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    I know its going to be a big year for me... Need...

    I know its going to be a big year for me... Need a track frame/fork/bike in 54cm so I can start racing track again.

    Now if they'll only get that velodrome in Richmond built!

    M
  2. I can't believe y'all don't know about the...

    I can't believe y'all don't know about the plastic bag trick. In a situation like the OP a plastic bag between the baselayer and the outer layer is a doGsend. Easy to stash. Lightweight. Completely...
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    I haven't ridden the HDC but I did ride the other...

    I haven't ridden the HDC but I did ride the other two tracks. Completely different. You get so much less speed buildup at the Sandy Eggo track than Encino when you're dropping off the rail. I'd...
  4. Thread: Wheel questions

    by Gummee
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    I'll second or third the breezes at the Sandy...

    I'll second or third the breezes at the Sandy Eggo track. I'm a little (ok a lot) heavier than you and raced 404s there for years. Recommended. That track is a LONG way around!

    Now, there's no...
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    Sticky: I went and looked in the garage today. Found a...

    I went and looked in the garage today. Found a pair of 3T Forge Ahead stems. I know one of em is 110 x 0 and the other's 120 x ??

    Have a Cinelli 1E 110 stem and a 60mm something or another quill...
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    I didn't have very good luck with older...

    I didn't have very good luck with older box-section rims on new drivetrains when I built a few pairs of GL330s into D/A 9sp hubs. The rims themselves were too soft and seemed to need constant...
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    That bike is nifty in a 86/87 kind of way. GT...

    That bike is nifty in a 86/87 kind of way. GT *used* to be a decent bike to have.

    IDK if you've dealt with u-brakes, but the boss mounting position is unique to them. IOW if you want cantis...
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    Sticky: FT: 135mm x 1" Salsa stem. Threadless. Bought it...

    FT: 135mm x 1" Salsa stem. Threadless. Bought it for my 87 Rockhopper. Has LOTS of rise. (no pics till ya ask me for em)

    I have a Cinelli stem 90mm x 26.4 clamp. Not pristine but not abused.
    I...
  9. I've never seen the need for em. I have...

    I've never seen the need for em. I have 'teammates' that love em.

    Its your bike, run whatcha like.

    M
  10. Sigh. I miss Sandy Eggo. M

    Sigh. I miss Sandy Eggo.

    M
  11. You're harder than I am down here near DC. :nod...

    You're harder than I am down here near DC. :nod 40s and drizzle = stay my arse inside! (...despite the fact that I have this nifty Oxygen jacket and semi-waterproof tights!)

    M
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    Sticky: WTT: Silver Open Pro rims for black I've got...

    WTT: Silver Open Pro rims for black

    I've got a pair of silver Open Pro (32h) rims that are on a fixie wheelset. Minimal use. I could really use a pair of black rims to go with all the rest of my...
  13. Had a Roubaix. HT was too long for me so I sold...

    Had a Roubaix. HT was too long for me so I sold it. Otherwise, something that stiff shouldn't ride that smooth.

    I kept the longer HS spacer 'cause I'm gonna bet the next owner doesn't want to ride...
  14. Bout the only thing I know of to make braking...

    Bout the only thing I know of to make braking better are either Yokozuna or Gore cable sets. Yokozuna's are spiral wound housings like the shifters so *shouldn't* compress as much. Gores are just...
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    Sticky: Have Dia Compe BRS-500 calipers with pads in good...

    Have Dia Compe BRS-500 calipers with pads in good shape
    Mavic 501/GL330 rear wheel. 130mm spacing. 32h Rim is used, but not used up. Hub still spins smooth as butter

    Need:
    American Classic 32h...
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    The answer is neither and both. If you're...

    The answer is neither and both. If you're constantly pushing, you'll get X fast or go X far and no farther. That path leads to the dark side of stagnation and frustration. :nod ...and burnout in...
  17. C-dale has the Synapse to compete with the...

    C-dale has the Synapse to compete with the Roubaix-s of the world try them too.

    ...but it all depends on what you want to accomplish. So what are you trying to accomplish other than 'getting...
  18. Thread: Thumb Shifters

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    Big +1 to the Paul's Thumbies. I've got my right...

    Big +1 to the Paul's Thumbies. I've got my right (rear) shifter set up with one. The left is an old 6sp XT thumb shifter. No they don't match. Do I look like I care?! :D

    I've been contemplating a...
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    +1 racing, the only time I'm on the tops is a...

    +1 racing, the only time I'm on the tops is a climb. Get to the top and its back to either the hoods or drops. Mostly the hoods.

    M
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    I haven't ridden my mtn bike since I left CO....

    I haven't ridden my mtn bike since I left CO. Well... till yesterday and the only reason I didn't ride the cross bike yesterday is because a buddy needed to borrow it. I got to clean both bikes....
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    No such thing as too much grease.

    No such thing as too much grease.
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    You need some of these...

    You need some of these

    Or do what I do and stay riding in your thin wool socks and add Belgian booties if its chilly. Go to toe booties from 40-50. Colder'n 40? Start on the heavy weight covers. ...
  23. When building wheels, I'll write my initials and...

    When building wheels, I'll write my initials and the date on em by the valve hole.

    Otherwise? Nope.

    M
  24. Thread: Chainring size

    by Gummee
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    I know whatcha mean. There were some nites where...

    I know whatcha mean. There were some nites where I'd be thinking 'slow down or speed up! Pick one!!'

    Course, that's why its 'racing' and not 'JRA'

    M
  25. Thread: Chainring size

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    I think I tried a 51x15 in one of the A points...

    I think I tried a 51x15 in one of the A points races at the end of the nite one Tuesday evening. While I could go a bit faster, it took me too long to get there. Net result: fail.

    'Course...
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