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    LOL.....stuck riding a disc Cross Bike. In 2...

    LOL.....stuck riding a disc Cross Bike. In 2 years.....ALL road bikes will be disc!
  2. I have a 29-inch inseam and like the extra power...

    I have a 29-inch inseam and like the extra power and leverage of 175mm....especially on punchy, steep climbs. I guess my BMX days with 180mm cranx spoiled me.
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    I second the Monarch RT3. It's been a proven and...

    I second the Monarch RT3. It's been a proven and reliable platform and a big improvement over the Fox CTD, or even the Trek DRCV units.
  4. Jetta Sportwagen. Honda FIT looks too much like a...

    Jetta Sportwagen. Honda FIT looks too much like a high-end Kia SOUL....
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    Accurate review, but wait until you try the...

    Accurate review, but wait until you try the Ritchey WCS Shield 2.1....it smokes the Slant Six big time.
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    I'm 5'6" and the 29er is the best out of ALL I...

    I'm 5'6" and the 29er is the best out of ALL I tried(26/27.5/29er). I ride a 15.5" ....but at only 23.7lbs, the bike rolls over and climbs everything I point it towards:
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  7. A Singlespeed 29er with 100mm front travel, MTB...

    A Singlespeed 29er with 100mm front travel, MTB drop bars and lightweight wheels(under 1600g)...will make your foray into SS MTB a most memorabe experience. 80mm travel is gonna beat you up, man....
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    Still true to size. Just replaced a pair of Dom5s...

    Still true to size. Just replaced a pair of Dom5s after seven years of bliss. I went a size higher, due to increased feet swelling in my old age.
  9. Contact Brendan Collier, @sirencycles. 54380 N...

    Contact Brendan Collier, @sirencycles. 54380 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549



    (951) 572-2453


    He hand makes one of the finest steel or ti singlespeeds around. Here is his Twinzer SS frame....
  10. Thread: Buyer Beware

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    That seatstay is mighty thin, Jbchybridrider....

    That seatstay is mighty thin, Jbchybridrider. Mine is nearly 1.5x thicker, and it takes a beating EVERY ride:
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    My Rigs.....

    MOUNTAIN-
    2012 Trek Superfly 100 Pro(23.7lbs/10.75kg):
    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/Dilberto88/Light%20Bikes/superfly3_zps72b3f9c4.jpg

    COMMUTER/HYBRID/CYCLOCROSS-
    2001 Cannondale Bad...
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    That is about the same cost of time, effort and...

    That is about the same cost of time, effort and resources as buying new pads. A 15 minute bake in a toaster oven @450 works too.....:)
  13. I'm also 5'6" and my 2001 Bad Boy Ultra with...

    I'm also 5'6" and my 2001 Bad Boy Ultra with upgraded Magura brakes, XTR, SRAM X0 and Velocity 29er/Hope hubs wheels comes out to 19.8 pounds. I've been offered $1000 for it a few times, but I still...
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    Whatever, dude. If you "think" my Bad Boy is not...

    Whatever, dude. If you "think" my Bad Boy is not a comfort hybrid....it's all back on you.
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    The Cannondale Bad Boy giantcfr1 is referring to...

    The Cannondale Bad Boy giantcfr1 is referring to requires a mountain BB and crankset, ideally. However, the spindle thread clearance of an Ultegra 6700 road crankset is sufficient to accommodate a...
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    Upright seating position, front suspension and...

    Upright seating position, front suspension and sloping top tube. Just because I don't have an adjustable stem, V-brakes, chainguard and gigantic, padded saddle disqualifies my bike from being a...
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    I use a Mountain Bottom Bracket(XTR), which has...

    I use a Mountain Bottom Bracket(XTR), which has the three 1mm spacers, with two spacers on the non-drive side and one drive. The cranks are actually Cyclocross(172.5mm FSA Energy 2x10 36-46t).
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    Hey, its still a comfort hybrid to me....

    Hey, its still a comfort hybrid to me....
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    2001 Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra

    Saved from a metal scrapyard -this 19-pounder BEGS me to ride it fast(19mph avg):
    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk20/Dilberto88/Light%20Bikes/DSC_0093_zpsdf6c8b83.jpg
  20. The poor battery life of the iPod, while exposed...

    The poor battery life of the iPod, while exposed outside makes this NOT feasible.
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    Slipping in sandy descents means you are lacking...

    Slipping in sandy descents means you are lacking momentum. A bit of speed can be your friend. Unfortunately, CX brakes that are NOT hydraulic, have a distinct on/off feel. The lack of modulation...
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    Accidental Unclip Descending

    I ride in the SoCal Low Desert, which is some of the most inhospitable and rugged terrain, for MTB. Today, on a trail I have ridden over 200 times without incident - my right foot came unclipped...
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    You just fitted gearing slower than you can walk...

    You just fitted gearing slower than you can walk the bike!
  24. Rock Shox SID and Reba XX 29 Compatibility

    My 2009-2011 RS Reba XX Dual Air 29er 100mm fork has 9mmQR dropouts. I just got a 15mm thru axle wheelset. Can I swap out the lowers and internals of the Reba XX with an SID World Cup Dual Air, with...
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    You can add one small 2mm washer to the base of...

    You can add one small 2mm washer to the base of each CPS mounting bolt and clear the caliper from the rotor.
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