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  1. yes, excellent, op! ignore the many posts...

    yes, excellent, op! ignore the many posts praising what is widely regarded as one of the best rims for all around use available, and focus on the one guy who said he's seen the spokes pull through...
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    any steel track frame in your price range will be...

    any steel track frame in your price range will be fine. steel is resilient so you can drop the bike doing sikk backwards rides and it'll be okay. but the aggressive geo of actual track bikes won't...
  3. i got called emo and goth because i wore mostly...

    i got called emo and goth because i wore mostly black shirts. they were thinking scene. emo and goth are respectable music genres not a fashion trend.



    that's what i mean when i say it, but...
  4. that word just needs to stop. anyone with any...

    that word just needs to stop. anyone with any sort of interests/styles/music taste/etc outside of the football/blue-jeans-and-t-shirt-look/and classic rock or pop music gets called a hipster, it...
  5. a cx disc frame would be ideal for a build like...

    a cx disc frame would be ideal for a build like this. get a cx bike in your price range, then get some cheap mountain bike riser bars, some brake levers, and flat bar road bike shifters and swap em...
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    fresh built last night, did what i could with the...

    fresh built last night, did what i could with the parts i had. can't wait for this build to get where i want it to be. pretty close.
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    Yes, absolutely do not ride 191, i'd barely...

    Yes, absolutely do not ride 191, i'd barely recommend driving up it to anyone without at least some experience driving through winding mountain canyons, it gets scary up there especially in the...
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    also, from what i hear the fishing here can't be...

    also, from what i hear the fishing here can't be beat, though i couldn't tell you anything about that personally
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    literally anywhere here is a fine place to stay...

    literally anywhere here is a fine place to stay and start a ride from your door the city is only about 5 miles across at it's widest so no matter where you stay you aren't far from a ride. sypes...
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    IMO SS chain tensioners will always be uglier...

    IMO SS chain tensioners will always be uglier than a nice derailleur and cassette.

    forever more elegant than even the nicest tensioner:

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  11. translates directly to "i'm lazy and don't want...

    translates directly to "i'm lazy and don't want to pay attention while i ride my bike" - go buy a bus pass



    this is true



    no i don't think that works they didn't start digging me when i...
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    synthetic leather with nylon cores have been...

    synthetic leather with nylon cores have been holding up better than my leather straps, have the looks, and no dead cows.
  13. trying to ride up a curb hop the front wheel up,...

    trying to ride up a curb hop the front wheel up, smashed my foot on the curb and bent a brand new set of toe clips

    took a round-about corner going about 25mph, pedal strike, back wheel lifted up...
  14. the fuji's more aggressive geo is at least part...

    the fuji's more aggressive geo is at least part of why it doesn't take bumps well, the steeper angles of the head and down tubes don't allow them to flex as easily as bikes with more relaxed angles....
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    ehh, there's way worse threads than this started...

    ehh, there's way worse threads than this started every day don't feel too awful. on my beater/daily ride i tend to go with the cheaper stuff from trusted brands, sugino rd2 cranks are affordable and...
  16. never rode 700c on a 27" frame so I can't speak...

    never rode 700c on a 27" frame so I can't speak for handling, just what i've heard, and since wheelbase stays the same odds are you're right on this one and it doesn't make much difference, but......
  17. just keep the 27" wheels and do a fixed gear...

    just keep the 27" wheels and do a fixed gear conversion. putting 700c wheels on a frame built for 27" makes the handling weird, drops the bb, and just looks ugly. you can pick up a 27" rim laced to a...
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    risers give an upright position and fairly stable...

    risers give an upright position and fairly stable handling as they are generally wider, this is good for mountain biking and the terrain you encounter in that discipline, but also make for a comfy...
  19. I've always had a thing for Japanese parts so...

    I've always had a thing for Japanese parts so Dura Ace 7600s or Suntour Superbes laced to Araya 16B Gold or old Araya Super Aeros with Hoshi double butted spokes and a DA cog to top it off, the Campy...
  20. suntour would fit my full japanese theme, and...

    suntour would fit my full japanese theme, and thumb shifters would nice and convenient. you know, I'll probably do that.
  21. I've got its dt shifters, and that's what I'll be...

    I've got its dt shifters, and that's what I'll be using. a brass bell though - that is a great idea. I've got a black one but a nice raw brass one would look super sharp.



    you've spent time...
  22. 371836 my super pista and my kilo tt are...

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    my super pista and my kilo tt are already ~*flawless*~ but tell me what to do with my townie, I don't know where to go with this bike but I'm not happy with it how it is, all I know that...
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    wait, the absolute best bike you could do this...

    wait, the absolute best bike you could do this with isn't a ss 29er, that's the second best, the best is a fat bike. buy a fat bike, do it.
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    don't build it on a throne for one. what are...

    don't build it on a throne for one.

    what are utah winters like where you live? certainly park city winter is very different than slc winter.

    if you deal with a fair amount of snow as I would...
  25. buy a bike that actually fits and lean the bike...

    buy a bike that actually fits and lean the bike over when you're standing, problem solved. don't buy a bike that's too small so you can stand over it, would you rather be comfortable riding it (which...
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