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  1. It's pretty clear to almost anyone that the...

    It's pretty clear to almost anyone that the champion and leader jerseys are homages to the leader, champion, title or championship. Same applies to team jerseys. Only a fool would think that the...
  2. A couple of non-drop bar builds for the ladies in...

    A couple of non-drop bar builds for the ladies in my life:

    A Raleigh Record that I did for the wife and passed on to a friend:
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    Trackstander is having more fun though.

    Trackstander is having more fun though.
  4. Poll: Tan. Didn't even look at the bike to know, I...

    Tan. Didn't even look at the bike to know, I just knew. I'd put Tan wall tires on my modern carbon mountain bike if Schwalbe made a Hans Danf tanwall edition.
  5. I love my 46cm Noodles. I have broad shoulders...

    I love my 46cm Noodles. I have broad shoulders so they fit - they help me have a more open, relaxed riding posture. I like the bend - it has all my favourite bends in one bar. I like bombing down...
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    That Team Issue is some nice kit. It's only...

    That Team Issue is some nice kit.

    It's only my opinion, but it's nice enough that I'd avoid grinding anything off. I'd also keep the finish as it was a pretty distinctive option, unless it...
  7. Thread: Bike Porn V2.0

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    What fork are you talking about?

    What fork are you talking about?
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    IMO narrow bars are also terrible. The old trend...

    IMO narrow bars are also terrible. The old trend of cutting 'em down so they "could fit through trees" just seems laughable now.






    But really, compared to modern bikes, old mountain bikes...
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    Here's a potato pic of my DeKerf right after I...

    Here's a potato pic of my DeKerf right after I polished the 150mm Syncros stem and XT cranks...

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3883/15172417442_f697fb0ea8_c.jpgDeKerf, with polished Syncros tiller...
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    Can someone help me pick my jaw up off the floor?

    Can someone help me pick my jaw up off the floor?
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    Is Premium Rush fun? Yes. Is it better than...

    Is Premium Rush fun? Yes.

    Is it better than Rad? No. Rad is the best bike movie ever, don't you forget it.



    "Send me an angel..."
  12. Thread: Favorite Grips

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    Grip tape or Specialized Contour XC treat me...

    Grip tape or Specialized Contour XC treat me right on MTB bars.
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    Sweet bike, but SERIOUSLY, $3000? This bike has...

    Sweet bike, but SERIOUSLY, $3000? This bike has been relisted for over a year now, maybe it's time to drop the price/go to eBay?

    Trek Pro Series Road Bicycle Central Saanich, Victoria
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  14. Wax it, ride it, when it falls apart totally get...

    Wax it, ride it, when it falls apart totally get Rudi to recover it or buy a new (used) one.

    I've used Sno-Seal with decent results on a totally ****-kicked (dried, rodent-chewed, splayed) old...
  15. Thread: Brown or black?

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    I say brown hoods, black tape, silver cables will...

    I say brown hoods, black tape, silver cables will really tie the room together.
  16. QFF-ingT. They exist to be ridden. The...

    QFF-ingT.

    They exist to be ridden. The fullest expression of all the resources that went into making it happens when it's ridden. If it's a race bike than ride it hard. If it's a touring bike...
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    I had a saddle that was in that kind of shape (a...

    I had a saddle that was in that kind of shape (a bit worse even) and brought it back thusly:

    1. Soaked. In water for 2 days.
    2. Cleaned. Wiped down with Lexol leather cleaner to remove the...
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    The Benturian is pretty fast and it's upright...

    The Benturian is pretty fast and it's upright these days. I assume it's light as well:

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7385/10367312185_f55f2e151f_b.jpg
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    This. I prefer silver spokes over black ones...

    This. I prefer silver spokes over black ones (shiny!) and only think they look out of place when combined with black hubs.

    Although I like coloured nipples. Gold ones usually. But that's just...
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    I'm pretty happy with my V-O Champagne bag. I...

    I'm pretty happy with my V-O Champagne bag. I did a couple of mods to make it more rigid, and mounted it to a V-O Pass Hunter rack with integrated decaleur. Easy on-off and easy access to stuff...
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    The Benturian now has townie bars. It's not...

    The Benturian now has townie bars. It's not stylish, or particularly practical (no room for fenders, no racks) but it's fast, comfortable and fun!...
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    I was comparing a new Super Record equipped bike...

    I was comparing a new Super Record equipped bike from the 80's (the Allez) with a new one from now. It's common for a Super Record 11 bike with EPS to get over $10k. This Pinarello Dogma with SR...
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    That's pretty conservative actually. I think you...

    That's pretty conservative actually. I think you have to figure $5/$6k and up for a Super Record bike these days. Lots of SR bikes get over $10k now...
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    I've put a ton of miles on a Pro on my touring...

    I've put a ton of miles on a Pro on my touring bike - tops of the bars level with the seat. Very comfy for that.

    I've used it a bit on townies where the bars are higher than the saddle - seems to...
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    They're doing a modern version now, me likey: ...

    They're doing a modern version now, me likey:
    http://goo-bikes.com/product_images/a/921/1__91594_zoom.png
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