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    That budget can get you a great used CX bike. ...

    That budget can get you a great used CX bike. They have become very popular in the last few years so a lot of companies are making them which is a good thing as the availability is reflected in the...
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    Feasible. About 8 years ago I did just this with...

    Feasible. About 8 years ago I did just this with a Cross Check. Stripped off the decals and ran it single speed for about 5 years, had 2 wheels sets, slicks and studded, I could swap them out in 2...
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    My body has scars on it from riding adventures it...

    My body has scars on it from riding adventures it only makes sense to me that my bike should too.

    The best way to keep your bike in perfect shape is to never ride it.
  4. I ride my fat bike occasionally for commuting...

    I ride my fat bike occasionally for commuting when it's snowing or it's freshly fallen and more than an inch or so (rubber is knobby but not studded). But most of the time I commute on a CX bike...
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    Yeah man! Westside Dirty Benjamin was a total...

    Yeah man! Westside Dirty Benjamin was a total suffer fest! I loved every minute of it, I'll be back.

    I used a Carradice Nelson longflap bag on a bagman rack. You don't even know it's there, I...
  6. In winter, fresh really wet snow over 8 inches...

    In winter, fresh really wet snow over 8 inches deep. Damn near impossible even with the super Fat bike. If it's dry snow, then it's ridable. Other than that I'll ride pretty much anything

    In...
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    Gatorskins and Panaracer T-serves have treated me...

    Gatorskins and Panaracer T-serves have treated me very well. I've worn out several pairs of both with what I think has been very reasonable puncture resistance. I buy which ever ones are cheaper at...
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    I have done my 15 RT commute a few times on my...

    I have done my 15 RT commute a few times on my old Schwinn speedster 3 speed - I hated it. Mostly because I am so used to doing it on other bikes that are so much more efficient and the seat was...
  9. What PSI do you normally ride, where, and what...

    What PSI do you normally ride, where, and what conditions? How heavy are you? What's tire/rim combination are you running? What is the weather going to be that day? Will the snow be frozen or...
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    Hi Karl. Welcome, now say it with me... ...

    Hi Karl. Welcome, now say it with me...

    "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,The courage to change the things I can,And the wisdom to know the difference."

    Now,...
  11. ^ Exactly! There are so many gorgeous frames and...

    ^ Exactly! There are so many gorgeous frames and bikes being hand made all over the world and they chose a stock bike made by the thousands in a factory to hand cover with $400K in gold?

    Dudes,...
  12. The google machine can get that paint off! ...

    The google machine can get that paint off!

    http://jbosh1972.hubpages.com/hub/various-ways-to-remove-dried-acrylic-paint
  13. I have squirted my water bottle in the face and...

    I have squirted my water bottle in the face and eyes of a few dogs. It's a bit of a hairy approach (no pun intended) you have to time it right and make sure they aren't getting in front of your...
  14. Thread: Lbs

    by modernjess
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    $1 per minute. No minimum. They are fast and...

    $1 per minute. No minimum. They are fast and they know what they are doing. Since they are so friendly, reasonable, and efficient I always bring some booze as a thank you tip. They enjoy it, they...
  15. Long ago I realized that game has no winners. ...

    Long ago I realized that game has no winners.

    So you think you are fast? Level the playing field, enter a real race, enter a lot of races and post your results. You have no idea what anyones...
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    Perhaps not surprisingly I use it most once it...

    Perhaps not surprisingly I use it most once it snows but I'll ride it all year depending on the days ride. It depends on my mood and if the trail is sandy or flat or has some bushwhacking or big...
  17. 423161423162 Surly cross check - winter trim, ...

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    Surly cross check - winter trim, and Santa Cruz Stigmata in commute mode.
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    Im 6'2" and ride a Large (20") Surly Moonlander. ...

    Im 6'2" and ride a Large (20") Surly Moonlander. I could ride an XL as well, but it would stretch me out more than I like for the type of Fat bike riding I do which is single track dirt and snow...
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    Order from Freewheel in Minneapolis, have them...

    Order from Freewheel in Minneapolis, have them shipped, FREE to your brother.

    Free shipping on Wolvhammer boots - Freewheel Bike Shop - Minneapolis - Twin Cities - St. Paul
  20. Thread: Frame bags

    by modernjess
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    Not really that useful as a commuter bag I think...

    Not really that useful as a commuter bag I think unless you really dont carry much. They aren't big enough for a change of clothes, lunch, and a laptop etc/

    I have a Revelate triangle bag and I...
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    I lost a very good friend in a cycling accident...

    I lost a very good friend in a cycling accident and she was memorialized by a ghost bike and more. I miss her dearly. The symbolic power of the white ghost bikes is strong with me and I hope we...
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    I get fat and it's fun as hell! My fat bike...

    I get fat and it's fun as hell!

    My fat bike is the commuter on those days. (surly moonlander) Depending on the amount and type of snow it can usually make it just fine albeit a measure slower...
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    48/38 (130 bcd) x 11-26 10 speed. Plenty for my...

    48/38 (130 bcd) x 11-26 10 speed. Plenty for my gravel grinding needs. I don't race cross, in fact I don't race period. I mountain bike on my mountain bike or fat bike. No need for a granny.
  24. Thread: Rain Pants

    by modernjess
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    I agree with many others and I would argue that...

    I agree with many others and I would argue that they don't exist. I have a couple pairs and I wear them for warmth purposes in the winter as a wind shield over varying base layers. Even in a cold...
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    My commute is mainly on the mup, and it's very...

    My commute is mainly on the mup, and it's very dark. I understand the urge to be a good citizen and not blind oncoming riders so I aim my lights as best I can to illuminate my path and not them. ...
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