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    good flashlight holder?

    so i just replaced my expensive bike specific overpriced LED lights with some cheapo china direct 3 dollar flashlights from amazon and I am happy to report they are superbright and I am very...
  2. 34x21 is what i use in philly. lots of friends...

    34x21 is what i use in philly. lots of friends use a 32x20 or 32x18. (29er)

    i'd imagine your trails would be pretty similar.
  3. so the kotlo tt 60cm toptube is 606mm... you say...

    so the kotlo tt 60cm toptube is 606mm... you say your favorite bikes toptube is 60.5cm... what is the problem here?

    http://www.cyclesmercier.com/geometry_tt.html

    edit DOH you meant the wabi...
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    i really do like atacs better than shimanos with...

    i really do like atacs better than shimanos with fresh cleats but they in my experience they don't last nearly as long as shimanos and are more costly to replace (both the pedals and cleats).
    ...
  5. usually around 100 per week if i am just doing...

    usually around 100 per week if i am just doing normal stuff and no long weekend rides.

    80-90% riding to work and 10-20% on the mtb at night when the kiddies are in bed. mileage increases when the...
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    i'd ditch those cranks before you start killing...

    i'd ditch those cranks before you start killing isis bb's every couple months. worst bb design ever. SKF makes ISIS bb's that are supposed to last but those cost like 100 bucks. my advice would be to...
  7. you want carbon? this is carbon as hell and...

    you want carbon?

    this is carbon as hell and pretty decent $$$$ if it fits:
    http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/YBCL291450/planet_x_franko_bianco_pro_carbon_track_bike__medium_black
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    gonna bet it is mostly the tires. i'd be...

    gonna bet it is mostly the tires.

    i'd be interested in the results if you do any of the testing carbonfiberboy suggests!

    people say wider tires are not slower but they sure feel slower to me. i...
  9. i gotta agree a little with richard's tough lover...

    i gotta agree a little with richard's tough lover here.

    you don't know how much you drink in 25 mile segments of mountainbiking that resemble those on the race course?

    the fast guys will only...
  10. Thread: Drop bars.

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    nother vote for the fsa wing pros real nice...

    nother vote for the fsa wing pros real nice useful drops just like on the orange bike above plus some nice flat tops for resting your hands when your sitting up.

    also recommend brake hoods and a...
  11. this was 1/2 the price. really the only reason......

    this was 1/2 the price. really the only reason...

    max
  12. sean may i ask what about your posts was supposed...

    sean may i ask what about your posts was supposed to be helpful? i ain't fresh on the scene. been doing this for a bit (riding bikes).

    i know approximately the geometry i am getting because i saw...
  13. and i am just pointing out why you might not have...

    and i am just pointing out why you might not have many friends...
  14. i agree it is pretty ugly but my old one was...

    i agree it is pretty ugly but my old one was robbins egg blue so anything will be nicer than that (except maybe poo-pooh brown). for 125 bucks beggars can't be choosers.
  15. 125 shipped... boom; done. and apparently i got...

    125 shipped... boom; done. and apparently i got the last one. i know i coulda saved 10 bucks on the brown one but even a cheapskate like me will pay a little more for a color i like.
    ...
  16. murphy fixed gear frame? or another frame with a long toptube?

    anyone have anything to say about these frames?

    http://murphycycles.blogspot.com/

    price looks good but no bottle mounts. boo!

    or can anyone else recommend a fixed gear compatible frame with...
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    yes indeed i do! speaking of cheap bikes with...

    yes indeed i do!

    speaking of cheap bikes with longer toptubes anyone have anything to say about this?
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    i do like those but the toptube is 10cm shorter...

    i do like those but the toptube is 10cm shorter thant the iro it would replace... was already rockin a 120mm stem on the iro (damn my long torso)...

    steamroller in 62 is actually 10 cm longer in...
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    new frame advice

    just found a crack in the chainstay on my original IRO group buy last night so it needs immediate retiring. i have considered a repair but on a 150 dollar frame that would probably not be cost...
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    to further the above point: rim = giant disc...

    to further the above point:

    rim = giant disc rotor

    get some new brake pads clean your rim and call it a day.

    for your next bike buy one made for disc brakes.
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    not if you use it in nasty weather. this would be...

    not if you use it in nasty weather. this would be a year round commuter bike not a weekend racer.

    if you believe geared bikes require no more maintenance you should send a memo out to all the...
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    STFU and ride your damn ugly mismatched yellow...

    STFU and ride your damn ugly mismatched yellow bike...

    snarky enough???

    seriously tires should be black and color matching your bike components makes you look like an ass.
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    i don't think the OP is claiming it to be hard....

    i don't think the OP is claiming it to be hard. just much harder than a keeping a singlespeed or fixed gear running; which is 1000% true.

    on my singlespeeds and fixed gear all i do is pump up the...
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    my ultegra brakes on my roadie give me as much if...

    my ultegra brakes on my roadie give me as much if not more condfidence than the discs on my mtb. high end shimano brakes work nice. team them up with some nice cane creek non shifty brake levers and...
  25. recently rode the last hundred miles of an event...

    recently rode the last hundred miles of an event with a broken spoke.

    with 32 spokes laced to a nice open pro rim meant all i had to do was open the brakes 1/2 way to stop the rub. the wobble was...
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