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    How are these wheels standing up, if you're out...

    How are these wheels standing up, if you're out there reddog3? I'm thinking of building up a very similar set (probably using Sapim Race for NDS) for big climbing days only at 160-163 lbs.
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    I'm very close to buying the laptop or office...

    I'm very close to buying the laptop or office bag, but I need some kind of affirmation that they hold up and have a decent and convenient attachment system
  3. i have a rob roy with an nexus 8 and it is good,...

    i have a rob roy with an nexus 8 and it is good, but dood upthread is 100% correct on the cable interface with the cassette joint or whatever shimano calls it. its very inconvenient to use. the...
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    I'll post a picture when I get a chance. I was...

    I'll post a picture when I get a chance. I was expecting the shifter to work like crap after all the dissing, but it's not too bad for road/commuting, at least in the week I've been using it. The...
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    Ok, I made an adaptor for my nexus shifter with a...

    Ok, I made an adaptor for my nexus shifter with a scrap bin kalloy mtb bar and a $1.39 hose clamp that is almost invisible and does not impinge on the grip area at all, as it is tucked under the gear...
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    dwoloz, any shot at getting a Hebie model 355 as...

    dwoloz, any shot at getting a Hebie model 355 as a special order? Seems like the two prong guard would protect my trousers better?
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    The chaincase is really appealing to me, but I...

    The chaincase is really appealing to me, but I want to use a 48. I hope to see one of these in action at some point, I'm sure you'll sell well.

    So, why is the 48 tooth chainguard $3 less than the...
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    Thanks, useful info. Where is the obstruction...

    Thanks, useful info. Where is the obstruction for hybrid fenders on the RobRoy, the front fork or the rear stays? My current cross bike has tight clearances as cx frames goes, and the hybrid...
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    I use the Perf Kevlar touring tires they always...

    I use the Perf Kevlar touring tires they always sell for like $12, 28 width. I've done probly 7000+ miles loaded commuting using 2 rears and one front and I've never flatted. And the ones I've...
  10. Thread: 28mm tires

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    I have the tires everyone loves to hate...

    I have the tires everyone loves to hate on--Performance GT2/K 700x28. They have about 1300mi so far on an 80%/20% mix of road and crushed rock path pretty heavily loaded. No flats. The casings are...
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    I went from a timbuk2 msger bag and mountainsmith...

    I went from a timbuk2 msger bag and mountainsmith msgr bag to ortlieb panniers, and it was a great decision. There is no way I could carry what I carry in a msgr bag--laptop, 2 or three casebooks,...
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    "You handle it like you handle a bicycle" -...

    "You handle it like you handle a bicycle" - Jacques Rosay, Airbus A380 test pilot

    This is un ultra cool quote, but when read it I immediately heard a pissed off Jack Nicholson scream in my head: ...
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    Frame it. Bronze it. Continue to fetishize...

    Frame it. Bronze it. Continue to fetishize Brooks at all costs.

    I'd be sort of pissed if it were me, but I know these things do happen.

    FWIW, I have a cheap ($30), 100g Velo Ti railed saddle...
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    I like flatbars for loaded medium distance (10...

    I like flatbars for loaded medium distance (10 miles each way) commute. If it were over say 12 or so miles, drops might appeal more to me, but for maneuverability and visibility, I'm liking the...
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    John, why NON INSULATED? Do they crimp better? ...

    John, why NON INSULATED? Do they crimp better? I am considering this as a temporary measure. How has it held up for you?

    I know that soldering is the correct way, but I have neither soldering...
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    Splicing lighting cables

    I've ordered a replacement battery for my old Vistalite head units from batteryspace.
    http://www.batteryspace.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2197

    What is the best way to splice the...
  17. Anyone ever tried using a bombproof waterbottle...

    Anyone ever tried using a bombproof waterbottle filled with 55 deg tapwater adjacent to your laptop sleeve inside the pannier? This would seem to be a lower tech, cheaper tactic than chem heaters. ...
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    My cx commuter has verrry short chainstays--41.1...

    My cx commuter has verrry short chainstays--41.1 cm. I use Ortlieb Front Rollers with a standard length Delta rear rack. Because the Front Rollers have adjustable mounts, you can slide them rather...
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    Wow, he kinda slammed mass transit the previous...

    Wow, he kinda slammed mass transit the previous day, but his report on bike commuting was extreeeemely positive, I was surprised.
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    There's a pretty decent reason to run the front...

    There's a pretty decent reason to run the front that way. I've raced two Conquest Pro frames over the past 6 years and the downtube fd routing has never caused the slightest issue for me, even days...
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    FWIW, I agree, first choice should be just...

    FWIW, I agree, first choice should be just lightrail direct to Union, and second should be detraining around the convention center and freestyling it roughly down 15th. Waiting to get off at...
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    I meant that the STOCK "mudflap" is pretty...

    I meant that the STOCK "mudflap" is pretty useless. My addition worked great in the mud and snow-- no spatters on shoes or gaiters at all.
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    Since I had a hard time trying to figure out just...

    Since I had a hard time trying to figure out just how much coverage the Freddy clip-ons SpeedEZ have, here's how they fit my ride for those trying to make purchase decisions. Those are only 30 width...
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    holy cow is it really brackets? ...

    holy cow is it really brackets?

    http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/3618/10130001pshop4x6web4bv.jpg
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    http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/3618/10130...

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    Anothah test...
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