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  1. Just an update... Free custom pint glass with...

    Just an update...
    Free custom pint glass with the first 75 registrants, long sleeve shirt, free beer and chili afterwards.
    Hope to see people out!
    www.gastoncountycyclists.com
  2. 22nd Annual Polar Bear - Gaston County Cyclists (Charlotte, NC)...

    Hello,
    Our 22nd Annual Polar Bear is getting geared up for Saturday Jan 3rd, starting at 10am. Three route options, Chili, Beer, and a good ride! If you are in the Charlotte region, or Greenville...
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    So on that note, what WOULD people like to see...

    So on that note, what WOULD people like to see from their local cycling club?
    Competitions, socials, discounts, racing dues, equipment to borrow, etc.

    I'd like to know as to grow a club, or keep...
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    We have ~150 members, and our dues are $15/yr and...

    We have ~150 members, and our dues are $15/yr and increasing to $20.
    What you get for the $ is:
    10% off at the LBS
    Picnics, grilling, christmas party, bike social
    Tent space at the pro-crit
    Kit...
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    I have a 2010 Lapierre Xelius 800 FDJ version. ...

    I have a 2010 Lapierre Xelius 800 FDJ version. It is stiff, and most are correct, you wont see them here in the US. One thing to note... Do yourself a favor and buy a replacement rear derailleur...
  6. Anyone seen a rear facing camera that would work...

    Anyone seen a rear facing camera that would work "better" than the Fly6. There are plenty cameras on the market, but I specifically want one to record while I'm riding that is rear facing to catch...
  7. Thread: Coconut oil?

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    I switched to the Queen Helene cream this year...

    I switched to the Queen Helene cream this year and am very satisfied. Plus any overage can be used on your dry patches elsewhere, and it smells great
  8. There is a real science behind it, based on a...

    There is a real science behind it, based on a multitude of fields such as Submarines, Underground Mining, Medicine, Arctic Circle work, etc. Basically anything that involves the loss of sunlight to...
  9. There is a whole bunch of literature on night...

    There is a whole bunch of literature on night shift, circadian rhythm, flipping from nights to days, sleep schedule advancement, anchor sleep, etc. If you are going to do this long term, you...
  10. I work only nights and it's very tough to be...

    I work only nights and it's very tough to be fresh. Your body doesn't release the same levels of hormones at the times you need, your eating cycle is off, and training becomes difficult.
    I wake up...
  11. ...I had chased down a lone lead rider off the...

    ...I had chased down a lone lead rider off the front and caught him, but blew up on the climb, and went out the back. I was caught literally on the KOM line by the ladies. My big problem was I...
  12. Question regarding being held behind another group...

    At a race this weekend there were several groups racing at the same time (Cat3, 4/5's, and 5's as well as woman's pro/1/2). I got out the back near the KOM and was caught by the 3 leaders of the...
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    ...I sanded down my old aluminum frame, and...

    ...I sanded down my old aluminum frame, and rattle canned a base white layer (after primer). Light sanding. Then I took an old coffee table book of vintage ski posters (The Art of Skiing), cut them...
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    do you have a link to the vendor? Thx!

    do you have a link to the vendor?
    Thx!
  15. Thanks Demon I have a stages PM and want to swap...

    Thanks Demon
    I have a stages PM and want to swap it btw bikes as well as crank arm lengths (172.5 to 175)... Nothing from a performance standpoint :-) Apparently there is no adapter for the old...
  16. Bottom Bracket/Crankset Swap Question(s)...

    Hello,
    I have this 1999 specialized allez sport and want to swap out the crankset with a newer hollowtech II version.

    From what I can tell, the specs are Bottom Bracket is 118mm spindle BB Shell...
  17. ..sorry, Hollowtech II is correct...

    ..sorry, Hollowtech II is correct...
  18. Shimano Hollowtech (stages) crank arm to TruVativ crankset? FSA Gossamer?Adapter?...

    Hello,
    So I have the following problem:
    Bike 1: Road bike with Shimano Ultegra crankset (hollowtech) with my stages PM on the non-drive side (my "regular" bike)
    Bike 2: Road bike with TruVativ...
  19. yes. you need the tool. I found this after...

    yes. you need the tool. I found this after buying a new stages PM and after a lot of research determined its best. Most bike shops carry it as the tail end of the BB wrench (park tool bbt-9, i...
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    67mph off the top of Mt. Mitchell, NC. Pretty...

    67mph off the top of Mt. Mitchell, NC. Pretty stupid looking back. Definitely keeping it under 40 from here on out.... definitely stupid.
  21. I went from the Shimano Ultegra 6600SL (Gray) to...

    I went from the Shimano Ultegra 6600SL (Gray) to the Shimano 105 5700/5750 (Silver).
    The color "silver" is lighter, but they do not offer a SL Gray color anyway (on any of the models) in 175.
    They...
  22. Ordered Mine March 18th Shipped April 1st (I...

    Ordered Mine March 18th
    Shipped April 1st (I chose cheapest shipping)
    Arrived April 7th (from CO to NC)

    Specs:
    Shimano 105, Gray, 175mm
  23. ...sure, we were riding in paceline on Sunday...

    ...sure, we were riding in paceline on Sunday with a strong tailwind, going ~30+mph and the lead rider missed a turn and sat up, rider in front of me grabbed his brakes, and I rode up onto his rear...
  24. Thanks everyone. I'll work on just getting the...

    Thanks everyone. I'll work on just getting the front wheel, and chucking the broken one. Eventually I'll save up for another "good" set, although it's hard to pay $$$, when the engine still needs...
  25. Front Wheel Broken... Replace? Repair? Buy wheelset?

    Hello,
    I managed to wreck my front wheel, pulling 4 spokes through the eyelets of the hub, and bending the rim (or warping it with lack of 4 spoke tension).
    Question I have is:
    1. Trash the whole...
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