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Subject: Bicycling Fools Index 1.0 Date: 3/22/2002 1:58 AM
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Index to Posts from March 2000-March 2002

What's here:
1. Accessories, gear, tools
2. Choosing a bike/types of bikes
3. Commuting
4. Maintenance
5. Miscellaneous Questions
6. Other forums and sites
7. Pain, Fitness, Health
8. Pedals: Going Clipless
9. Polls
10. Ride reports
11. Riding in rough weather
12. Traffic and advocacy
13. Training
14. About this index

1. Accessories, gear, tools

Cycling shorts 101
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14822478

How long should you keep bicycling shoes?
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14894557

Special saddles for women
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14869322

What accessories are essential? (thread)
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14889924

Baby seats and trailers for kids, safety of (thread)
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14889980

A thread with lots of cyclewear info and links:
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14978253

A post with cycle gear links:
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15437449

Cyclometers thread
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15039476

Thread about Helmets (Brain Buckets)
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15185948

About locks
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15253999

Bike applications for Palms and other PDA's
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15258607

Fitting and properly wearing a helmet
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15393935

Tubular tires
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15668745

Rock shocks
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15791243

Disc brakes discussion:
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16036686


2. Choosing a bike/types of bikes

Electric/battery bikes
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12795226

Product review links
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14920542

Diamondback DBR series XTS-1 full suspension mountain bike
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14963867

Cyclocross bikes
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15353393

Hybrid bikes
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15373021

Used bikes
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15373171

Bike brands and shopping for a bike (thread)
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15391116

Recumbent bikes
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16724091

Tandem advice threads
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14852175
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14852256

About folding bikes
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14898645
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15129166


3. Commuting

Don't you get all smelly and so forth?
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14879226

I biked to work!
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14902277

First day commuting to work (good thread)
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15759446

Great commute!
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15863974

Riding to work
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16297005

Cost savings of commuting
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16464985

4. Maintenance

How to True Your Tires:
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14844448

How to fix a flat:
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15671758

Books on bike repair
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15257687


5. Miscellaneous questions

Investing in bike companies
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13609912

About riding in a group
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14846435

Getting started and motivation
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14850893

How slow is slow, in a club ride?
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14890645

Road bike newbie
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14936961

Getting muddy, should you?
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15078439

OK to ride after giving blood?
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14949804

Mountain biking questions
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15551708

Riding with kids
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15644369

Lost the key to my Kryptonite lock - now what?
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16889976


6. Other Forums and Sites
BikeForums (large, friendly community)
http://www.bikeforums.net/

Usenet newsgroups:
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&group=rec.bicycles

Gorp bicycling site (popup ads)
http://www.gorp.com/gorp/activity/biking.htm

Mountain bike chat, product reviews etc:
http://www.mtbreview.com/

Thread with Le Tour de France links
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15137129

Bicycle FAQs
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15397324

7. Pain, Fitness, Health
Proof: Cycling Reverses Aging
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14838664

Back Pain threads
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14790725
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14800962

Bicycling Mag links on aches and pains
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14807820

Pains in the butt
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14856793

Specific to women
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14869074

Cycling/impotence discussion
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16435636

Many links on dieting, biking and fitness here:
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16920529

8. Pedals: Clipless, or not

Compatibility Among Clipless Pedal Brands
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14804479

What are degrees of float?
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14916704

Clipless pedal links
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14916729

"I've Gone Clipless" (Discussion re falling over)
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15048209

More falling over
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15071798

Using toe clips
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15218230

Pedal failure
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15581094

General clipless pedal discussion
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16857875

9. Polls

Do you bike to work?
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12730740

What is an epic ride?
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14941797

Do you wear a bike helmet?
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15596555

Best maintenance book?
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15700135

Riding on the sidewalks:
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16611952


10. Ride Reports

Touring/trying to revive this board (good thread)
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14779687

My Ride on 4/23
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14829636

To Ride or Not to Ride
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14842846

Off my hiney
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14857073

My ride today
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14869053

My Ride on 5/3
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14899734

Crash!
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14924225

Happy Friday
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14949793

Rode (Manhattan)
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15100538

Club ride
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15101578

Joshua Tree ride
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15136891

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15295020

Moonlight ride
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15312403

First night ride
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15643481

11. Riding in Rough Weather

It Felt Like Spring (Re: Riding in Winter and Rain)
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14023503

Biking in the horrible heat
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15532521

Rain and your bike:
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14027967

Rain and you:
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16705790

Winter riding:
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16637223

Winter wimp no more
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16797046

12. Traffic and Advocacy

Traffic P's and Q's Thread
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14796794

Avoiding Traffic on the Open Road
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14843733

Stupidity (ignorance about bike/car issues)
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15490659

Why some people hate bicyclists
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15509867

From the NY State Drivers Manual
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15578527

Rollerbladers in the street
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15718577

Air horn discussion
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16385235

13. Training

Training for a century
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14807621
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15034811

What is a time trial? What is an average speed?
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14937670

Building endurance
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15006750
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15393705

Training for a long ride (575 miles)
http://fireboards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16701425

14. About This Index

The general topics are listed alphabetically. The threads and posts are in rough chronological order except where I messed up. If a subject is not listed here, it probably has not been covered in detail on the board. Put up a post!

If you think I missed something, put a link in a reply to this thread. If you have a conversational point, don't hit reply, send me an email instead or start a new thread. The goal is to keep this thread focused on useful links and information.

I compiled this index to what I consider the most useful and informative posts on this board after reading the roughly 1,200 posts since this board was created in March 2000. There were many interesting posts I did not include, including the social and chatty posts that make this board a good community. I know I left out many good posts; sorry about that.

I started posting here (as Papilio) in spring 2001, after buying my first bicycle in 20 years. This index is just a thanks for all the encouragement, stories and advice of the past year from people on this board.

Ride on!

-- LeftBlank

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