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    A frame you may want to consider is Salsa...

    A frame you may want to consider is Salsa Colossal. I purchased a complete bike last year and find it a truly great, comfortable , all day riding bike. Steel frame, disc brakes. Would work great set...
  2. Cycling the Coulee Region of WI in June

    Planning on heading to La Crosse, WI in June for a few days of riding. I have ridden through on tour, and in nearby areas. This will be my first time riding out of LC. I found a couple websites that...
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    I have had it for almost 2 weeks! I got two nice...

    I have had it for almost 2 weeks! I got two nice rides in 3/30 & 3/31, and bam! The worst chest cold I remember ever having. My wife said she never heard my lungs rattle like that. So no ride in...
  4. Thread: -1 and +1

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  5. Thread: Slow roll

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    Slow roll

    I do enjoy speed, but also enjoy the "slow roll" at times. Today was a slow roll, 10mph avg with my buddy Steve. We chat, shoot the bull, solve world problems, but most of all just enjoy riding on a...
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    Sticky: 3rd day in a row, did 37 miles on a sunny spring...

    3rd day in a row, did 37 miles on a sunny spring afternoon.
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    Sounds like a good day in the saddle, to me!

    Sounds like a good day in the saddle, to me!
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    I agree! She looks good!

    I agree! She looks good!
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    Got the Colossal back from the shop, headset...

    Got the Colossal back from the shop, headset indeed does finish the look off for me. I put on a new set of pedals, too. Ultegra 6800, black so no more shiny silver on the bike. Warm weather (above...
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    Today I put new brake pads on my Surly LHT. Went...

    Today I put new brake pads on my Surly LHT. Went with Kool Stop Salmon pads, after reading how so many others swear by them. I was amazed at how much junk was embedded in the old pads! I believe this...
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    After seeing how nice it looks with the cages and...

    After seeing how nice it looks with the cages and flip offs, I went ahead and ordered the Chris King head set. I'll post another picture when I get the bike back. Had me even more anxious for warm...
  12. I was able to use on my old touring bike with...

    I was able to use on my old touring bike with disc brakes, rack came with mounting hardware, including spacers. Purchased from Adventure Cycling store.
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    I am on my second bike with disc brakes. I think...

    I am on my second bike with disc brakes. I think the rotor is more likely to warp from the heat of use , than falling, or in shipping/transit if properly packed. As others stated attach wheel to...
  14. Thread: N-1?

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    N-1?

    I have been pondering the sale of my old road bike since getting the new bike last August. My dilemma is since it is an "off brand" (Iron Horse), would I be better parting it out or trying to sell...
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    Put on the cages and Flip-Offs last night....

    Put on the cages and Flip-Offs last night.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/55553367@N00/16467054149/

    Makes me want the red headset even more, will really finish the look off nicely! Thanks to...
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    Included shipping from GA to WI, fenders and the...

    Included shipping from GA to WI, fenders and the Surly racks. $1260. Back in 2011. So it was a good deal, maybe not great...
    After riding it the way it came for a couple years, last winter I changed...
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    I hear ya...I hear ya...

    I hear ya...I hear ya...
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    Winter tinkering

    Wondering if anyone else uses the winter downtime (here in the north) to refine, update, or upgrade their rides.

    Last winter I updated/upgraded my Long Haul Trucker. Previous years past I upgraded...
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    Novara Randonee @ REI

    I was just perusing the REI site, looking for ways to spend my dividend check when it comes, and saw the Randonee. I'm thinking it is a pretty nice build for the price! Add fenders and a front rack &...
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    My first "Tour" was this ride, SAGBRAW, when I...

    My first "Tour" was this ride, SAGBRAW, when I began cycling. I had never ridden the distances day after day, and was curious how I would do. So the supported route made sense. I only paid for the...
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    It's official, 8/8/2015 The 'Dare is on!

    It's official, 8/8/2015 The 'Dare is on!
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    I have been tracking my mileage since I took up...

    I have been tracking my mileage since I took up cycling in 2003. As the end of the season approaches , it gives me that little bit extra motivation to go just a little bit farther. 2014 I recorded...
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    Polar water bottles. Now maybe they won't freeze...

    Polar water bottles. Now maybe they won't freeze on my winter rides!
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    Thanks for your insight. This is my favorite ride...

    Thanks for your insight. This is my favorite ride each year, but I am planning to ride the area whether DLD or just on my own.
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    I am 52 and have worked in a meat shop since high...

    I am 52 and have worked in a meat shop since high school. Some days it is crazy to fit a ride in after work because I am exhausted. I use riding as a way to reduce stress and clear my mind. I don't...
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