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    I've been using KMC chains, 8 and 10 speed, with...

    I've been using KMC chains, 8 and 10 speed, with the missing link for the last 5 years and have had good luck with them. My multi-tool has a chain breaker, and I carry a spare missing link in my...
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    I have a 2012 Synapse carbon with Tiagra 10-speed...

    I have a 2012 Synapse carbon with Tiagra 10-speed derailleurs, shifters, and cassette. It's a great combination. The Tiagra components work well and have been more durable than the 105 components I...
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    23mm Rim Width

    I'm beginning to think about some new wheels, and it appears that the latest trend in road wheels is toward a wider rim. As I understand it, a lot of the existing road wheels have rims that are...
  4. I rode my second one for 2014 yesterday, the True...

    I rode my second one for 2014 yesterday, the True Grit Ride in Ft. Smith, AR. We had cloud cover for the first 50 miles and fairly flat roads. It was nice. For the last 50 miles, we had heat,...
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    I've ridden with some of the folks I've met on...

    I've ridden with some of the folks I've met on BF, and it has always turned out to be enjoyable.
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    On the MUP, "Passing on your left" has worked...

    On the MUP, "Passing on your left" has worked well for me. If there are little kids involved, passing in either direction, I slow down to a crawl. If there are little kids on bikes, I'll wave and...
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    ^^^This^^^ 64 hilly miles yesterday with two...

    ^^^This^^^

    64 hilly miles yesterday with two other riders. I drank twice as much as they did, half of what I drank was water, and the other half was PowerAde. The younger of the two was faster...
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    When ambient temp gets above 95 degrees, I use a...

    When ambient temp gets above 95 degrees, I use a camelbak filled with ice and a little water. I does help keep the back cooler and provides some extra water.
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    The price of the shorts is not always indicative...

    The price of the shorts is not always indicative of comfort at distance. I bought a pair of famous-brand shorts for about $120 and was anticipating something really comfortable on rides of 50+...
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    Beautiful ride. Thanks for having us along.

    Beautiful ride. Thanks for having us along.
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    Well done!

    Well done!
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    Nice ride, Rich! Congratulations. Fujis are...

    Nice ride, Rich! Congratulations. Fujis are great bikes. 19,000 miles on mine as of yesterday's ride. Enjoy!
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    On a century, I take one Endurolyte at each rest...

    On a century, I take one Endurolyte at each rest stop. I've had good luck with them. There's a B vitamin in them, and I believe that helps with my energy level.
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    I'm guessing the Cannondale Synapse is an...

    I'm guessing the Cannondale Synapse is an endurance frame. They are available in Al or C. If you could find a used one at the shop you mentioned, I'd give it a try. Mine has been very comfortable...
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    Yeah, you gotta watch those aluminum frames. I...

    Yeah, you gotta watch those aluminum frames. I got only 19,000 miles out of my Fuji aluminum and it... oh wait, never mind, it's still rolling fine.
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    I've had good luck with an old MagicShine on the...

    I've had good luck with an old MagicShine on the bar for three years and an Expilion 250 on the helmet for two years. I run two Planet Bike Superflash and a Cygolight Hotshot on the back. I've not...
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    Member of Congress

    Member of Congress
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    I can't comment on the 800. I do, however, have...

    I can't comment on the 800. I do, however, have an Expilion 250 that I use as a helmet light. It is reliable, and I am pleased with its performance.
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    I use a 3 x 5 spiral notebook, one each year. ...

    I use a 3 x 5 spiral notebook, one each year. Also, I enter the numbers to a spreadsheet. One tab for each year.
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    Well done to both of you on the weight loss! ...

    Well done to both of you on the weight loss! Stay with it.
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    I've had good luck with the Lezyne Steel Floor...

    I've had good luck with the Lezyne Steel Floor Drive and the Topeak Road Morph G.
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    NOAA and Weather Underground

    NOAA and Weather Underground
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    Kitteh done good. Dog needs medication, 0.451"...

    Kitteh done good. Dog needs medication, 0.451" in diameter and administered at 825 feet/sec.
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    A Fuji road bike was my modern-day "re-entry"...

    A Fuji road bike was my modern-day "re-entry" vehicle into cycling. I've since added a carbon fiber road bike, but I kept the Fuji and still ride it regularly. It has 19,000 miles on it now. The...
  25. Thread: Foster kitten

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    Nice looking kitteh. Well done!

    Nice looking kitteh. Well done!
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