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  1. I had an old hardrock of that vintage. I loved...

    I had an old hardrock of that vintage. I loved it as a commuter! When the frame broke I replaced it with an LHT. Sure, the LHT is a step up, but I was surprised how similar the two were. The...
  2. Thread: tire question

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    That's not a lot, but rear tires wear faster. ...

    That's not a lot, but rear tires wear faster. Buy a new tire. Put the new one on the front, and move your old front tire to the rear.
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    I wish I could un-see that.

    I wish I could un-see that.
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    It's not surprising to me that the same...

    It's not surprising to me that the same personality type that is spurred on to hurtle down narrow mountain roads at the hairy edge of control just to beat the other guy is also inclined to take a...
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    :lol: I can see the headlines now: Thousands...

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    I can see the headlines now:

    Thousands pilgrimage to see Lord Vader shaped car door dent.
  6. I think you did pretty well! Now go ride the...

    I think you did pretty well! Now go ride the heck out of it, and don't be afraid to tweak things to get the fit just right.
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    Kurt, I think it effectively is a curtate cycloid...

    Kurt, I think it effectively is a curtate cycloid if instead of using the wheel's actual diameter for the large radius you use its effective diameter. In other words, calculate how far the bike...
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    I hope you sent that one to the cops.

    I hope you sent that one to the cops.
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    Ok, hamster's stair stepper did it for me. I can...

    Ok, hamster's stair stepper did it for me. I can see now that the distance would be less than the sum of these two. So this is solvable for a fixed gear, but I think there isn't one answer for a...
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    Only true if the bicycle is single speed, fixed...

    Only true if the bicycle is single speed, fixed gear. Or if you pedal continuously, never shifting gears, and never coasting.
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    I'm not convinced. At any rate, the path...

    I'm not convinced. At any rate, the path traveled is not a regular pattern, so I don't think the "curate cycloid" solution works. A 78 rpm average doesn't mean that the pedals are turning steadily...
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    I had one on my rear wheel. It didn't last very...

    I had one on my rear wheel. It didn't last very long.
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    I don't think you need to worry about the "curate...

    I don't think you need to worry about the "curate cycloid". Treat the distance your feet move in reference to the bottom bracket as one problem, and the distance the bike moves as another. Then add...
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    My old housemate brought me back a gift from her...

    My old housemate brought me back a gift from her trip to japan. It was a bag full of tiny dried (baked?) crabs, each one about theh size of the tip of my fingers. They were bagged like vending...
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    Be here now. Be excellent to each other. ...

    Be here now.

    Be excellent to each other.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idz70hx-WGA&feature=player_detailpage
  16. I've done a sprint triathlon for the last 4 years...

    I've done a sprint triathlon for the last 4 years (one a year, the only "racing" I do) on a Felt z90, which is lower down the line than the z65. It works fine, and I can get a deep enough drop...
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    Does digital camo work in a computer-generated...

    Does digital camo work in a computer-generated landscape?
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    And that's the solo record, which includes...

    And that's the solo record, which includes stopping to sleep. The team records are over 23 mph.
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    He's not suggesting Strava be abolished. He's...

    He's not suggesting Strava be abolished. He's just suggesting that downhill KOM's and KOM's through high traffic areas are a bad idea. That's pretty sensible.
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    I didn't get that at all. Here's a quote from...

    I didn't get that at all. Here's a quote from the article
    "It is a perfectly fine idea as a concept. Biking is a social community; it is fun to see where your friends are riding, how often and how...
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    He sounds completely reasonable to me. He's not...

    He sounds completely reasonable to me. He's not one-sidedly slamming Strava. His suggestions not to include descents or routes through urban areas seems pretty sensible.
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    I really like my LHT, but in fact I bought it as...

    I really like my LHT, but in fact I bought it as a replacement an 89(?) Hardrock that I loved and had converted to a commuter, with slick tires. I loved that bike, and the Surly feels a lot like it...
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    I had the same experience. +1. You may...

    I had the same experience.

    +1. You may actually be giving up some durability with the higher end lightweight stuff.
    Makes me think of those indestructible aluminum Grumman canoes versus...
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    Mine actually came with a Tiagra f.d. and a Deore...

    Mine actually came with a Tiagra f.d. and a Deore XT rear d. So far it has been a bomb-proof commuter/utility ride. One of these days I'll load it up and tour, and I expect that's when it will...
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    My LHT is 9-speed with a triple. 105 is really...

    My LHT is 9-speed with a triple. 105 is really for 10-speed, though I'm not sure it makes any difference up front. In general, I don't think more money = more reliability when it comes to...
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