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    I race CX on the bike. I have about 35-40 races...

    I race CX on the bike. I have about 35-40 races over 2 seasons on my current bike (Redline Conquest Carbon). I have played a bit with stem length and positioning. I did find that a 110mm stem...
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    My biggest concern was that on my previous bike,...

    My biggest concern was that on my previous bike, I tended to wash the front end more than I would have liked. Weather due to geometry (73 HTA 45mm offset) or poor skills, there was a noticeable...
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    Additional information.. Same CS length. STA...

    Additional information.. Same CS length. STA 73.3 on smaller frame 72.3 on larger frame. Given my 85cm saddle height... equals 1cm forward push on larger frame
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    Wheelbase and effect on steering

    Assuming the same fork rake and same HTA, fork offset and trail. How much do you think a change of 1.5cm will make. I am on the fence between a 58 and 61 CX bike. My current has the wrong geometry...
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    Yup, what he said. I have the redline... is as...

    Yup, what he said. I have the redline... is as snappy or more than my Fuji SST road bike, and loads more comfortable
  6. Do you peak for a race, or ride your fitness for the season?

    Come mid summer. I usually find myself taking a break from the training and regimented road racing/training and start looking toward CX season. Spending more time on gravel on the CX bike, skills...
  7. https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/482486...

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/482486_10200427308177929_1308152527_n.jpg Scott Kroske Photo
    On the front in the 2 man break at Cone Azalia... Gravel/Road classic style race
  8. This is not good. 6 months to find and fit an...

    This is not good. 6 months to find and fit an appropriate saddle... better start buying stock up on ebay and trying everything. I find it takes a good week or 2 to find the money spot for a saddle,...
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    required filler Late addition. You say you...

    required filler

    Late addition. You say you are on a limited budget. You CAN modify the road bike for better TT position with forward seatpost and clipons/appropriate head gear. But if you are...
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    I had a teammate with the same problem on his...

    I had a teammate with the same problem on his Ridley. I assume manufacturers will start making a bit wider chainstay clearance in the future if these wheels stick around.
  11. I must be missing something? Is there a reason...

    I must be missing something? Is there a reason that you can't get this from your prosthetist? Cost? I'd say the gel liner (not neoprene) similar to what an AKA wears under their socket would be...
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    True assessment here. I got my first bike from...

    True assessment here. I got my first bike from BD. Learned to wrench on that bike because I had no money at the time (why I went to BD). Got a manual and some basic tools. Now i have 10 bikes...
  13. The lines on there are made out of some vinyl...

    The lines on there are made out of some vinyl sheets that I cut. They look OK from 5 feet, but the are definitely rough!!!!
  14. Need to have stripes painted on a carbon frame.

    I need some stripes put on my wife's bike. It is only clearcoated right now.

    I tried one of the bike painters (John's bike painting?), frankly forgot the site, cause he quoted me $550.

    I have...
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    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/out...

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/outlaw.htm

    few bucks to swap on some Apex, and i think it'd fit the bill?
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    Continentals that I had on my bontragers were...

    Continentals that I had on my bontragers were 22mm... I had no problems, i bet 21 would be fine too
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    My race season ended Dec 16. Couldn't stomach...

    My race season ended Dec 16. Couldn't stomach not racing any more, and am already tired of the trainer. Roads are too icy here to ride this weekend, so traveling to Chicago to race (forecast...
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    I think there is a limus clincher isn't there? ...

    I think there is a limus clincher isn't there? Michelin muds? Buy some cheap calipers to make sure before you head out there
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    Not to start an OT argument, but other than entry...

    Not to start an OT argument, but other than entry $ for the USAC sanctioning, what is the difference in the case when someone races every week from May - August in an organized mid-week circuit (ran...
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    grass doesn't hurt as much to crash on. I think...

    grass doesn't hurt as much to crash on. I think CX is a great place to start... get used to riding close to other riders without freaking out... rubbing shoulders etc. Everything is a bit slower on...
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    it's funny that they did this. I requested an...

    it's funny that they did this. I requested an upgrade from 5-->4 on road after 5 races 4 top 5's and 1 pack finish. I race cat 3 cx, and had 15+ races last year, 20 this year... they don't count...
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    2 up sprint with a guy I battled all season. I...

    2 up sprint with a guy I battled all season. I won this day...

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8312179033_d5688fc05a.jpg
    IMG_2097 - Version 4 by adam_mac84, on Flickr
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  23. Racing Better on Day 2 of Double Header CX Races

    So I have raced every weekend this fall since September 6. I am still coming 'up' in my fitness and power. I have been noticing however, that I race better on the 2nd day of double header weekends...
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    Today, I had a 10+s gap on second place, coming...

    Today, I had a 10+s gap on second place, coming into the last 1/4 of a lap (which was not a good place for anyone to make up time). All I had to do was not crash or flat. You guessed it, hit a rut...
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    Similarly, as the Great Eddie said... the best...

    Similarly, as the Great Eddie said... the best bike racer may be out back dribbling a basketball right now
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