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    Doesn't matter with spokes. A spoke goes through...

    Doesn't matter with spokes. A spoke goes through it's individual stress cycles and is not really affected by the other spokes. You can mix and match as much as you like.
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    Tensioning makes all the difference. There needs...

    Tensioning makes all the difference. There needs to be enough tension especially in the rear so that the NDS spokes don't go all popcorn on you and they need to be evenly tensioned since only then...
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    Factory Wheels

    Doing the first time maintenance on my GF's 520 reminds me starkly why I build my own wheels.
    The component set in the wheels is ok, even though M475 hubs have next to nonexistent seals (pushing the...
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    Trek 520 comes in 48cm so check out the Geo on...

    Trek 520 comes in 48cm so check out the Geo on that.
    At the smallest size the frame is going to be incredibly sturdy (the GF has a 520 in 54cm and it's probably the stiffest bike in our household...
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    Bingo. Body was receiving zero carbs at the end...

    Bingo. Body was receiving zero carbs at the end stage.

    Anyways there seems to also be people who are not diabetic and go all out of whack from low carb diets with higher insulin resistance and...
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    You should try living without. Does wonders and...

    You should try living without. Does wonders and you can eat as much as you like and still lose weight!

    Now that I consider, there was a time I tried low carb for a year. My cholesterol levels were...
  7. Thread: Beer Mile

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    Soo, you're still not drunk at the end of it?...

    Soo, you're still not drunk at the end of it?
    Doesn't seem too bad to me.
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    Are ya'll serious now? A catastrophe waiting to...

    Are ya'll serious now? A catastrophe waiting to happen after one beer? ONE!

    This may come as a surprise for many of the commenters, but one can of beer is not really going to do anything even...
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    Do you... do you not actually understand...

    Do you... do you not actually understand sarcasm...? Because that would make a lot of your meaningless babble here a tiny bit more comprehensible..
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    And let me just put this one out here. If you've...

    And let me just put this one out here.
    If you've never done anything with hydraulic disc brakes then sure, they can seem a bit intimidating, but in reality discs are ridiculously easy to install and...
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    Ah the ye olde outside pulling spoke thing. Well...

    Ah the ye olde outside pulling spoke thing. Well you can believe if you want to. Not going to affect my wheelbuilds
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    Only if you have zero mechanical aptitude. Discs...

    Only if you have zero mechanical aptitude. Discs are easier to manage and setup than rim brakes, especially hydraulic brakes.
    Rear disc wheel build requires no extra considerations and front wheel...
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    The issue has been solved. It was the basket. ...

    The issue has been solved. It was the basket.

    Before I converted the bike into its current touring setting I used to have a platform front rack and a wide basket for hauling stuff. When I then...
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    I would assume european cyclotourists don't ride...

    I would assume european cyclotourists don't ride as long distances per day as one needs to cover in states for example. In middle Europe there are towns every 10km or so so you'll never really need...
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    They probably like butterfly bars or flatbars...

    They probably like butterfly bars or flatbars because that's what they are sold. The basic commuter sold in Germany has either a flat bar or a butterfly bar. Drop bars are only really used on road...
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    The fork is recent but I cleaned it well before...

    The fork is recent but I cleaned it well before adding it and I think the bike shop where I had to take it in the end reamed (or what ever it is they do to forks) if before installing the crown race....
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    worrying shimmy on touring bike

    Today I noticed a worrying shimmy on my touring bike when I was commuting back from work. When I took my hands off the handlebar the bike immediately started shaking. It's more of an annoying shake...
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    I would imagine you can already get a pretty...

    I would imagine you can already get a pretty modern audax made in steel. And you can always just get a frame and pimp out the groupset/wheels to your liking. It's only when you really want carbon you...
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    Don't get a tourer. Touring frames ride badly...

    Don't get a tourer. Touring frames ride badly unloaded because of the beefed up tubeset.
    Get an audax/randonnee bike. Those are meant for road but carry light loads
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    Still funnily enough a road bike with a bit...

    Still funnily enough a road bike with a bit longer wheelbase, a bit longer chainstays, a bit more fork offset and slacker headtube angle rides a lot better on the road than the road racing bikes...
  21. I'd get your point if shifting with bar ends was...

    I'd get your point if shifting with bar ends was actually slow but it's only a little slower than with a brifter in normal use, especially with an indexed rear shifter. I also kinda prefer the...
  22. Ewww... That's nasty dude... Nothing beats a...

    Ewww... That's nasty dude...

    Nothing beats a shower or a swim after a hard days cycling. I mean you can go a few days without but using a washcloth in some poxy gas station bathroom is just nasty.
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    How do you people shower while constantly stealth camping?

    I can see the appeal of campsites for various reasons, such as the option to wash yourself, clothing, cookware, bike (I don't do that but...
  24. The only thing I noticed that was a bit weird...

    The only thing I noticed that was a bit weird while building my rig was the amount of cable bar ends require. I already have a 46cm wide bar and the frame in road bike terms is probably a size 63cm...
  25. Just got my bar ends mounted up (microshift 9...

    Just got my bar ends mounted up (microshift 9 speed) and I really do like them. Took a bit of getting used to and I was constantly missing the flappy action of my brifters but then again I don't...
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