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    People who have elastomer front shocks from 1995...

    People who have elastomer front shocks from 1995 are having to rebuild them because the elastomer wore out. Am I going to be desperately trawling Ebay for elastomers in ten years when Thudbuster...
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    The Bodyfloat seatpost looks better to me than...

    The Bodyfloat seatpost looks better to me than the Rockshox one. That's very cool.

    I'm not looking for suspension, like a mountain bike. Like staehpj1 said, legs and tire pressure do that. I'm...
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    Carbon seatpost? Thudbuster? Opinions?

    Hi all,

    I'm doing dirt rides on my cyclocross bike almost daily. Lots and lots of trails, singletrack, gravel roads, fire roads, exploring, etc.

    I am looking for a nice investment in long-ride...
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    Measure, measure, measure. Your LBS has a special...

    Measure, measure, measure. Your LBS has a special tool to measure, or you can do it with a precise ruler and decent vision.
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    That sounds even more suspicious. I suggest...

    That sounds even more suspicious. I suggest watching for used bikes on ebay or craigslist until something with a track record pops up.

    If you want to guarantee you won't enjoy touring, get a...
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    Could those URL's be any shadier? :lol: Not...

    Could those URL's be any shadier? :lol:

    Not that I'm implying saddlesores is to blame.

    Vorlad- Trouble maybe...
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    ...Great. You wanna scroll up, there might be a...

    ...Great. You wanna scroll up, there might be a nun or an orphan you can pick a fight with next.
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    Maybe spend less time pointing the finger of...

    Maybe spend less time pointing the finger of blame and more time being productive and helpful?

    I used to go to a bike mechanic with decades of experience in the US Pro circuit. He was in the Mavic...
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    The chainring is far more dangerous and is...

    The chainring is far more dangerous and is completely open to contact, since it's between the wheels. How many disc brake slice and dices have you seen in the cyclocross and mountain bike races for...
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    Don't think OP is lying. DO think OP is...

    Don't think OP is lying. DO think OP is frustrated.

    Here's my FYI with disc brakes:


    - Step One: Make sure both of your brakes say "Avid BB7 Road" on them. Mountain brakes have a different...
  11. I don't disagree. I have two opinions to add: ...

    I don't disagree. I have two opinions to add:

    1. I, personally, always buy good parts. And, I know how to properly maintain them. And things still happen, occasionally, where I break something on...
  12. Kind of a tricky bike. I have toured on two...

    Kind of a tricky bike. I have toured on two Raleigh steel frame bikes, but neither had the Ritchey system.

    Here are the pros:

    - Good steel quality. Not great, but good.
    - Cool break-away...
  13. I went 96 miles on a heavily bent rim with two...

    I went 96 miles on a heavily bent rim with two broken spokes after a crash. Didn't have a choice, I was in the middle of the desert. The wheel got worse and worse as the ride progressed. Got to my...
  14. Just finished this build. Soma Double Cross Disc,...

    Just finished this build. Soma Double Cross Disc, for light touring and endurance riding. 28c tires, nice light steel frame, comfy geometry.
    ...
  15. In the "Light Touring Thread" you picked one of...

    In the "Light Touring Thread" you picked one of the heaviest bike frame brands on the mass market, and your second choice was the heaviest touring bike brand available?

    :crash:
  16. I think the Jones bars have been a sweet spot for...

    I think the Jones bars have been a sweet spot for a lot of people on this forum. I can't see anything the Crazy bar does that the Jones Loop doesn't.
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    I would say, go with a mountain bike derailleur...

    I would say, go with a mountain bike derailleur and cassette. You lose some range with the road stuff that is totally unnecessary, the MTB drivetrains have tons of range for a tiny weight penalty and...
  18. My website has been a good thing for my touring....

    My website has been a good thing for my touring. barring the last two months of surgery and grad school, it usually gets me off my butt and out on an adventure because I have to have stuff to write...
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    I was wondering... that's the exact basket I got....

    I was wondering... that's the exact basket I got. I'm pleased.
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    I think this data stems from the number I saw...

    I think this data stems from the number I saw where 96% of cycling accidents happen in intersections.

    That tells me two things:

    1. Stop running reds, you fools!

    2. Look both ways in an...
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    Anyone using a basket?

    Very funny. I asked one of the local riders how he's been lately and got an unexpected answer.

    "Great, man. Just got a basket. Changed my life."


    After interrogating him for info on something...
  22. Scandium and Aluminum is a marketing spin. What...

    Scandium and Aluminum is a marketing spin. What really matters in the stiffness of a bike are the diameter of the tubes. There are stiff aluminum bikes with and without scandium, and there are flexy...
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    It wasn't a review. I didn't say "old" or "retro"...

    It wasn't a review. I didn't say "old" or "retro" or "grouches" and a set of handlebars with a full inch and a half of play under force is pretty easy to identify as "flexy."

    The real problem...
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    In the Northeast, they're pretty rare. I'm sure...

    In the Northeast, they're pretty rare. I'm sure there's a ton in Maine, but in Massachusetts, if I remember correctly, it's considered extirpated, but there's still a slighting every now and again.
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    I don't know what state you're in, but look into...

    I don't know what state you're in, but look into telling someone over at your local university. The wildlife people in my program would be jumping for joy to hear about a mountain lion sighting....
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