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    Comfort is mostly pressure and size. Size is...

    Comfort is mostly pressure and size. Size is roughly approximated by a circle's area, so going from 38mm to 35mm will be about a 15% reduction in volume. That's somewhat significant.

    Also...
  2. I'm going to agree with the "neither" crowd....

    I'm going to agree with the "neither" crowd. Pedals won't make any difference in efficiency, and converting flats to drops is a big deal that may or may not give you an end result that you like...
  3. Thread: Simplified..

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    I tried a dropper post, and I really didn't like...

    I tried a dropper post, and I really didn't like it. It made me nervous to suddenly lose the reference point of the seat between my thighs. Then again, I've been biking for years, and I'm used to...
  4. I have some of those Shimano platformy pedals,...

    I have some of those Shimano platformy pedals, and I don't find the cage part to be of any use. Since the pedal is higher than the cage, when I'm unclipped, I'm just balancing on the high part of the...
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    So you went 20 miles with no load? That's a ride,...

    So you went 20 miles with no load? That's a ride, not a "mini tour."
  6. Yes, you'll find a harsher ride that may make you...

    Yes, you'll find a harsher ride that may make you think it's faster.
  7. John Bryan state park is a few miles off the main...

    John Bryan state park is a few miles off the main trail, but the roads between are pretty nice. I wouldn't have a concern riding with kids in a trail-a-bike on this road.
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    Thanks for the comment! I really like the...

    Thanks for the comment!

    I really like the bars. Compared to a drop bar, the primary riding better supports a larger part of my hand, and the braking is much better, since I'm activating the tip of...
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    The Rivendell/Nitto Albastache...

    The Rivendell/Nitto Albastache. As mentioned above. Twice.
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    It's a Jandd, like this one....

    It's a Jandd, like this one.
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    Just a small update on my Camargue. I'm...

    Just a small update on my Camargue. I'm appreciating this bike more as I ride it more, and I liked the Albastache bars enough that I finally invested in a double layer of tape (cloth tape over fake...
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    Thanks for the compliment! The bag is a...

    Thanks for the compliment!

    The bag is a Carradice Super C. It's made of traditional waxed canvas, but has easy to use plastic buckles instead of the old school leather straps and buckles, which I...
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    Agree with that, 1-1/8" threaded was pretty much...

    Agree with that, 1-1/8" threaded was pretty much a dead end construction.
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    You need something like this: Universal Cycles...

    You need something like this:

    Universal Cycles -- Dimension Rigid Non Disc Fork

    You could either get another threaded setup, or get a new headset and stem at the same time to go threadless.
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    It looks super clean in the above picture only...

    It looks super clean in the above picture only because I don't have a light installed. Typically, I just wrap the wire around the fork blade, very un-constructeur like.
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    I can't see any reason to ride a narrowish tire....

    I can't see any reason to ride a narrowish tire. 35mm+ is fine for road riding, more if touring loaded.
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    Poll: I think you would regret getting a 650B, since,...

    I think you would regret getting a 650B, since, in my experience, they feel basically the same as a 26er, no matter what Mountain Bike Action says.

    Then again, you might regret a fatbike as well,...
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    $1000 for a replica vintage bike seems kind of...

    $1000 for a replica vintage bike seems kind of steep. You could buy a real vintage Fat Chance, Breezer, Ritchey, etc for that much.

    If you like that style, the Trek Sawyer is a more modern 29er...
  19. Poll: I love the extra coverage of my Longboards. Yes,...

    I love the extra coverage of my Longboards. Yes, they're a little harder to install, but if it taking you hours, maybe fender installation isn't your thing.
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    To answer some items above: - I don't have any...

    To answer some items above:

    - I don't have any experience with an Ogre, though I had a Karate Monkey for a while. The Ogre uses heavier tubing, which isn't a plus in my book, and they both suffer...
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    It's been going well. Not a whole lot of saddle...

    It's been going well. Not a whole lot of saddle time lately, with the holidays and splitting my riding between this and my newly converted 650B Trek and my fixed gear Crosscheck, but I think the...
  22. Height has no impact on HT vs. full sus (unless a...

    Height has no impact on HT vs. full sus (unless a very short person is trying to get a long travel dually).

    27.5 is all the rage these days, but for pushing hard when you're tired, I would...
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    That's exactly correct. 650B is only 1" bigger in...

    That's exactly correct. 650B is only 1" bigger in diameter than a 26er, so it doesn't take a very big tire to make up the difference.
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    People have reported the B side can fit the 26 x...

    People have reported the B side can fit the 26 x 2.75" Dirt Wizard... that's a pretty big tire. If you really want 4" tire compatibility, you're looking at a specific fat bike frame (with a 100mm...
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    I think Somas stack up well against just about...

    I think Somas stack up well against just about any production steel bike out there regardless of price. I had a Juice for several years, and it rode very well, with some nice construction details...
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