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    the double tube trick is an old offroad dirtbike...

    the double tube trick is an old offroad dirtbike trick an old timer taught me about. have two valve stem holes, two tubes, and air up the second if the first one flats (or stuff your tire with grass).
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    actually there are two in this instructional...

    actually there are two in this instructional video (though brifters make the first one a bit tougher).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpwxdvuOMQA
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    there are guys like that. you can ignore them or...

    there are guys like that. you can ignore them or train hard enough to spank them and make them shut up. (or there is always the cinzano trick).
  4. nice work! i'd suggest sticking with the...

    nice work! i'd suggest sticking with the centuries for a while (rather than doing something "crazy" like a double), and just work on getting your speed up. this is assuming you want to keep...
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    but that does not mean they don't exist in large...

    but that does not mean they don't exist in large numbers...i have met many of them, so convinced that even laying their motorcycle down is a safer way to avoid hitting a car than using (both) their...
  6. cervelo gave me a new crank when it warrantied my...

    cervelo gave me a new crank when it warrantied my r3 to an r5, because the BB was different...so it is not unheard of.
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    c'mon out this saturday.

    c'mon out this saturday.
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    although the support was offered, she's not much...

    although the support was offered, she's not much of an early riser, so i may have to fend for myself anyway. the packing list is appreciated.
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    altitude will probably be an issue, but I have...

    altitude will probably be an issue, but I have lived here for almost 6 weeks now, and have been getting in a lot of climbing in my rides. i still have never been at that altitude before, much less...
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    wait...you didn't have a support car for your...

    wait...you didn't have a support car for your climb? my wife has promised to tote all of that for me, and a large number of sticky bottles.

    good advice, through...i'll make sure to pack it all in...
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    after reading a few reviews of the climb, and...

    after reading a few reviews of the climb, and comments here, i ordered up an apex rear der with longer cage, and 11-32 cassette. thanks for the input! if the weather agrees this saturday, i'll be on...
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    you make it sound so simple :)

    you make it sound so simple :)
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    pikes peak gearing?

    Moved to Colorado Springs 6 weeks ago, and am planning to make my first attempt at pikes peak (before the race/ride on August 24th). The climb is 20k long, and goes from about 7,000 feet of elevation...
  14. get a lawyer just in case. don't try to get more...

    get a lawyer just in case. don't try to get more than you deserve, but get what is fair. you should not have to deal with any of the insurance nonsense yourself. her insurance company will not deal...
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    playing games (or watching movies or tdf stages)...

    playing games (or watching movies or tdf stages) helps to pass the time.
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    get a recumbent exercise bike when you have...

    get a recumbent exercise bike when you have enough mobility to complete a turn of the cranks, get an xbox one and halo or forza (try a few games if you're not a gamer already and see what you like)....
  17. i did the switch. it won't slow you down. one guy...

    i did the switch. it won't slow you down. one guy is wrong.
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    i posted this in the other active ITBS...

    i posted this in the other active ITBS thread....but here it is again.

    Check/massage/roller ALL of the muscles in the chain, glute medius, glute maximus, piriformis, tfl, etc and get them loosened...
  19. Check/massage/roller ALL of the muscles in the...

    Check/massage/roller ALL of the muscles in the chain, glute medius, glute maximus, piriformis, tfl, etc and get them loosened up too. I had what seemed like ITBS for a long time, until realizing it...
  20. I got a back MRI that showed small possibility of...

    I got a back MRI that showed small possibility of discogenic cause.
    Had an epidural that did nothing.
    I pushed for a hip MRI that showed some inflammation of the proximal hamstring tendon.
    Had 4...
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    good bike shop in colorado springs?

    We are most likely moving to colorado springs, and i'd like some feedback on which shops are the best. I've been spoiled by working at St. Louis' best shop (Big Shark) for a few years, and though I...
  22. no worries, but once we hit like around the 50th...

    no worries, but once we hit like around the 50th plate of donuts i might start feeling a little used. i'll add some protein powder and EPO to the next batch to give you some more energy.
  23. i saw the plate of donuts i left out for you was...

    i saw the plate of donuts i left out for you was empty this morning...any luck?
  24. the seat is the next big challenge after the...

    the seat is the next big challenge after the frame bit...i figure i can get by with a used stationary recumbent seat off ebay, if i can't find a real cf recumbent seat for a reasonable price.

    or i...
  25. and after the thousands of miles i have logged on...

    and after the thousands of miles i have logged on those exact machines, i'd like to make something more like what i might have to be wielding on the road this spring. better q-factor, better road...
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