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    Already did 28mi last weekend on my new mtb and...

    Already did 28mi last weekend on my new mtb and 20mi on my heavy fixed gear last weekend. I'm getting totally stoked!

    The great Lakes Randonneurs first event is a 200/300k the same weekend I have...
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    Unfortunately I'm too prissy to bike to work...

    Unfortunately I'm too prissy to bike to work while I'm wearing a suit, and it's only 2 miles.

    The local rando club appears to to not do their first 300k until the day before almanzo :(...
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    Preparing for Gravel

    I'm looking at a few different races/events and I don't know if I'm biting off more than I can chew. My previous experience with gravel is mostly solo, I have little experience with large riding...
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    Try googling the model of your DVD player and...

    Try googling the model of your DVD player and "region free hack".
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    I have been using a Specialized Body Geometry...

    I have been using a Specialized Body Geometry Phenom on my Trek, and it works great. The saddle is so comfortable that I did a century the same day I purchased this saddle (I did got sore after 80...
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    I have used windproof sweatpants designed for...

    I have used windproof sweatpants designed for cross-country skiing, and they worked great. I think they were originally ~$200, but I found them for appx 75% off. This is probably the time of year...
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    For two winters I used a Magicshine mounted to my...

    For two winters I used a Magicshine mounted to my helmet, with the batter pack zip tied in the back. I don't know if I would want to wear it 24/7 with that extra weight, but it wouldn't be...
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    Using a similar powered battery light attached to...

    Using a similar powered battery light attached to my helmet I was able to feel like I as riding in daylight, and often blinded motorists and pedestrians. I would see street signs 2-3 blocks away in...
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    Just to clarify, you said that you were going to...

    Just to clarify, you said that you were going to avoid asymetric lights, but symetric lights waste too much light into the trees?

    Do you like them or not?
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    Which bike to fit, train, and ride?

    Last summer I did a number of long solo rides, and really enjoyed them. I found a randonneuring club that I would like to try riding with on a 200k in may. I feel very comfortable doing the...
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    I used a Magicshine for a while, and that was...

    I used a Magicshine for a while, and that was just under 700 lumens. It pissed off a lot of drivers, and people riding bikes with me in the winter hated it because it was bright enough to make it...
  12. Thread: Wheelset upgrade

    by mmac
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    I would check out the forte titan wheelset from...

    I would check out the forte titan wheelset from performance. I have a friend with them and they seem okay.


    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1034379_-1___...
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    At first I thought you were from Menomonie (the...

    At first I thought you were from Menomonie (the real one) and was going to suggest you just took the red cedar to cornell/ Chippewa county rec area. Isn't there a bike path that goes from the...
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    Make sure that your LBS knows this is for...

    Make sure that your LBS knows this is for insurance too. You don't need scratched brifters, those should be replaced. :D
  15. Thread: Light pedals

    by mmac
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    Dual function pedals are going to be...

    Dual function pedals are going to be significantly heavier than pedals that don't need to have the mechanical parts for cleats AND a platform.
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    I just fixed up the girlfriends roadie. We are...

    I just fixed up the girlfriends roadie. We are usually able to ride at the same pace if she drafts me, it works quite well.
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    On a metal frame it's not important unless it's...

    On a metal frame it's not important unless it's really close to the weld.
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    Last saturday I had a car narrowly pass me. When...

    Last saturday I had a car narrowly pass me. When I saw the driver pull off later I came up to him in the parking lot.

    me:
    "I'm not sure if you know this, but the state of wisconsin wants cars to...
  19. Thread: ebay carbon cages

    by mmac
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    Now if only I could find one that can hold my...

    Now if only I could find one that can hold my Nalgene
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    InfoSec Daily Stuff you should know Stuff you...

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    Stuff your mom never told you
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  21. Thread: Hot r Not

    by mmac
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    Getting it tuned in, it's a trek 1.2 with a few...

    Getting it tuned in, it's a trek 1.2 with a few upgrades.

    http://uploaded.interestingnonetheless.net/mmac/IMG_7229.jpg
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    I'm assuming this is what you mean....

    I'm assuming this is what you mean. http://www.marinbikes.com/2010/bike_specs.php?serialnum=721

    Speaking from experience, I have a trek 1.2 I put a 105 groupset and some new wheels on.

    I paid...
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    I converted my Salsa Casserole Single into a...

    I converted my Salsa Casserole Single into a 20speed by adding an XT Long Cage RD, an 11-36 cassette, and Ultegra 54/39. I plan on using the bike for multi-day tours out west next summer though.
    ...
  24. I've been running an old 9spd XT rd on an ultegra...

    I've been running an old 9spd XT rd on an ultegra drive train for a few hundred miles now. It's working great!

    From what I understand the only real difference in 10sp is the chain and the...
  25. I can't believe I got arrested the other day for...

    I can't believe I got arrested the other day for breaking the law!



    I better warn people on the internet that breaking the law is illegal!
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