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    I have put cloth tape over cork tape, but it...

    I have put cloth tape over cork tape, but it looks funky. Cloth tape looks best when you see the narrow profile of the bar (IMO). Wearing gloves makes up for the lack of padding.
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    4190 Meters of climb in 138K... Makes the 2236...

    4190 Meters of climb in 138K... Makes the 2236 Meters in the Dairyland Dare's 150k look like child's play. I'm impressed that there are 9000 people that even want to do that.
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    Ironman wrap arounds from Target. When I scratch...

    Ironman wrap arounds from Target. When I scratch them, I go get a new pair without shedding any tears. The lenses match my roadie shoes...
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  4. The play in the 600 RD might be a little much for...

    The play in the 600 RD might be a little much for decent 10 speed shifting, especially in friction mode. To me the bike looks like a great candidate for some campy 10 speed brifters and an 8 speed...
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    The bike show in Hollandale back in July gave me...

    The bike show in Hollandale back in July gave me a new appreciation for bike stands. IAB's were best in class.

    Mine were embarrassing by comparison, but they only took 5 minutes to make. Just...
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    First day back at work after a week and a day...

    First day back at work after a week and a day off, grrr. Did the evening ride as a 20 at 20, I feel better now.
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    Rubber chicken dinner

    Rubber chicken dinner
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    I consider it a performance gain because it has...

    I consider it a performance gain because it has added a new dimension to my riding.

    I was always more of a spin up the hill guy, and still am most of the time. But, having the out of the saddle...
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    Assuming we're talking bikes here and not little...

    Assuming we're talking bikes here and not little blue pills...

    I'm not going to pretend to have data backing it up (you got me there). It's something that I notice on climbs more than anything. ...
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    Probably the largest advantage you're noticing is...

    Probably the largest advantage you're noticing is the general difference between a road bike and a hybrid. But even in road bikes, a mid level quality 70's or 80's bike gives away the following...
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    Pictures from a weeks worth of vacation rides. ...

    Pictures from a weeks worth of vacation rides. My simple goal was to ride areas I hadn't ridden before, and the easiest of these to find on a map are the rail trails.

    First trip was on the...
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    Strip the parts and soak the bottom bracket and...

    Strip the parts and soak the bottom bracket and chain stays in a mild oxallic acid bath (mainly water with some OA). Start mild on the oa and let time work the magic (a day or two maybe). I would...
  13. I decided to ride in southern Minnesota along the...

    I decided to ride in southern Minnesota along the root river. I posted some pictures in the where'd you ride today thread. It was a great trail and a nice ride to work the kinks out after the DD. ...
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    We do have a lot to choose from. A north shore...

    We do have a lot to choose from. A north shore ride is on my list.

    I've also been contemplating a northern kettle moraine group ride..
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    On my way home from the Dairyland Dare, I stopped...

    On my way home from the Dairyland Dare, I stopped to do 35 miles along the Root River starting in Houston Minnesota. The trailhead is fantastic, even offering showers for the post ride cooldown. A...
  16. A few photos from the route. It's a very scenic...

    A few photos from the route. It's a very scenic area and worth riding at whatever pace one chooses to do.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=398742&d=1407779043...
  17. 150k was done in 5:40. Beer was drank and bike...

    150k was done in 5:40. Beer was drank and bike conversation was had. Another good time.
  18. Meet at the beer tent after the ride to make...

    Meet at the beer tent after the ride to make plans. Hope your ride goes well and safe travels. No chip timing this year so we all just got faster!
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    Then a thread less carbon fork (1 inch full...

    Then a thread less carbon fork (1 inch full carbon forks are available from wiggle) with thread less stem would probably drop at least 1.5 lbs. It might look awful depending on the rest of the build...
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    Ride report...? Or linky to one...?

    Ride report...? Or linky to one...?
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    When I was in college and had no stand, my...

    When I was in college and had no stand, my roommate had his girlfriend and some other eligible gals over. I was working on the drivetrain of my bike, while it was upside down resting on the bars. I...
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    It's not a lovely as the French rivera (great...

    It's not a lovely as the French rivera (great pictures Papik), but I did a quick after work ride today.

    Mostly flat, but a few scenic climbs like this one......
  23. Poll: Just substitute the car for bike in your story...

    Just substitute the car for bike in your story and reconsider... Were it me, I would have taken the tires and tubes off and walked away with my bike. And that is if I wanted to remain civil with...
  24. Sounds good. Belgian fries for good carbo...

    Sounds good. Belgian fries for good carbo loading.
  25. And I'm absolutely sure I could pass you riding...

    And I'm absolutely sure I could pass you riding my 19 lb steel bike, the frame on which has been kicking tail since 1985. If you can't pick up a 20 lb bike with one hand, then seeing the back of my...
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