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  1. Thank you everyone, your input is very much...

    Thank you everyone, your input is very much appreciated. I have some shopping to do and some options to look at!
  2. I'm confused. I have a saddle that fits. Are you...

    I'm confused. I have a saddle that fits. Are you saying simply "find a *softer* saddle that fits"?

    EDIT: Should I just keep the B17 and get padded bike shorts?
  3. If you read the first post, I HAVE a B17 saddle...

    If you read the first post, I HAVE a B17 saddle that works great but is too harsh when all my weight is on my butt. I'm no newbie at this, I have thousands of miles under my belt, 99% of it commuting...
  4. Thanks for everybody's replies. Here's how the...

    Thanks for everybody's replies. Here's how the bike is was set up with drop bars, but right now it has nashbar trekking ('butterfly') bars.
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  5. Thread: Custom stem?

    by rykoala
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    I too need my handlebars way up there to take...

    I too need my handlebars way up there to take pressure off my hands. I'm looking at the bars on this site, made by wald. Here's the one I happen to have bookmarked.
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  6. Uber-Clyde, 330ish pounds, need to ride upright- need saddle help

    I'll try to be brief. History: used to bike commute 12mi/day, fixed gear with 26x1.5" tires, old Specialized MTB. I had to quit riding when I broke my left hand when I biffed it really hard about 3...
  7. Thread: BIG helmet

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    Giro Atlas. 8 1/8 head here, it fits.

    Giro Atlas. 8 1/8 head here, it fits.
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    Yes, I read the whole thing. Yes, I do have a...

    Yes, I read the whole thing. Yes, I do have a very good idea of what happened. I have been in similar situations when in traffic.

    Whether I was there or got pictures or her license plate is a...
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    I'm in! My tires had a *goat head* in them the...

    I'm in! My tires had a *goat head* in them the other day without a flat in them. Found that when I switched to my studded tires. No telling how long it had been in there. They're performance...
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    There, fixed it for you.

    There, fixed it for you.
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    Very nice! I like it a lot. It reminds me of my...

    Very nice! I like it a lot. It reminds me of my bike, but mine isn't as nice looking. 99c walmart flat black just doesn't look as nice as powdercoating for some weird reason :p
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    I can't tell you the number of x-mart bikes that...

    I can't tell you the number of x-mart bikes that I've seen both in the store and in the hands of consumers that have the front fork and brakes backwards.
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    How about "lLTB vs Everyone" :p Couldn't...

    How about "lLTB vs Everyone" :p

    Couldn't resist. ILTB is my friend :)
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    Frame material: You mean that there's a material...

    Frame material: You mean that there's a material other than steel that actually works for commuting. Say it isn't so! Steel is reel.

    Rivendell: I can hardly afford to drool over their website.
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    meaculpa...

    meaculpa - I ride in Sparks and Reno NV. 6mi each way. Mulchie, I was worried about how mild the tires seemed compared to the 294's. No worries now! I rode them last night on the way home and there...
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    16 Degrees, solid ice, Nokian W160's.

    That describes my commute this morning. It was cold, cold, cold. I had the option of driving the car to work today but opted to ride my bike instead. I put on my Nokian Mount and Ground 160's last...
  17. Thread: Fess up guys!

    by rykoala
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    Poll: I voted "yep, no problem" only because I wear...

    I voted "yep, no problem" only because I wear tights that my wife says look like panty hose without the feet. She said I should just wear panty hose just last night in fact! But no I don't actually...
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    First *real* rain commute not too bad!

    I left my home this morning donning my rain gear (walmart waterproof "breathable" pants and jacket) and it was 42 degrees and raining somewhat hard for this area. I also had a quite bothersome head...
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    I should have mentioned: Its an OLD MTB that is...

    I should have mentioned: Its an OLD MTB that is fully rigid.
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    The reasoning is that the handling will be nicer....

    The reasoning is that the handling will be nicer. The cornering on my mountain bikes *sucks* and I want it to handle better in general. I had a road bike for a while until the frame broke. I also...
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    The idea is that I want a 26" road bike. I could...

    The idea is that I want a 26" road bike. I could get a road bike frame and modify it for 26" wheels but that won't do a whole lot for me. Brakes wouldn't fit, I'd have to braze those on etc. It would...
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    Modify frame head tube angle?

    I want to roadify one of my mtb frames. The biggest problem is the head tube geometry. I want to make it 73 or 74 degrees. Its an old Rock Hopper, so its probably around 69-72 degrees right now.
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    8spd and 9spd cassettes go on the same sized hub....

    8spd and 9spd cassettes go on the same sized hub. No spacer. I could get a 9spd cassette and put it on my bike when I switch cassettes when this one wears out. I also use friction shifters so that...
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    +1 on this. I had a left crank arm that was doing...

    +1 on this. I had a left crank arm that was doing this. I replaced it. Problem solved.
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    Sounds to me like the cranks stripped when you...

    Sounds to me like the cranks stripped when you installed them. Did you cross thread it?
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