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  1. I think we can all agree on that! :thumb:

    I think we can all agree on that! :thumb:
  2. All kinds of options for how to get started as...

    All kinds of options for how to get started as mentioned above; but I'd be REAL worried about that nice bike or parts from it getting stolen while left locked up. Have you considered looking for a...
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    The bikes depicted so far in this thread fully...

    The bikes depicted so far in this thread fully fit the term "classic" and hence definitely are not out of place in this forum. :thumb:
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    Just an update that I've been for a few rides (a...

    Just an update that I've been for a few rides (a couple of workouts plus one commute) since I got the build finished a few weeks ago, but haven't had time to post in the mean time.
    The Ultegra SIS...
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    I'm sorry, I didn't deliberately ignore your...

    I'm sorry, I didn't deliberately ignore your post; it must have been a busy week back then.
    My memory must have failed me when I wrote 4x. Depending whether you are looking at the difference in...
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    Double butted spokes are a good solution, as...

    Double butted spokes are a good solution, as explained above. The only downside I see is, during the maintenance phase (i.e. re-trueing) of a previously built wheel, the thin part of the spoke tends...
  7. I call 'em as I see 'em :innocent:

    I call 'em as I see 'em :innocent:
  8. I agree with Mrs. PB... anybody that rides...

    I agree with Mrs. PB... anybody that rides Biopace is obviously an idiot! :D j/k ;)



    Good job auchencrow, keep it up! :thumb:


    Impressive summary Robbie. Are you a closet social...
  9. ...Nope, I'm a 1 driver family with 3 cars and N...

    ...Nope, I'm a 1 driver family with 3 cars and N bikes! :D
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    +1 Danscomp will get you what your need for a...

    +1 Danscomp will get you what your need for a great price, if it's in their repertory.
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    What happened to the velodrome near Polo Park,...

    What happened to the velodrome near Polo Park, that was constructed for the 1970[?] Pan-Am games?
    I remember when I was a teenager with my first non-crap 10-speed, getting on the track and racing...
  12. I've gone through some iterations on my several...

    I've gone through some iterations on my several commuting bikes, tending towards putting as much of the payload as feasible on the front. Assuming conventional low slung front panniers, that helps...
  13. I had that 50/50 multi-modal gig for a while. It...

    I had that 50/50 multi-modal gig for a while. It was actually pretty sweet. 11 mi on the rail trail from my house to the logical switch point, where the trail veered off in the wrong direction. ...
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    Thanks for the info and the link. I see with...

    Thanks for the info and the link. I see with that combination that you were able to configure the spacers to eliminate most of the dish.
    My ideal low-dish wheel build would be based on an-extra...
  15. Just wondering out loud here, does "outperform"...

    Just wondering out loud here, does "outperform" mean something besides less effort needed to squeeze the brake levers for the same stopping force?
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    :thumb: I would love to build a wheel like that....

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    I would love to build a wheel like that. Can you post more details about the wheel (in a new thread, if necessary)? Alternatives you considered with a similar outcome would be be...
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    Just curious, why -25 for commuting? ...seems a...

    Just curious, why -25 for commuting? ...seems a bit extreme (on the small side). -28 is too large for your bike?... in which case, maybe your bike is a bit extreme for commuting ...just sayin' ;)
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  18. If your braking system has enough stopping force...

    If your braking system has enough stopping force to lock up either wheel with reasonable effort, while having good modulation feel between zero stopping force and maximum, then it is perfectly...
  19. FWIW, I was fairly fit when I moved from the...

    FWIW, I was fairly fit when I moved from the lowlands to CO, and never noticed any acclimatization period.
  20. Quite right, in the colder months, I would set...

    Quite right, in the colder months, I would set out with my Gore Tex Windstopper outer garment, and often times, about 15 min into the ride, as the sun came up (as it usually does in CO), remove that...
  21. I've not experienced any issues with "tweaking"...

    I've not experienced any issues with "tweaking" per se, but on some setups (I have 3 bikes/4 wheelsets currently with Ultra-six/friction), there are some "shy" cogs, i.e. that the chain likes to skip...
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    Good call, I didn't think of that. I'll need to...

    Good call, I didn't think of that. I'll need to do some analysis to work out what the stress reversals might look like due to differential thermal expansion.

    Another good call. No further...
  23. Not an option for me... when I go all out and...

    Not an option for me... when I go all out and don't get caught by too many lights, my ride is already 35 min. If I were to slow down sigificantly, the bike commuting equation loses its appeal, as...
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    I rarely use more than a single rear pannier (I...

    I rarely use more than a single rear pannier (I put as much load as practical on the front wheel first), but I've never noticed any issues with the offset load. I guess the bike self-corrects... ;)
  25. A few years ago, I commuted 13 miles each way...

    A few years ago, I commuted 13 miles each way between Ft. Collins & Loveland on most days for over a year (before I changed jobs and moved out of state); but I resorted to motor vehicle travel on the...
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