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  1. Thread: Now I Get It

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    Beautiful. Looks much better with the black-gray...

    Beautiful. Looks much better with the black-gray tires, IMHO. The blue tires competed with and detracted from the frame, which should be the focus with such an incredible paint job.
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    I don't have a grail brand, although I do have a...

    I don't have a grail brand, although I do have a fondness for certain makes due to their styling and geometry. I realized early on that proper bike fit was very important for my enjoyment of...
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    If I was in your situation, I would carry a small...

    If I was in your situation, I would carry a small travel-sized container with bodywash (no need for separate shampoo) and a microfiber camping towel.

    I also live in the South (NC), and the folks...
  4. I am so glad that they rarely use chip seal to...

    I am so glad that they rarely use chip seal to pave roads around here. I've ridden on roads (up North) that were newly chip-sealed, and it's a nightmare.
  5. I've got canti brakes on four bikes and none of...

    I've got canti brakes on four bikes and none of them squeal and they all have more than adequate stopping power. My bike shop installed and set them up, so I can't give you any advice on that other...
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    I use CamelBak and Polar insulated bottles. Fill...

    I use CamelBak and Polar insulated bottles. Fill them about half to nearly full with ice cubes and then top off with cold water. The water stays cold for at least an hour, even longer in cooler...
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    Sticky: Warm and muggy this morning, but a cold front...

    Warm and muggy this morning, but a cold front that is passing through today is supposed to bring cooler temperatures and less humidity. I drove yesterday due to forecasts calling for temps near 100...
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    I prefer not to ride in the rain but sometimes...

    I prefer not to ride in the rain but sometimes you can't help it when commuting. I almost always wear sunglasses or other eyewear to protect my eyes and see clearly. However, when it's raining hard...
  9. The Gunnar Sport would make a great fast commuter...

    The Gunnar Sport would make a great fast commuter and could probably be built for about $2K, and much less if moving parts from another frame or building from used/discount parts. Soma Smoothie or ES...
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    I have been tracking all of my cycling rides for...

    I have been tracking all of my cycling rides for years, and my data show steady drops in my annual average speeds for all rides. However, age is not the only reason why my speeds have dropped. ...
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    Time for some one-legged pedaling drills!

    Time for some one-legged pedaling drills!
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    Sticky: Very hot and humid as usual. Dewpoints have been...

    Very hot and humid as usual. Dewpoints have been crazy high here lately, in the upper 70s, and apparently are the best measure of how muggy it feels. Heat index is supposed to reach about 105 this...
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    I often use the Otlieb front roller classic...

    I often use the Otlieb front roller classic panniers on my rear rack. They fit great and hold a surprising amount of gear. It's also a good way to discipline yourself to carry less gear.
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    The Tubus Cargo and Tara are a great combination....

    The Tubus Cargo and Tara are a great combination. I have the Cargo in both the "classic" and Evo versions and prefer the classic. The Evo platform is noticeably narrower on top than the classic...
  15. In addition to suggestions already mentioned,...

    In addition to suggestions already mentioned, acclimation is perhaps the biggest factor. You have to give your body time to adjust to hot-humid weather, and you've got to keep riding to do that. ...
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    Sticky: Tired legs this morning after my metric century...

    Tired legs this morning after my metric century commute yesterday. The weather finally cooled off a little with slightly lower humidity, with a low in the upper 60s, but that's as good as we can...
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    Sticky: scroca (MT) _____________________________...

    scroca (MT) _____________________________ 5,190.94
    f1xedgear (NC) __________________________ 4,440.0 [107]
    augustgarage (CA) _______________________ 4,403.1 (6,400.2 total) [107/107]
    dschue5 (MN)...
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    I ride and commute on bikes with a range of tires...

    I ride and commute on bikes with a range of tires sizes, from 23s to 28s to 32s and 35s. I seem to get the same amount of flats, regardless of tire size. The skinniest and lightest tires are Torelli...
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    I would highly recommend Crater Lake National...

    I would highly recommend Crater Lake National Park if that fits into your plans. It's one of the most scenic NPs I have visited and unique. It has a rim road that circles the crater.

    Adventure...
  20. Components have separate warranties, depending on...

    Components have separate warranties, depending on the manufacturer. I've had several expensive parts replaced under warranty through the dealers that I bought them through. In one case, a Campy...
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    My wife turned 62 last fall so we plan to get a...

    My wife turned 62 last fall so we plan to get a Senior Pass in time for our next trip to any national parks. I'll be eligible in January 2016. Since most parks don't charge entrance fees, you would...
  22. First, the odds are very high that you will never...

    First, the odds are very high that you will never have a warranty claim on frame/fork.

    Second, I wouldn't base your opinions of Gunnar/Waterford warranties based on what someone said in a thread...
  23. Not sure about gumwalls, but you can buy the...

    Not sure about gumwalls, but you can buy the following reasonably long-wearing tires with tan sidewalls for decent prices:

    - Panaracer Pasela PTs
    - Clement Strada LLG 120s
    - Continental Grand...
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    Sticky: Today I decided to go ahead with my long-planned...

    Today I decided to go ahead with my long-planned metric century commute. I had planned to do it during the long days of June, but we had record-breaking heat for the entire month. The forecast today...
  25. FWIW, Continental 4 Season 28s are not true 28 mm...

    FWIW, Continental 4 Season 28s are not true 28 mm tires. Even on wide (Dyad) rims, they do not measure 28 mm. On my Open Pro rims, they measure about 26.5 mm wide.
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