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  1. Castelli and Voler are my go-to bibs. I have a...

    Castelli and Voler are my go-to bibs. I have a pair of Hincapie bibs that are nice too, but the shoulder straps aren't as snug as I like.

    I bought a couple pair of Hammer-branded Voler bibs a...
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    Well I just learned a bit. Thanks!

    Well I just learned a bit. Thanks!
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    It's not the RD that's the issue, it's how far...

    It's not the RD that's the issue, it's how far the shifter pulls/releases cable.
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    It's called a conversion cassette. Shimano hub...

    It's called a conversion cassette. Shimano hub with Campy spacing. I've been running wheels this way for years. It's awesome. and no swapping freehub body or shiftmate nonesuch:
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  5. drool

    drool
  6. I did option B with only moving the FD. Didn't...

    I did option B with only moving the FD. Didn't have to touch the rear at all. Worked well enough to do it a couple times.

    Though you might move to a standard crankset and leave it there. Slight...
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    maybe it's because of the recumbent? :eek: ;)...

    maybe it's because of the recumbent? :eek: ;) :lol:
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    YES NO. The padding gets compressed and ends...

    YES


    NO. The padding gets compressed and ends up in places that make you numb. Don't do it.



    YES.
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    +1 for the "most expensive that's on sale for...

    +1 for the "most expensive that's on sale for $100-120" --I'm partial to Giro helmets, so I look for the Atmos on sale...
  10. you have an aluminum seatpost, that's crucial for...

    you have an aluminum seatpost, that's crucial for a post-mounted rack where you can put a bag with a change of clothes and some flip flops. Then book a couple hotel rooms and you're on your...
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    thankfully, there will be aid stations. between...

    thankfully, there will be aid stations. between now and then try and ride as much as you can. time sitting on the bike is more important than fitness. can you get on the bike for an hour at a time...
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    just keep in mind pace != average. It takes a...

    just keep in mind pace != average. It takes a 17-20 pace (when you can) to average 16....

    Sounds like you had fun, it's a blast to get frisky if other riders are up for it, regardless of how fast...
  13. nothing but ad bait. blech.

    nothing but ad bait. blech.
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    doing that adds another 15-20min. But that's me....

    doing that adds another 15-20min. But that's me. Which is why I'm happy I have a shower near by....
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    Dallas + summer + no shower == unhappy coworkers....

    Dallas + summer + no shower == unhappy coworkers. My suggestion, if there's truly no shower available, is to ride early am before work. I know schedules can be crazy, but if it was me, I'd find...
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    seems around here the wind shifts right as I'm...

    seems around here the wind shifts right as I'm turning around. Still, the only way I can stand the wind is to try and head into it the first part of the ride, to enjoy the tail wind on the way home....
  17. once you're out of town a little, enjoy the roads...

    once you're out of town a little, enjoy the roads and go as long/far as you like. north, like McKinney, Denton, etc....
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    big bathroom run?

    big bathroom run?
  19. C-DOT works hard to open Evans and Trail Ridge by...

    C-DOT works hard to open Evans and Trail Ridge by Memorial Day weekend. Keep an eye here: Mt. Evans on CO 5 road conditions and here: Road Status Report - Rocky Mountain National Park (U.S. National...
  20. I would bring the road bike, and then rent the...

    I would bring the road bike, and then rent the mtb on the day or two you really want to go play in the dirt. 34/27 should be adequate for those passes, unless you drop to the 34 for anything that's...
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    First -- CONGRATS on the weight loss, that's...

    First -- CONGRATS on the weight loss, that's HUGE!


    Find a fast (A or AA) ride in your area, and go with them. If you can hang, participate, pull, then you're in the ballpark. Ask your local...
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    aero enough. You'll need shoes, though.

    aero enough. You'll need shoes, though.
  23. two thoughts -- 1) the relative weight of all...

    two thoughts -- 1) the relative weight of all those locks will make you not want to bring them. And weigh more than the bike. 2) Isn't there a bike rack as part of the building? Is there an indoor...
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    +1 on Blue Fuji is a popular brand 'round these...

    +1 on Blue
    Fuji is a popular brand 'round these parts (I rode a friend's carbon Fuji. Felt like dead wood)

    I ride a Javelin these days. But that doesn't really count since they're more or less...
  25. Where in Evergreen are you? Instead of I70 you...

    Where in Evergreen are you? Instead of I70 you can do Hwy 40 (parallels I70) to 93, then south to Morrison and then east from there. Getting back will be "fun." :)

    There's 74 to Kerr Gulch and...
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