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    Two stories: Starting on a ride on hot humid days...

    Two stories: Starting on a ride on hot humid days during a period when there was a monsoon like weather pattern, i.e., hot, humid, thunderstorm every afternoon, but reasonably clear until the storm...
  2. I've probably posted this before, but it good...

    I've probably posted this before, but it good enough to repost.

    Near Ft. Worth, a small group of us from the local racing club were 80 miles into a century. We were crossing a creek on a longish...
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    Tell me about fat tire racing .

    I see that cycling usa will have a fat bike championship.

    My only experience with a fat bike is one afternoon on a borrowed bike and it has been many years since I've participated in a group...
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    Using the crown to control the bike is probably...

    Using the crown to control the bike is probably the standard method.

    I saw a jr. racer, an Italian who was in the country for several years, do a track stand by grabbing his front wheel behind the...
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    Ok, I just noticed the OP is dated. But FWIW: ...

    Ok, I just noticed the OP is dated. But FWIW:

    When my parents died, I got some estate money and wanted to blow some of it on a cycling adventure. Wound up taking a catered tour from Lhasa to...
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    fat bike racing - difference from mtb

    I am not as active cycling as I used to be, age does that. But I see that cycling usa will have a fat bike championship.

    Is there any thing particularly different between ftb and mtb races in...
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    Don’t want to say yea or nay, but their web site...

    Don’t want to say yea or nay, but their web site blogs makes some points. In particular, that they were trashing carbon rims on cobbles and found the problem to be a pump that was reading 10# too...
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    I'll have to look through my photos. I have a...

    I'll have to look through my photos. I have a group photo, more than likely with somebody's bike in the picture at 5200 meters, or about the same as the Uturuncu photo posted above. We were in Tibet...
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    You can also use a sawzall to cut the seatpost....

    You can also use a sawzall to cut the seatpost. Cut the top off and make sure you have a blade that will extend to the bottom of what's still in the frame.

    Make a couple of parallel cuts in an arc...
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    New Silca chuck gasket - your experience

    I put a thumb chuck on my trusty Silca floor pump because it was too hard to pull off with air in it. Today the hose just blew off the chuck and in the process of seeing what else was available on...
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    And calves like cantaloupes. If I have to...

    And calves like cantaloupes.
    If I have to explain, I probably shouldn’t post, but it’s a quote from Steve King, my congressional rep (Rep, IA). Do the research, but he’s regularly featured In...
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    chorus 9 speed rd - exa drive

    Am looking for a 9 speed campy rear dear compatible with 2000 record levers. The auction site lists a "NOS CAMPAGNOLO CHORUS 9 SPEED REAR MECH, EXA DRIVE ".
    I have a question sent to the seller,...
  13. Campy used to make an index device to convert old...

    Campy used to make an index device to convert old speec shifters to new spec. It's no longer available. Would one be able to cannibalize the index gear from a newer spec shifter to upgrade? There's...
  14. compatibility issues on campy chorus rd circa 1999 - before and after

    I was involved in a bicycle accident about 6 weeks ago which damaged the RD. I think the damage is mostly cosmetic, but a replacement was put on the estimate for a 10 speed Chorus. The mechanic said...
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    My experience is of course anecdotal, as is any...

    My experience is of course anecdotal, as is any advice about saddle shapes. I wound up trying the ADOMO and Selle SMP saddles, both on a trial basis.

    My first try was the Adomo. It is a little...
  16. I have a Windsor aluminum bike which is speced...

    I have a Windsor aluminum bike which is speced similarly to the Al Butter-pecan at a similar price. The specs that OP provides are upgrades in frame material (7005 v 6066) and 11 v 10.

    I am...
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    Been doing some research. Sounds like I'm better...

    Been doing some research. Sounds like I'm better off getting a newer fork of the auction site if it needs to be repaired, but I still need to make that judgement.
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    Inspectinng old RockShock fork

    I have a Bontrager Privateer mtb circa 1998 +/- that has been idle for several years. I am a road rider, so even the off road use has been limited.

    I am bring the bike back to usability and it...
  19. I know there was an -est in OP post, implies one...

    I know there was an -est in OP post, implies one reply. But one more.

    Late 60;s and Bob Richards, the Wheaties guy, was doing a promotional ride promoting fitness, Wheaties, and Sears. They...
  20. We had a group on RAGBRAI that always had one day...

    We had a group on RAGBRAI that always had one day where we dressed in costumes and acted a bit crazy. Fake crashes at RR x-ing, rolling road block, that sort of thing. This particular day, one of the...
  21. Thread: MIPS Helmets

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    Update: Bicycling article misses the mark...

    Update: Bicycling article misses the mark

    The basic theory of MIPS is that thin plastic liner in the helmet provides shear damping that reduces impact by creating an extra layer of frictional...
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    The Schwinn Pabtger is an aluminum cantilever...

    The Schwinn Pabtger is an aluminum cantilever style “paper-boy” bike, single speed, with bits and pieces that enable it to be converted into a multispeed bike. I put fenders on it and ride it around...
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    rant on winter

    This has been a cold winter and most of us are waiting for some springlike weather. Here in Iowa, avg daily high first of March close to 40f, maybe a few degrees colder. This is warm enough for me to...
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    "balancing" a bike is a matter of keeping the...

    "balancing" a bike is a matter of keeping the bike under your center of gravity. On rollers, you have a narrow lane to maneuver in and must learn to recognize that loss of center quickly and without...
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    53 /39 because that's what the bikes came with ...

    53 /39 because that's what the bikes came with

    12-22 on both bikes. But one bike is a 10 sp triple with a 30. The other is 9sp.

    I can treat the gears as hi range, low range, and can find what I...
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