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  1. Why would he need gears? He would have been on a...

    Why would he need gears? He would have been on a fixie.
  2. Thread: N=1 update!

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    A classic! If you believed all the naysayers...

    A classic!

    If you believed all the naysayers back when this bike was new, it would have dissolved into pixie dust the first time it got rained on or would have assploded the first time it sat out...
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    Timbuk2 Goody Box top tube bag...

    Timbuk2 Goody Box top tube bag. I've used it regularly on 5 different bikes to carry gels, snacks, camera, keys, phone, cash, bandanna and more. Anything I may want to have quick access to while...
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    There will be if you build one up that way. My...

    There will be if you build one up that way.

    My answer to the OP, when you want one or feel that you need one. Maybe now, maybe later, maybe never.
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    I'd rather burn down my house with all my bikes...

    I'd rather burn down my house with all my bikes in it than have one painted orange and blue. WOOF!

    ;)
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    You'll never understand until you ride a newer...

    You'll never understand until you ride a newer bike. Then you will. Not knocking the older bikes. I love them, too. But anyone who thinks the advancements in bike design and technology is all hype...
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    Typical around here is about 50 feet elevation...

    Typical around here is about 50 feet elevation gain per mile. I'd consider 75 feet per mile hilly and 100 feet per mile mountainous.
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    This. Try it out before you cut.

    This. Try it out before you cut.
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    Ride and enjoy! :thumb:

    Ride and enjoy! :thumb:
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    I take most of my pictures while riding the bike...

    I take most of my pictures while riding the bike with a Canon ELPH300HS point and shoot that I carry either in my jersey pocket or the little bag on top of my top tube. I'll sometimes use my phone...
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    Mass produced bike frames are configured to fit...

    Mass produced bike frames are configured to fit the designer's idea of the typical rider. If your dimensions and preferences fall within the design criteria, the bike will fit with normal...
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    Confirmed. The Roubaix (formerly Black Betty) has...

    Confirmed. The Roubaix (formerly Black Betty) has also moved to a new home. N-1 twice in a week! No plans to immediately replace them.

    I am currently working on projects to convert the Fuji S-12S...
  13. Thread: Numb hands

    by BluesDawg
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    Definitely talk to the guys at the bike shop. It...

    Definitely talk to the guys at the bike shop. It is far too easy to misinterpret fit problem descriptions on internet forums. Words have different meanings to different people and that can often lead...
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    Does a post about the coolness of the Strava...

    Does a post about the coolness of the Strava heatmap really have to turn into a discussion of the wonderfulness/awfulness of other unrelated aspects of the app/site? I think it is pretty great to...
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    Looks like it may be about to happen again. The...

    Looks like it may be about to happen again. The Roubaix is out on trial with a friend who is an avid mountain biker but has never had a road bike. His wife has recently taken up road riding and got...
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    Cool. I can see some of my routes on there.

    Cool. I can see some of my routes on there.
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    N-1. It happens

    Today I said goodbye to a great bike, my 2014 Specialized Elite Rival EVO carbon CX/gravel bike. It was fast, light, responsive, comfortable and capable of really hauling ass on dirt/gravel roads. I...
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    Poll: On the bikes I have with pump pegs under the top...

    On the bikes I have with pump pegs under the top tube plus one with ample room behind the seat tube, I use full length frame pumps. On the other bikes I carry CO2 cartridges and an inflator in the...
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    Ellis who? Sic 'em Dawgs! Nice bike. Enjoy!...

    Ellis who? Sic 'em Dawgs!

    Nice bike. Enjoy! :thumb:
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    Troubling. Hope you heal quickly, physically and...

    Troubling. Hope you heal quickly, physically and otherwise.
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    Hang in there, man. Cancer sucks and it affects...

    Hang in there, man. Cancer sucks and it affects far too many of us. Hoping you'll have a successful treatment.
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    Yes. I've watched a few stages live and others...

    Yes. I've watched a few stages live and others later on the DVR. Nice being able to zip through the commercials with the DVR. It has been a good one this year. Loved the attacks yesterday and today....
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    I bet if you went to a bike shop and tried on a...

    I bet if you went to a bike shop and tried on a few different brands of helmets, you'd find your answer.
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    What is a season? 1922 so far this year. A bit...

    What is a season?

    1922 so far this year. A bit less than I had intended, but my long rides are way down this year.
  25. The gear ranges for available 11 speed cassettes...

    The gear ranges for available 11 speed cassettes didn't appeal to me when combined with 50/34 chainrings, but with my subcompact 46/30, the 11-28 gives me a great setup.
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