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  1. Thread: Please Help!

    by sstorkel
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    You may or may not need a steel skewer. My Kurt...

    You may or may not need a steel skewer. My Kurt Kinetic trainer included a skewer that fits perfectly into the "cups" used to secure the bike. I could also have used the skewer that came with my...
  2. I spent about 8 weeks training hard for my ride...

    I spent about 8 weeks training hard for my ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles via the Pacific Coast Route. I did a credit card tour, so my load was pretty light: 23lb bike, 5lbs water, and 23lbs...
  3. I used to think that I needed pedals with a lot...

    I used to think that I needed pedals with a lot of float. Bought expensive Look pedals with adjustable float and still ended up with knee pain at the end of long (50+ mile) rides. When I started...
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    The mileage may be the same, but the ride isn't....

    The mileage may be the same, but the ride isn't. I've yet to see a trainer that, for example, attempted to simulate wind resistance or allowed the bike to coast for very long. There are some that can...
  5. What month (and year) did you ride? Since the OP...

    What month (and year) did you ride? Since the OP is talking about March of 2015, tourist traffic might not be too bad. Unfortunately, every Maui guidebook in the world mentions how wonderful the Road...
  6. I love Maui, but you couldn't pay me to bicycle...

    I love Maui, but you couldn't pay me to bicycle down the winding, narrow, tourist-choked road to Hana. Attempting the drive in a car was awful enough. Choking on exhaust fumes and dodging cars more...
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    Feel free to wash gloves with leather palms....

    Feel free to wash gloves with leather palms. Here's what you do, according to the Old World craftsman who custom-made my uber-expensive leather motorcycle racing suit and the gloves that accompanied...
  8. I ride for 50 minutes at lunch 3-5 times a week...

    I ride for 50 minutes at lunch 3-5 times a week when the weather is nice.
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    If you mean the Garmin Forerunner 610, you're out...

    If you mean the Garmin Forerunner 610, you're out of luck. Any bike computer that uses a rear-wheel speed sensor can be used to track mileage on the trainer, however. That said, there's no...
  10. If your friend is truly looking for a vintage...

    If your friend is truly looking for a vintage steel bike, he shouldn't have any problems. Light-weight, ultra-thin steel tubes are a relatively modern invention. Even modern light-weight frames...
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    I'm currently using a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine...

    I'm currently using a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine with TrainerRoad and Sufferfest videos.
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    For 2015, the only Synapse that comes with Tiagra...

    For 2015, the only Synapse that comes with Tiagra is the aluminum Synapse Tiagra Disc 6, which retails for $1300. The Synapse Carbon 6 now has 105 components and retails for $2060. Specialized and...
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    +1 I use Shimano SPD pedals and Specialized...

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    I use Shimano SPD pedals and Specialized BG Comp MTB shoes on my road bike, touring bike, rigid mountain bike, and full-suspension mountain bike. Having one pair of shoes that works...
  14. Thread: Again

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    I think it's important not to be too obsessive...

    I think it's important not to be too obsessive about weighing yourself. The scale is just one number and it's one that's guaranteed to change from day to day; that's just a fact of life. My weight...
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    Sticky: Ultegra Di2 with power kit for $1045...

    Ultegra Di2 with power kit for $1045 is the one that caught my eye. I just ordered one!

    FYI, the included power kit comes with an internal battery and assumes internal wiring. The included cables...
  16. Thread: Again

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    I've lost 55lbs of weight and have kept it off...

    I've lost 55lbs of weight and have kept it off for the better part of six years. You've listed 2 of the 3 things that I think were critical to my success.

    The most important thing for me was your...
  17. Doubt it. Most carbon frames ship with seatpost...

    Doubt it. Most carbon frames ship with seatpost clamps without an offset slot. As long as you don't over-tighten the clamp, you won't have any problems.
  18. I used one for a while on a steel frame that...

    I used one for a while on a steel frame that didn't have upper rack bosses. It worked fine and the install looked better than using P-clamps. Should work fine on a carbon frame provided you don't...
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    Since you want tubeless, perhaps you should look...

    Since you want tubeless, perhaps you should look at Stan's ZTR Flow EX rims? They bill them as "the strongest, fastest rolling, and best sealing tubeless rim available for 26-inch, 29-inch and 650b...
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    Lots of people who run tubeless carry a spare...

    Lots of people who run tubeless carry a spare tube for just this sort of situation...
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    I think this is only true if you get a good...

    I think this is only true if you get a good coach. Most are pretty mediocre in my experience...
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    My two previous purchases of the regular-leg...

    My two previous purchases of the regular-leg FI.Mille both included the detergent...
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    FYI, I ordered a pair of Assos FI.Mille bibs from...

    FYI, I ordered a pair of Assos FI.Mille bibs from the Factory Outlet on November 20th at 11pm and selected the $7.50 FedEx priority shipping option. The bibs shipped on Friday, November 21st and...
  24. Castelli has the best leg bands in the business....

    Castelli has the best leg bands in the business. I've tried Gore, Assos, PI, and other high-end brands and Castelli beats them all for comfort. That said, their sizing runs decidedly small (for the...
  25. Agreed. The last wheelset I built cost me $815....

    Agreed. The last wheelset I built cost me $815. Kinlin XR-270 rims, DT Swiss spokes (28f/32r), DT brass nipples... and a PowerTap G3 rear hub with matching PowerTap front hub! I think the weight came...
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