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  1. Gloves: Don't leave home without them. Quad...

    Gloves: Don't leave home without them.
    Quad pain: When you look at the work done while riding it's twofold. You have aerobic and anaerobic loads on your body. Let's say you riding along at 10 mph....
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    Welcome to the world of expectations exceeding...

    Welcome to the world of expectations exceeding abilities. Consistency is the key at whatever level you have. Because of a shoulder injury I'm just getting started riding this season. This time last...
  3. You beat me to the punch as I was going to...

    You beat me to the punch as I was going to suggest you return it.
  4. I just looked at the LHT Disc Complete specs for...

    I just looked at the LHT Disc Complete specs for the first time and saw they were using Avid BB7 Mountain discs. To change to 105 brifters would require replacing the brake calipers with BB7 Road...
  5. The LHT may be the bike you end up with but give...

    The LHT may be the bike you end up with but give yourself a chance to ride the other bikes you have on your list. For an upcharge of $250 you should get Shimano 105 brifters which I would call the...
  6. My road bike is a 60 cm and I'm 6'2". On my Cross...

    My road bike is a 60 cm and I'm 6'2". On my Cross Check I went with the general advice for Cyclocross bikes to downsize it one level. I started with a standard 7 degree 110 mm stem. After about 200...
  7. Another method to get a higher handlebar height...

    Another method to get a higher handlebar height is to add spacers. You have to have an uncut forktube like the bike is shipped from the distributor.
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  8. Tel004 has made some really good points. To get...

    Tel004 has made some really good points. To get geeky on you lets look at the the road bike spectrum. At one end you have the skinny tired "racing" bike and at the other end a touring bike. As you...
  9. Look a little closer and you'll see that the...

    Look a little closer and you'll see that the Cross Check and the Surly Long Haul Trucker can handle tires up to 42mm wide. Most Road Bikes max out at 25-28 mm wide. So at your weight you're looking...
  10. Do a search of all the forums here. Put in Surly...

    Do a search of all the forums here. Put in Surly Cross Check or just Cross Check a 58 cm size would suit you.
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    Check out...

    Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycemic_index Low carb is going to be tough when (if) you get into longer rides and or high intensity riding. Most anyone including underweight people have...
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    I count calories and that's it. I'm adding total...

    I count calories and that's it. I'm adding total miles on the bike to the non-metric list. So I'm not weighing myself, not keeping track of miles or speed other than I pretty well know how far most...
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    I'm finally able to resume riding after 4 months...

    I'm finally able to resume riding after 4 months off because of a shoulder injury. I'm riding the trusty Trek 7300 for it's upright position to give my shoulder time to acclimate back into riding....
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    I have a Cross Check built around a Sram Rival...

    I have a Cross Check built around a Sram Rival Cyclocross groupset. If I wanted a full touring bike I'd want something with a lower BB and a chainstay length in the 450mm range. I love my Cross Check...
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    Death grip on handlebars.

    Death grip on handlebars.
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    I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone...

    I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone posting on here that has bought a hybrid bike with a solid fork that wishes he's gotten one with a cheap suspension fork. As far as disc brakes there are...
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    It’s been four months now since I went cold...

    It’s been four months now since I went cold turkey on sweets and held myself to an 1800 calorie max diet. I don’t know how much weight I’ve lost as I’m also not doing any sort of metrics other than...
  18. The tourguard with wire is a great value. Usually...

    The tourguard with wire is a great value. Usually in the low $20 range. The first one I bought was a 28mm in the standard tire (not tourguards) it was $14 but you could tell quality control suffered...
  19. I like these products...

    I like these products http://www.bodyglide.com/bike/
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    Maybe I'm reading too much into your posts but I...

    Maybe I'm reading too much into your posts but I think you find glee in breaking the rules. In that way we are alike. I do think you'd be better off finding another outlet for this than abusing your...
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    There can be no good without evil.

    There can be no good without evil.
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    Chitown: Try Original Fiber One for breakfast. I...

    Chitown: Try Original Fiber One for breakfast. I use a Banana post resistance workout to lessen that feeling of depletion. I try to get my higher protein meal later in the day.
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    No need to spend anything for leptin resistance....

    No need to spend anything for leptin resistance. It's not something that you can medicate your way out of. The point of the presentations is that fructose (sweets) can shut off the "I have enough fat...
  24. Thanks for the links. Imo the bikes you're...

    Thanks for the links. Imo the bikes you're looking at are not an upgrade as far as wheel durability. Check out the link Bill Kapaun supplied. The move to freehubs have left the 7 speed market to the...
  25. A little help from you is needed. How about...

    A little help from you is needed. How about posting a link to your bike and any bikes you're looking at?
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