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    I stumbled across this thread and thought I'd...

    I stumbled across this thread and thought I'd post some work I did a while back on toe overlap calculation. Forum won't let me attach an excel file so I'm including a screenshot (PM me if you want...
  2. Doctor is still best strategy, but I will observe...

    Doctor is still best strategy, but I will observe that injuries and surgery to one spot on the body often reverberates through other areas. You favor the injured/recovering spot and it creates...
  3. Not too many single speeds making the cut. I...

    Not too many single speeds making the cut. I don't take my single speed on our lightweight (but long) tours, --but I have to go with my absolute favorite current ride. And that is my workout...
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    +1 Just finished 500 mile trip in Wisconsin on...

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    Just finished 500 mile trip in Wisconsin on a steel road bike converted to super lightweight and supple 650Bx38's. Wonderful experience --like floating on clouds. And I was fine staying with...
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    If you have two cars, get rid of one and start...

    If you have two cars, get rid of one and start doing errands on the bike (grocery, liquor, hardware, golf course, etc)
  6. WSJ had a great article yesterday about him and...

    WSJ had a great article yesterday about him and his bicycle obsession.

    Robin Williams and Dario Pegoretti: The Comedian and the Bike Builder - WSJ

    "Closest you can get to flying" ...definitely...
  7. A good, clean, organized work area makes it even...

    A good, clean, organized work area makes it even more enjoyable. Add some favorite music and a big window (or patio) overlooking a park on a pleasant summer day --OMG.
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    Even though the above may sound a little brusque...

    Even though the above may sound a little brusque I have to agree.
    If you are building from scratch and spec'ing your own parts you will almost certainly "iterate" a little bit (after dozens of such...
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    I don't plan to try it but I suspect negative...

    I don't plan to try it but I suspect negative trail might be virtually impossible to "no hand." (Was wheel and handlebar turned around backwards?)

    I recently converted a quite easily no-hand-able...
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    We sometimes encounter roads closed for...

    We sometimes encounter roads closed for construction (which we usually transit anyway),
    but there are also errors like below...

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  11. Thread: 10 Pound Bike

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    397909 One of our guys practiing the ...

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    One of our guys practiing the "toss-n-catch..."

    And us out front (that's me in the world champion jersey -which I obviously don't deserve)


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    If I knew the roads were good --and could select...

    If I knew the roads were good --and could select them based on some preview rides --I'd be fine with high pressure 23's or 25's.
    But our tours encounter totally unpredictable surfaces (different...
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    +1 I am fresh off an 11 day large group ride...

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    I am fresh off an 11 day large group ride through Wisconsin and definitely noticed a difference based on who I was riding with that day. If I was the strongest in the group and had to take it...
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    Rode my 38's on our WI trip and still had some of...

    Rode my 38's on our WI trip and still had some of the highest moving averages I've ever had (lots of variables, --but definitely had little problem hanging with the strongest riders. And the ride...
  15. Thread: 10 Pound Bike

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    10 Pound Bike

    (just back from our annual WI bike trip)

    We stopped at the Waterloo Trek factory on Saturday
    (partly to see what they may have done with the big "Lance" display. It was gone.)

    Everything was...
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    A tractor path is still a navigable road. I...

    A tractor path is still a navigable road. I wouldn't call that inaccurate.
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    I've wanted to do an Erie canal boat plus bike...

    I've wanted to do an Erie canal boat plus bike cruise --where the bikes connect into the barge's drive system to power it through the water. Since that doesn't exist, I'd have to build one. I've...
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    I sure didn't see anything useful in that ETRTO...

    I sure didn't see anything useful in that ETRTO reference. I like Sheldon Brown's link here

    Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Tire Crib Sheet

    BTW, 650B is not 559, it's 584. 650B is a little closer to...
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    Smartphone maps when no reception

    Maybe I'm the only one that didn't know about this, but there is an option for getting google maps to work when you are out of coverage. I used this for a recent sailing trip but also consider it...
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    I'm not a weight weenie but I would again point...

    I'm not a weight weenie but I would again point out that both of my conversions resulted in equal or lower overall weight in the wheelset for a softer, wider tire. You could certainly choose heavy...
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    I would also recount an observation from riding...

    I would also recount an observation from riding in pace lines where we crossed a county boundary (presumably) and went from rough and jittery surface to fresh and smooth --and noticed an immediate...
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    The GB 32 tires are lighter than gatorskin 23's...

    The GB 32 tires are lighter than gatorskin 23's (Compass Bicycles: 650B Tires)

    Chris King hubs are also quite light.

    And this model bike (which I received as a hand-me-down) has a bit of a...
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    On my trek 5900 superlight I replaced the...

    On my trek 5900 superlight I replaced the original bontrager (race x lite) wheelset and gatorskin 23's with 650B velocity rims/ chris king hubs / grand bois 32's --and the resulting wheels were a few...
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    My 32's are Grand Bois and carry ~65PSI and the...

    My 32's are Grand Bois and carry ~65PSI and the 38's are Soma (panaracer, and very similar to the Grand Bois) with similar pressure.

    Rolling resistance feels higher but my speeds and times don't...
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    Bigger tires are sooo much more comfortable

    Both of my favorite road bikes are now converted to 650B and bigger softer tires and I love it. The superlight would only fit 32's but my Lemond BA now has 38's.

    There are a couple of spots on...
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