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    This is not true. If you have experience in...

    This is not true. If you have experience in long-term hiking and backpacking, alcohol stove weighs more after about 7days. Canister stoves have the best weight to heat ratio after that. Not to...
  2. I don't think it's practical or well engineered,...

    I don't think it's practical or well engineered, but as an art, I like it.

    BTW, having only front brake is stupid idea when you have freewheel rear. Also good luck with stand over height.
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    This is incorrect. In Canada, Surly has a...

    This is incorrect. In Canada, Surly has a separate distributor and can't be ordered through QBP.
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    Trailer and Slow vehicle sign work really well.

    Trailer and Slow vehicle sign work really well.
  5. I'm from Canada and the prices are normal. ...

    I'm from Canada and the prices are normal.

    Ignore those people think this is too high. Think about tools and labour that goes into the work.
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    Not by much. I bike to work even though I live...

    Not by much. I bike to work even though I live on Yonge St. because of our unreliable transit system. And I can't accept the fact that some of the TTC ticket collectors gets $100k per year.

    Out...
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    You have a problem right there. I have seen...

    You have a problem right there.

    I have seen many Shimano hydraulic brakes that didn't require any maintenance.
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    Road tubeless is different from CX and MTB. ...

    Road tubeless is different from CX and MTB. Don't setup non-Road Tubeless tires tubeless.

    I'll save the lecture on why not. Just search the net.
  9. Math guy here. If anybody has basic...

    Math guy here.

    If anybody has basic understanding of physics, you probably know that most the stuff that this poster has written is invalid. If you want to know why then just search the net.
    ...
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    No. Rival shifters are 10sp. Rival shifters...

    No. Rival shifters are 10sp. Rival shifters will work with 10sp MTB derailleur.
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    Sram MTB Derailleur works fine with Sram road...

    Sram MTB Derailleur works fine with Sram road shifters. They will work.
  12. Thread: Refective Tape

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    SOLAS tapes are amazing and so is the prices.

    SOLAS tapes are amazing and so is the prices.
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    So this thread is basically "Post your Commuter,...

    So this thread is basically "Post your Commuter, Touring, and any 26er mountain bike"? :bang:

    Or "Post your any bike with 26" wheels"?
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    :rolleyes:...

    :rolleyes:
    http://www.cycleexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/salsa-fargo-1.jpg
  15. Thread: SRAM goes 1x

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    CX is not very popular around my area, but I see...

    CX is not very popular around my area, but I see the trend of XC racers going to 1x10 setup with Raceface rings a lot. The only concern to me was that when the chain is on the biggest or smallest...
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    Grand Bois. This is probably the best riding...

    Grand Bois. This is probably the best riding clinchers currently available.
  17. Thread: Disc Brakes?

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    This is very true. My commuter with full fenders...

    This is very true. My commuter with full fenders grinds the rims away within 3 years.

    We have a couple of customers removed their fenders for this specific reason.
  18. I work in the industry so I'll comment on bikes...

    I work in the industry so I'll comment on bikes that suggested here.

    Kona: Ok bike. Does not excel in anything. Down tube cable routing can be problematic if you are not a mechanic. BB30...
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    I like to play "poor" with my Titanium cookset...

    I like to play "poor" with my Titanium cookset and stove with 900+filled European goose down mummy sleeping bags. Sometimes I add a Kevlar canoe too.
  20. Thread: Spoke Questions

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    Btw, Salsa Delgado rims always measured less than...

    Btw, Salsa Delgado rims always measured less than 604mm. Some of the rims that I had were 602.5mm ~603mm range.

    You might get lucky just swapping the rim without cutting the spokes.
  21. Thread: Spoke Questions

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    This is true with Philwood machines. Morizumi on...

    This is true with Philwood machines. Morizumi on the other hand cuts less than 1mm without any issue.
  22. Thread: Local Trail

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    I've been testing different tires on my CX bikes...

    I've been testing different tires on my CX bikes and I definitely like high volume low pressure tires on singletracks. My Specialized Tracer Pro 2bliss tires are great, but when I'm riding rutted...
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    Nice. I like your choice of components. I...

    Nice. I like your choice of components.

    I don't know if you need bigger than 46x11 for your commuter bike, but I like the idea of going tubeless. FYI, Pasela tires can be setup tubeless. ...
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    25mm tires will work, but make sure you sit the...

    25mm tires will work, but make sure you sit the beads correctly.
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    I use 222, 242, and 271 regularly. IME, the...

    I use 222, 242, and 271 regularly.

    IME, the major difference between 222 and 242 is the breaking point. 222 has almost no breaking strength. You just feel tight or cross-threaded bolt feel from...
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