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    Friday morning sucked. Raining, fine, I have...

    Friday morning sucked.
    Raining, fine, I have rain gear
    Windy (fine), Extra work out
    Dark, Ample lights
    Hidden, wheel eating pothole. Sucks. 5 spokes and a healthly dent.

    Oh well. Its only...
  2. Just shy of 15 miles each way. 45 mins. Except...

    Just shy of 15 miles each way. 45 mins. Except for a bridge, Flat.
  3. Single speed Chain setup: Chain more inboard or outboard?

    Morning,

    Just installing my new cog and chain ring. Single speed using a free hub... eccentric BB.

    I know I am talking about 1/2" (max) to the inboard or to the outboard.

    Is it better to...
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    Another option is the Rivbike Jake Brown blue...

    Another option is the Rivbike Jake Brown blue (33c+) They feel faster than my Gator skins (28c). The gator skins tire pressure was 90-110 psi.
    JB's 65- 80psi.
    I feel less beat up. My commute...
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    I use a Cygolight MityCross 350 ...

    I use a Cygolight MityCross 350
    http://www.cygolite.com/products/index.html
    For me it was worth the cost. Bought it at REI.
    I get 2+ hrs full burn time. Ample for my pre dawn and and late night...
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    This always makes me laugh... On a given , sunny,...

    This always makes me laugh... On a given , sunny, summer, Friday afternoon commute home on my nearly 40 lb sled (saddle bags)I'll be met at a light by a spandex clad weekend warrior on his 18 lb...
  7. Not sure if this thread is dead or not but I was...

    Not sure if this thread is dead or not but I was looking for the same requirements in the a frame.
    I ended up with a Steel Wool Tweed. Have been happy so far.
    Two minor changes I would make:...
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    I have a pair of Nitto Mustache bars sitting on...

    I have a pair of Nitto Mustache bars sitting on my shelf. I tried really hard to like them. I love the look but I just could not find a position of comfort during my commute (23km each way). Had to...
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    Today was my first ride with the Schwalbe...

    Today was my first ride with the Schwalbe Marathon Winter Studded Tire. Heavy buggers. Not complaining, just saying. Normally with my Jack Browns (Blue) I can hold 90 rpm (SS 39x 16) all day. Today I...
  10. Poll: The morning dark ride is safer than my early...

    The morning dark ride is safer than my early evening dark ride home. Way less cars on the road at 5am compare to the fall winter, early spring 4pm (Dark)which at peak crunch for the route I ride.
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    Top Contact Winter II

    Hi all,
    Just passing on the info.
    I sent an inquiry to Conti. regarding their new Top Contact Winter II. Below is my question and answer. Looks like I am still buying studded. I thought this tire...
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    Vancouver BC Distance 23.5 km (google map) each...

    Vancouver BC
    Distance 23.5 km (google map) each way.
    Bike 45- 50 mins
    Car 20 mins on good day. 60 mins typical.
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    Conti- Top Contact Winter II

    Hi all,
    Just passing on the info.
    I sent an inquiry to Conti. regarding their new Top Contact Winter II. Below is my question and answer. Looks like I am buying studded.

    Top Contact Winter II...
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    Greetings, What kind of bike you ride. SteelWool...

    Greetings,
    What kind of bike you ride. SteelWool Tweed Single speed 36/16. Looking at a 40 tooth ring soon.

    How you carry your gear and what or how much (volume) stuff you bring on the ride....
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    For a Jacket I use MEC SuperMicroft Cycling...

    For a Jacket I use MEC SuperMicroft Cycling Jacket. MEC.ca I know your are in the states but I am sure you can get it shipped. $66 CDN.
    Nothing special about this jacket. Pit zips. Can buy it in...
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    I'd like to ask the same question to most bike...

    I'd like to ask the same question to most bike companies. When so so quality mountain bikes cost $2000 dollars, When a "real" mountain bike for 5 year old kids bike costs $300- $400cdn. Real meaning...
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    You could just pedal really fast and ride through...

    You could just pedal really fast and ride through the tunnel.... I did it once. Never ever again!!!! Truckers really don't like being stuck behind a bike doing 30km/h and they let me know it.
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    Stupid question of the week. I live in a...

    Stupid question of the week.

    I live in a condo. The hallway is carpet. Will be be pulling carpet threads up when I push the bike down the hallway with road beaten studs. I know I can just carry...
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    I use the http://www.thelettercarrier.com/ You...

    I use the
    http://www.thelettercarrier.com/
    You ship to them. pay $3 or close to that. Its 1 min from the border on the right. There are other places in that same area but I have never dealt with...
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    Thanks to all for replying. One the great...

    Thanks to all for replying.

    One the great things about living in Vancouver is the fact the border is 30mins away. I called and emailed 4 LBS. 3 told me I was looking at nearly $80 dollars each....
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    Any opinions, experience, or links reguarding...

    Any opinions, experience, or links reguarding TopContact Winter II? Hype?
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    When you lived in Vancouver did you use studded...

    When you lived in Vancouver did you use studded tires ? Its one of those one ice patch with studs will justify the purchase. I just have to make the decision to part with the cash....
    So far its...
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    Vancouver, Black Ice studded tire question.

    Another Newbie asking about studded tires:

    I live in Vancouver BC Canada. Known more for rain than anything else. However for very short periods of the year we are at or below freezing. At 5am in...
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    Hello I know this thread is old... I ride a...

    Hello

    I know this thread is old...

    I ride a Steel Wool Tweed. BB7's and is a now single speed. 23km each way. commute.
    To me disks only make sense and are the only way to go. They work well in...
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    Steel Wool Tweed

    Look up, Steel Wool Bikes.

    I have one set up as a SS. Rack mounts, Fender mounts, Disk brake mounts, Canti mounts (BOO!) eccentric bottom bracket...
    A little heavy but a plush ride for my daily...
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