Specialized Phenom Saddle Review

Phenom Saddle Top

My "Specialized Phenom Saddle Review". I recently purchased a Phenom Specialized Body Geometry Saddle to replace the stock seat on my Trek Ion CX. The factory saddle recently became scuffed and bent up during a bad bicycling accident. I wanted a replacement that was lightweight, similar in design, and open throughout the center section of the bicycle seat. Specialized Body Geometry Saddles look great and have performed well for me in the past, so I figured I'd try the brand again.
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Bontrager T2 700x28C Road Tire Review

Bontrager T2 700x28 Tire Mounted on Rim

My "Bontrager T2 700X28C Road Tire Review": Wanting better rubber for both pavement and packed limestone riding, I stumbled upon the Bontrager T2 700x28C Road Tire, and just had to order up a set to try on my Trek Cyclocross bicycle. After switching out the stock CX0 700x38C Cyclocross tires on my Trek Ion CX, I aired the Bontrager T2's up to 110 psi, and ventured out on my daily ride.

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Bontrager H2 700X28C Tire Review

Bontrager H2 700x28c Tread Top

My "Bontrager H2 700X28C Tire Review": After putting several hundred miles on my Trek Ion CX (riding on paved and crushed limestone trails), I decided it was time to switch out the stock CX0 700x38C Cyclocross tires for something more suitable for pavement and packed limestone. I have had good luck with Bontrager tires, and decided to give the Bontrager H2 Eco Deluxe 700x28C tire a try. I wanted to stick with something relatively narrow, but didn't want to completely sacrifice the nice soft ride Cross tires provide.

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How to Create a Text File on Mac OS X

Make a new text file on a Mac OS X

Creating a Text File on Mac OS X manually is a bit more challenging than performing a simple right mouse click and selecting to create a New > Text Document, like you do from within Windows. However, the task is still relatively simple… just takes a different approach. In the following simple solution, I cover one manual method of quickly making a new text file within the Mac OS X environment. I used Mac OS X 10.7.3.

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Where to Get a Windows 8 Preview Product Key

Windows 8 Product Key

With Microsoft's release of its Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISOs, you are probably wondering where to find a Product Key so that you can take this new operating system for a spin. When I downloaded the official Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO and copied the ISO to a Flash Drive via UUI -> Install Windows 8 from a Flash Drive, I rebooted proceeding to run the Windows 8 installer, but didn't get far before being asked for a Product Key to continue.

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Create a Lion OS X backup DVD

Burn Lion IMG to a DVD

How to create a Lion OS X backup DVD from your purchased and downloaded copy of Lion OS X. In the following simple solution, I show you one way to create a backup copy of Lion OS X installer on a DVD or backup disc. Your copy might then be kept as a backup and used for future re-installation of the Lion OS X Operating System.

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Reverse Mouse Scroll Mac OS X Lion

Reverse Scrolling Direction for Lion OS X

By default the Mac OS X Lion Operating System reverses the standard mouse wheel scrolling direction. This change was made with the release of the Mac OS X Lion Version 10.7, to allow a more natural mouse scrolling method (similar to push scrolling or scrolling in the same direction as you would when finger scrolling touch screens).

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How to Rename a File or Folder on Mac OS X

Mac OS Rename File Folder

How to rename a file or folder on a Mac OS X: In the following simple solution, I'll show you how to easily rename a file or folder from within your Mac OS X Operating Environment. If you are relatively new to your MacBook, Macbook Air, or MacBook Pro, renaming files or folders is an issue you are likely to encounter early on with your new machine.

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FIXED: No Devices Matches MBR Identifier

Set MBRID

If you are getting boot errors stating "No Devices Matches MBR Identifier" while trying to boot OpenSUSE from a custom flash drive, it is likely that the Disk Identifier (or Disk ID) found in the MBR file, is incorrect. In the following simple solution, I'll show you a couple of ways to fix this.

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Make a Bootable USB Kaspersky Rescue Disk

Kaspersky USB Rescue Disk Maker

How to make a Bootable USB Kaspersky Rescue Disk from the ISO file. This tool is a free stand alone antivirus tool that was designed to scan and disinfect computers that have been infected. It is natively available as an ISO. But, in this segment we will use YUMI to extract and run the ISO from a USB Flash Drive. YUMI is also a free tool. It can create a Multiboot Bootable USB flash drive. Enabling users to install, and then run multiple ISO files from a USB device.

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How to make an .htaccess file in Windows

Select File > Save As

How to make an .htaccess file in Windows; In the following simple solution, I cover the process of creating an .htaccess file from within Windows. By default, Windows does not allow you to name a file .htaccess. Instead, you will receive the error "You must type a filename". However, we can force Windows to name the file .htaccess, here's how.

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Extracting All Attachments From Email

Extracting Email Attachments - UUDWIN

How to Extract All Attachments from Email Messages; In this simple solution, I cover one way to easily extract all attachments from your Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail messages. For this process, we will be using a Free Email Attachment Extractor called UUDWIN, created by Mark Spankus. This tool might be used to batch extract attachments from email .eml, .pst, and, .msg files.

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Boot and Run DOS from a USB Flash Drive

DOS ON USB - Rufus

How to Boot and Run DOS from a USB Flash Drive. In the following simple solution, I show you a simple way to Put DOS on a USB device using a nifty little tool created by Pete Batard, called Rufus. This tool resembles the HP USB Format Tool, includes the same features, and really makes it easy to Create a DOS Bootable USB Key.

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Firefox Status Addon Bar Missing

Enable Firefox Addon Bar

Firefox Status Bar Missing? According to Mozilla, starting with Firefox 4, The status bar has been positionally replaced by the Firefox Addon Bar, and many of the status bar features such as page loading status, and download status have been moved. However, if you had addons that used to appear in the status bar, you can still find them in the new addons bar, that displaces the old status bar. So if this bar is missing, maybe the real question should be, Where is my Firefox Addon Bar?
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Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer Review

My Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer Review: During the off season, when it's too cold to ride outdoors, many addicted cyclists migrate to indoor bicycle training. I am personally one of those cyclists who is addicted to riding. I can't stop riding through the winter months and just start up again next spring (let alone go a few days without being on a bike). Along with an addicted cyclist, comes the need to splurge on a good indoor bicycle trainer.

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