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    I did, never again. The wheels were true out of...

    I did, never again. The wheels were true out of the box but the spokes were not tensioned correctly so they popped and pinged on the first ride. The brake tracks on both wheels were uneven and...
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    ENVE 6.7 w/ PowerTap G3...

    ENVE 6.7 w/ PowerTap G3 and Garmin 1000 Bundle
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    Sticky: Winter training bike I bought this used Stelle...

    Winter training bike

    I bought this used Stelle CX frame, tires & brakes and a new crank; everything else was migrated from my back up road bike.
    I never seemed to need my backup road bike so at...
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    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_X2FeaAobaBc/TCjj1NUhBWI/...

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_X2FeaAobaBc/TCjj1NUhBWI/AAAAAAAAAfQ/b3rZBZ_-N0E/s1600/crank_bros_egg_beater_sl_06.jpg
  5. Update: I bought a set of Nokian W240 for my...

    Update:

    I bought a set of Nokian W240 for my CX bike so I now have practical comparisons & observations between the Nokian W240 and Schwalbe Marathon Winter. Take this with a grain of salt though,...
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    How many years / miles do you have on it? I'm...

    How many years / miles do you have on it?

    I'm the second owner of my Alfine; I've had mine for 2 years & ~4000 km. The owner before me had it for about the same. After ~8000km the shifter is fine....
  7. Lets put this into perspective... $7 / hr X 40...

    Lets put this into perspective...

    $7 / hr X 40 hrs / week = $280
    $280 X 52 weeks / year = $14 560 (before tax)

    Its not chump change but my decision would be more based on my current financial...
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    I've commuted with my Afine IGH in temps as low...

    I've commuted with my Afine IGH in temps as low as -20C (~-10F) and havn't noticed any increased resistance or experienced any "freezing up" and I'm running the original lubricant that came with the...
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    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c76/TequilaJoe88...

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c76/TequilaJoe888/Nokian%20Extreme%20294/DSC01308.jpg

    This is the best solution for me; the Marathon Winters are on a IGH commuter that I ride +95% of the time...
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  11. Yes.... give yourself to the Dark Side.... you...

    Yes.... give yourself to the Dark Side.... you desire one... look into your heart.... you know it to be true.... IT IS YOUR DESTINEY!!
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  12. PaulRivers is 100% correct, there is a world of...

    PaulRivers is 100% correct, there is a world of difference between the rolling resistance between these two tires. I wouldn't call the rolling resistance between the two "neglgiible".

    I can...
  13. There is a HUGE difference between the Schwalbe...

    There is a HUGE difference between the Schwalbe Winters and Nokian Extreme 294s both in performance and rolling resistance.
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  14. My parents are in the Queens Park Cemetary, I...

    My parents are in the Queens Park Cemetary, I visit my parents more often by bike than by car.
  15. tjspiel speaks truth. This is the first year...

    tjspiel speaks truth.

    This is the first year I've commuted on 700c x 35mm Schwalbe Winters. They aren't good in snow over 2" deep;the front tire seems to always wash out but the rear tire sticks...
  16. This happend to my winter bike before, it was due...

    This happend to my winter bike before, it was due to moisture in the free wheel; probably from riding in the rain / washing. The pawls stick shut when its cold enough for it to freeze and then...
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    I lusted for one of these but never got one. :(...

    I lusted for one of these but never got one. :( This was in production around the same time as the Stingray, maybe a few years after....
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    Has anyone run a regular friction bar end shifter...

    Has anyone run a regular friction bar end shifter with a IGH?
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    Aside from cleaning and lubing the drive train...

    Aside from cleaning and lubing the drive train when needed, my commuters & mountain bike never seems to get washed. However, my road bikes and fixed gear are always spotless.
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    2008 Rocky Mountain Metropolis. A IGH is a...

    2008 Rocky Mountain Metropolis.

    A IGH is a fantastic drivetrain for a commuter especially for foul weather. My Alfine has been flawless thus far.
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    Magicshine - A bigger, brighter spot than my L &...

    Magicshine - A bigger, brighter spot than my L & M Arc HID.

    http://www1.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_25149_1.jpg
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    I commuted on my dual suspension for one winter...

    I commuted on my dual suspension for one winter and had to replace the upper pivot bushings by spring. Also, the cold temps were tough on the Fox Float air shock seals and it started leaking air.
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    I commuted for 1 summer on a 1972 Falcon and then...

    I commuted for 1 summer on a 1972 Falcon and then year round for 2 years on a 1987 Bianchi Campione Del Mondo. Both had 27" wheels. I used Continental Ultra Sports ($20 ea.) on the Falcon and during...
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    Hey, that is a really great idea! Probably...

    Hey, that is a really great idea!

    Probably the easiest DIY project I've heard of thus far. I was concerned about using one of those pre-packaged battery packs because it wouldn't be water proof....
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    That looks like a cool option, thanks for the...

    That looks like a cool option, thanks for the link. It looks like they'll rebuld my L & M NiMH 10.8 volt battery for $43. I wonder if they use AA size batterys so they can reuse the L & M batter...
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