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    On steep descents, I have found the rear brake...

    On steep descents, I have found the rear brake very useful in keeping the rear end from coming around on me.

    Feathering the brakes on curves, especially on descending ones, is nice to scrub some...
  2. I ride bikes with standard and compact cranks and...

    I ride bikes with standard and compact cranks and the only time I notice the difference is when I need the lowest gear. Unless I'm on the Pinarello but it only has 7 gears on the cassette. :)
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    374615 Have you been reading "The Tao of Pooh"...

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    Have you been reading "The Tao of Pooh" again?
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    Group ride from Monrovia to Coldwater. It was...

    Group ride from Monrovia to Coldwater. It was mostly flat with one long, shallow descent and a steeper climb back out of the hollow. Very pretty with the redbuds and dogwoods blooming. Lots of...
  5. I watched a squirrel running on an intercept...

    I watched a squirrel running on an intercept vector across a yard and the road at me. Hit my front wheel yet still managed to get through/around my bike and up the ditch on the side of the road.
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  6. Both are great bikes but I'd get the Madone as it...

    Both are great bikes but I'd get the Madone as it has the nicer frame. I have a friend who got a Lexa last year and she's got upgradeitis real bad now.
  7. Sheldon Brown beat you to it. Nanodrive...

    Sheldon Brown beat you to it.

    Nanodrive Bicycle Chain Drive System
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    I wonder how many of these guys are married. ...

    I wonder how many of these guys are married. Marriage can add 20 pounds to you in a hurry.

    5'8" 165 lbs. (173cm, 74.7kg)

    but my grandkids still thinks it's cool to go riding bikes with me.
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    Very nice! Congratulations on your work so far. ...

    Very nice! Congratulations on your work so far. :thumb:
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    1994 Asolo chromoly frame, some chrome on...

    1994 Asolo

    chromoly frame, some chrome on drive side chainstay and FD hanger.

    The higher end Montello would have more chrome, investment cast bottom bracket and Columbus SLX steel.
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    On one hand, I can't wait for the weather to...

    On one hand, I can't wait for the weather to improve so these trolls will go away.

    On the other hand, I can't wait for the weather to improve so that I may go away and ride my bike.

    Jeez, ...
  12. Thread: Gearing

    by bbattle
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    Is this the return of R600 DuraAce?

    Is this the return of R600 DuraAce?
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    I temporarily lost my Bell Volt so I bought a...

    I temporarily lost my Bell Volt so I bought a Catlike Whisper. Then of course I found the Bell. Both fit well, are lightweight and brightly colored to improve my visibility.

    It gets too hot...
  14. I've ridden in rides supporting local charities...

    I've ridden in rides supporting local charities and the local cycling club.

    I now just pay the fee and go instead of waiting for the mass start. That way, I avoid the unbelievably slow,...
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    I got the Trek Care Plus with my new 5.2. It's a...

    I got the Trek Care Plus with my new 5.2. It's a great deal as it covers wear parts like chains and cassettes so it more than pays for itself.

    And the new 6800 brakes are awesome!
  16. yes. it is the alkaline builders that will dull...

    yes. it is the alkaline builders that will dull the finish. Also lye if you can find it.
  17. So you guys saying looks don't matter have no...

    So you guys saying looks don't matter have no problem riding a bike with a sloping top tube?
  18. Thread: GMC Denali

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    I agree with the earlier posters about asking the...

    I agree with the earlier posters about asking the Classic and Vintage forum for good bike recommendations for your budget. There are several bike flippers there; they may even be able to hook you up...
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    It sounds as though you are doing quite well for...

    It sounds as though you are doing quite well for a beginner and you will only get stronger and faster. Good job!!
  20. I still show up for group rides. I either find...

    I still show up for group rides. I either find some people that ride at my pace or I let the gazelles go ahead and the oxen to stay behind while I wander off and do my own thing; which typically...
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    Downshifting the front derailleur when climbing...

    Downshifting the front derailleur when climbing can be difficult because the chain is under stress. Shift the front derailleur before you get on the climb; before you are really mashing the pedals. ...
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    With the curved carbon fork and carbon seatstays...

    With the curved carbon fork and carbon seatstays it looks like my 2005 Dauphine. Perhaps your friend could tell you more.
  23. Man, did all the ex-basketball players decide to...

    Man, did all the ex-basketball players decide to sell their bikes at the same time?
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    Exactly. You can find guys on weightweenies that...

    Exactly. You can find guys on weightweenies that have had their cleats surgically fused to their feet so they can lose the weight of their shoes.
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    the bike will fit inside no problem. Especially...

    the bike will fit inside no problem. Especially if you take the front wheel off. I used to put my bike in the back seat of my wife's BMW.

    I set this roof rack rail up on my Vespa. Bike is...
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