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    Wheelsets (29er) I've been looking at in this...

    Wheelsets (29er) I've been looking at in this price bracket (I have not bought any, but they seem to get ok reviews):
    Easton EA70 XCT (you need to find a pretty discount for these)
    Easton Haven...
  2. Thread: BIG locks cut!

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    :lol:

    :lol:
  3. Thread: Snail dodging

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    lol the Salmon by itself doesn't sound like too...

    lol the Salmon by itself doesn't sound like too much of a problem, but how do you deal with the bears fishing by the bike path?
  4. Thread: BIG locks cut!

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    Is it the same rack? Maybe a truck hit it and...

    Is it the same rack? Maybe a truck hit it and they replaced it :P

    Also, aren't there "interesting" ways to destroy a lock, say with liquid nitrogen or something to make it brittle? I can see some...
  5. Thread: Snail dodging

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    All 10 miles of it, both edges? :P I do,...

    All 10 miles of it, both edges? :P



    I do, thanks.



    Damn, that is even worse. You can probably feel those through the bars as you go over them...
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    Update to this problem: we will never know if the...

    Update to this problem: we will never know if the new chain would have fixed it, because in the 200 miles I rode before I got around to ordering a new chain, the problem gradually disappeared. I...
  7. Thread: Snail dodging

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    Snail dodging

    Most of my commute is on a bike path that runs between two strips of grass. On nice sunny mornings like today, there will be hundreds of naked snails migrating from one grass strip to the other over...
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    From a comfort point of view I understand your...

    From a comfort point of view I understand your question. But from a speed point of view, the 29er tire hits low obstacles at a smaller angle and therefore rolls over them better (meaning you will...
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    To be a fair comparison, you would have to...

    To be a fair comparison, you would have to replace it by "full carbon $4k time trial bicycle". And even then it wouldn't be really fair, because the $4k bike will be measurably faster than a beat-up...
  10. I don't read poems in my head when drivers annoy...

    I don't read poems in my head when drivers annoy me. I get all pissed off and ride 5mph faster for a mile afterwards, then feel smug about my pace.
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    It seems most things have been covered by the...

    It seems most things have been covered by the excellent analysis of prathmann. I can think of one more thing. An exact head- or tailwind is unlikely. As soon as the wind is coming from the side, you...
  12. I don't think 26" wheels are going anywhere....

    I don't think 26" wheels are going anywhere. They'll still be available in five years time for sure, and for the usage you describe I don't see how she will ever bend or break a wheel so I wouldn't...
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    Great video. Thoroughly enjoyed that!

    Great video. Thoroughly enjoyed that!
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    My 29er just nips under 30 after I've thrown away...

    My 29er just nips under 30 after I've thrown away the front derailer, shifter and 2 chainrings... I do ride heavy big apples though, so I can save there, and neither my wheels or fork are light. $900...
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    Spot on. Add the longevity of the battery pack...

    Spot on. Add the longevity of the battery pack (industry consensus is you may get 12 years out of them) and the picture worsens even more. How many new cars are thrown away after 12 years? That's why...
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    A prius makes no rational sense by any objective...

    A prius makes no rational sense by any objective criterion you care to think of, so it's no surprise the buyers tend to be morons.
  17. Thread: Chain ring

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    I recently installed a double-guard alfine crank...

    I recently installed a double-guard alfine crank on a 7speed bike and the guards did not hinder shift performance. If the ring is centered with relation to the freewheel, the chain will not rub the...
  18. Thread: Chest Pain

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    Yes you should go see a doctor. But it is most...

    Yes you should go see a doctor. But it is most likely just an inflammation where your pecs attach to the sternum as has been suggested.
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    I have a fixed gear road bike I bought for $30...

    I have a fixed gear road bike I bought for $30 that I use just for this purpose. I never lock it, fixed gear bikes are so uncommon around my town that any would-be thief is going to get thrown over...
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    Jam a screwdriver in the groove to lock it and...

    Jam a screwdriver in the groove to lock it and remove the bolt from the back?
  21. Brackets? It's a piece of metal... It needs to...

    Brackets? It's a piece of metal... It needs to support only 20 pounds (each), you can buy some steel stock and saw and bend it yourself.

    I like the front wheel mount method better though. I have 3...
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    Sram XX1 crank in BB30 68mm

    I am looking into building a bike with the nice XX1 crankset. The frame it goes into has a BB30 with 68mm shell width though. I thought the standard for mtb BB30 was 73mm. Will this affect the...
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    lol the mtb forum is awesome nowadays, you can...

    lol the mtb forum is awesome nowadays, you can launch a ****storm with any thread

    On topic though: I bought a 29er mtb specifically for my commute. I put big apples on it (is that enough for...
  24. I recently installed an alfine crankset on my...

    I recently installed an alfine crankset on my dad's bike (3x7 to 1x7). It seems to have some wobble, I'd say between 0.5mm and 1mm. It's easy to spot since the chainring is so close to the chainstay....
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    Rode home at midnight yesterday. Made good time...

    Rode home at midnight yesterday. Made good time to break my all time record for two-way average :) Getting up a mere 5 hours later to get back on the bike to work was less fun. Still, nice weather,...
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