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    road tires for rolled stone dust trail

    heading to Prince Edward Island next week with two sons and three road bikes. a rail trail covers much of the island; however, it is not paved but rather "rolled stone dust". bikes and tires are as...
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    I rode in yesterday, but it was not so great...

    I rode in yesterday, but it was not so great because Washington St. in Roslindale is pretty much torn up for a long stretch. climbing it was un-fun and I figured descending would be a nightmare so I...
  3. Thread: my clydemobile

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    2013 Selle SMP Plus Saddle @ We Keep You Cycling...

    2013 Selle SMP Plus Saddle @ We Keep You Cycling |SMP Plus| Selle SMP Plus| | SMP Plus Saddle

    I've never sat on the stock saddle. swapped it for a Specialized Romin at purchase, but I like the...
  4. Thread: my clydemobile

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    1loosemoose, good luck finding a 62" ... some...

    1loosemoose, good luck finding a 62" ... some stores won't even order them for you unless you pay full in advance.

    you will love the upgrade from the 1.1 to the Domane. at 239 you might be fine...
  5. Thread: Walk of shame

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    the real walk of shame is when you break a spoke...

    the real walk of shame is when you break a spoke and have to hobble home. especially in bike shoes
  6. instead of Roubaix get the Trek Domane. I have...

    instead of Roubaix get the Trek Domane. I have both and there is no comparison for comfort.
  7. Thread: my clydemobile

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    good for everything but ice. can't find studs on...

    good for everything but ice. can't find studs on tires skinny enough, but no matter as my winter riding days are over.

    it rains a lot in Boston, so it's nic ehaving the fenders. I just wish they...
  8. Thread: my clydemobile

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    they were the only ones that would fit the...

    they were the only ones that would fit the Domane, and then only when switching the rear tire from a 25 to a 24 (GP Force).

    they are noisy though on the bumps, and not easily removable like...
  9. Thread: my clydemobile

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    it happened :-) 397807

    it happened :-) 397807
  10. Thread: my clydemobile

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    my clydemobile

    I've tried several bikes during the past few years but finally found one I like. Required a few mods.

    Started with a Trek Domane (4.5). It has this "Isospeed" decoupler that keeps the bumps from...
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    Universal Sports channel carried laCourse on...

    Universal Sports channel carried laCourse on Verizon, but for some reason I couldn't get a picture with the audio. thanks for the tip.
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    this was it for me: http://1drv.ms/1nUGAci

    this was it for me: http://1drv.ms/1nUGAci
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    La Course recorded anywhere?

    I set my DVR for Universal Sports but somehow it failed. All I can find is the last few minutes POV from Marianne Vos's bike cam. cool but I wish I could see the whole race. any ideas?
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    thanks DC! especially value your feedback given...

    thanks DC! especially value your feedback given that you're a half-hour down 109 from me.

    I have a VW Touareg so weight isn't a huge issue but less=better and I dislike the complexity and...
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    hitch rack: tilt vs. swing?

    bought a vehicle with a hitch rack & am torn between "tilt" and "swing" racks.

    "Tilt" seems advantageous because you can leave it on the car all the time and very quickly tilt it down when you...
  16. then I need to buy a new shifter & crankset. had...

    then I need to buy a new shifter & crankset. had a Deore so here it is ready for the hills! thanks all for the great advice.

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  17. Of course you're right, thanks!

    Of course you're right, thanks!
  18. thank you for the excellent suggestion! in fact I...

    thank you for the excellent suggestion! in fact I have a MTB derailleur I can use for this purpose.
  19. Ok to convert standard compact double to 50/30?

    I'm on the Clyde side and find that a compact double doesn't get me up steep hills without mashing.

    As I'd prefer not to replace my crank and shifters to get a triple, I'm curious whether I could...
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    CAAD8 vs. Trek 1.1

    Swore I'd never post asking for bike-buying advice but here I go...

    My kid is 5" taller than me (wife's fault) and so jacking up the saddle on my road bike only worked once. We are trying to...
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    Bike Ride Profile | 12 kilometers near Copenhagen...

    Bike Ride Profile | 12 kilometers near Copenhagen | Times and Records | Strava

    it was more of a granola scene ...maybe weekdays are different
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    Great ride in Copenhagen today. Right up there...

    Great ride in Copenhagen today. Right up there with Munich in terms of infrastructure for cycling
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    i shaved my legs for a summer, then stopped. ...

    i shaved my legs for a summer, then stopped.

    the hair never grew back.
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    Poll: i did a couple of times, but then the hair never...

    i did a couple of times, but then the hair never grew back! proceed with caution...
  25. I'm almost exactly your dimensions. stubby legs...

    I'm almost exactly your dimensions. stubby legs and all.

    if you haven't been biking much, you may find it hard to lean over enough for a road bike. I started off with a Giant Cypress "comfort"...
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