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    I've had some great sleep in Post Office lobbies...

    I've had some great sleep in Post Office lobbies and ATM booths. I've also slept in all kinds of places by the side of the road, leaning against the wall in gas stations, head on the table in diners...
  2. Thread: Frame bags?

    by Coluber42
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    One reason you might not see them as much on road...

    One reason you might not see them as much on road bikes is that modern road bikes often have much wider, shaped tubes and a sloping top tube, so there's a lot less space inside the main triangle,...
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    You didn't say whether this was pressure, or...

    You didn't say whether this was pressure, or friction. Or both. You've gotten some sound suggestions so far, but here's one more: Encourage your friend to register for the forums and start asking...
  4. Another thing that makes it difficult to compare...

    Another thing that makes it difficult to compare riders' finishing times against their bikes' weights is that the riders with light bikes usually carry less luggage (either because they don't like...
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    For the first few years that I was doing a lot of...

    For the first few years that I was doing a lot of long distance on a fixie, I'd have agreed with you. But over time, descending got more comfortable. Nowadays, I'd much rather spin down 2mi of 8%...
  6. You only need one gear for the FC508... ;)

    You only need one gear for the FC508... ;)
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    Favorite recovery foods?

    Since it's now the time of year when I am pretty much always either recovering from something or doing something that I'll need to recover from afterward, I bet it's that time of year for a lot of...
  8. Poll: I saw a guy on a 600k yesterday riding in...

    I saw a guy on a 600k yesterday riding in sneakers on flat pedals. But he's a fairly rare exception.
    I'm sort of the opposite of Machka - I HATE not having my feet attached to the pedals. I use...
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    Hehehe, I got into making bags in the first place...

    Hehehe, I got into making bags in the first place because I couldn't help sitting around thinking about how to make a better bike bag. :D Or even just a different bag. :D :D
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    I use 165mm cranks, and I am taller than you with...

    I use 165mm cranks, and I am taller than you with a long-ish inseam for my height (I am 5'6"). I started using them on my fixie, but still had 170's on my road bike for awhile. But at a certain...
  11. As long as you don't go around telling people...

    As long as you don't go around telling people it's a walk in the park suitable for a beginner on a fixed gear, what's the problem? If someone doesn't want to ride a route like that, you aren't making...
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    +2. That's why I kept riding brevets fixed,...

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    That's why I kept riding brevets fixed, too. It works and I like it, and I'm a creature of habit.
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    I'd start by assembling all the stuff you imagine...

    I'd start by assembling all the stuff you imagine wanting to carry for rides of various lengths, and making a big pile of it on the floor. Then sort through it and think about what needs to be easily...
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    Could be... would have had to be 2008, since I...

    Could be... would have had to be 2008, since I was in Germany in 2009. I think that was the time I'd just put on a new saddle, and it kept sliding backward on the rails despite my stopping to tighten...
  15. Thread: Custom Bags?

    by Coluber42
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    nah, I got the joke. ;) I keep trying to get...

    nah, I got the joke. ;)

    I keep trying to get people to try it themselves because I think it's fun and rewarding to do stuff yourself. Actually I'm generally happy to do one-off custom jobs...
  16. It can be fun to obsess over the geometry of...

    It can be fun to obsess over the geometry of different bikes and how that affects the handling, but let's face it: unless you've got a wide variety of LBS's specializing in a lot of different styles...
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    Personally I don't like interrupt levers because...

    Personally I don't like interrupt levers because they feel like they're in the way to me, but I've only ever used them on other people's bikes. I'm sure if I really made the effort I could get used...
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    Purely from a cost standpoint and all else being...

    Purely from a cost standpoint and all else being equal, singlespeed is much cheaper than geared over the long term. You can get away with replacing chains less often, and you can often find SS chains...
  19. Thread: Custom Bags?

    by Coluber42
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    Hah, what kind of business would I be in if I...

    Hah, what kind of business would I be in if I fired as a client everyone who refused to make their own stuff? LOL
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    I'm surprised no one has said anything about this...

    I'm surprised no one has said anything about this yet, but be sure that your tail light is red or amber and your headlight is white. And please don't use a flashing headlight, especially if it is...
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    I know this reply is too late to do you any good,...

    I know this reply is too late to do you any good, but if you contact Don he might know of someone who has done it, even if it isn't on RWGPS. But maybe next time... :P
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    My Dill Pickle small saddlebag is around 3...

    My Dill Pickle small saddlebag is around 3 liters, give or take, and the medium is around 5ish (although that doesn't include exterior pockets, plus both can be stuffed more than that). The small...
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    Dill Pickle Gear (http://www.dillpicklegear.com)...

    Dill Pickle Gear is me, and I think they are nice (obviously). I'm not sure what to tell you if you want something that will keep your stuff from falling out even if you leave it hanging wide open,...
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    If it's a choice between miles or sleep, do your...

    If it's a choice between miles or sleep, do your morning miles maybe once or twice a week and get your sleep the rest of the time. Regular daily bike commuting at a pace you're used to and have been...
  25. It is theoretically possible to get the same gear...

    It is theoretically possible to get the same gear inches with the small wheels as with the big wheels. But that will not be the complete story on how efficient the bike is to ride or how you feel...
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