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    13 or so miles. Took the 16 cog that my new...

    13 or so miles. Took the 16 cog that my new fixed/singlespeed came with (it's a BD special) and replaced it with an 18 . Those dudes put the cog and lockring both on with red threadlocker! I had...
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    Rear wheels with an offset for the spoke holes...

    Rear wheels with an offset for the spoke holes are awfully nice, I think, because they let you build a wheel with more even spoke tension on the drive vs non drive side.
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    Torrey Pines Hilton up to Oceanside and back. ...

    Torrey Pines Hilton up to Oceanside and back. This on my skidmark brown Surly Karate Monkey with an 8-speed Shimano Nexus internally geared hub. Platform pedals, north road bars, the whole nine...
  4. Thread: How Far?

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    24 in, and 26 back. Once or twice a week, trying...

    24 in, and 26 back. Once or twice a week, trying to get it up to 3x.
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    The trick is to be carefully persistent about...

    The trick is to be carefully persistent about getting the removal tool in, and to use the QR or something to help hold the tool engaged when you wrench at it. Spraying some WD-40 or something around...
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    I've been well pleased with College Park Bikes,...

    I've been well pleased with College Park Bikes, although I haven't been there since Chad-the-manager left.
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    Big bikes, cases, and Southwest Airlines.

    I ride big frames (64cm and 67cm) and in a month or so I'm planning on an extended business trip and I'd like to take a bike along.

    1) Are most cases likely to fit frames that size? I don't want...
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    I thought a 'carbon' bike meant that it had a...

    I thought a 'carbon' bike meant that it had a carbon fiber frame and fork. Not that it had EVERY SINGLE THING MADE OF CARBON FIBER. But that's just me.
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    With headsets especially, it's so that the...

    With headsets especially, it's so that the bearings that are there will circulate around the race, and not settle into one spot and brinnel depressions into the race. When wheels roll around the...
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    In Anne Arundel County, Maryland, I have an onion...

    In Anne Arundel County, Maryland, I have an onion to hand out, but folks'll have to pm me to hear about it. But day-amn.

    In PG County, Maryland, I hand out an orchid to College Park bikes next to...
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    Crap, the way I look at it its that the toolios...

    Crap, the way I look at it its that the toolios are an advantage, because I can come to place X, unknown, chat, drop of a sixpack of good beer with kind regards to all their help AFTER paying for...
  12. Well, look, if you're going to do that kind of...

    Well, look, if you're going to do that kind of thing, it's ok, as long as you do it on just one of your bikes. That's my point of view.
  13. Thread: 6'3" frame size

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    I have a 99cm bike inseam - that's almost 39". ...

    I have a 99cm bike inseam - that's almost 39". But, I'm only 6'6" and change. As a result, I'm reasonably comfortable on a 63cm CAAD8 frame, with the longest threadless stem with the most rise that...
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    I have two bikes with left hand front braking and...

    I have two bikes with left hand front braking and one bike with right hand front braking. No problems here; I think I may like right-front better.
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    Well, I'm sorry you have such difficulty. :)

    Well, I'm sorry you have such difficulty. :)
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    Well, that's where my shifters go, so damn, no...

    Well, that's where my shifters go, so damn, no damping for me.
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    I think a lot depends on the shop. anecdote,...

    I think a lot depends on the shop.

    anecdote, blah blah blah warning, whatever:

    I bought a '06 R700 with Shimano R5?0 wheelset from a LBS near to where I lived. Before the 1 year warrantee on...
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    I may have given it a pass myself if I had been...

    I may have given it a pass myself if I had been able to fit a conventional production frame like a Surly Pacer, say. OTOH, I know I'll have this bike when I die and they put me in the cardboard box,...
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    The man's also smart enough to have frames in big...

    The man's also smart enough to have frames in big and small sizes. Word is that he's pretty fast, too.

    I think what offends some people so much about Rivendell is that Rivendell is elaborately...
  20. Maintain? Newton sez no.

    Maintain? Newton sez no.
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    this is like the pic-free wheelie thread. Nathan...

    this is like the pic-free wheelie thread. Nathan fabian wheelie pic plz. tx.
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    Frame sizing should, IMVHO, be aligned with...

    Frame sizing should, IMVHO, be aligned with riding goals.

    Competition riding goals may be better suited to smaller frames.

    Non-competition riding goals are probably suited to bigger frames.
    ...
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    Poll: +1 I cut my teeth making a commute from South...

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    I cut my teeth making a commute from South Hills to an outfit along McCorkle ave. The carriage trail, bridge road, etc, they're like, well, normal riding.
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    This thread is completely INCOMPLETE until it's...

    This thread is completely INCOMPLETE until it's clear

    what NATHAN FABIAN and Rwhatever/whateverwhatever think about it.
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    I have a lazy, long distance mindset. It's...

    I have a lazy, long distance mindset.

    It's true that people who are racing or otherwise riding around when there's a draft have a use for a very high gear.

    But those who are not drafting and...
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