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  1. Thread: hills vs. rpms

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    You're right, and I was getting a bit OT on this...

    You're right, and I was getting a bit OT on this thread. I agree with you, and really this is what a higher cadence is all about. For some reason these days, I find standing on the pedals to be...
  2. Thread: hills vs. rpms

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    I've been chasing the "ideal gearing" setup and...

    I've been chasing the "ideal gearing" setup and it's what keeps me from getting a new bike. We don't have many hills in this area, so it's hard for me to get conditioned to climbing. But the hills...
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    Sticky: That would require a rear derailleur change since...

    That would require a rear derailleur change since I currently have the short-cage model. Also, the disadvantage to going with a wide-ratio cassette is that there is more spacing between cogs. One...
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    Sticky: Thanks. I'd be interested in knowing about what...

    Thanks. I'd be interested in knowing about what they call an "additional climbing gear".

    I have one bike with a triple chainring and an 11-27 cassette that I really needed more on some rare...
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    Sticky: Just out of interest as I search for the...

    Just out of interest as I search for the "perfect" drivetrain for myself, what is your "new granny gear"? Are you running a compact 50x34 crank with a 11x32 cassette?
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    Sticky: Unfortunately, at 68 I'm still as competitive as...

    Unfortunately, at 68 I'm still as competitive as ever. I say "unfortunately" because it's what's led to my recent string of injury problems (running-related, not from biking). Back when I was a...
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    Sticky: I have a similar bike (Specialized Crosstrail),...

    I have a similar bike (Specialized Crosstrail), and wanted to raise the bars a bit. If you're not worried about weight and aesthetics, what worked for me was an adjustable stem that I picked up at...
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    Sticky: I did one a couple years ago (5K-20K-5K) and...

    I did one a couple years ago (5K-20K-5K) and might do it again in June if my running injury is healed by then. The best advice I can give -- and which I'll follow myself this time! -- is to pace...
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    Sticky: Wow, not much up that way -- it's pretty rural...

    Wow, not much up that way -- it's pretty rural throughout the Thumb. Port Huron is the closest city and even there I don't see much. The closest decent-looking shop is actually in Sarnia, but that...
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    Sticky: I don't know, Ron. "Kicks my butt" isn't much of...

    I don't know, Ron. "Kicks my butt" isn't much of a description of what issues you're having with the bike. Care to elaborate?
  11. Thread: New Trek 720

    by DougG
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    Yeah, up to now I've been looking at the...

    Yeah, up to now I've been looking at the CrossRip, especially since it comes with those auxiliary brake levers that I like so much on my current bike (brakes readily to hand when tooling around on...
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    I rode it on a group tour (Wilderness Voyageurs)...

    I rode it on a group tour (Wilderness Voyageurs) in early June and the weather was comfortable. We rode the length of the GAP and C&O in a 6-day blitz and had good weather all the way except for the...
  13. Thread: New Trek 720

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    New Trek 720

    I'm not a true touring rider, but do have one of my bikes set up for what I call "light touring", or what some people call "credit card touring." That is, more robust than a go-fast road bike,...
  14. Thread: Craft bib shorts

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    Craft bib shorts

    Unless I'm doing something wrong (likely), the forum wouldn't let me search for "craft bibs" so I guess I just have to ask this directly. Anyone have any comments on Craft bib shorts? Appears to be a...
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    Good idea. Thanks!

    Good idea. Thanks!
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    Thanks. I think I saw that one at my CVS before I...

    Thanks. I think I saw that one at my CVS before I went the cheapo route. I'll have to go back and take another look. There are not too many brands out there in the OTC market. I did find one online...
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    Knee support sleeve

    Due to a recent knee issue, my doctor recommended wearing a "patellar knee sleeve", which is one of those sleeves usually made from neoprene that goes over the knee with a cutout for the kneecap,...
  18. I stopped riding bikes when my Raleigh "English...

    I stopped riding bikes when my Raleigh "English racer" bike was stolen just before I turned 16 back in 1962. Since I started driving right after that, I didn't miss cycling for a number of years. So...
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    When I was deciding last year, the Crosstrail was...

    When I was deciding last year, the Crosstrail was clearly the higher-spec'd (and more expensive) bike and that's what I went with, but the DS has obviously caught up this year. One difference is in...
  20. Thread: Chain too long?

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    Thanks all. After looking at the photos myself,...

    Thanks all. After looking at the photos myself, it does seem to be less of an issue and I'm pretty sure I was careful in sizing it the first time.

    On the other hand, how many grams am I adding if...
  21. Thread: Chain too long?

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    Chain too long?

    Over the winter I changed my drivetrain over to use a wide-ratio cassette using a Deore rear derailleur and SRAM 12-32 cassette and also installed a new chain. Unfortunately that was 3 months ago...
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    Sticky: I thought the Erie Canal was in New York state?

    I thought the Erie Canal was in New York state?
  23. BTW, the way that I discovered this book was when...

    BTW, the way that I discovered this book was when I read David Eggers' novel of a few years ago, "A Hologram for the King." In that book, the main (fictional) character is an ex-Schwinn executive who...
  24. I probably just over-summarized that part, as the...

    I probably just over-summarized that part, as the book seemed to be very well researched although the book was intended more as a business case study than a detailed history of the industry.

    As I...
  25. No Hands: The Rise and Fall of the Schwinn Bicycle Company

    This book was published in 1996, although I just recently became aware of it and managed to get a copy due to Michigan's excellent statewide library catalog and borrowing program. Although it was...
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