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    I, too, have a racing bike - but there are...

    I, too, have a racing bike - but there are clip-on fender solutions for our lot. Examples:

    SKS RaceBlade:...
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    And FYI: if your bike lacks fenders, if you have...

    And FYI: if your bike lacks fenders, if you have clip-ons, use 'em if it rains at the BRC. At a social ride, it's a nice gesture, and it'll keep your posterior more dry, and keep some of the road...
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    It's a valid question, Chris, as Pedalers rides...

    It's a valid question, Chris, as Pedalers rides tend to err on the side of "we will melt if it rains!" in terms of canceling normal, scheduled, free rides.

    But for the BRC, it rolls regardless -...
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    As somebody who has been involved in running the...

    As somebody who has been involved in running the Back Roads Century (BRC) in 2010 and 2011 (and will volunteer again this year), some random facts about the ride:

    - The routes aren't changing from...
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    It's been tried, but worth trying again. There is...

    It's been tried, but worth trying again. There is definitely a hub of cycling activity in DC, MD, and VA, with parts of southeastern PA and eastern WV mixed in.
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    Gravel roads in MoCo and other areas in the...

    Gravel roads in MoCo and other areas in the greater DC/MD/NOVA area are mostly easy on 23mm road tires, better still on 25 or 28mm tires. I ride them frequently, JimF, and it's not impossible....
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    Old-school thumb shifters go over the bars, and...

    Old-school thumb shifters go over the bars, and these are somewhat old-school in look-and-feel.

    I'm not sure whether they can be rotated on their mount points to achieve the alignment that the OP...
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    I've had a frame repaired by Brady Kappius'...

    I've had a frame repaired by Brady Kappius' Broken Carbon service. His work is great, his pricing is very reasonable, and turnaround time is very quick.
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    The Reynolds 853 Eclipse frames are simply...

    The Reynolds 853 Eclipse frames are simply lovely, and when treated well, are very long lasting. I have a 2006 Eclipse that I bought as a used frameset and built up to a full bike (originally with a...
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    As a 10-year resident of The District (and not...

    As a 10-year resident of The District (and not NoVA, MoCo or PG County), I heartily recommend it as a place to ride and to hang out at night! There is plenty to do here, both on the bike and off. The...
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    The Potomac Pedalers' Back Roads Century is sold...

    The Potomac Pedalers' Back Roads Century is sold out, and there will be no day-of-ride registration.

    Other local events (not a complete list):
    - 9/15 - St. Mary's Century (formerly the Amish...
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    The RD is a much more recent vintage - 2010 or...

    The RD is a much more recent vintage - 2010 or thereabouts.

    The crankset is older, with the square-taper BB interface, but should work fie with 9 or 10 speed setups.

    The brakes are lovely - I...
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    FreshBikes in Arlington (Ballston), VA, sells...

    FreshBikes in Arlington (Ballston), VA, sells them.
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    Another one to look at is MotionX-GPS (for iOS)....

    Another one to look at is MotionX-GPS (for iOS). Its entire focus is on GPS function, though it has a fairly comprehensive bike recording setup (it can be used as a bike computer if you have a...
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    I've had a Topeak Joe Blow Sport for 11 years...

    I've had a Topeak Joe Blow Sport for 11 years now, and love it. The thing with the Topeaks is to get the TwinHead chuck, rather than the self-adapting head. The double-ended head is foolproof, seals...
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    First question: how old is the BB and how many...

    First question: how old is the BB and how many miles does it have in use? Any riding through wet/rain/mud/snow?

    Your backing off the binding bolt on the LH crankarm is a good first step, as that...
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    Good luck! If your route takes you toward...

    Good luck! If your route takes you toward Washington, DC, drop a line - would love to share a ride!
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    Poll: 4-6.5 hours is in the 70-100 mile category for...

    4-6.5 hours is in the 70-100 mile category for me. I also like rides that average 75-100 feet of climbing per mile, so.... yeah.

    Also, distance and duration depends on where I'm at in terms of my...
  20. It's not that, at all. Campy does stand behind...

    It's not that, at all. Campy does stand behind their product, but they are very strict when it comes to who originally sold the parts.

    All Campy parts since 2007 or so have a barcode on them....
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    Chiming in as one of the co-leaders of the...

    Chiming in as one of the co-leaders of the Potomac Pedalers' Wednesday evening "Downtown Breakaway" ride, which leaves from DC, proper (Kalorama/Dupont area), and gets in plenty of fun miles before...
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    Done it four times, all enjoyable. Not as...

    Done it four times, all enjoyable. Not as challenging as Mountains of Misery or Mountain Mama, but plenty hard. If you are a strong rider, standard gearing (53/39 front, 11-25 rear) will more than...
  23. FYI: to test if it still works (as I've used a...

    FYI: to test if it still works (as I've used a 500 with a blown-out screen before):

    1. Power it up, preferably outside where it can get satellite reception.
    2. Hit the "Menu" button ONCE.
    3....
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    I'd stay away from aerobars on the C&O or any...

    I'd stay away from aerobars on the C&O or any multi-use-path, as your level of control over the bike is compromised. Instead, look for some slightly flared drop bars, and get a stem that allows you...
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    This is only the case in one state: Idaho....

    This is only the case in one state: Idaho. Attempts have been made in other states and municipalities to adopt the so-called "Idaho stop" law, but none have made it onto the books.

    As far as...
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