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    Sram Force Drivetrain Help

    I'm building up a bike with 2013 Sram Force 10 speed, with a compact crankset and 11-23 cassette.
    It's my first time doing a build. If I'm in the big ring, the chain tension seems right, and I can...
  2. Thread: Talk Me Down!

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    If people who are new to pack riding really are a...

    If people who are new to pack riding really are a hazard to everyone on the road, why is it better to endanger the folks on competitive group rides than folks in a race?
  3. Thread: Talk Me Down!

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    For what it's worth, I had no group riding...

    For what it's worth, I had no group riding experience before my first race, a crit. I had read so many "first race" threads on here that I was sure I was going to cause a major crash just as I was...
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    Help me find a seatpost

    Must be:

    27.2x350
    all black (or tiny white decals)
    25mm setback
    under 250g
    under $100
    alloy
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    More seatpost setback or longer stem?

    If I need up to two centimeters more length to my bike, is it better to keep the stem and get a seatpost with more setback or to keep the seatpost and get a longer stem? I don't want to change the...
  6. Rim width for 25mm tires (and other wheel questions)

    I'm trying to decide on a set of wheels and I'm looking at various 30mm deep rims. This will be a do-it-all wheelset: training, road racing, centuries, and double centuries. I want to stay in the...
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    Thanks for the replies. I just tightened down the...

    Thanks for the replies. I just tightened down the crank arm bolts-- they were a touch loose, and now everything is in good order
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    New crankset: now chain "wobbles"

    I just installed a 108mm bottom bracket and a 50/34 compact crankset. Now the chain wobbles-- not sure how else to describe it-- so that each revolution the chain is alternately where it should be...
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    bump, I'm interested too.

    bump, I'm interested too.
  10. Bottom Bracket for Nashbar CR2 compact crankset

    I know I need an ISIS drive BB, but can it be any old ISIS with the right spindle length, or do I need a Nashbar BB to be compatible with the Nashbar crank?
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    What bars are those?

    What bars are those?
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    Differences in training between cat 5 ,4 and 3

    For those of you who are Cat 3s and above, I'm curious what your training looked like as a cat 5 (and for how many seasons you raced there), what your training looked like as a cat 4 (and for how...
  13. Advice needed: Fork, stem, seatpost, and bars for $500

    I'm building up a Dean road frame, and I'm looking for a front fork, stem, seatpost, and bars.

    I want to spend about $500 for all four pieces together. Quality parts that are lightweight is my...
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    A late reply, but here it is: No racks on the...

    A late reply, but here it is:

    No racks on the Downeaster I took. I didn't have to take off my panniers-- I just put the bike in a car and strapped it in with the straps for wheelchairs. Worked...
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    "Play" in frame sizing

    Let's say I currently ride a 56 cm frame. If I find a killer deal on a 54, couldn't I buy it and then make up the frame size difference with changes in stem length and seat post height and/or...
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    Sticky: I don't post much but this photo brought me out...

    I don't post much but this photo brought me out of my lurking depths. The most beautiful bike I've ever seen. Anywhere. Well done.
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    How has this thread made it as far as it has...

    How has this thread made it as far as it has without a discussion of training?

    A lot of people think a 20 or 30 mile ride is hard training. So to the OP: raw eggs and winning mentalities aside,...
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    Thanks for the replies. 36-17 would be ideal for...

    Thanks for the replies. 36-17 would be ideal for me, but that would involve switching both the ring and the cog.

    If I were to buy a 36T ring and 17T cog, do I just swap them out? Or do I need a...
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    A basic questions about single speeds

    I'm looking at getting a KHS solo one, and I know I want to immediately change the gearing.

    What is the best way to get approximately 60 gear inches? Keep the 32T ring, keep the 20T cog, or...
  20. At what mileage-per-day is an extended bike ride no longer a tour?

    To preface: my question is one of curiosity, not one whose answer will affect my attitude.

    Do you think averaging 150 miles per day on a self supported, stealth camping based, cross country...
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    How did you spend $2200 on an LHT complete? Mine...

    How did you spend $2200 on an LHT complete? Mine was under $1100, so with saddle, pedals, rack and lights yours should be around $1500. Right?
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    Check out wicyle (http://wicycle.com) too. The...

    Check out wicyle too. The landscaping trailer is $600 but is very spacious and sturdy.
  23. Poll: This raises a new question: how many years in a...

    This raises a new question: how many years in a row have you exceeded the European average?

    I don't have data to support it, but I think I have exceeded 116miles/year every year of my life since...
  24. Thread: Touring race?

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    This sounds like a very cool idea. I'd rather...

    This sounds like a very cool idea.

    I'd rather have a 5-day Iditarod style race, though: you have a start and a finish, and it is up to each racer to decide when to eat, rest, and sleep. With a...
  25. To the OP: Before my first tour I rode about...

    To the OP:

    Before my first tour I rode about 20 unloaded miles three times a week my longest ride ever was 40 unloaded miles, and my longest day ever was 55 miles.

    I got off the plane for my...
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