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    frame materials

    Looking for a comparison between aluminum vs carbon vs steel vs titanium frames for big guys like myself (6'3" - 225). I'm curious about the ride and responsiveness of each as I have only ridden an...
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    Do you see this purchase as something that may happen again in the future? Also, any thoughts on weight limits with this particular frame (I'm #225lb)? Thanks.
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    Here in northern Maine, I had several instances...

    Here in northern Maine, I had several instances where I had to slow to avoid a moose which had wandered into the road or was standing on the edge.
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    50 minutes - 6 days per week: maintain a cadence...

    50 minutes - 6 days per week: maintain a cadence of 88 to 97 in a variety of gears. I've been averaging about 18 miles per outing. Good/bad I don't know - but I know I'm getting a good workout.
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    Animals - by Nickelback

    Animals - by Nickelback
  6. Boneless chicken breast - I put some fat free...

    Boneless chicken breast - I put some fat free dressing (french, ranch, catalina) or frank's hot sauce, and bake it in the oven. That is my standby.
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    I'm stuck riding inside this time of year - until...

    I'm stuck riding inside this time of year - until mid to late April. My motivation regarding food is simple: how long am I going to have to spin to work off whatever I pick up. You'd be amazed to...
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    Carbon Solis Nitro

    Anyone had any experience with the carbon Solis Nitro frame/fork? I'm looking at one right now that is available for $1000. Otherwise any other suggestions on carbon frames...
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    Unfortunately, if you live in northern Maine...

    Unfortunately, if you live in northern Maine (currently -12) riding outside isn't an option - probably until early to mid-April. The trainer is a necessary evil if you want to maintain some level of...
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    I use the Ultegra pedals - they provide a nice...

    I use the Ultegra pedals - they provide a nice sized platform to eliminate hot spots.
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    It's -13 here in northern Maine right now, with an expected high of -5 tomorrow. I wear cycling shorts and a t-shirt...... for my trainer. No amount of layers enough. On the other hand, to cross...
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    Bottom line - eat less, exercise more. Great job!

    Bottom line - eat less, exercise more. Great job!
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    Check your rims - if it is every time there may...

    Check your rims - if it is every time there may be something pinching or cutting your tube. Maybe an issue with a spoke?
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    Here in Northern Maine, the trainer is your best...

    Here in Northern Maine, the trainer is your best friend. Tonight temps in the minus teens - tomorrow's high is supposed to be about -5. No possibility outside. I envy all of the year round riders....
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    Go to www.goblackbears.com for all kinds of...

    Go to www.goblackbears.com for all kinds of merchandise.
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    Karbona parts

    Anyone know anything about Karbona parts? I picked up a karbona carbon seat post very reasonable, along with two carbon water bottle cages. When I went to their website to look at their other...
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    My Ultegra screw up

    I am outfitting a new bike with ultegra components and I now have two parts that I need to swap out (see the trades thread). I have a new 6603 Ultegra triple crank with 172.5 arms and I actually...
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    Sticky: I have a new Ultegra 6603 triple crank that is...

    I have a new Ultegra 6603 triple crank that is 172.5; I need a new Ultegra triple crank that is 175


    Crank could be bought for $185 if no trades available and then I will buy what I should have...
  19. Thread: 700x23 v. 25

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    Can you use the same tube with either tire (23...

    Can you use the same tube with either tire (23 and 25)? What tubes would you recommend? I just bought Mavic Open Pro tires with Dura Ace hubs and haven't yet bought tubes or tires for them (new...
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    03 TCR 1 (alloy) derailleur question

    Anyone out there with a Giant TCR 1 alloy frame/bike know which size front derailleur it takes. I can get a braze on, but I need to know which size adaptor clamp to buy. I'm building an 03 frame ...
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    I was flipping through the guide last night, and...

    I was flipping through the guide last night, and saw that the show was on. It was very good. It's nice to hear about the charitable things that these guys are doing.
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    Sticky: After much searching, I purchased Mavic Open Pro...

    After much searching, I purchased Mavic Open Pro wheelset w/dura ace hub. Hopefully, they will be a solid training wheelset. With shipping they were $330 from Performance. Next step, advice please...
  23. How would you rate the Mavic Cosmos as a training...

    How would you rate the Mavic Cosmos as a training wheelset? They aren't too expensive.
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    What can you tell me about the Cane Creek...

    What can you tell me about the Cane Creek Aerohead SG's that Supergo sells? They list for $450 but are on sale right now for about $230? Are the Open Pros a good choice for a heavy rider? (225 lbs)
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    Does anyone have any experience with the Cane...

    Does anyone have any experience with the Cane Creek Aerohead SGs? Supergo lists them for $229 a pair on sale (regularly $450). I am building a new bike and am looking for a good wheelset that will...
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