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  1. Bob, you critique others for buying things and...

    Bob, you critique others for buying things and for talking about them in the forums because it's a "shopping tout."

    I would argue that posting pictures of odd bikes/finds is a means of sharing and...
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    Frame bags work for road bikes, too. Here's my...

    Frame bags work for road bikes, too. Here's my current setup, though, in a week I replace the Ortliebs with a handlebar drybag and a top tube bag.
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  3. Thanks Bob... Not saying it's breaking new...

    Thanks Bob... Not saying it's breaking new ground, just that there's only a handful of these frames in the world and Raleigh almost never works with Reynolds 525. The geometry is also tighter than...
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    Sticky: New Bike! Raleigh SSCXWC13 Limited Edition,...

    New Bike!

    Raleigh SSCXWC13 Limited Edition, with Reynolds Steel tubing and race geometry. Perfect for light touring, the only kind I know how to do.
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  5. New Touring Bike: Raleigh SSCXWC13 Limited Edition Reynolds Steel Cyclocross

    For the first time since I started touring 8,000 miles ago, I upgraded my bike, and since it's kind of a rare bird, I thought you guys might be interested. I'll post pictures in the Touring BIke...
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    Wearing wool shorts does not mean you HAVE to use...

    Wearing wool shorts does not mean you HAVE to use a leather chamois. Not saying the leather doesn't work, but my wool biking shorts have a synthetic chamois and a bit of lycra on the contact points...
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    Merino Wool is a pretty great material. Very...

    Merino Wool is a pretty great material. Very comfy, very smell-resistant. I use Icebreaker cycling shorts, and there's lycra underneath my butt so the wool doesn't wear a hole after a few hundred...
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    Om Lokah Samastah Sukinho Bhavantu Means...

    Om
    Lokah
    Samastah
    Sukinho
    Bhavantu

    Means something along the lines of "everyone be at peace" but it's a bit more complicated than that. I don't do yoga and I'm not a buddhist, but I've known a...
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    I pronounce it "Mar-A-Thon"

    I pronounce it "Mar-A-Thon"
  10. Thread: honesty check

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    Neither of those things are hard to find. That...

    Neither of those things are hard to find. That bike isn't old enough. Worst case scenario, any bike shop can have either of those parts mailed to them in a day from a distributor.
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    I've been writing too many product reviews......

    I've been writing too many product reviews... fixed.
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    A big thanks. This answers all of my questions....

    A big thanks. This answers all of my questions. Cheers!
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    Sitting in Timbuktu for 3 weeks waiting for air...

    Sitting in Timbuktu for 3 weeks waiting for air mail sounds a lot less appealing than using the Praxis adaptor, which the manufacturer says is about on--par with Ultegra in terms of quality and...
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    Any suggestions? Hard to picture what you're...

    Any suggestions? Hard to picture what you're talking about!
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    For the record, I do NOT want exposed spindles......

    For the record, I do NOT want exposed spindles... so will the Pressfit adapter be enough or do I also need the "cups" (don't know the technical term) from a Shimano BB? Ultegra seems to be a better...
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    Ok, sorry for the confusion. Let me update this...

    Ok, sorry for the confusion. Let me update this as best I can:

    1. Originally I thought I needed an XT bottom bracket plus an adapter. The Praxis adaptor IS the bottom bracket. So, obviously I...
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    Bob, I agree with you. I'm not in a position to...

    Bob, I agree with you. I'm not in a position to be choosy, though; the frame is a gift (I'll follow up with a blog post later, but long story short, one year of hard work turned into a sponsorship)....
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    I love this suggestion, and took it one step...

    I love this suggestion, and took it one step further:

    Praxis Works BB30 Conversion BB Bottom Brackets Reviews - RoadbikeReview.com

    This looks like the better version of what you linked. better...
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    Settling in on the Praxis converter for my...

    Settling in on the Praxis converter for my Shimano cranks.

    Praxis Works BB30 Conversion BB Bottom Brackets Reviews - RoadbikeReview.com

    Would love feedback here!
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    Oh, one more thing: I ride all winter, thousands...

    Oh, one more thing: I ride all winter, thousands of miles a year. I need good sealing! I can't afford Chris King, but I'll pay a bit more for the security of something well-sealed.
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    Press Fit Bottom Bracket for Touring?

    I just got a new frame. Woo!

    The bottom bracket is a press fit bottom bracket, and I'm used to english threading. I have Shimano Sora cranks and a 50/34 chainring set on my bike right now.
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    Pressfit Bottom bracket Question

    Hi Mechs,

    I'll keep this brief. My current frame uses a Shimano XT Sora bottom bracket, english threading. I have Shimano Sora 175mm cranks and a 50/34 chainring setup.

    My new frame has a Press...
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    In had corrosion wear out one bottom bracket and...

    In had corrosion wear out one bottom bracket and lock a seatpost in my steel frame in 3 years. I even greased the seatpost, but a Massachusetts winter riding every single day will do that to a bike....
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    Poll: I use a Macbook Air tethered to my iPhone for...

    I use a Macbook Air tethered to my iPhone for Wifi over 3G or 4G. Works just about everywhere. Aside from that, Tim Horton's is a favorite stopping place for WiFi, as are Starbucks, McDonalds,...
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    Sticky: I was disappointed that he spelled "disappoint"...

    I was disappointed that he spelled "disappoint" wrong in his first sentence.

    That sentence was:

    I expected Ortlieb's panniers to dissapoint me even BEFORE I bought them, so I was a bit biased....
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