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    Seriously loving my new commuter: early 90's Hard...

    Seriously loving my new commuter: early 90's Hard Rock scored on Craigslist with nice Araya wheels, just needed some TLC. Added 1.4" Michelin Wild Run'r slicks, Cascadia ATB fenders, Blackburn TRX-1...
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    Thanks very much for this info, I almost ordered...

    Thanks very much for this info, I almost ordered a set from there when you first posted about the deal, but was confused/concerned that they wouldn't easily fit a non-Thule rack based on the product...
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    That one is one-way only (down).

    That one is one-way only (down).
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    That's a really wide minimum rack width for the...

    That's a really wide minimum rack width for the Arkel, 3.15"? My rack is only ~2.5" wide at the top where it'd mount, so I guess it wouldn't work for me.
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    I really wanted to ride STP but holy **** it sold...

    I really wanted to ride STP but holy **** it sold out quick this year.
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    God I miss Portland.

    God I miss Portland.
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    3 broken spokes on a wheel is about the time when...

    3 broken spokes on a wheel is about the time when I decide to just replace the whole damn wheel. Because even after you replace those spokes, at least 1-2 more are going to snap within the next...
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    Today I came to terms with the fact that hot...

    Today I came to terms with the fact that hot weather is just not my jam. I'd rather it was 70 and cloudy, than this bull**** 90 degrees of sweat and scorching sunburn during a simple 25 minute walk...
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    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fl1AjesUXlI/U2U...

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fl1AjesUXlI/U2Uk1hYM5mI/AAAAAAAAG6M/Z7gWCs6SbAM/w880-h660-no/IMG_20140503_101735.jpg
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    I've had a few flats like that, too, from the...

    I've had a few flats like that, too, from the valve stem lower area just randomly failing. I was actually able to patch one when I really needed it, by poking a small hole in a patch and sliding it...
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    Today I discovered that my car was broken into...

    Today I discovered that my car was broken into last night. First time in 7 years of parking on the street in SF that it's happened, I never leave anything visible, so not sure why they decided to...
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    Nice yeah, I loved the first Arione I got so much...

    Nice yeah, I loved the first Arione I got so much on my main bike, that I got a second one for my commuter too.
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    Tested out my rack and loaded panniers on my FG...

    Tested out my rack and loaded panniers on my FG today. Rode out to Fort Point right at the edge of the Golden Gate bridge. My knees do not approve of this test... lower gearing definitely needed for...
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    On the east side of Angel Island looking out over...

    On the east side of Angel Island looking out over the SF bay towards Berkeley:
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    Awesome, I'm going this year too. Really good...

    Awesome, I'm going this year too. Really good lineup.
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    Put some LIT ultra-reflective sidewall tires on...

    Put some LIT ultra-reflective sidewall tires on the commuter. They are indeed astoundingly reflective, from almost every angle. Ride really nice, too. I'm very very happy with them so far.
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    Awesome, that's what I figured, just wanted to...

    Awesome, that's what I figured, just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious. Thanks!

    Luckily I did notice in some directions online to put the whole end of the retaining clip at...
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    Mixing master link parts within brand

    So, I recently installed a KMC k710 chain, and looking for a spare missing link online, the z410 one (http://www.amazon.com/KMC-Z410NP-Connect-Link-8-Inch/dp/B004JKJLU2/) is way cheaper, and ships...
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    I want to do Portland to San Francisco this...

    I want to do Portland to San Francisco this summer, maybe I could start in Seattle first and do that leg too.
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    Congrats. I grew up near Reed, amazingly weird...

    Congrats. I grew up near Reed, amazingly weird place. Prepare to join a naked ultimate frisbee league.
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    Damn, that's pretty hardcore. Kudos.

    Damn, that's pretty hardcore. Kudos.
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    +1 that's amazing -- it's almost like you had...

    +1 that's amazing -- it's almost like you had your bike flocked like some people do with their christmas trees :lol:
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    I have been wearing my thinner long legged bibs,...

    I have been wearing my thinner long legged bibs, since it has been in the mid/high 40s, and still feel it. I don't cover my knees in the 60's at all, but never had problems at those temps either, but...
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    ^ That's sexy. I just got a cheap white n+1...

    ^ That's sexy.

    I just got a cheap white n+1 for the winter months... almost done putting it together:...
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    My knees have seriously been hating the fixed...

    My knees have seriously been hating the fixed gear commuter in the cold for some reason, aching like crazy all last week. Do cold temps affect anyone else's knees/joints badly?
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