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    What is your must have?

    What is the one thing that you, as a clydesdale, must put on your bicycle to make it "clyde ready."

    My must have is a two bolt, micro adjust seatpost. I have stripped out too many other seatposts of various design.

    The tool I must have is a hex key set. It fixes 90% of my bike problems.

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    Ummmmm......... What have I done to my bike because of my excellent use of gravity?

    I think my Serfas Vistoso saddle wins. At 230 ish I have not had to do anything special other than that.

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    Bontrager SSR saddle.
    Be prepared. Do a good turn daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arvadaman View Post
    What is the one thing that you, as a clydesdale, must put on your bicycle to make it "clyde ready."

    My must have is a two bolt, micro adjust seatpost. I have stripped out too many other seatposts of various design.

    The tool I must have is a hex key set. It fixes 90% of my bike problems.
    My bikes don't have so much to be Clyde ready as Neil ready. Which means:

    - extenders on the pedals for my knocked knees
    - raised stem for my bad back
    - saddle facing slightly right for my left-looking pelvis
    - lower than ideal saddle height so I can mount with one foot on the ground (right, the longer leg)
    - brakes and shifters located so I can reach them without removing a hand from the bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbeasley View Post
    Ummmmm......... What have I done to my bike because of my excellent use of gravity?
    I've been saying for years that I'm not fat, just "Gravitationally Enhanced"!!!!

    Must have, bike specific multi-tool. Nashbar has them from several makers...

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    Call me crazy but I insist on air in my tires and handle bars.
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    *Common sense clearly isn't common*

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    Brooks B17 saddle - to cradle my over-sized a$$

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    All my bikes are pre-built "Clyde Ready", as I don't look at any superlight racing machines; so I haven't needed to change out wheelsets and the like.

    To make it CGK1 Ready, my brevet bike needed a wider cassette because I'm just not up to the task of pushing the stock gears up a 20 mile mountain pass. To make my singlespeed conversion, I needed similarly low gearing (65 inches) so I had to get a smaller chainring and larger freewheel. My other bikes are all built-to-spec from parts, so they were ready as soon as I was done putting them together.
    "I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
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    Now that I have my new bike, I NEED a Garmin 500 or a Brooks Saddle for that bike.

    The workhorse needs better weather so we can go on an adventure.

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    Maybe its good brakes, I need good brakes to stop my mass, that appears to be the only thing in common on my bikes.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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    When I first got started it was my cycle computer, it was pretty basic only tracked my MPH Miles travelled average speed and temp, but keeping that average speed up really help my super competative mind.

    Now its just good tubes, I ride on a fixie with some pretty thin tires and I hate flats!

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    Velocity Deep V rear wheel put together by a top builder.

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    Water.
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    If you must speed up to pass me, you don't deserve to pass me
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    farts are greatly appreciated as long as the other riders are talented and experienced. at the precise moment of release, a vacuum is formed. this is the optimal time for the rider behind you to get as aero as possible and "ride the brown rhino". his face should be within 2-3mm of the anus to receive maximum benefit (reduced drag...duh, its in a vacuum). i have hit speeds of over 53mph in such conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman40 View Post
    Water.
    Water is overrated, haha. Carry a flask

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
    Velocity Deep V rear wheel put together by a top builder.
    A rear Velocity Deep V put together by Me!




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    Air in the tires and a destination in mind.

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    Half-step plus bailout gearing, and top-notch brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    A rear Velocity Deep V put together by Me!
    If you say so

    Here's mine:

    THIS IS A BIKE PATH by 1nterceptor, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdohertyjr View Post
    Water is overrated, haha. Carry a flask

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    Wide saddle: Generally one category up from what would normally be on there - touring replaces racing, cruiser replaces touring, mega women's saddle replaces cruiser.

    Wide handlebar: Most stock road bars are uncomfortable for me because they're too narrow, although I'm generally comfortable with most upright bars. Like the saddle this is due to my unusually large build.

    Strong pedals: Cheap nylon bends under my feet and the bearings go quickly. Block pedals work well for my classic bikes.

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    Left toe clip, right optional Maybe I'll become a real cyclist one day and try clipless...

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    I will just say it, If I am not on the bike, than it is not clyde ready for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
    If you say so

    Here's mine:
    Did you build it yourself or have it built?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Did you build it yourself or have it built?
    Peter White Cycles out of New Hampshire, nobody local would guarantee their work.
    This guy warranties his wheels for life. About 1,000 miles now, still true.

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