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  1. No water bottle mounts, either. From the...

    No water bottle mounts, either.

    From the magazine:


    This may seem high for touring. However, the high gears are an asset, taking advantage of the momentum of the heavy bikes.

    The extremely...
  2. Thread: Seatpost woes

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    Sounds like the tape scrunched up and wedged in. ...

    Sounds like the tape scrunched up and wedged in. I don't see how the tacx gel would get it stuck (that gel works great on seatposts.)

    Stick some more tape onto something metal, and see if wd-40...
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    Like gregjones said, the 11-28 has wider spacing...

    Like gregjones said, the 11-28 has wider spacing between gears. Some riders don't really notice. But I like to shift until I have just the right cadence for the road speed, so I like closer gaps...
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    I have my hoods angled up slightly. So I have...

    I have my hoods angled up slightly. So I have pressure on the whole palm of my hand, not just at the base of my thumb.

    I decided on the hood postion by getting them approximately right, then...
  5. My 2000 gram stock wheels cracked around the...

    My 2000 gram stock wheels cracked around the spoke holes after 15000 miles. So I got a nice 1550 gram set of Kinlin 30mm rims and good hubs and spokes. I can tell a difference, but it's mostly in...
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    You could probably finish the ride right now. ...

    You could probably finish the ride right now. Machka's advice is just right. Do some 60 km or 70 km rides without feeling wiped out and you'll handle a 100 km pretty well.

    Is this a big group...
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    Lowes has two cutters. One is $25 and the other...

    Lowes has two cutters. One is $25 and the other is $41. (Don't use "diagonal cutters", you want the cable cutters that have overlapping sides.)

    Rei has the Park tool cutter for $35, and it...
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    The Pinkbike guys tested a carbon rim to over 200...

    The Pinkbike guys tested a carbon rim to over 200 psi before it split. I like how the tester is cringing away from the wheel as he keeps pumping and it starts making noises!

    And that's a sturdy...
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    The theory is that a tire with some flex absorbs...

    The theory is that a tire with some flex absorbs small bumps, instead of bouncing the bike upward. The rider's body soaks up the vertical movement and that takes energy away from forward motion.
    ...
  10. Just google robber snow footprints...

    Just google robber snow footprints. Lots of reports.

    For example:

    After receiving a description of the suspect, police noticed a single set of fresh footprints in the snow, which was falling...
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    So you are near Sidney OH, with two of my...

    So you are near Sidney OH, with two of my favorite places, across the street from each other.

    The Spot to Eat
    http://oxfordclothbuttondown.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/The-Spot1.jpg

    and...
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    It's the free, open source My Tourbook that runs...

    It's the free, open source My Tourbook that runs on my laptop.

    See this thread post for more details.
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    Yes, all 20 gear combinations. I ride anywhere...

    Yes, all 20 gear combinations. I ride anywhere from 3mph to 40mph around here. I like to keep my cadence between 85 and 95 rpm, so I use almost every gear combination on most rides. I'll shift a...
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    I originally ran both cables in the front. I...

    I originally ran both cables in the front. I thought it would be better to avoid the ridge along the back of the bars when I was holding the tops. But my new bike came with cables in front and back,...
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    Then you'll like this: Youtube, 2007 Stage 3...

    Then you'll like this: Youtube, 2007 Stage 3 starting at 2:55 in the video, Cancellara vs the sprinters.

    and


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxXqQqAc2pA
  16. Sounds odd. Same tires, same inflation, same...

    Sounds odd. Same tires, same inflation, same bike. Coasting downhill, even the difference from 31 kph (19.2 mph) to 25 kph (15.5 mph) is huge.

    The wheels would have to be dragging so bad that they...
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    You are near this easy 25 mile ride that I posted...

    You are near this easy 25 mile ride that I posted in another thread. On the ride, make sure you go see "Shark Girl" at the Serpentine Wall.

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  18. Thread: Group ride noob

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    Ask the ride leaders in advance about the ride. ...

    Ask the ride leaders in advance about the ride. By this time of year, a ride labeled "16 mph" might be a lot faster, since all the regular riders have been riding all summer.

    Start with a ride...
  19. I've seen quite a few posts that say Open Pros...

    I've seen quite a few posts that say Open Pros aren't as good as they were in the "old days".

    For instance, google site:bikeforums.net "open pro" crack eyelet with a time range of 2011 to 2014.
    ...
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    Does it say "International" on it? The white...

    Does it say "International" on it?

    The white head tube paint looks like the bikes from the 1967 catalog (pdf)

    It's a 5 speed, and cottered crank. I don't see any 5 speeds in the late 60s...
  21. I just read that Velonews article. Things still...

    I just read that Velonews article. Things still sound confused.

    But the way the frame broke was pretty odd. Breakage around the head tube seems to be more typical than a break 2/3 of the...
  22. That's Contador's number...

    That's Contador's number on the broken bike. Do "spare bikes that fall off a roof rack" have racer numbers on them?
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    I had a similar problem on my last bike. It had...

    I had a similar problem on my last bike. It had aluminum dropouts glued into carbon stays. One side was a little off center.

    I used a fine, curved jeweler's file to file one dropout. Some 200...
  24. Thread: tire cuts

    by rm -rf
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    Replace the tire if it's bulging around the...

    Replace the tire if it's bulging around the cut--the casing threads are cut or broken. (Back the cut area with a folded dollar bill to get home.) Otherwise, ride it.

    Superglue is too brittle. It...
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    Sorry about your loss...

    Sorry about your loss...
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