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  1. this thread does bring up the topic of if you buy...

    this thread does bring up the topic of if you buy a bike with a double, getting significantly lower gearing most often will end up costing a certain amount of cash, and as in my experience having...
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    first point--hey, accidents happen second...

    first point--hey, accidents happen

    second point--the axe you always bring silly.
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    441246Mine are so old they have the Serratus...

    441246Mine are so old they have the Serratus brand name on them (I just cleaned them today to get salty muck off them and noticed this) and re: the recall--I very much regret not buying a new pair...
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    Lew, its interesting because my experience has...

    Lew, its interesting because my experience has not been like yours at all. For me a reasonably tough, effective pair of rain booties are so much of a help--specifically because I use them so much as...
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    Indy, I suggest that you do in fact take the...

    Indy, I suggest that you do in fact take the large, metal can of oil. This way you will have extra oil to soak your padded shorts in to get out any stubborn stains. Offshoot is that you will not have...
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    Peter and Andrew, the ones I have are most likely...

    Peter and Andrew, the ones I have are most likely some kind of nylon covered with something. They are fairly waterproof even after all these years (despite looking pretty ratty) so I agree that uber...
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    Thanks, enjoy riding it. Pedals are pretty neat...

    Thanks, enjoy riding it. Pedals are pretty neat looking aren't they?
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    what is the crank setup? and I see its an eleven...

    what is the crank setup? and I see its an eleven speed out back. Whats the cassette?
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    is there still Deore and Deore LX? I dont keep...

    is there still Deore and Deore LX? I dont keep track of this, but I have had LX stuff that has lasted for a very very long time.
  10. I've been using my old dt bike for trainer duty...

    I've been using my old dt bike for trainer duty this winter, in fact just got off it a short while ago. Looking at it here, and then taking a quick peek at stuff available on the net, it certainly...
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    that has happened to me so many times, face in...

    that has happened to me so many times, face in the bolts, elbows in, everything and still spinning away just to keep up with guys just coasting.......but then on climbs heavier folks are sweating...
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    The ones I have used for ages were sold at Mec...

    The ones I have used for ages were sold at Mec here in Canada but they discontinued them last fall after someone fell over cuz the bottom loop gott caught in a pedal. A real shame as they were about...
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    If it was pig poop, would you, could you, corner...

    If it was pig poop, would you, could you, corner faster?
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    Elevation gain/loss will be same, but a early...

    Elevation gain/loss will be same, but a early short 25%section and a long gradual downhill I suspect would be faster going down the gradual. Time wise for the loop I mean. I dunno..

    If there are...
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    My feeling that with bikes, rider technique is...

    My feeling that with bikes, rider technique is more of a factor in real life. Even in motorcycles the contact patch is so much larger (yes, weight too) but my impression is that on pavement, I was...
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    The suspension effect of lower pressures is just...

    The suspension effect of lower pressures is just like in downhill skiing when you use your legs more effectively as suspension to maintain good ski/snow contact in a turn. I really notice the diff in...
  17. ps, a gear calculator shows the bike as is has a...

    ps, a gear calculator shows the bike as is has a low gear of 30.6 gear inches (with 700x32 tires)

    a 34t cassette will give 27 g.i.

    not a huge change, you will notice it, but you would have to...
  18. there may be some mtn bike double cranks of that...

    there may be some mtn bike double cranks of that range of teeth 40-something/20-something but his fd may be one of those that is screw mounted to the tube, and not with an easily lowerable band...
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    Sticky: righto, I have an older Tricross with a triple...

    righto, I have an older Tricross with a triple that I changed the granny to a smaller one to get lower gearing, thats why I asked. I have a nephew with one like yours and as you say, changing to a...
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    Sticky: Wv, I'm curious, what did you change with the...

    Wv, I'm curious, what did you change with the tricross?
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    Brian, but to go back to weight and descending,...

    Brian, but to go back to weight and descending, make me remember downhill skiing as a teenager and being the skinny little guy, could never keep up with my heavier friends....
    With the winter we've...
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    brian, certainly wasnt meant to be a diatribe....

    brian, certainly wasnt meant to be a diatribe. Its just that I disagree with your statements about a heavier having more traction and a lighter person will be more skittish in a corner. With the same...
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    thanks for that link btw. My commuter has a 8sp...

    thanks for that link btw. My commuter has a 8sp 11-28 and the IRD 12-28 is nice cuz it has the 13 that mine doesnt have. (mine is 11,12,14,16,18,21,24,28, the IRD is 12,13,14,16,18,20,24,28) and I...
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    your "heavier = more traction" doesnt make sense....

    your "heavier = more traction" doesnt make sense. In all motorsport, being heavier does not mean you can go around corners faster. In the bicycle world, being light means I can brake later than a...
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    whatever the math is, I'm a lightweight guy on a...

    whatever the math is, I'm a lightweight guy on a bike with a higher headtube and bars than a road bike, 28s, a rear fender and rack, a helmet with a visor and a mirror--and I always get left behind...
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