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    Word. I have some 9-speed DA and Ultegra and I...

    Word. I have some 9-speed DA and Ultegra and I think it's very nice solid stuff. A bike mechanic once told me 9-speed DA represents Shimano's high water mark in terms of function and finish. Sure...
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    Black is a colo(u)r. Probably heats up the...

    Black is a colo(u)r. Probably heats up the fastest so sticks the best, esp in winter.
  3. I'm running 28s, a Conti Gatorskin in the rear...

    I'm running 28s, a Conti Gatorskin in the rear and a Pasela Tourguard up front. The Pasela has a little more tread so I thought I'd put it up front. Probably not the lightest or smoothest tires,...
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    I did the Gran Fondo Ephrata a couple weeks ago:...

    I did the Gran Fondo Ephrata a couple weeks ago: Gran Fondo Ephrata | Vicious Cycle Eighty miles of remote WA state pedaling, about 30 on gravel. My first gravel road ride, got lucky with the...
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    The way to properly set up cantilevers on most...

    The way to properly set up cantilevers on most 'cross bikes is to remove the front brake and replace it with a v-brake. That's what I did, eventually going to a Paul Mini-moto which can be used with...
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    I just rode the Gran Fondo Ephrata on 28s. A...

    I just rode the Gran Fondo Ephrata on 28s. A Pasela tourguard up front and a Conti gatorskin in the back. Worked great. About 30 of the 80 miles of this ride was gravel. Definitely driveable...
  7. Thread: The Cross Badger

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    The Cross Badger

    So I'm reading "Slaying the Badger" the recent book about the epic 1986 Tour de France when Bernard Hinault, also known as "Le Blaireau" or the Badger, was fighting it out with Greg Lemond for the...
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    I don't like the idea of having something that if...

    I don't like the idea of having something that if it breaks, becomes a jaggedy splintery pungee stick pointed at my crotch.
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    Here's my Rodriguez. Made sometime in the 80s...

    Here's my Rodriguez. Made sometime in the 80s and hung a wall since it seems until I got it. Pardon the horrible stem, it's temporary and will be replaced.
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    ok I figured out how to post larger images...

    ok I figured out how to post larger images through Photobucket links. Anyways here's my 1996 Bianchi Reparto Corse. It's lugged steel with a one inch threaded headset so I guess that makes it...
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    Sticky: testing...

    testing
    http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w602/Cyclopsing/96BianchiCX/DSC_0001_zpsf7b4bed0.jpg
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    testing 360594

    testing
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    I'll put some pics of my lugged steel Bianchi...

    I'll put some pics of my lugged steel Bianchi Reparto Corse up if Barrett can tell me how to post large images like his. When I post a photo it wants me to attach it and then it shows up a little...
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    I guess the market will decide. And some one...

    I guess the market will decide. And some one will eventually market it and maybe it will succeed. But I'll join the grumps in saying "what is the point, this is a solution in search of a problem". ...
  15. I'm a sucker for Bianchi cyclocross bikes, I have...

    I'm a sucker for Bianchi cyclocross bikes, I have one but it's quite different from this: a Reparto Corse cyclocross in lugged steel from 1996. So I can't say much about this particular frame, but...
  16. Thread: Unicycle 'cross

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    sure extreme mountain unicycling in Bhutan, why...

    sure extreme mountain unicycling in Bhutan, why not? It'll be an olympic sport in a few years.

    Do you think learning to unicycle would be beneficial to general cycling like for balance or...
  17. Thread: Unicycle 'cross

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    well I should have known, it's already been done:...

    well I should have known, it's already been done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBMoeObaR3Q
  18. Thread: Unicycle 'cross

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    Unicycle 'cross

    I raced Chiller Cross up in Bellingham Saturday, a fun course and decent weather considering the time of year. In C mens there was a dude on a unicycle, of course he got passed a bunch (I told him...
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    Ok now you've jumped the shark. or you're...

    Ok now you've jumped the shark. or you're trolling. You should go back to that group ride with the unicycle (and the helmet) and say "I heard you were dissing on my lid, well what do you think of...
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    They sound like dicks. And probably not...

    They sound like dicks. And probably not appreciative that a "Fred" was keeping up with them and putting the lie to their little conceit that carbon fiber and Euro-kit makes you fast. But we weren't...
  21. Thread: Chain cleaning

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    Chain cleaning

    How often do you guys do it? I squeezed in a race Saturday, which will be my last cross race for a while and probably the last time I use the bike period for a while, because most any riding I do in...
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    The anti-nationals

    So I understand there were some races in Colorado over the weekend, but I got in my first race of 2014 (or was it the last race of the 2013 season?) at Chiller Cross up in Bellingham yesterday. Also...
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    easy on-off fenders

    I'm thinking about getting fenders for my cross bike for wet training / commuting rides and even warm up laps. I'm in the northwest and yeah it gets wet and muddy here. My 'cross bike actually has...
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    Woo hoo that dude is awesome bmxing the roadie. ...

    Woo hoo that dude is awesome bmxing the roadie. Category crasher fo sho
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    Here's my slightly different take on the subject:...

    Here's my slightly different take on the subject: Up until last fall I was riding around on '96 Bianchi Reparto Corse cyclocross frame. Nice bike to be sure (and now I race 'cross on it) but set up...
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