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    are you cruising down some crushed gravel trails?...

    are you cruising down some crushed gravel trails? Then any tire will do.

    Are you rolling through the wet, over woodwork, off camber, roots, steep wet rock rolls, etc? Then, time to start...
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    5 degC and raining this AM. (It wasnt raining...

    5 degC and raining this AM. (It wasnt raining when I left the house but rained the rest of the 50 minute ride.)
    Took the backup bike that doesnt have fenders.
    Underdressed--no rain pants/shoe...
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    Perfect weather: partly cloudy, 51degF (10degC),...

    Perfect weather: partly cloudy, 51degF (10degC), not too busy.

    Sold the cannondale CAAD8 over the weekend (my temporary commuter) but bought another used kona zing. Will combine the best parts...
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    ...or not. (2-0 loss.) Better than the 'nucks...

    ...or not. (2-0 loss.) Better than the 'nucks who are getting the golf clubs ready and rolling some heads. :(

    Today was my first commute out of necessity--I drove yesterday and my car's...
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    "Nice helmet" "Yeah? Nice lobotomy stitches." ...

    "Nice helmet"
    "Yeah? Nice lobotomy stitches." :)

    But really, the "Heeey you..." wasnt working so they had to 'think' of something. (Using that term loosely.)
  6. once every couple months. Just when they are...

    once every couple months. Just when they are being a complete *******. Slightly more frequently I use the "WTF!? gesture" showing them the back of my hand. I go the last one on video when the...
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    sunny 10degC/50degF. The fair-weather commuters...

    sunny 10degC/50degF. The fair-weather commuters are coming out: this morning I scanned the MUP in front of me and saw no less than 10 commuters.

    Took this picture on the way in: blossoms,...
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    I've used a USB cable as a belt for a day. Left...

    I've used a USB cable as a belt for a day. Left shirt untucked so I didn't look like a homeless dude.
  9. my 2 cents: 1. you might be putting too much...

    my 2 cents:
    1. you might be putting too much weight through your hands.
    2. before you try any saddles, get some cycling shorts.
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    heck yea! I witnessed a real barn burner...

    heck yea! I witnessed a real barn burner yesterday evening (or was it Monday?). I hung with them for a while but one guy turned off and the other guy slowed down. Numbers are up: yesterday in the...
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    i'm pretty sure I live at the epicentre of (north...

    i'm pretty sure I live at the epicentre of (north american) yoga, lol. It was inevitable that I eventually try it.

    I really crashed my knee so I was out of the intense impact stuff for a while...
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    Dark, foggy, calm, 39degF (4degC) this morning. ...

    Dark, foggy, calm, 39degF (4degC) this morning. Sunrise is still after 8AM here.

    Commute was mostly enjoyable but I keep thinking about how worn/thin my rim is.
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    10degC (49F), dark and cloudy, but not raining. ...

    10degC (49F), dark and cloudy, but not raining. (ground was wet though)

    I was late so I pushed hard fo 10mi (17kms). First time pushing hard on the knee since the bmx crash late November. Right...
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    I modified the Cruds too, and they aren't perfect...

    I modified the Cruds too, and they aren't perfect but miles ahead of 'nothing'.
    So we spend obscene amounts of money (for a fender anyways) and still need to screw around with plastic bottles and...
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    same climate here. Almost 2hrs/day commuting. ...

    same climate here. Almost 2hrs/day commuting. Your symptoms sound like me last year. (rider and bike coated in grit)

    This winter I (mostly) modified my route to minimize crushed gravel paths...
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    Gas/booze/tobacco are taxed like mad.

    Gas/booze/tobacco are taxed like mad.
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    OP: most of the data/studies/opinions being...

    OP: most of the data/studies/opinions being tossed about in this thread are not relevant to you or me, due to this very point. Milk/cheese are SO much cheaper in the USA for a reason.
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    !? I thought this was going to be about taking...

    !? I thought this was going to be about taking your bike on the bus! (transit)

    You want to tow a light-commercial vehicle with a bmx? What's your BMX gear ratio?
    Will someone steer the transit?...
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    wow, I'm getting cold just reading all that! ...

    wow, I'm getting cold just reading all that!

    This morning's ride in was dark, 7degC/44degF with a fine mist falling. (turned to light rain about 30 mins into the ride)
    So much for the "frozen...
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    Can you ID this vintage looptail frame?

    357904

    357905


    Rear triangle makes it look like a "girl's" bike??


    Thanks!!
    T
  21. To get decent full-sus on that budget, you are...

    To get decent full-sus on that budget, you are going to need to buy used.

    Balance these 2 factors: how much bike you like to have under you for the fun stuff, vs. how much bike you want to pedal...
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    -Rode the Vancouver triple crown..like the Rapha...

    -Rode the Vancouver triple crown..like the Rapha vid https://vimeo.com/31815630 except I hiked up/down the Grouse Grind in cleats 'cuz I couldnt take the bike down the gondola.
    -Rode my first STP...
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    Today was my first full bike commute since late...

    Today was my first full bike commute since late November (very hard BMX crash & also laser eye surgery).

    Dark and 7 deg C, Light mist...turned to light rain...turned to full-on rain.

    The body...
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    have been driving to work all week. :( Last...

    have been driving to work all week. :(

    Last friday afternoon I crashed my BMX hard.

    Hard head-hit (time to replace helmet!), scraped face and all knuckles. No post-concussion symptoms so I...
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    clear, cold, first below-freezing day (-2degC). ...

    clear, cold, first below-freezing day (-2degC). Saw some nice sunrise alpenglow on the nearby snow-capped peaks! Awesome.
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