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    Riding is restorative.

    Riding is restorative.
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    I use to think that Sheldon and I were the only...

    I use to think that Sheldon and I were the only guys who liked Biopace.

    I always found the benefits at the low end were much more significant at the high end as smoothing out power delivery helps...
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    Set a new personal record for bike hauling... :D...

    Set a new personal record for bike hauling... :D

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/canadadayhaul.jpg
  4. Sticky: I made up for driving to the last event... hauled...

    I made up for driving to the last event... hauled in the racks and gear for Canada Day bike parking and our estimate was 475-500 pounds on a trailer that is apparently only rated for 300.
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    Sticky: I set a new personal record today... there was...

    I set a new personal record today... there was 475 - 500 pounds on the trailer.

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/canadadayhaul.jpg
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    When SA was making hubs they did not have the...

    When SA was making hubs they did not have the same lubricant technologies we have now... the stuff that keeps my vehicle engines running smoothly from -30C to plus 30C (and beyond) is more than...
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    Shimano's earliest 3 speeds ("333") are pretty...

    Shimano's earliest 3 speeds ("333") are pretty much disposable; they don't run as well. parts are not available, and as far as I know there are no service manuals for them either.

    The time one...
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    I use 10-30 synthetic or Phil's depending on when...

    I use 10-30 synthetic or Phil's depending on when I will be riding the bike.

    Synthetic oil in the winter keeps the hub ticking really smoothly at colder temperatures.
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    My mother in law lives at Silver City / Ontonagon...

    My mother in law lives at Silver City / Ontonagon and is right at the boundary of the Porkies... there are few places I have ever been that have been more beautiful.

    I think the fatbike will be...
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    We are going to be in the UP in 3 weeks......

    We are going to be in the UP in 3 weeks... thinking of bringing my Pug.
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    I still get the "you don't charge enough" but my...

    I still get the "you don't charge enough" but my shop overhead is very low, I only do repairs, and don't have to sit on a lot of inventory.

    $1.00 / minute is pretty standard in the US for a lot...
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    SPD cleats are pretty tough and can handle a lot...

    SPD cleats are pretty tough and can handle a lot of walking miles without degrading their performance... I also carry a pair of lightweight barefoot shoes to wear which lets my cycling shoes take a...
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    I have a pair of Keen Springwater II shoes... for...

    I have a pair of Keen Springwater II shoes... for on and off the bike I have never had a better shoe.
  14. Titanium is great for frames and a lot of bicycle...

    Titanium is great for frames and a lot of bicycle parts, spoke nipples not so much.

    The small weight saving you get over brass in addition to the high cost just is not worth it.
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    My shop rate needed to get bumped up to $45.00 hr...

    My shop rate needed to get bumped up to $45.00 hr since people told me I wasn't charging enough and because materials and expenses have increased.

    Everything else has stayed the same, it seems...
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    My wife's R20 has Shimano XT levers, mine has...

    My wife's R20 has Shimano XT levers, mine has some older silver (Shimano) V brake levers... being period correct was not that important when I was upgrading those.

    Avid levers are a little...
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    2011: 42/53 with a 13-21 ...

    2011: 42/53 with a 13-21

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2012cooper1.JPG

    2015: 30/42/52 with an 11-25 which actually gives me a higher top gear and a much lower low if I need it.
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    Our Raleigh Twentys have their original headsets,...

    Our Raleigh Twentys have their original headsets, my daughter's bike got the hybrid treatment and now has a Ritchey threadless instead of the stock Raleigh bits.

    She likes riding no handed and...
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    This morning I brought this newly minted bicycle...

    This morning I brought this newly minted bicycle to a customer for her first test ride... aside from swapping the tyres she was giddy about the ride.

    Building a 700c bicycle for someone who is all...
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    Father's day ride... ...

    Father's day ride...

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2015fathersday/2015fathersday%20(3).JPG

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    Went on a father's day ride with my wife and...

    Went on a father's day ride with my wife and youngest daughter yesterday... we all rode our R20's.

    http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikepics/2015fathersday/2015fathersday%20(11).JPG
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    You may have got one of those 20's that was built...

    You may have got one of those 20's that was built on a Friday by a drunken Welshman... every once in a while I have found one, or a secondary brand like a Phillips, that has just enough variance in...
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    Wanna come and work for me ? I always tell...

    Wanna come and work for me ?

    I always tell folks that AW hubs rarely need to be torn down because they almost never fail... the dog clutch on your hub looks pretty fresh and most of the 20's you...
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    The 15 tooth cog is going to make the 3rd gear...

    The 15 tooth cog is going to make the 3rd gear really high... and here is a little bit of obscure information.

    R20's usually need odd numbered cogs because the chainstay and dropouts don't offer...
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    I have a Spector T230 single speaker... it is...

    I have a Spector T230 single speaker... it is rated at 95db and has easy to reach controls to pause, skip, and deal with phone calls.

    It lives on my recumbent and the industrial velcro keeps it...
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