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    even though i am relatively new to randonneuring,...

    even though i am relatively new to randonneuring, it seems these items (minus the tire) take up very little space, and can be a lifesaver. and your logic, taken to the extreme, seems to suggest that...
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    carradice (super c audax): basic multi tool (hex...

    carradice (super c audax):
    basic multi tool (hex and phillips/flat)
    small adjustable wrench
    two tire levers
    two tubes
    one tire
    patch kit
    brake/shifter cable
    zip ties
    chain tool
  3. Thread: Gearing ?

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    first brevet last year was on a triple crank,...

    first brevet last year was on a triple crank, second brevet last month was on a compact 50/34 with 11-28t. my asthma kicked in on the second brevet near the end, and of course before a big climb. i...
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    my third 200k ever (second this year) will be on...

    my third 200k ever (second this year) will be on saturday (eastern PA) but my real goal is a 300k in may. at the very least, i'd like to accumulate 1,000km this year, and dabble in some permanents....
  5. what pretty much everyone above said. IT band...

    what pretty much everyone above said.

    IT band issues kept me off the bike between sept 2012 and feb 2013. my longest ride had been 75 miles but during the worst of it (before i realized i had IT...
  6. funny, i totally minded going solo. i had our RBA...

    funny, i totally minded going solo. i had our RBA set me up with a riding partner the first go-around, and then for a 200k i just completed on saturday, i hooked up with a rando guy in the local...
  7. good luck! and perfect logic :) i did my first...

    good luck! and perfect logic :)

    i did my first century last june and followed up with my first 200k in september...it just seems to be the next sensible step! i was really surprised (and...
  8. yess. will be my second brevet. it honestly does...

    yess. will be my second brevet. it honestly does feel like overkill but the forecast had 50-60% chance of rain, plus it's colder temps than my first 200k in september. for that one, i had the same...
  9. thanks! concentrating efforts on this bike for...

    thanks! concentrating efforts on this bike for now because it's in the best shape.

    i am fairly light so usually 23's are fine for 95% of the riding i do. there's close to 10,000ft in this 200k,...
  10. sorry to dig up the old thread, and excuse the...

    sorry to dig up the old thread, and excuse the instagram picture, but here's my 2012 JTS (49cm) pretty much ready for a 200k in a few days. besides the fit and accessories, the most notable thing i...
  11. yep, sounds about right!

    yep, sounds about right!
  12. this 'advice' won't really be directed at the...

    this 'advice' won't really be directed at the trainer use per se, but:

    i just dealt with IT band woes this time last year, and ended up doing physical therapy from december through february of...
  13. OP - fairmount bikes (20th and fairmount) is...

    OP - fairmount bikes (20th and fairmount) is oriented towards everyday cycling, and entry-level recreational road and touring. small shop, but friendly staff that i'm sure would love to point you in...
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    that's much faster than most recreational...

    that's much faster than most recreational cyclists, if that gives you an idea of where you fall. i don't know if it was a fondo or what but usually supported centuries are made such that casual...
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    i have zeros and love them. after having all of...

    i have zeros and love them. after having all of the adjustability there, i don't know why i would want less. a bit of a break-in period but once they are broken in they're great!

    stainless steel...
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    do whatever is faster/easier/takes less out of...

    do whatever is faster/easier/takes less out of your legs. right now it's running, but as you get stronger, it may be riding. or maybe not, depending on the particular run-up. don't worry much about...
  17. Thread: Contact lenses

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    soft contacts...maybe my iris is larger than...

    soft contacts...maybe my iris is larger than yours // my contacts. i have to turn my head to see things clearly with contacts whereas with glasses i can look out of the periphery.
  18. Thread: Contact lenses

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    glasses for 18 out of the 26 years i've been...

    glasses for 18 out of the 26 years i've been alive. always wore double-glasses (large sunglasses over regular glasses) when outside or cycling. finally got daily disposable contacts for cycling, so i...
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    i am 170cm (just about 5'7"), and my road bike...

    i am 170cm (just about 5'7"), and my road bike has a 520mm seat tube, 541mm horizontal top tube. set-back post and 110mm stem.

    i ride a 2012 JTS in a 49cm (i got it for cheap secondhand). in order...
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    that's all you need in the winter?? i need to move

    that's all you need in the winter?? i need to move
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    if you're worried about the weight/bulk, might i...

    if you're worried about the weight/bulk, might i suggest a handlebar bag vs. a rack + one pannier? will also help keep important items close at hand while riding. food, clothing, etc...anything that...
  22. cool! please introduce yourself! i'll be in an...

    cool! please introduce yourself! i'll be in an F&M kit on a #usa trek 1000.



    thanks! i kind of had a feeling it had to do with how 'complex' the route was. i think i will split up by controles...
  23. Upper Limit for Turn-by-Turn on Garmin Edge 500 for Brevets

    Hoping to complete my first 200k this coming weekend. I have been poking around (extensively) on the use of .tcx files for getting turn-by-turn directions on the Garmin Edge 500, but specifically for...
  24. glad you kept your JTS. wait a bit longer and...

    glad you kept your JTS. wait a bit longer and that $600ish will get you a 2013 rove a couple of years from now.
  25. there was one hanging up in my LBS for...

    there was one hanging up in my LBS for awhile....i had intended on saving up the $1,500.

    when i got to $1,300, i found a brand new carbon GT on the local craigslist, with SRAM force, for that...
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