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    :lol: One time a riding buddy and I were waved...

    :lol:

    One time a riding buddy and I were waved down by a stranded cyclist who had flatted and his frame pump was not working. He had taken out his punctured tube and installed a spare, but was...
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    In addition to plain water, I carry a tablet of...

    In addition to plain water, I carry a tablet of High5 Zero Electrolyte tablet, which I buy from UK bicycle vendors (ChainReactionCycles, Probikekit etc). I particularly like that it has no sugar, and...
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    ^Frigging unbelievable!

    ^Frigging unbelievable!
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    FWIW, I once engaged a pair of METs at a...

    FWIW, I once engaged a pair of METs at a Starbucks on what is the best kind of medical emergency info contraption to have on me during rides, and they were both of the opinion that a dog tag is the...
  5. I rotate between seven wheelsets with cassettes...

    I rotate between seven wheelsets with cassettes ranging from (12-25 to 12-28)t, and what I have always done is size my chains big/big with my 12-28s, and no issues whatsoever when I ride with 12-25...
  6. jdip, that was a tour de force analysis/remedy by...

    jdip, that was a tour de force analysis/remedy by carpediemracing. The thing that jumps at me from your picture is the fact that your pelvis are not rotated forward on your bike. You do not sit on a...
  7. Thread: l'enfer du Nord

    by Jed19
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    Here we go again

    Here we go again <big sigh>
  8. A Cannondale 52 could be/not be the ticket....

    A Cannondale 52 could be/not be the ticket. Cannondale's geometry is sometimes not the optimum geometry for certain people with peculiar proportions. I am 5' 10" tall with a 34ins cycling inseam. My...
  9. Thread: l'enfer du Nord

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    Would love to see Boonen and Cancellara go at it.

    Would love to see Boonen and Cancellara go at it.
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    Yeah, the $20 charge to true and tension a wheel...

    Yeah, the $20 charge to true and tension a wheel is probably fair. The better thing to do is to buy yourself a truing stand (bought a brand new Park TS-2.2 on my local Craigslist for $100, sold by an...
  11. Thread: Sticker's glue

    by Jed19
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    Goo Gone! Goo Gone 8oz...

    Goo Gone!

    Goo Gone 8oz

    I have been using this forever on all kinds of stuff, and the smell is more pleasant than WD40 too.

    I found my current bottle at The Dollar Store.
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    My strategy is also carrying a little Topeak Race...

    My strategy is also carrying a little Topeak Race Rocket HP (TopeakŪ Cycling Accessories ? Products - RaceRocket HP, black) and a Genuine Innovations AirChuck inflator (I like the all-metal...
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    No! I have two Mavic wheelsets, an SSC SL and...

    No!

    I have two Mavic wheelsets, an SSC SL and a Ksyrium ES, and I don't remember both coming with brake strip wear indicators.
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    Like it? Check! Currently sufficient for my...

    Like it? Check!

    Currently sufficient for my needs and ability? Check!

    Heavily invested in 10-Speed? Check, as I have seven wheelsets.
  15. Thread: Tour of Flanders

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    Cancellara is as canny reading a race as they...

    Cancellara is as canny reading a race as they come. I think this is his most formidable attribute. You can be strong and be a formidable sprinter all you want, having race-reading skill trump all...
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    Yeah, I bought mine new too. The only original...

    Yeah, I bought mine new too. The only original parts still left are the frame, headset and the cantilever brakes. Everything else has been changed. i have a real sentimental attachment to the bike. I...
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    I have a 1994 Cannondale Killer V900 hard-tail...

    I have a 1994 Cannondale Killer V900 hard-tail mountain bike that came with a beefy aluminum fork called the Pepperoni. I bent it when a drunken teenager plowed into me one July 4 on a beach trail. I...
  18. Thread: Tour of Flanders

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    Live? What time?

    Live?

    What time?
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    I damaged a pedal thread on my mountain bike,...

    I damaged a pedal thread on my mountain bike, stopped at the nearest bike shop, guy charged $40, and all has been good so far. He used an insert.
  20. I have had the Park Tool master link pliers for...

    I have had the Park Tool master link pliers for a while, and it works very well. I bought it b/cos I was having problems opening master links on three bikes. Since then, no issues at all. If you...
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    Be careful with that. The adhesive in duct tape...

    Be careful with that. The adhesive in duct tape might take off part of your paint when you have to remove to re-apply.
  22. Thread: 10K Miles

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    Kudos to you. And the best of luck with your...

    Kudos to you.

    And the best of luck with your challenge!
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    You are right in just using the caliper on your...

    You are right in just using the caliper on your Park Truing Stand. You do know that you can't improve what you can't measure/develop metrics for, and that is where my feelers come in.
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    I agree. I do have seven pairs of wheels, and I...

    I agree. I do have seven pairs of wheels, and I am kinda OC about maintenance in a lot of things.
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    I use a feeler gauge when I true wheels. I...

    I use a feeler gauge when I true wheels.

    I have this one;Feeler Gauge - 32 Piece, SAE/Metric
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