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Old 01-22-07, 10:28 AM   #18526
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One of my friends is going to Japan soon. How serious are you about getting a frame?
Pretty serious, but I guess it depends on the price. Are they a bit cheaper in japan than you find them here? I sure hope so.
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New School 1 1/8" threadless vs Old School 1" Threaded...

What does the IRO come with?
I'm guessing it comes in 1 1/8", in that case go threadless.

It's a newschool bike anyway
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Threaded ftw! You can just convert it to a threadless setup if you want to later on. And it looks cooler.



Yeah I don't know. I've heard equally of super expensive carbon fork failures
That's it man, destroy the entire carbon fork market. You better watch out for Black Suburbans today.
cheap and carbon, those two terms together just gives me the willies, in a Stick 'O Death kinda way.
Furthering my paranoia of carbon forks, you give me the above post.....

*Now looking for solid steel pipe forks*

Keith...forgot my lock at your store.....will wizz by at 5

Welll.......as long as it looks cooler, that makes everything ok then. heeheee
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Old 01-22-07, 10:41 AM   #18529
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Tempting indeed... but I think I'm gonna keep working on my Miele conversion instead. I think I'd rather spend that extra money on a nice wheelset

(that and if I get a new frame I'll rationalize that since it's a new frame every single component on it has to be top notch! )

Yesterday I switched my ratio from 46X16 to 46X18 and it seems pretty decent. Didn't get to any big hills but I think this is probably what I'm going to start with when I finally get it "fixed"
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I need to find a 2006 Discovery jersey (I'm going to get Hincapie to sign it for me). I don't care about the size, but cheap would be nice.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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I need to find a 2006 Discovery jersey (I'm going to get Hincapie to sign it for me). I don't care about the size, but cheap would be nice.

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http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/265240217.html?
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Old 01-22-07, 10:59 AM   #18532
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Threaded ftw! You can just convert it to a threadless setup if you want to later on. And it looks cooler.
Threadless conversion? ahahahhahaha!!! you lose on that one. Threaded setups are a pain to adjust, and the stems are not as strong, and you need funny tools. The 'coolness' aside (which is debatable), I can fully dissassemble and reasseble the front end of my bike on the side of the road with a 5mm hex wrench.
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Old 01-22-07, 11:01 AM   #18533
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I remember seeing that the other day, I don't know why I didn't remember. Thanks!!
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Old 01-22-07, 11:03 AM   #18534
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Threadless conversion? ahahahhahaha!!! you lose on that one. Threaded setups are a pain to adjust, and the stems are not as strong, and you need funny tools. The 'coolness' aside (which is debatable), I can fully disassemble and reassemble the front end of my bike on the side of the road with a 5mm hex wrench.
Agreed. My only reason for threaded would be aesthetic.
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Old 01-22-07, 11:18 AM   #18535
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You can't get threadless NJS
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Old 01-22-07, 11:29 AM   #18536
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(I'm going to get Hincapie to sign it for me).
Just curious: how are you going to make that happen?
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Old 01-22-07, 11:30 AM   #18537
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You can't get threadless NJS
Makes sense...wouldn't do to have the front of the bike coming off mid-race.
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Old 01-22-07, 11:32 AM   #18538
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Threadless conversion? ahahahhahaha!!! you lose on that one. Threaded setups are a pain to adjust, and the stems are not as strong, and you need funny tools. The 'coolness' aside (which is debatable), I can fully dissassemble and reasseble the front end of my bike on the side of the road with a 5mm hex wrench.
If you keep your bike well adjusted you'd never have to reassemble your bike on the road Granted i'd go with threadless for something like touring. But for blasting around the block? Threaded all the way.

I'd just also like to state threaded is MUCH cooler than threadless and you can easily set your bar height with only a 6mm hex wrench and 15 seconds (just to rebuff your last sentence).

Tovi you at bikechain today?
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Just curious: how are you going to make that happen?
I sent out an email to his manager last winter to ask for a photo to put by my trainer, while training for my ride across Canada. I got the photo. So I emailed the manager again and said this was a good summer for both me and George (since I did the ride, read my sig, and he wore Yellow) and it would be cool to have an autographed jersey from George.

He agreed. I'm looking to get the jersey quickly, since George is at training camp until the 5th and then leaves for the Tour of CA (?) on the 15th, it's a smaller window. If I miss that, he'll be back in May or something.

If only I could get a Lance and Merckx jersey I'd be set!!
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Old 01-22-07, 12:11 PM   #18540
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Nah, tomorrow.
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Old 01-22-07, 12:20 PM   #18541
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you can easily set your bar height
This is the big plus for me, particularly as I like (and can afford) older bikes. I can adjust bar height easily to suit my preference or adapt a bike for a different purpose like touring. I suspect changing to threadless was more of a boon to manufacturers and shops than to riders.

As an aside, does anyone know a source for aftermarket wipers for old shocks (RockShox Mag21's). There's a set on cl and I found a source for seals, but not wipers. Threaded
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I sent out an email to his manager last winter to ask for a photo to put by my trainer, while training for my ride across Canada. I got the photo. So I emailed the manager again and said this was a good summer for both me and George (since I did the ride, read my sig, and he wore Yellow) and it would be cool to have an autographed jersey from George.

He agreed. I'm looking to get the jersey quickly, since George is at training camp until the 5th and then leaves for the Tour of CA (?) on the 15th, it's a smaller window. If I miss that, he'll be back in May or something.
Cool story. And good ride! I actually did the cross-Canada thing as well (check out www.whereisjer.com) in 2003. It's funny that I'm talking to you, simply b/c I have this friend who wants to do a cross-Canada trip this summer, and directed me to your site, saying he wanted to follow your same route! Don't know if he'll follow through, but he plans to do the ride on a tandem with a blind person. Fund raising is also in the plans.

I'm actually working for the Tour of California, so I'll be there for the whole race, however I wouldn't want to offer getting Hincapie to sign your jersey. Every rider/team is very accessable for me, with the exception of Disco. They're very private at the races: always park their team bus away from all the others, and they always stay in their own hotel (all other teams stay together). This is known as the 'Lance-factor', b/c obviously he was a publicity/attention magnet, but even though he's no longer riding for them, they still behave like he is. Good luck with the jersey, though.
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I wonder if the other teams sleep better with Disco staying away from the hotel.
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Old 01-22-07, 12:26 PM   #18544
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My actually city ride, long ride, lock up bike would be threadless for sure. My NJS glam ride would be threadless.
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To everyone who has done cross-continental tours here: How much did you spend on airfare?

My buddy and I are planning on starting in LA, and then biking north to BC and east to Toronto. If we are lucky we can get flights for as little as $200 one way, which would mean our primary expense for the trip will be food and drink. We are planning on camping the whole way and cooking what we can, taking 2-3 months to do it.

We still need to buy the tent and a few supplies but apart from that we are pretty well set but my friend is still at school (no job like me) and needs to know if he'll have to borrow money from the parental unit.

Basically do any of you have a rough idea of how much you spent on airfare and food?
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I've gotten flights to LA for sub 200 US one-way but there is no way to know when such deals will arise. I would budget 400 and then another 100-200 for on hand emergency transportation money incase you destroy a bike or body and need to get a bus somewhere.
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Don't forget to check into additional charges for bikes as well. Air Canada are jerks about it and it's about $75 one way, as I recall. Many carriers won't take camping stoves, even without fuel. What I generally have done is mail it to myself poste restante and picked it up whereever I started out. You could consider hennessy hammocks instead of tents. That's what I've started using...

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Oh yeah those Hennessy hammocks are all I use when surf camping these days. Easier set up, I find them comfortable, great protection from mosquitoes and OK protection from rain with the fly tarp set up. So much lighter and easier to pack as well. I can set mine up in under 5 minutes with a headlamp after a day of surfing no problem. The only issue would be in the prairies where trees are a rarity.
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Reason #3450405423 that I love wikipedia: the zanta entry
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