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  1. Training for my first sprint tri this July. I...

    Training for my first sprint tri this July. I have a bikesdirect mirage tri. It is just a clip on aero bar equipped road bike. I don't think it will make much difference on the 17 mile bike length of...
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    Been digging a pair of dawgs. actually got the...

    Been digging a pair of dawgs.

    actually got the golf shoe version because it was cheaper on amazon for the given size/color combination.

    They are stiff enough, comfortable, and convenient. They...
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    I would get 36 spoke wheels over 32 spoked double...

    I would get 36 spoke wheels over 32 spoked double wall rim wheels.
  4. Tight socks = cold toes Need to get warmer? Go...

    Tight socks = cold toes

    Need to get warmer? Go faster. This only works if you have a wind proof outer layer.

    Always have a wind proof outer layer with you.

    Studded tires might make you bold...
  5. Aerostich deerskin gloves (no gauntlet) are...

    Aerostich deerskin gloves (no gauntlet) are pretty damn fine, not cheap though.

    aerostich insulate elk skin gauntlet rocks hard in the cold add a waterproof lobster mit (aerostich three digit...
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    Yes a pocket knife and a moment to cut and...

    Yes a pocket knife and a moment to cut and dispose of that garbage would have been put to good use.
  7. Thread: My first ride

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    Down the steep and long hills that I need to...

    Down the steep and long hills that I need to maintain control of my speed carefully, I will achieve the correct speed by using both brakes firmly and quickly, and early. Once I'm at the right speed...
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    When is the last time you rode with platform...

    When is the last time you rode with platform pedals?

    Clipless has its advantages, but platforms also have their advantages. If you are having foot pain (even minor) give a try to some platform...
  9. I wanted to add: Avoid high glycemic index...

    I wanted to add:

    Avoid high glycemic index carbohydrates. Try to get all of your carbohydrates from low glycemic index sources. A post workout meal might be an appropriate time to have some...
  10. I've lost over 100 pounds since I started cycling...

    I've lost over 100 pounds since I started cycling (and in general paying more attention to my health).

    I lost maybe 65-70 pounds (30 kilos or so) out of pure ignorant effort and "suffering"....
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    Well written, thank you. some of those...

    Well written, thank you.


    some of those ingredients I don't have on hand, coconut sugar for example.


    I'll google that item, I have a hunch it is a product similar to vanilla sugar, but would...
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    Melted paraffin (candles) remove the chain and...

    Melted paraffin (candles) remove the chain and soak it in the wax. Swoosh it around, give it a minute, pull it out, wipe off the excess and re install.


    more to it:

    Do this with a brand new...
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    Continental gp 4 season might be good, never used...

    Continental gp 4 season might be good, never used em. I've read a little bit about them, might try them out down the road when I need new tires.

    Schwalbe marathon plus is offered in 700x25 if I...
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    extremely interesting!

    extremely interesting!
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    Don't forget, presta valves are faster!

    Don't forget, presta valves are faster!
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    I have a hunch that internally gear hubs don't...

    I have a hunch that internally gear hubs don't always operate as efficiently as a single speed, in every gear.

    I was looking at sturmy archer 8 speed hubs. The lowest gear was direct, Rpms in is...
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    Also, single speed / fixed gear drive trains are...

    Also, single speed / fixed gear drive trains are "more efficient" (is that the right term?).

    Less chain mass to spin up, less resistance, better chain line, no spinning the pulleys of the...
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    Yeah discs can be better in rain. Better at...

    Yeah discs can be better in rain. Better at stopping. Better at sounding like a freight train.
  19. Kickstand. But not in this thread, pm me all the...

    Kickstand. But not in this thread, pm me all the hate you can muster if you have to let me know how you feel about a sidestand.


    Is that pictured at work?

    If so, do you have multiple bikes at...
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    Thinking 37.5 mm but I'll need to do some mor...

    Thinking 37.5 mm but I'll need to do some mor figuring.

    I bought a direct mount for fat bikes using 100 mm spindle, my bike has a 175 mm spindle if I remember correct, half do the difference is...
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    If you can do over 50 miles, you can do a...

    If you can do over 50 miles, you can do a century. You probably could do one next week, might be very uncomfortable or possibly damaging to jump such distance. Point is you are closer than you...
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    Very good point, had not thought of that as a...

    Very good point, had not thought of that as a suitable material.

    I have and old cutting board. I think I can make something with that key and slot that will work. I don't have a Bridgeport, but I...
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    http://www.jonesparkchronicles.com/FatbikeProblemS...

    http://www.jonesparkchronicles.com/FatbikeProblemSolverSolver2.jpg


    To my knowledge there is no options for a different bottom bracket spindle for the mongoose dolomite.

    Im on a budget, so a...
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    Yes I agree the spindle is "too long". this is...

    Yes I agree the spindle is "too long".

    this is a fat bike though, with 26x4.0 tires. The spindle is extra long to clear that fat tire.

    I just need to shim the derailleur further outboard. The...
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    Should have added to initial post: I am using...

    Should have added to initial post:

    I am using friction shifters.

    The limit screw on the derailleur is full open.

    Even when pulling the derailleur by hand it will not go far enough to track...
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