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  1. Thread: Bar Mitts

    by Lug
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    Dogwood Designs | Beaver Sports...

    Dogwood Designs | Beaver Sports
    These were recommended by a local bike shop owner that does a lot of winter riding and back country racing up here in Alaska. I haven't had the need yet on my...
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    The one thing I don't like about helmet mounted...

    The one thing I don't like about helmet mounted lights is that it is tough to keep from blinding other trail users. I was ran off the trail twice in less than a mile stretch of a local MUP because...
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    Lucky you to live someplace with reliable public...

    Lucky you to live someplace with reliable public transportation.
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    2000 Specialized Rockhopper that wears a set of...

    2000 Specialized Rockhopper that wears a set of Specialized Nimbus Armadillo tires during the summer commute season, fall and spring tires are knobbies, and for the second winter a set of Nokian...
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    Sticky: Morning commute was nice and chilly at 35 F. ...

    Morning commute was nice and chilly at 35 F. Almost was in a head on collision with a bike ninja who was thought since he was in AK he could ride up the wrong side of the MUP like a salmon. I had...
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    Sticky: Cool and rainy here in Anchorage. Don't mind...

    Cool and rainy here in Anchorage. Don't mind though because it clears the Campbell Creek Trail of all the fair weather users and I end up with the trail mostly to myself.
  7. Holy Photon Drive Batman. That is a whole lot of...

    Holy Photon Drive Batman. That is a whole lot of red blinky lights.
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    Been using Merrell Barefoot shoes for just a bit...

    Been using Merrell Barefoot shoes for just a bit over a year now (except in the winter), biggest issue I have is that the pins on my new Giant pedals are a little rough on the soles of my shoes.
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    A manual written back when an A&P was expected to...

    A manual written back when an A&P was expected to know how to figure stuff out. Unlike today where we are expected to give a reference for everything, including how to use a screwdriver to install a...
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    Sticky: A wee bit chilly this morning in Anchorage. The...

    A wee bit chilly this morning in Anchorage. The damp wood decking on one of the Campbell Creek Trail bridge's had a skim of ice.
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    Sticky: 402413 Moose block this morning on the...

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    Moose block this morning on the Campbell Creek Trail. Didn't think ringing my bell or shouting "On your left" was wise so ended up back tracking and finding a different route. Shortly...
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    I also felt dorky the first few times I used a...

    I also felt dorky the first few times I used a bike bell. But after getting a lot of thank yous and good evenings or mornings my feelings towards the bike bell have changed. Wonder if the sound of...
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    Almost called on this bike myself. But I don't...

    Almost called on this bike myself. But I don't have a safe place to park it. And with the uptick of bike thefts in town right now outside is a double not going to happen.
    Justin
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  14. Thread: Bianchi project

    by Lug
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    Measured from the center of the bottom bracket to...

    Measured from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube. As I am not a member there I am not sure what the policy is on which frames get stripped and which ones are put back...
  15. Thread: Bianchi project

    by Lug
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    Bianchi project

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    Was down at the local bike co-op and they had this on the stripped frame rack. Debating buying this as it might be a touch big. The seat tube measured 62cm, which according to the...
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    Sticky: Wet ride in to work this morning, had to chase...

    Wet ride in to work this morning, had to chase the geese off the trail. Dry ride home this evening with a bonus of having the wife and 4 boys meet me on the trail to finish the ride home.
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    Sticky: Cool and damp today in Los Anchorage. Campbell...

    Cool and damp today in Los Anchorage. Campbell Creek Trail was mostly empty other than a couple of walkers and bike commuters. Afternoon traffic was thicker than I am use to.
    Justin
  18. Always get a chuckle out of the whole "don't buy...

    Always get a chuckle out of the whole "don't buy steel because it corrodes, buy aluminium instead for your winter bike." Don't kid yourself aluminium will corrode in a salty winter conditions too. ...
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    Sticky: And that is why my wife isn't too keen on taking...

    And that is why my wife isn't too keen on taking the dog for a run by herself in Russian Jack in the predawn hours. Personally I would rather deal with the moose and the bears than the humans living...
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    Very nice. Will have to keep my eyes out for you...

    Very nice. Will have to keep my eyes out for you on the trails this summer, once the slush goes away. My "street" route is clear enough that I am tempted to ditch the 2.3 inch wide studded Nokians...
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    Will be real glad when breakup finishes up as I...

    Will be real glad when breakup finishes up as I am tired of Cambell Creek Trail being almost unrideable due to the slush in the afternoons. And the road dust is killer everywhere else.
  22. Knowing guys who commute 5-10 miles on single...

    Knowing guys who commute 5-10 miles on single speed bikes ,a 3 speed is a big plenty unless your one mile is straight up. If you like it, and the price is acceptable, buy it and ride the stuffing...
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    Took a Motorcycle Safety Foundation riders course...

    Took a Motorcycle Safety Foundation riders course and the instructor made the comment that the driver who ran over the motorcyclist and says "I didn't see him." is the same driver who hits a school...
  24. Thread: snowcat rims

    by Lug
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    Thanks. It is a work in progress. Changed the...

    Thanks. It is a work in progress. Changed the index shifters out for an old set of Shimano friction shifters. Got tired of always futsing with the index to keep everything shifting, especially in...
  25. Thread: snowcat rims

    by Lug
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    There are another set of Snowcats for sale with...

    There are another set of Snowcats for sale with 2.1 inch wide Nokian studded tires I am going to look at today. Plan on using the 2.1 inch tire on the rear to deal with the rubbing. Need to get...
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