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  1. I used a few zip-ties to hold mine open. One...

    I used a few zip-ties to hold mine open. One where the cable would go, then thread that to another one and cut it. Then it has the two blocky ends. Then another zip-tie around the bar to anchor it...
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    What's cool about the Dawes is that you can set...

    What's cool about the Dawes is that you can set it up with gears down the road because of it's dropouts.
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    He said he rides 52x16 (87.8 GI).

    He said he rides 52x16 (87.8 GI).
  4. The daily go-getter... ...

    The daily go-getter...

    http://i.imgur.com/v8xqJ.jpg
  5. Why convert? That bike looks like a pretty sweet...

    Why convert? That bike looks like a pretty sweet bike as it is. A lot of people make fixed conversions out of bikes that are too far gone for anything else. Why not ride it as is and save up for a...
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    I've had my Kilo for about 3 years now and while...

    I've had my Kilo for about 3 years now and while my experience has been positive, there are some things to consider before buying. My Kilo is a 50cm model and coupled with my size 11 feet toe-overlap...
  7. As a Kilo owner, This.

    As a Kilo owner, This.
  8. It won't do anything though. Trackstands are...

    It won't do anything though. Trackstands are harder now.
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    Why not slap some fenders, rack, and Kool-Stop...

    Why not slap some fenders, rack, and Kool-Stop Salmon brake pads on it and ride it as is? It's always fun to have more than one type of bike around for different purposes. Gears are especially nice...
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    I also have a set of bars with hoods that only...

    I also have a set of bars with hoods that only use the front brake. The right one doesn't have a spring to keep it open. What I did was put a zip tie where the brake cable would go, then I used a...
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    The Motobecane is sweet but you might have to get...

    The Motobecane is sweet but you might have to get a bigger chainring. It sounds like you'd spin out pretty fast with gear ratio since you live in such a flat area.
  12. The only piece of advice I have is to check out...

    The only piece of advice I have is to check out thrift stores like Goodwill or Salvation Army for jerseys. I was able to find two well fitting, non-ridiculous looking jerseys for $3 each. It's worth...
  13. Just get MKS GR-9's. Nice platform, big point for...

    Just get MKS GR-9's. Nice platform, big point for easily flipping into clips, good price, and they look fly. They feel great with Vans slip-ons. Scrod's got them for like $25. MKS Sylvan track pedals...
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    I usually wear just a rain coat and an extra pair...

    I usually wear just a rain coat and an extra pair of shoes and socks. I also have full fenders which helps quite a bit.
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    Go to some sort of thrift store and buy kid's...

    Go to some sort of thrift store and buy kid's backpacks or laptop bags. Then take off the straps and clips. It might be cheaper than buying them new.
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    Maybe try and find direct-drive BMX wheels?

    Maybe try and find direct-drive BMX wheels?
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    This thing is kinda friggin' awesome.

    This thing is kinda friggin' awesome.
  18. I also have a Brooks and use a plastic bag. It...

    I also have a Brooks and use a plastic bag. It protects the saddle from rain and (somewhat) disguises it from thieves.
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    Don't forget the gumwall tires!

    Don't forget the gumwall tires!
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    If you want something to just get a work out out...

    If you want something to just get a work out out on just get a cheap conversion from craigslist.
  21. Half-link?

    Half-link?
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    If you're riding 10 hours a day just go clipless....

    If you're riding 10 hours a day just go clipless. Way more comfortable than clips and straps.
  23. I found a brand new Fi'zik Rondine saddle at...

    I found a brand new Fi'zik Rondine saddle at Goodwill for $5. So comfy.
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    What foods do you guys suggest eating before and...

    What foods do you guys suggest eating before and during a longer ride?
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    Not quite Nitto but for 20 clams... ...

    Not quite Nitto but for 20 clams...

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_175554_-1_202650_10000_202447
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