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    I reached two of my goals this year. The first,...

    I reached two of my goals this year. The first, my first century,the Tour of the Unknown Coast in NorCal in May with 9300' climbing much of it in the last 20 miles. It started in a cold steady rain...
  2. My experience as well. Between my three bikes and...

    My experience as well. Between my three bikes and 2&1/2 years riding, about 15 rear, 1 front. Perhaps it has to do with more weight on the back
  3. I've got about 6000m in two years on my front...

    I've got about 6000m in two years on my front gatorskin and bought the bike used so don't know how many miles it had from the previous owner. It still looks good although seems to be drying out as...
  4. I have one bike with BB7s,a Salsa Vaya and a...

    I have one bike with BB7s,a Salsa Vaya and a steel Seven w/ultegra rim brakes. I take exception to the above generalization. I worked building construction for over 30 years and worked my hands hard...
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    I didn't think I'd like the bar ends with...

    I didn't think I'd like the bar ends with friction front that came with my Vaya ,being used to indexed shifting and flawless front derailleur shifting with my Ultegra 9sp triple setup but have been...
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    The shop was clear, no trade-ins and I've no...

    The shop was clear, no trade-ins and I've no problem with that. I think it was a bike that wasn't selling and thus expendable. They're a small shop without a huge inventory. I do a lot of business...
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    I forgot about that military lottery. I got #321...

    I forgot about that military lottery. I got #321 so did win that one too. Might have been dead as well...
  8. Just checked spesh's 2014 catalog, and Roubaix...

    Just checked spesh's 2014 catalog, and Roubaix with sora lists for 1800. I'd think perhaps even better deals should be had for a leftover 2014. $2300 would get you the 105 level.
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    Maybe it's about time to loose this thread. I...

    Maybe it's about time to loose this thread. I think my peddle just got lose.
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    Won a bike at a raffle this week!

    One of our local lbs's which is also a full outdoor adventure store had a raffle for a new bike this past week as part of their annual 25% off everything in the store sale. The person manning the...
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    I'll reply as a Sectuer owner to the pricing....

    I'll reply as a Sectuer owner to the pricing. Mine is a 2012 comp with sram apex not offered anymore but it's a great bike. It's a few levels above the Sectuer sport which appears to have a list of...
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    Prologo scratch pro 143 on my fast bike and Selle...

    Prologo scratch pro 143 on my fast bike and Selle Anatomica on my all around/tourer. Took 5 tries for my fast bike. Used the Scratch pro for a 4 day ride down the Oregon coast this past summer,...
  13. I've got the same problem with my MS 9sp bar ends...

    I've got the same problem with my MS 9sp bar ends which came with my Salsa Vaya. It was real bad from the factory and we found the derailleur hanger needed straightening. It helped but I still have...
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    I wanted a rounder profile and found it with the...

    I wanted a rounder profile and found it with the Prologo scratch pro, available in 130 and 143 which I got. Prologo makes three levels of profile with the Scratch pro the roundset. it's also narrow...
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    It happened to me while test riding a salsa Vaya...

    It happened to me while test riding a salsa Vaya from one of my local LBSs. 38s and 45 deg crossing of old tracks that were barely above grade and down I went bruising left knee and shoulder. The...
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    While doing the Oregon coast this summer we met a...

    While doing the Oregon coast this summer we met a German couple, mid 50's maybe, going from Seattle to SF. He was carrying 88lbs including a large portion of his wife's gear as she was suffering...
  17. Will be doing a 5 day tour down the Oregon coast...

    Will be doing a 5 day tour down the Oregon coast in a week an a half and picked up a 20x72X 3" Neo air trekker and the same size in Nemo's version. The Nemo has a slight raised pillow section. My...
  18. I've had a similar issue with a salsa vaya with...

    I've had a similar issue with a salsa vaya with microshift 9sp bar ends, deore rear derailleur. Middle front chainring and the smallest rear cogs. It feels like there is excess play in the indexed...
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    Another thumbs up for the specialized insoles....

    Another thumbs up for the specialized insoles. Three thicknesses of arch support and a device to stand on that makes an impression of your foot. Mine showed the middle size and it was spot on. This...
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    Salsa Vaya is a great all arounder.

    Salsa Vaya is a great all arounder.
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    My first century of any kind. My previous best...

    My first century of any kind. My previous best was last years same ride, metric version with a bit less than 3000 ft climbing. My longest training ride this season as 52 mi with around 4000'...
  22. I had issues when I was learning on hard hills...

    I had issues when I was learning on hard hills and new to being clipped in when I couldn't get the front to shift under load fast enough and was going slow enough that came close to falling. I almost...
  23. You might give a look at Salsa Vaya, an attempt...

    You might give a look at Salsa Vaya, an attempt an a heavy duty all arounder. Mine was about 25lbs from the factory.It's nimble feeling for a fairly heavy bike and meets all your listed requirements...
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    It definitely helps for sure! I've had a long...

    It definitely helps for sure! I've had a long term goal of Haleakela but right now the 36m descent seems like the hardest part given my cold little braking hands lol
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    Thanks Al! I did a ride report in this forum...

    Thanks Al! I did a ride report in this forum earlier if interested. Think you made a good call.
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