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  1. He said they came a little out of true and made...

    He said they came a little out of true and made the popping / pinging sounds after he trued them up. The builder's shop may have stress-relieved them, but he didn't after truing.

    That said, I'm...
  2. Again, limited experience here. I've built three...

    Again, limited experience here. I've built three wheels, and have not trued any used wheels myself.

    Without a truing stand, I've heard that the brakes are the best alternative. I am unsure about...
  3. Yeah, it sounds like tension. From my limited...

    Yeah, it sounds like tension. From my limited experience:

    When truing, did you stress the wheels? I do this by taking the wheel off of the bike, resting it on its hub, holding it on opposite...
  4. Yeah, I went with the 26" wheels only because we...

    Yeah, I went with the 26" wheels only because we didn't have a choice for my wife's bike, and I wanted to be ... equal, and interchangeable if needed.

    As far as the cost difference: From my...
  5. Thanks all! I can't wait to to get 'em loaded up...

    Thanks all! I can't wait to to get 'em loaded up and on the road/trail! I haven't even been able to give mine a good ride yet. :( I'm eyeing Tuesday as my next chance due to weather and...
  6. Thanks! My wife belongs too. Here's hers: ...

    Thanks! My wife belongs too. Here's hers:

    http://i.imgur.com/jNQwE.png

    The specs are very similar, 'cept for size. it's a 42cm / 26"wheel. Yeah, she has a crazy short standover height, which...
  7. Ha! Nope, but I don't have racks yet either. ...

    Ha! Nope, but I don't have racks yet either. Leaning towards Tubus because of the excellent reviews, but I like the versatility of the Surly front rack.
  8. You're right. It's a 56cm frame with 26" wheels....

    You're right. It's a 56cm frame with 26" wheels. I've only been able to ride for a few minutes on the handlebars, but my initial impression is that they're going to be comfortable.

    As far as...
  9. Thanks! Was doing that as you typed :)

    Thanks! Was doing that as you typed :)
  10. Finally got to build me a LHT, wheels and all!

    http://i.imgur.com/nxt6I.jpg

    Wife built a similar one this summer; can't wait to get out on it!

    Here are some progress pics.
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    I agree with everybody so far. Have fun. I...

    I agree with everybody so far. Have fun.

    I did my first tri a couple years ago and wrote about it here: GonnaTri.com. It's a bit long, but I tried to write it for anybody else looking at doing...
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    Sticky: Wow, great idea for a sticky! I've been waiting...

    Wow, great idea for a sticky! I've been waiting for this! :)

    Name: Jeff
    Age: 31
    Clyde/Athena: Clyde
    # of Triathlons completed: 2
    Longest race: Sprint (400m/15Mile/5k)
    Next Race: Sprint June...
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    In the middle of the ride. So it's more like...

    In the middle of the ride. So it's more like 2-30 milers. But it's all in the same day, so I figure it counts :D


    That sounds wonderful, I'll give that a try.



    I'll be riding solo, so...
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    Metric Century - advice?

    So it looks as if I'll be going on my first Metric Century (does that even really count as anything, or does it make us feel better about riding ~62 miles?) this Saturday. I haven't been riding much...
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    +1 Those are the gloves I use as well. They...

    +1

    Those are the gloves I use as well. They seem to have the most padding. But I don't think the padded gloves will make the most difference - the position you're riding in & the fit of the bike...
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    Not yet ... I'm still torn on whether I want to...

    Not yet ... I'm still torn on whether I want to put more money into these. They're fun, but I have more fun on my upright ... I think I just need to adjust my attitude when I'm riding the EZ-1s. ...
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    Exactly why I got bibs. I was spending way too...

    Exactly why I got bibs. I was spending way too much energy (mental and physical) making sure my shorts were up and my shirt/jersey was down. Bibs = no more problems.

    I got a pair of...
  18. Thread: Have you...

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    Poll: Yeah ... once, in a year and a half. I was...

    Yeah ... once, in a year and a half. I was coming out of the parking lot at work, and at the last moment saw a car coming towards me. I stopped quickly, tried to unclip, failed. I think my effort...
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    40s. I'm fine in the 30s, been in the 40s a...

    40s. I'm fine in the 30s, been in the 40s a couple times going downhill. Fun, but ... seems a little too dangerous to be worthwhile. Perhaps with time I'll fel more comfortable with it, as others...
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    For The Children

    Hello everybody!

    I am riding 30 miles in the Bike For Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, July 19th with the WTDY AM 1670 "Morning Pulse" team in order to raise money to help the kids in the Madison...
  21. Check for public parks that have showers in the...

    Check for public parks that have showers in the vicinity of your workplace.

    I ride ~14.5 miles home from work, but in the mornings I extend that to make a stop at a local county park that has...
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    Oh man, that is a bright side for me, eh? I feel...

    Oh man, that is a bright side for me, eh? I feel your pain, though! yuck.
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    Too late now! It wasn't too bad, really. The...

    Too late now! It wasn't too bad, really. The labor was only $20. Plus I had to have my rear wheel trued, which I would have no idea how to do. That was another $20. Also, I don't really have the...
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    The Biking Gods Are Against Me

    So,
    Iíve had quite a week biking so far. Itís been Ö fun Ö

    Wednesday morning I was riding to work, and my left-side crank fell off. The bolt was gone. I got a bolt later in the day, fixed it,...
  25. Thread: Tri Report.

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    Way to go! Did my first last year; I loved...

    Way to go! Did my first last year; I loved walking around with my number on my leg as well! I tried my best to not wash it off ... let it fade away slowly ... :)
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