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    2015 Tarmac and Wider Wheels

    I have a 2013 Tarmac Sworks I love but it is challenged to accept wider width wheels like the HED Ardennes +. Am a 200 lb guy so a bit of a wheel destroyer. Does anybody know if the 2015 Tarmac can...
  2. Thanks. I have had a bad experience with tubeless...

    Thanks. I have had a bad experience with tubeless ready as they are very difficult to change tires, both the HED Ardennes plus and Bontrager Race X Lite 29er. How has your experience been?
  3. The + are b**** to change a tire and do not fit...

    The + are b**** to change a tire and do not fit in the rear triangle of a Tarmac SL4.
  4. Alternative to HED Ardennes Stallion Build

    Looking for a set of HED Ardennes Stallions. Not easy to find these days. Does anybody have recommendations in the same category? Am 200 lbs but climb about 60K M per month so quite tough on wheels.
  5. Thread: Rain Pants

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    Rain Pants

    My commute has a 500 ft. kicker at the end so hard not to be sweaty. I have a cheap pair of Performance rain pants that make me feel like I am in a sealed garbage bag. Has anybody found rain pants...
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    Questions about the Hed Ardennes Plus

    Am the destroyer of wheels (195 to 205 lbs, 800 miles and 50k of climbing a month). A buddy gave me a pair of 32 spoke Mavic Open Pros built by a well known local wheel builders and I could not keep...
  7. The shifters are Shimano SL-R440. The Cranks are...

    The shifters are Shimano SL-R440. The Cranks are Ritchey Logic Comp, 30/42/52 teeth. So as a Hybrid are guessing Mountain Shifters and Road Cranks.
  8. Need to replace front triple derailleur

    I have a Specialized Sirrus with a Shimano 105 front triple. Is there any reason I need a road derailleur vs. MTB as long as the clamp (31.8mm) is the right size?
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    Help with fenders

    I have a Specialized Sirrus which has a tight wheelbase and am having trouble finding fenders to fit. I am also running a combination of 28mm and 32mm tires which are great for the bad pavement on my...
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    Triple Shimano 105 Front Derailleur

    I need to replace to the front derailleur on my commuter. Will a 10 speed work or does it have to be another 9 speed one?
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    OP, I should have clarified. Regular Roadie as...

    OP, I should have clarified. Regular Roadie as well about 600 miles a month. Been having some foot problems off and on for a couple year. Mainly 5th metatarsal in my left foot (broken previously) and...
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    Shoes for commuting

    Am starting to have foot problems. Recommendations for shoes for commuting. Open to cleats or no cleats. Have a steep climb back up to my house. I ride a Specialized Sirrus Elite.
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    Coming back to this and starting to make some...

    Coming back to this and starting to make some changes. I have actually had Metatarsal arch problems all my life so likely a connection there.
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    The second toe on my left foot extends about 1 cm...

    The second toe on my left foot extends about 1 cm past my big toe. The second toe on my right foot which is about a half size smaller than left foot extends about .5 cm past my big toe. A larger size...
  15. Toe Rubbing in Specialized S Works Shoes

    Recently bought a pair of the 2012 Model. My left foot is about half a size bigger than my right foot so compromises have to be made. After about 30 miles my second toe on my left foot starts rubbing...
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    Second Toe Rubbing in Cycling Shoes

    I bought a pair of the 2012 Specialized S-works shoes. My second toe is a bit longer than my big toe and my left foot is roughly a half size larger than my left foot. On rides over 30 or 40 miles I...
  17. Am the OP. 6'1, 195 lbs, 33 in. inseam. Looking...

    Am the OP. 6'1, 195 lbs, 33 in. inseam. Looking to build up a bike to be a sometime commuter, cross bike, light tourer. Given the frame by a buddy same height but 32 in. inseam. Ride a 58 cm...
  18. With a 9 speed or 10 speed cassette?

    With a 9 speed or 10 speed cassette?
  19. Thank you for all of the info. So if I want to...

    Thank you for all of the info. So if I want to use brifters have to use them with MTB 9 Speed or limit myself to 28t with a road drivetrain?
  20. Drive Train Questions for Building a Surly Cross-Check with Shimano 105

    Was given a frame and thinking of building it up with Shimano 105. Am a novice and coming up with questions at every end of the drivetrain.

    1) The built spec is for a 68mm x 107mm BB, I want to go...
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    Thanks everybody for the suggestions.

    Thanks everybody for the suggestions.
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    Scratches on Frame from Trunk Rack

    I have a Saris Bones trunk rack. The horizontal strap is a plus to keep the bike from swaying. The strap points are scratching the paint on the frame esp. with the horizontal strap. Have a...
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    Did that in week 2 after noticing the cable rub....

    Did that in week 2 after noticing the cable rub. Unfortunately after a trip on truck rack there is a huge (1x3 in.) rub spot on the side of the head tube and trying to touch that up.
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    Thanks for the input. Got a good deal on a used...

    Thanks for the input. Got a good deal on a used one locally. A guy bought it to do tris and decided to stick with running after his first one. Need to economize a bit these days and cannot afford an...
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    The major blemishes are from bike rakes and the...

    The major blemishes are from bike rakes and the one on the base color is pretty bad. For some reason that year was especially bad for fragile paint. The 2010 and my Madone held up much better. Even...
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