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  1. Rivendell used to have a bike like this - the...

    Rivendell used to have a bike like this - the Quickbeam - it had track ends, a flip-flop hub, and a two-ring crank. I don't think it ever got very popular but I saw Grant himself riding it once on...
  2. Hey, I recommended the Colossal - :thumb:

    Hey, I recommended the Colossal - :thumb:
  3. 42t single crank (with chain keeper) and 11-36...

    42t single crank (with chain keeper) and 11-36 10v cassette - seems like a nice selection.
  4. I think I'd rather have rim brakes for sunny San...

    I think I'd rather have rim brakes for sunny San Diego, but this is pretty cool.

    http://salsacycles.com/files/bikes/colossal_2_980x550px.jpg
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    I'm pretty sure I can do this depending on...

    I'm pretty sure I can do this depending on date... and I could offer a ride to a single from PH Bart
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    The POW who stole a bike in The Great Escape was...

    The POW who stole a bike in The Great Escape was one of only three who made it to freedom.
  7. I only have one gear. Well, technically I...

    I only have one gear.

    Well, technically I guess two... but they're both the same and I never use the other one.
    ...
  8. I've had my tool so long I have no idea where I...

    I've had my tool so long I have no idea where I got it and I can't find a photo of it on the web. It's pretty handy though, and I keep it next to my other chain tools so it's always right there. It...
  9. Why not purposefully TRY to destroy it? Maybe...

    Why not purposefully TRY to destroy it? Maybe hold it upside down and drop it on the saddle a couple times... or hold it sideways and try to bend the seat tube with your foot. If it breaks then you...
  10. BIB BIG, but a tool like this really...

    BIB BIG, but a tool like this really helpshttp://www.bikemanforu.com/product_images/u/856/SunLite_3rd_Hand_Chain_Tool__65726_zoom.jpg
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    Agreed, max is a physical limitation, max is max,...

    Agreed, max is a physical limitation, max is max, although it does decrease with age. It has some utility in estimating what your heart rate should be for different training zones. And 150 is...
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    My spare bike is my older vintage road bike - I...

    My spare bike is my older vintage road bike - I ride it on my road rides if it's wet and I don't want to get my good bike dirty, I ride it to work if my commute bike is on the stand, I lend it to out...
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    I like wearing running shoes but they usually do...

    I like wearing running shoes but they usually do have those big ridges and bumps on the soles... so I found some flat platform pedals that are easy to get into and don't grab the ridges.
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  14. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ilciKTR8oyk/Vaa...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ilciKTR8oyk/VaaLDvkPdFI/AAAAAAAAV9U/4VjqxI1gx_s/s800-Ic42/P3291128.JPG

    This isn't my regular commuter but sometimes - I leave three locks at work and whatever I...
  15. Nice report. I can't imagine being that close...

    Nice report.

    I can't imagine being that close to the Bixby Bridge and not riding across it... definitely on my bucket list.
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    If only Froomie looked like he was suffering......

    If only Froomie looked like he was suffering... that's what I want to see... suffering and torture.
  17. 2014 edition: 3664 km in 90 hours = 40.7 km/hr

    2014 edition: 3664 km in 90 hours = 40.7 km/hr
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    Thanks, that is cool - I didn't know such things...

    Thanks, that is cool - I didn't know such things existed. I'll still have to get up to type though because my eyes aren't good enough to read the screen from the couch.
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    Done! $120 for a used laptop with Win7 and Wifi....

    Done! $120 for a used laptop with Win7 and Wifi. Now I have a Roku, a Wii, a CD player, and a laptop hooked up to my TV with no cable or dish.

    Had to connect an audio cord as well as the HDMI...
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    I call my fixed gear bike a "hipster fixie"......

    I call my fixed gear bike a "hipster fixie"... doesn't meet any of the criteria described earlier... it has horizontal forward dropouts, a silver chain, normal rims.... kind of ironic.
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    I have a fork-mount transport rack for my...

    I have a fork-mount transport rack for my truck... frequent wheel removal without QR is a PITA
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    A cable lock in addition to the U-lock would...

    A cable lock in addition to the U-lock would probably give you better security - those security skewers are a pain in the ass.
  23. I did this - it was fun - saved about 30% over...

    I did this - it was fun - saved about 30% over the cost of a new bike by getting a great deal on a bare frame a few years old that had never been built, buying a couple of items used, and shopping...
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    Yeah that was a fun build... previous rim also a...

    Yeah that was a fun build... previous rim also a 330 lasted me about 8 years before it started cracking at the spoke holes - I was surprised there were so many exact replacements still available on...
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    Hey - that's my photo show! ...

    Hey - that's my photo show!

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LXXNrFLmj1M/RkK9GkEbqZI/AAAAAAAAAL0/MqeshuIEwgQ/s432-Ic42/Sew%252520Up%252520Folding%252520004.jpg


    I'm a conventional glue,...
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