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    your not fat enough to need anything too...

    your not fat enough to need anything too "special" yet --- you may feel like a moose, but i personally weigh more and have ran stock Mavic Cosmos and Shimano RS-10's for a few years now (cheap...
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    Its not that you'll physically hurt yourself, ...

    Its not that you'll physically hurt yourself, but when you combine a lot of riding with the stress of a job, school, relationship , etc. -- it can lead to an over-stress condition

    solution --...
  3. Thread: Pedal Question

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    No, you dont, but its also not that hard -- set...

    No, you dont, but its also not that hard -- set the release tension loose and go to town --- the more comfy you get with them the tighter you can set the release ---- you can use one of the...
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    A dream ride then --- still a dream ride. Some...

    A dream ride then --- still a dream ride. Some things don't ever really go out of style , they just lie dormant in the collective thinking for a bit -- thanks for the pics !

    Nowadays, a...
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    4 or 5 miles --- hmmmm -- i have ridden further...

    4 or 5 miles --- hmmmm -- i have ridden further than that back to the finish line in a mtb race on a flat ---- have also ridden home on a flat clincher road wheel a few times -- i'd do that to a...
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    By setback, do you mean a post with an offset...

    By setback, do you mean a post with an offset head, or a true layback post like the Thomson layback ? --

    For something as important as a seatpost , i'd bite the bullet and get a Thomson, but...
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    Not trying to justify their use to anybody else...

    Not trying to justify their use to anybody else -- i just want to try them :)-- an ounce of Stan's inside them works as well as it does with any other system ,
    I typically ride the same 3...
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    Yep -- that is my crank --- that Blackspire kit...

    Yep -- that is my crank --- that Blackspire kit looks like a decent alternative to cutting it for sure --- The One Up cog looks cool as well, but it is rare that i need bigger than a 36t in back...
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    converting old bike to 1x11

    I am converting my '06 Santa Cruz Superlight to 1 x11 --- the current XTR drivetrain is tired

    Have seen some guys machine down the extensions on that generation XTR crank to make a single out of...
  10. Waste of time --- try to wrangle a ride on any...

    Waste of time --- try to wrangle a ride on any somewhat modern MTB and you will see the folly of trying to lighten up a dinosaur ---- Heck, i have a '07 Santa Cruz w/ XTR that i would likely sell...
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    So is it true that this is Steve Hill? - thats...

    So is it true that this is Steve Hill? - thats what i heard (but he may have started the rumor himself)


    http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb285/streetstar707/dp102_zps84c9a3f6.jpg
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    yes --- my memory is not photographic , --- i...

    yes --- my memory is not photographic , --- i recall him saying he was away from the sport for a decade , maybe more -- then came back with a vengeance -- didnt realize he did the elite natz
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    He's a coach, but also a multi time national...

    He's a coach, but also a multi time national masters champ in the kilo -- with times that would have him placing well in elite events too --- He's an outspoken , opinionated guy, but its tough to...
  14. Von, I noticed the double chainring on that...

    Von,

    I noticed the double chainring on that red bike --- if that bike is representative of the hardware you have at your disposal -- I'd suggest thinking about a triple option -- or grafting on...
  15. I've had estimates on the Garmin Edge 500 that...

    I've had estimates on the Garmin Edge 500 that swing pretty high for an hour of rowing on my Concept 2 (i use it for the HR function on the rowing machine too ) - 7-800 calories some hours --- i...
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    Have you tried it yet? --- I would try it first...

    Have you tried it yet? --- I would try it first before making big decisions --- a coil spring delivers a superior ride that doesn't "stack" like an air fork does when it starts getting hot
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    Gotcha

    Gotcha
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    whats wrong with Steve ? ;) (understood if its...

    whats wrong with Steve ? ;) (understood if its a personal thing -- i like the dude , --- but hey, some people like Bill Maher -- others don't also)
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    Interesting --- i read something about these...

    Interesting --- i read something about these once before and seems they were pretty spendy though

    ok if you only need 1 or 2 pairs, - but i just buy 2 sizes big and have the waist taken in ...
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    nice looking frameset -- I would've never guessed...

    nice looking frameset -- I would've never guessed it was 400 bucks
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    His dad , Davis , is a former pro sprinter for...

    His dad , Davis , is a former pro sprinter for the 7 Eleven and Coors Light pro teams --- i would equate him as being the Mario Cippolini of the US (or perhaps MArio is the Davis Phinney of Europe...
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    Those appear to be a solid choice --- they have...

    Those appear to be a solid choice --- they have Ultegra hub wheels too for a little more :thumb: -- I was wondering if Shimano even made component hubs anymore with the popularity of the...
  23. I love tubulars for the same reasons some of you...

    I love tubulars for the same reasons some of you have already pointed out --- plus, being a trackie, the clinchers can sometimes just feel "weird"

    That said --- if you are stuck on clinchers...
  24. Being 5'9 and stocky, with big stocky legs ---...

    Being 5'9 and stocky, with big stocky legs --- socks that long would look like a clown show on me --- i generally will wear ankle socks everywhere (but as i mentioned , none on the bike) --

    I...
  25. I am 5'9 and 300 --- I wear a 30" inseam in...

    I am 5'9 and 300 --- I wear a 30" inseam in pants and that is the proper size, but when i was measured for a custom frame (measuring device jammed up against the pubic bone ) - i was close to 32...
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