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    Clear wet paint will not adhere properly to bare...

    Clear wet paint will not adhere properly to bare steel. It is meant to adhere to primer which is meant to adhere to the steel. Powder coating is a totally different process, and I've heard that clear...
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    I don't know anything about long distance riding...

    I don't know anything about long distance riding with diabetes, but I found this team to be incredibly inspiring during raam this year. They would probably love to hand out advice on the subject....
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    One of my b17's sits level, but my other b17 sits...

    One of my b17's sits level, but my other b17 sits like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/natearm/370919890/

    I get a lot of grief for it, but that's how it works.
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    He did all of his training fixed here in Oregon....

    He did all of his training fixed here in Oregon. Several "reasonable" people talked him into doing raam SS instead of fixed.
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    John Spurgeon finishes RAAM on a SS

    John Spurgeon just became the first person to ever finish Race Across America on a single speed. 12 days 2 hours and 11 minutes.

    A crazy man.

    http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/s-p-u-r-g-e-o-n
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    Those guys are just starting out on a 395K ride....

    Those guys are just starting out on a 395K ride. Three of them are riding SS and two of them are riding fixed.

    Now why don't you guys get back to talking about how much stiffer you wish your...
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    Patrick, That photo that Matthew posted was...

    Patrick,

    That photo that Matthew posted was photoshopped to change the color of the bike from the periwinkle prototype to what the production color will more or less look like. The bag color was...
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    Patrick, It is a Baggins Boxy by Rivendell. A...

    Patrick,

    It is a Baggins Boxy by Rivendell. A fine little handlebar bag if you don't have a front rack.

    Nate
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    The Rando Porteur does come with canti posts....

    The Rando Porteur does come with canti posts. Matthew was kind enough to send me a prototype set of the new Tektro long reach sidepulls for testing, so I hacked of the canti posts and ran the dual...
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    Poll: I commute fixed. I ride fixed on the...

    I commute fixed.

    I ride fixed on the weekends.

    Sometimes I look at my dusty road bike and feel sad for it.


    Oh well.

    nate
  11. hamandcheese is right. ride your roadbike on your...

    hamandcheese is right. ride your roadbike on your commute and figure out which gear is comfortable throughout the ride. Then when you get home, figure out how many gear inches that combo is and then...
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    Q: How many hipsters does it take to change a...

    Q: How many hipsters does it take to change a lightbulb?




    A: Oh my god, you don't know?
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    Ahhhhaaa.....I never thought about that. Good...

    Ahhhhaaa.....I never thought about that. Good idea.
  14. Thread: Cycling Hats

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    It pretty much covers my ears. I think it totally...

    It pretty much covers my ears. I think it totally would on a human with an average size head. Mine is huge.
  15. Thread: Cycling Hats

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    I rode a 200K with him last fall. First thing he...

    I rode a 200K with him last fall. First thing he did at the end of the ride was light up in the parking lot. Used to smoke in the start line at cross races too. Helluva nice guy and strong too. I...
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    I'm riding on-one midge bars (...

    I'm riding on-one midge bars ( http://www.on-one.co.uk/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=7&MMN_position=7:7 ) on my fixie commuter and I can't say enough good things about...
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    How about this for my new commuter?

    Pretty serious cross training.

    http://www.bikeforest.com/tread/index.php
  18. This is an old thread came up in a search that I...

    This is an old thread came up in a search that I did. I thought it was pretty funny, so I'm replying to it in hopes of bringing it back to the top.
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    I've been egged twice. Once in town and once out...

    I've been egged twice. Once in town and once out on a lonely country road. The in town incident was an egg smashing in the bike lane right in front of me. Source: Unknown. The lonely country road...
  20. Thread: Fender Flaps

    by rainedon
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    This one is pretty hot. ...

    This one is pretty hot.

    http://www.wallbike.com/Berthoud/mudflap.html
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    I have a small spaceheater under my desk that...

    I have a small spaceheater under my desk that works wonders after cold and wet rides. Also dries all of my wet gear (gloves, socks, etc..) that I hang under the desk.
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    Thanks for your words. It sounds like the...

    Thanks for your words. It sounds like the standlight on the oval plus is not all that effective. I currently have a planet bike LED flasher that I can use in tandem with the E6. I'm just planning for...
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    Schmidt E6 vs Lumotec Oval Plus

    I cross posted this in the touring forum. Sorry if you read this twice:

    I'm looking for some advice on which lamp would work best for me using a Schmidt SON. I've heard that the E6 has a more...
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    I have a barley that I use on brevets and a...

    I have a barley that I use on brevets and a Nelson Longflap & Bagman Rack that I use for commuting. I love them.

    If you don't have saddlebag loops on the back of your saddle, you can get the...
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    Schmidt E6 vs Lumotec Oval Plus

    I'm looking for some advice on which lamp would work best for me using a Schmidt SON. I've heard that the E6 has a more focussed light pattern and is therefor brighter where you need it to be...
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