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    BTW Luis my wife and I and some friends are...

    BTW Luis my wife and I and some friends are spending two weeks in Alaska beginning September 1. We are taking an extra day to see Vancouver-looking forward to seeing your city.
    Mike
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    just got Sugino 75s 165mm installed yesterday but...

    just got Sugino 75s 165mm installed yesterday but haven't had chance to ride yet. I think they will work better for me riding fixed. Riding a geared bike the 170s feel fine. I guess shifting with...
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    Like TT I have the old model Wabi Lightning in...

    Like TT I have the old model Wabi Lightning in 650c. It fits me fine except the drop from saddle to bars is substantial and I have to use a stem with substantial rise. I also bought a quality, but...
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    I'm a lot shorter than you-5'5". I have been...

    I'm a lot shorter than you-5'5". I have been riding 170s same as my geared road bikes. I've done several centuries on the 170s and lots of 50+ mile rides and didn't have any problems but did a 100...
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    Sticky: Thanks "M.B.". Did 2:10 hours on the trainer...

    Thanks "M.B.". Did 2:10 hours on the trainer yesterday watching the Tour. I was keeping effort/heart rate in lower endurance zone except when the race would get exciting I would get carried away...
  6. The bearings in my rear Joytech hub lasted just...

    The bearings in my rear Joytech hub lasted just a couple of months. The front hub has held up fine. As to the RPM count-got to think of something sitting on the bike forever. :D
  7. One of these from The Scrod. Sugino 75 track...

    One of these from The Scrod. Sugino 75 track crankset | Retrogression I'm 5'5" and have always used 170 cranks on my road bikes. I've been riding 170 on my Wabi-I ride it on the road not tack. ...
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    Anyone Using 165mm Cranks?

    After a century on fixed gear I think I will change 170 to 165 to reduce hip angle at top of stroke. I'm only 5'5" with short legs for that height. Of course easy to get 165 cranks for the fixed...
  9. where is the eye doctor. think I'm seeing double...

    where is the eye doctor. think I'm seeing double :)
  10. fortheblvd I used the gear calculator on the Wabi...

    fortheblvd I used the gear calculator on the Wabi site. Looks to me the first day your average cadence was around 80 rpm and overall 76 rpm? Does this look correct? I'm still trying to determine...
  11. I was proud of my 100 ride fixed on Sunday. Ate...

    I was proud of my 100 ride fixed on Sunday. Ate some humble pie reading your post. Great ride you did.
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    did a century yesterday. asking my self today...

    did a century yesterday. asking my self today "why did I do it":cry: Of course I will forget the pain, remember the good moments and do it again but not until it cools down. This was outside of...
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    Sticky: Did a flat century (700") yesterday on my fixed...

    Did a flat century (700") yesterday on my fixed gear. Hot and humid in Katy, TX outside of Houston. 18.6 for the first 73 miles and then the "fun" went away. Averaged 17.7. Suffering today for my...
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    The primary reason to get in the drops is to be...

    The primary reason to get in the drops is to be more aero to beable to ride faster whether it is pure speed or surviving a headwind. Doesn't hurt to ride in the drops some just as a change for...
  15. I don't know why the lug frame is "stronger" than...

    I don't know why the lug frame is "stronger" than the TIG frame. I think the lug frame is better looking. In theory the lug frame is repairable-heat up the lug, install a new tube and repaint but as...
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    My hub is fixed/fixed. The two gears i use the...

    My hub is fixed/fixed. The two gears i use the most are 70 gi and 75 gi but I haven't flipped the wheel during a ride. Too lazy. I will flip the wheel before the ride depending upon terrain and wind....
  18. Lightning if 55 cm frame is 17.5 Classic is 18.4...

    Lightning if 55 cm frame is 17.5
    Classic is 18.4
    Special is 18.6
    No practical difference among any of them re: weight. I don't know if there is a difference in how they "feel" or not. I doubt I...
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    :lol:

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    yes I'm not going to fight the wind, do hard...

    yes I'm not going to fight the wind, do hard climbs or mess up a group ride. We do have regather points on the Saturday group ride so if I get dropped I can get back in.
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    To Set the Stage: Yesterday I rode 75 miles...

    To Set the Stage:
    Yesterday I rode 75 miles through rollers/grades about 2,000' of elevation Wind was moderate 10-12 maybe 15 mph before the end of the ride. I rode with two friends my son's age. ...
  22. Thread: Hollow Axles

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    I ride my fixed gear bike like I ride my road...

    I ride my fixed gear bike like I ride my road bikes-long rides on the road. Sometimes I carry the bike in the car. My front wheel has hollow axle and I use a QR. One rear wheel is the same set up. ...
  23. Thread: Today I (v2):

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    did 75 miles with two of my friends who cheat and...

    did 75 miles with two of my friends who cheat and use gears. I've been anemic so I'm doping on B12. It may be working.
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    I was using too big of a gear-80gi. Later there...

    I was using too big of a gear-80gi. Later there were some nasty hills and I paid the price. I think the ride was between 55-65 miles. The following week I used 70gi. Much better. Today on that...
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    Careful autoteacher what you ask for:) The...

    Careful autoteacher what you ask for:) The videos are me a year ago this past winter when I started riding fixed with groups. The info from my buddy's camera and power meter is cool. He weighs about...
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