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    Rides from Morristown NJ

    Just moved up here from DC and looking for safe routes for long rides. Apparently NJ does not believe in road shoulders, so would prefer rides with low car density.
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    another cost conscious approach is to hang ropes...

    another cost conscious approach is to hang ropes / bungee cords from the ceiling of your garage / basement and hang the bike from that. I made do with that approach for a few years. In some...
  3. agree it's probably upside down link - I had that...

    agree it's probably upside down link - I had that issue myself. I'm not a fan of Wipperman generally - I've had 2 snap on me, racking the jewels and forcing a not fun walk home.

    Switched to KMC -...
  4. I have close to 8000 miles on my Kinlin 300s...

    I have close to 8000 miles on my Kinlin 300s (built by Psimet) with no significant problems. I weight 160lbs. My riding is generally decent roads, but there are cobble, trail and potholes out...
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    Wheel Building - where to buy parts?

    Thinking about building some wheels, mostly for the enjoyment of it, but I'd like to save some $ too. Any recommendations on where / how to source the basic parts at good prices?

    I can get most...
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    Check out www.psimet.com for cross tubulars - he...

    Check out www.psimet.com for cross tubulars - he posts on BF, so you can PM him along with trying to contact via the website (do both).

    I have a set of road clinchers from Psimet that I really...
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    Looks great. I've been thinking about getting...

    Looks great. I've been thinking about getting one.

    Mind if I ask what size frame it is? I like the short wheelbase on these bikes, but am a bit worried about toe overlap with the front wheel. ...
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    Sportif Cross Cup - MD/DC/NoVA

    Just wanted to make sure everyone knows that there is a new cross series in the MD/DC/NoVA area – The Sportif ‘Cross Cup. Here’s the link. www.sportifcrosscup.com (Full disclosure, I’m pack...
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    I just pick the 2 or 3 guys who are finishing...

    I just pick the 2 or 3 guys who are finishing right a head of me and focus on trying to stay a head of them. Took me all season last year, but it was progress. Now I'm on to the next group of 2 or...
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    1. If you don't mean to give offense, don't be...

    1. If you don't mean to give offense, don't be snotty.
    2. If you are going to be snotty, at least read what I wrote - nothing about development costs, or how hard and expensive it was to develop....
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    I suspect that $1499 has more to do with the...

    I suspect that $1499 has more to do with the sales guys maximizing profit and less to do with whether they could sell it at $1000 or the cost of inputs. If Quarq drops price, I'd bet there is plenty...
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    5x2' climbs up a 9% grade. I know it doesn't...

    5x2' climbs up a 9% grade. I know it doesn't look like a crit interval, but it sure seems to be making me more comfortable staying with the pack when we go up shallower grades.
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    After not dying, don't pull, ever. Hide in the...

    After not dying, don't pull, ever. Hide in the pack and wheelsuck like your life depends on it.

    If you get to the last 200m and you're still with the pack, you may now show your face to the...
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    when you're facing the accordion, you relax, roll...

    when you're facing the accordion, you relax, roll off the back a bit coming into the corner, ease through the corner, catching up just as you exit and gently ramp it back up at a point where you are...
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    I do this in our local training crit - I think...

    I do this in our local training crit - I think it's generally referred to as "tailgunning." It does leave you open to being gapped, and if you get stuck at the back, you can only sprint up so much. ...
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    Big Wheel Bikes is not my favorite shop compared...

    Big Wheel Bikes is not my favorite shop compared to Conte's (now called Freshbikes) or Capitol Hill Bikes, mostly due to BWB's small selection. BWB does rent bikes in a variety of set ups (road,...
  17. I like the Conti 4000S, but have a Conti GP 4...

    I like the Conti 4000S, but have a Conti GP 4 Seasons on my back wheel because it holds up to indoor trainers better.

    Really comes down to roads. Decent roads - 4000S, bad roads/debris/indoor...
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    As an abysmal sprinter, I'm struggling to find...

    As an abysmal sprinter, I'm struggling to find something that gets me to mediocre. The inability to throw a quick little snap into my race is killing me in corners and at the finish.
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    Stop making cogent points. This is, as you well...

    Stop making cogent points. This is, as you well know, BF.
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    Exactly - classic case of projection. He gained...

    Exactly - classic case of projection. He gained at least 1.0mph over his first win. Lemond is such a doper.
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    two seasons (25 races) and going on my third with...

    two seasons (25 races) and going on my third with ATACS - very easy to get in and out of/never had a problem.
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    He was 17th out of 167. He is certainly not...

    He was 17th out of 167. He is certainly not great or even very good, but quite awful is a bit much. Better to say that on a day when Cadel was excellent, Andy was only middling in a race where he...
  23. Had he taken a less aggressive move, he'd have to...

    Had he taken a less aggressive move, he'd have to pick up more time today. Hard to see how he made his chances worse. Cadel hesitated too long, but then did a monster job clawing back time so he's...
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    Therein lies a big part of the problem. I was in...

    Therein lies a big part of the problem. I was in a training crit last night with a younger rider who would jump on the wheel I was following the second I wasn't overlapping it. I had the sense that...
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    I've tried that - it's fun and mentally what I'm...

    I've tried that - it's fun and mentally what I'm inclined to do, but I'm not physically able to do it. This is the season where I learned to sit in, resist the temptation to go to the front, and...
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