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    I switch from my SPD to other pedals for snow/ice...

    I switch from my SPD to other pedals for snow/ice rides.
    Some good winter pedals: CB Candy, Time ATAC, Look Quartz, any pedal w/an open design to help bust out/shed the ice/snow.
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    Hard to prevent, other than never dismounting. I...

    Hard to prevent, other than never dismounting.
    I keep one of these handy on all rides in the winter time to clear my cleats before hopping back on:...
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=389236&d=1403624506
    HT = Oh, joy!
    Gravel grinder = Hell no!


    *In before the move from MTB to road.
  4. There's a road riding forum? Is it as...

    There's a road riding forum?

    Is it as "exciting" as actual road riding? :innocent:
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    Weight is always irrelevant.

    Weight is always irrelevant.
  6. Based on what you wrote about where you'll be...

    Based on what you wrote about where you'll be riding the bike, your best bet is a cross bike.
    Here's the only one in your price range.

    Save up to 60% off new Road Bikes - Gravity Liberty 2 | Save...
  7. Your plan is doable, but you won't like it. I...

    Your plan is doable, but you won't like it.

    I spent a bit of time in CHNC, and rode Duke Forest lots on a cross bike, but I've been MTB-ing for many moons. For someone new to it, you'll want...
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    You might wanna run the front brake hose inside...

    You might wanna run the front brake hose inside the fork leg to avoid slashing/ripping it open on a rock.
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycling-velodrome-racing-training-area/810429-track-bike-sizing.html
    ...
  10. Most excellent, I've had one around since 2006 &...

    Most excellent, I've had one around since 2006 & love it!
    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img845/1121/0130jpak1.jpg
    My winter bike mainly, as well as for the mellow dirt trails.
  11. I'm pretty sure I want to go single-speed. Yes,...

    I'm pretty sure I want to go single-speed.
    Yes, you do.

    I'm pretty sure I want hard-tail, steel. I love steel and I love simplicity.
    Again, Yes. My buddy Joe loves his Fargo for all sorts of...
  12. Bath salts are a helluva drug.

    Bath salts are a helluva drug.
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    All depends on what you want from a SS MTB, your...

    All depends on what you want from a SS MTB, your level of experience/desire in tinkering around.
    If the dropouts are horizontal, it's be extremely easy/cheap to do.
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    Poll: About 45#...

    About 45#
    http://img199.imagevenue.com/aAfkjfp01fo1i-4719/loc40/975134915_IMG_20140911_150240_229_122_40lo.jpg
    :thumb:
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    Winter riding is here 417874

    Winter riding is here
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  16. As the kids say, 'tite gapz bro'

    As the kids say, 'tite gapz bro'
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    Sticky: ^ Killing 2 birds w/one stone: register cyclists...

    ^ Killing 2 birds w/one stone: register cyclists & get them helmet-ed. :twitchy:
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    Hope that FS survives!

    Hope that FS survives!
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    SS MTB? My fleet back in 2006: 2006 Karate...

    SS MTB?

    My fleet back in 2006: 2006 Karate Monkey, 2001 Instigator (my 1st SS MTB), 1988 Ventoux
    http://photos1.blogger.com/x/blogger/2576/2634/1600/439551/2006.12.20%203PsOS%20SANY0003.jpg
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    I always take a spin & really get on the pedals...

    I always take a spin & really get on the pedals to be sure the cog is as tight as it will go, then go back & re-tighten the lock ring.
    I learned to always do this after I made this mistake when I...
  21. Thread: Ride Pics

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    Almost lost it on the snowy wood. Had to go back...

    Almost lost it on the snowy wood. Had to go back to get evidence of my mad skillz.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNQRqAoT-2c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNQRqAoT-2c
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    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Iir9LDSl7qI/R4uwCClxplI/...

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Iir9LDSl7qI/R4uwCClxplI/AAAAAAAAKTo/XLtxQhrnmrA/s400/NEVER+GET+OUT+3a.jpg
    ....or never unclip from your pedal. ;)

    But, if you must, I have one of these handy during all...
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    I've had the best luck w/Time ATAC and Look...

    I've had the best luck w/Time ATAC and Look Quartz.

    Other open designs would also work well; Candys, Eggbeaters, etc...
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    $237 for a 25# vehicle, and $23,700 for a 2,500#...

    $237 for a 25# vehicle, and $23,700 for a 2,500# vehicle would make me believe it's based on safety.
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