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    Buy a New Crankset or Replace Chainrings?

    My commuter bike has just over 10,000 kms on it. The bike has 24 speeds. The FSA CFM 30/42/53 crank is definitely showing some wear. The 53 and 42 tooth chainrings in particular. Would it be more...
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    I've did both last year. It was tougher to...

    I've did both last year. It was tougher to recover from the marathon than from the century. My body rarely take a pounding on the bike, when I'm running I always start to hurt after 2.5 hours -...
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    I currently run Schwalbe Ultremo ZX and Michelin...

    I currently run Schwalbe Ultremo ZX and Michelin Pro Race 4 Service Course on my road bikes. Both have great road feel. The Michelins feel a little faster. I haven't tried the Continental GP4000's...
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    My commuter weights 27lbs naked. Add to that a...

    My commuter weights 27lbs naked. Add to that a water bottle, some tools, my lunch, shoes, a toiletry kit and a change of clothes and it'll tip the scale at 45 lbs easy on most days.
  5. I've gone to my LBS to have a bent derailleur...

    I've gone to my LBS to have a bent derailleur hanger repaired and to have seized BB cup removed. Otherwise I do all my own work.
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    Another nice thing about full fenders is that...

    Another nice thing about full fenders is that even when you do get wet, it's usually from clean water that's coming down (rain) and not from dirty water that's being picked up from your tires. That...
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    I've seen extra spokes carried in a seatpost,...

    I've seen extra spokes carried in a seatpost, held in place by a piece of cork they were threaded through.
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    Mysterious ticking/creaking seatpost: Why?

    My 2010 Specialized Roubaix Expert developed an annoying ticking/cracking sound. I found that the noise was coming from the frame where the seatpost is deeply inserted (carbon seatpost/carbon...
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    Quick approximate breakdown of costs and parts:...

    Quick approximate breakdown of costs and parts:
    Drop bars $30
    Stem $20
    Brake levers $35
    Bar tape $15
    New cables and housing $25
    Bar-end shifters $40

    I've done this conversion with a hybrid. ...
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    Spare tube, patch kit, tire lever, mini pump,...

    Spare tube, patch kit, tire lever, mini pump, spoke key, chain breaker, allen keys, valve adaptor.
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    Thank you for all the suggestions. The only truly "vintage" aspect of the bike that I wish to keep are the 7 speed downtube shifters. Had the bike been pre-1987, I would have gone to greater...
  12. Restoring an old bike: Need rim and spokes recommendations

    I am in the process of restoring an early 1990's Cannondale SC600. The stock Wolber GTX rims are shot. I want to re-use the Shimano 105 32 hole hubs (126mm 7 speed ultraglide) and rebuild the...
  13. Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 700x28 tires.

    Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 700x28 tires.
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    2010 Roubaix Elite owner here. No problem...

    2010 Roubaix Elite owner here. No problem fitting a 700x28 tires. The only problem is removing the wheels: Tires need to be deflated to clear the brake pads.
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    Today was my first commute of the year and it...

    Today was my first commute of the year and it kicked my butt. Just a little over 13 miles each way. This morning it was cold, windy and a touch above the freezing mark in Montreal. Thankfully this...
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    Classic Luminox Navy Seal. ...

    Classic Luminox Navy Seal.

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/scs6241/LuminoxBM705.jpg
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    Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 700x28c. Can't say enough...

    Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 700x28c. Can't say enough about how much I like them.
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    I have a B-17 Narrow on my Specialized Roubaix. ...

    I have a B-17 Narrow on my Specialized Roubaix. I must admit that the retro look of a Brooks saddle on a carbon fiber bike took some getting used to.
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    Because I am not a weight weenie sometimes I wear...

    Because I am not a weight weenie sometimes I wear this when I ride :D :


    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a315/scs6241/ZillaShot.jpg
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    My commuter bike fits the utilitarian...

    My commuter bike fits the utilitarian description: She is neither pretty nor light but she does exactly what is exptected of her.

    Converted Marin Fairfax Hybrid
    Nitto Randonneur bars
    Dura-Ace...
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    Knocked one off my bucket list this year: Rode...

    Knocked one off my bucket list this year: Rode up the Col du Tourmalet with my brother. Reconnected with family and my love for cycling. I also bought a new bike and lost about 20 lbs.

    2012 has...
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    Me, riding up the Col du Tourmalet. 279968

    Me, riding up the Col du Tourmalet.

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    The biggest challenge I had in converting from...

    The biggest challenge I had in converting from flat bars to drops was sourcing the right parts. I had to use v-brake specific aero brake levers from Cane Creek: Drop V. These levers have a linear...
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    50cm 3.0 lbs crit frame with the aluminum fork.

    50cm 3.0 lbs crit frame with the aluminum fork.
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    Thanks. I think that there is a misconception...

    Thanks.

    I think that there is a misconception that flat bars are more comfortable. After a several year hiatus from riding, I just couldn't bring myself to getting back on my criterium framed...
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