virtually unridable & sound like a hamster wheel within a matter of months.
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    Fixed Gear Bicycles

    I'm sure that these would be god for the price:
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    Fixed Gear Bicycles

    No, that's how fast I've gotten on my road bike. Fixed I've only gotten up to about 40 or so, although I rarely use a computer on it so I'm only basing that on getting up to 38 one of the few times that I was using one & knowing that that couldn't have been the fastest that I've ever gotten...
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    Fixed Gear Bicycles

    Yeah, I don't regularly hit speeds of 50+ (high 40's is more typical), but my point was just that I wouldn't want to slip off of flats while spinning at that speed when I do get going that fast. Also, I should mention that I'm not the kind of person to usually attack people's character over the...