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    I really enjoy doing my own mechanic work and try...

    I really enjoy doing my own mechanic work and try to do as much of it myself as I can. Pretty much the only thing I rely on the LBS mechanics for is wheel truing. My bike just feels so much more...
  2. I bought a Trek years ago that's still my primary...

    I bought a Trek years ago that's still my primary road bike, but all that's left of it that's "Trek" is the frame. All the Bontrager parts that came on it I've replaced because they either wore out...
  3. I'm doing my second half-iron distance in June,...

    I'm doing my second half-iron distance in June, and doing IRONMAN Canada in August.
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    I take it daily, but I'm a vegetarian that only...

    I take it daily, but I'm a vegetarian that only occasionally eats fish, so it's how I make sure I'm getting my omega essential fats. You need to get your essential fats, you don't need to get them...
  5. I bought a Continental trainer tire; biggest...

    I bought a Continental trainer tire; biggest difference is it grips the trainer flywheel better than the tire I had on there before (a fairly worn Specialized Mondo). The Mondo would slip a bit when...
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    I've got a solarium in my apartment. I close both...

    I've got a solarium in my apartment. I close both entrances from the apartment and leave the solarium's external window open, so the temperature matches outside. That's as close to riding the trainer...
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    I suggest you read what I'm actually complaining...

    I suggest you read what I'm actually complaining about.

    Me: Gatorskins suck, they're way too hard to put on a rim and I really struggle to do it. Is there a decent tire that's easier to put...
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    Man eagle eyes too?! What kind of super human are...

    Man eagle eyes too?! What kind of super human are you?

    I totally didn't see that 3mm strand of wire coming, nor did I see the pebble sized pieces of glass, but those things must stick out like...
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    Holy **** this man is a genius. ...

    Holy **** this man is a genius.

    http://wallbike.com/blog/2010/05/24/mounting-a-marathon-plus/

    No matter what new tires I decide on, I'm getting some god damned toe straps to carry in my bag...
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    I guess you ride in the land of safety with...

    I guess you ride in the land of safety with marshmallow roads and nothing is sharp, and you probably have grizzly bear hands.

    I pulled a piece of wire out of my tire this morning, and two pieces...
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    Tire recommendations

    I currently have Continental Gatorskins and they're the worst tire I've ever used in my entire life. I can't believe how difficult they are to put on and take off. Had to deal with that crap a few...
  12. I went and watched this year and signed up in...

    I went and watched this year and signed up in person. Waited in line for 5 hours Monday morning, as I had heard it typically sells out and there aren't any spots online. I'm looking forward to it,...
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    I'm in Vancouver, so the ocean is cold pretty...

    I'm in Vancouver, so the ocean is cold pretty much all year round, but bearable on the hottest summer days. I am planning on swimming in some really nice local lakes throughout the summer, but...
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    Swimming Workouts

    I'm currently training for a half IRONMAN this summer. Last fall I completed a six week swimming lesson course and since January I have been swimming twice a week for 45 minutes each night. I've been...
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    I was in my LBS the other day looking at some...

    I was in my LBS the other day looking at some Profile bars, I can't remember which ones but they were the "S" bend kind. I took them off the shelf and held them how you would on the bike and I liked...
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    Choosing Aerobars

    I'm planning on doing some triathlons this year and I've been thinking about putting some aerobars on my bicycle for the bike ride. A friend of mine recently bought a pair and said they were quite...
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    http://www.fixedvancouver.com/pics/cone1.jpg...

    http://www.fixedvancouver.com/pics/cone1.jpg
    http://www.fixedvancouver.com/pics/cone2.jpg

    Looks like I'll be replacing both cones.
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    Awesome. Thanks for the help! Now if I'm going...

    Awesome. Thanks for the help!

    Now if I'm going to spend a bunch of time cleaning bearings I'm thinking I might as well re-pack my rear wheel while I'm at it.

    Does the rear wheel also use a 17mm...
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    Shimano R550 Wheel Repair

    My front wheel makes a grinding noise and vibrates pretty bad when I spin it. There's no visible damage on the outside so I'm thinking the bearings are worn out (or possibly worse).

    So I was...
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    I don't like team jersey's unless it's a...

    I don't like team jersey's unless it's a team/club/organization I'm actually a part of. I like the plain solid color jersey's from MEC (like REI but in Canada).

    This is my club's jersey:
    ...
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    http://www.fixedvancouver.com/pics/F595TM.jpg

    http://www.fixedvancouver.com/pics/F595TM.jpg
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    I bought their Electron track frame, mostly...

    I bought their Electron track frame, mostly because I loved how it looked and I could get it through my shop cheap but I'm happy with it.
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    I'm 5' 7" with a 79.5cm inseam and I currently...

    I'm 5' 7" with a 79.5cm inseam and I currently ride a 54cm Trek. The next bike I get I'm going to go slightly smaller though so that the top tube is roughly 54cm.
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    I would say that compared to other sports cycling...

    I would say that compared to other sports cycling does require a fairly high income. On top of the cost of equipment clubs have membership fees, racing has not only fees per race but also the cost of...
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    Usually around 100-110. Unless I'm climbing I...

    Usually around 100-110. Unless I'm climbing I tend to stay well above 90.
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