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    I'm a Soma GR owner, size 58. You can easily...

    I'm a Soma GR owner, size 58. You can easily find my review in the 650B randon group. No significant shimmy problems. In my opinion, Jan was riding the wrong size frame for him. He's taller than...
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    I've ridden about 40K km with a Carradice...

    I've ridden about 40K km with a Carradice Lowsaddle Longflap. High ratio of capacity to weight! I used to ride with a handlebar bag on a Klikfix rack, but have switched to using a Gilles Berthoud...
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    The T-Servs are the worst, most sluggish tires...

    The T-Servs are the worst, most sluggish tires I've ever ridden on in my life.

    I ride about 8000 miles a year, roughly 5000 commute miles on 700x32 Panaracer Pasela's (no tourguard) and the rest...
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    Yes, theoretically, based on advice from...

    Yes, theoretically, based on advice from motorcycle racers. In the article I read, Velonews was not able to find a source for solid bicycle rotors.
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    Hmm, I've ridden tens of thousands of miles with...

    Hmm, I've ridden tens of thousands of miles with cantilever brakes on the tandem and have never had this problem. What kinds of pads are you using and what kind of rims? With either Koolstop salmon...
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    Lots of good advice so far in this thread. The...

    Lots of good advice so far in this thread. The only thing I would add: Tire choice. Riding on tires that are optimized for low rolling resistance (at a little sacrifice of flat resistance) can make...
  7. My advice to DCR randonneurs is that if you can...

    My advice to DCR randonneurs is that if you can get 3 hours of sleep and finish our tougher 600's in 36 hours or less, then you have a good chance to finish PBP. Slower than that &/or less sleep...
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    Thanks for all the advice in this thread.

    Ultimately decided to go with the CR-V. I've got two kids in college and my wife is going to grad school, so our price range doesn't have room for fancy...
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    Two additional points. First, while...

    Two additional points.

    First, while replacement 650B tires are most likely a mail-order vendor, replacement inner tubes are not a problem. 26"x2" MTB inner tubes work fine with 650B and are...
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    Look for the geometry of the Rene Herse at: Rene...

    Look for the geometry of the Rene Herse at: Rene Herse Bicycles

    Classic front-load randonneuring geometry.

    If you like to carry your load on the back of the bike then you the front-loading...
  11. I came to the conclusion that it's a combination...

    I came to the conclusion that it's a combination of less ground clearance (so the floor is lower) with a differing shape to the ceiling.
  12. Thanks for all the comments so far. I bit the...

    Thanks for all the comments so far. I bit the bullet and went and tried to fit my bike into some cars, yesterday.

    RAV4 was a "Go" -- the fit was tight but I could stand my bike up (front wheel...
  13. Best new small AWD SUV for taking a bike standing up w/front wheel removed

    I'm looking for a new small AWD SUV that can take a bike standing up w/front wheel removed. I want to be able to sleep in the back of the car next to the bike, so it does me no good to know that...
  14. FWIW, I just cut a slit in my helmet cover that...

    FWIW, I just cut a slit in my helmet cover that is just barely big enough for the light to go through. The slit lets through a little bit of rain, but not much, whether the light is there or not. ...
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    I have a Ram 58 that I've ridden nearly 12000...

    I have a Ram 58 that I've ridden nearly 12000 miles since 2006. It's a great bike, highly responsive and highly versatile. Many of those miles were long-distance rides. Nowadays, I do my...
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    Thanks, carbonfiberboy. But ... all of those...

    Thanks, carbonfiberboy. But ... all of those studies are of the effect of stretching before exercising. What I'd like to know about is the effect of regular gradual stretch exercises performed...
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    I took stretch classes twice a week for about...

    I took stretch classes twice a week for about three years. The only reason that I stopped is that my favorite teacher moved out of state, and the other teachers just were not quite as good. I'm...
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    A touring frame is generally overkill for...

    A touring frame is generally overkill for randonneuring, you don't quite need such a beefy frame. It won't be quite as responsive, so it takes a little more out of you. That said, I've ridden a 200...
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    Without knowing anything about your completion...

    Without knowing anything about your completion times on 600's (and how tough those 600's were, and whether you were riding as hard as you can or dawdling to ride with slower friends), nor how fast...
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    Do they state what they used to measure "32,000...

    Do they state what they used to measure "32,000 feet"? I've ridden PBP twice, the first time measuring 39,000 feet and the second time 46,000 feet (note, the first try at PBP ended 720 miles in at...
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    ACP said no such thing. And nearly all of the...

    ACP said no such thing. And nearly all of the routes that DCR uses were designed before 2007: Same is probably true in most other regions, too. The country with really high DNF rates in 2007:...
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    I have only a couple of things to add to what...

    I have only a couple of things to add to what Machka and Unterhausen have said. First, it can be really confusing to figure out your control times when your brain is foggy from sleep deprivation and...
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    I've used three types of handlebar bag for...

    I've used three types of handlebar bag for randonneuring. Back when I used aerobars, I fashioned myself a little ditty bag to hang between the aerobars that was big enough to hold camera, food, and...
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    Basically two ways to measure LT. Perhaps...

    Basically two ways to measure LT. Perhaps needless to say, either way of measuring LT involves a hard workout for your heart--make sure you're up to it, possibly including a visit to the doctor if...
  25. Hi, Unterhausen, Just to be clear, I'm not...

    Hi, Unterhausen,

    Just to be clear, I'm not using downtube shifters because of any obsession with recreating the past. I'm using them because they are the most comfortable way for me to shift...
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