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  1. Nice job. I haven't done a double yet, but...

    Nice job. I haven't done a double yet, but several centuries. I train/ride on 47x17, but for the centuries, I gear down to 48x18. I am, unfortunately, still on the hunt for a good saddle. I'm...
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    Frame with 32+ tire clearance

    Looking at *new* SS frames with 32+ tire clearance. Ones I can think of are:

    Surly Steamroller
    All City Big Block
    Kona Paddywagon (?)

    Any others I'm missing? I've got a Wabi that's supposed...
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    Reynolds - Are you happy with the Cyo? I'm...

    Reynolds - Are you happy with the Cyo? I'm looking to get a light and I'm not sure if I should get the Cyo or Edelux. Of course Edelux is 2x more expensive, but is it worth the price tag? If Cyo is...
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    You guys are right--I can remember one time I...

    You guys are right--I can remember one time I actually stopped and flipped the wheel for a big climb. Haven't done it since. I still leave the cog on there, though, just in case I mess something up...
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    Bklyn - Hey, are you sure you've got the right...

    Bklyn - Hey, are you sure you've got the right elevation map?

    According to this, you're looking at about 3k ft for the 100 miler.
    ...
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    I usually do centuries on 48x18, but I usually...

    I usually do centuries on 48x18, but I usually have between 2,500 and 7,000 ft climbing. Given that total gain is only 838ft, you should be fine with 48x17. Good luck.

    (And of course, I say this...
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    Check the used market. You can come across some...

    Check the used market. You can come across some good deals at your price range. And congrats on the baby.
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    What's your Flop side gearing?

    This is more directed at distance FG riders. I am curious what your gearing is on the flop side (if applicable). Currently, I ride 48x18 and have a 17T on the other side (sometimes 16T). I know...
  9. Yes, slightly heavier due to lugs. Really, it's...

    Yes, slightly heavier due to lugs. Really, it's just for the "classic" look, as bowzette mentioned. Just personal preference. And a little bit of weight on the frame really doesn't slow you down,...
  10. Thread: $400/$600 frames

    by palu
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    I've had the Steamroller and Wabi. For rough...

    I've had the Steamroller and Wabi. For rough country roads and urban abuse, the Steamroller was built a bit tougher and with more tire clearance. It was a little hefty, though. For longer road rides...
  11. I don't have an SE, but I love my Classic. I've...

    I don't have an SE, but I love my Classic. I've done several centuries on it and plan on a double this year. Only complaint is I wish there was just a little more tire clearance to run 32-33's.
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    http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz208/201C/A0D0...

    http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz208/201C/A0D07516-1446-4DE1-8E7C-4345A2F228D8_zpsikgjrnez.jpg

    Soon to be Silver DT shifter'd and 6-speeded.
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    Richard told me that although mine lacked the...

    Richard told me that although mine lacked the fender mounts, it was the newer version with bigger tire clearance. It was the first frame of the new version that may have been a "prototype." I double...
  14. Ah, didn't realize that. Guess that explains it....

    Ah, didn't realize that. Guess that explains it. :D



    From what Richard told me, it is the new version with bigger clearance but doesn't have the hidden fender mounts.
  15. I'm fortunate enough to have multiple nice bikes,...

    I'm fortunate enough to have multiple nice bikes, but if I were on a budget, I really wouldn't mind getting something like my '83 Trek 500. Frame for $40 and built the rest up for $150.
  16. I have Gatorskins in 700x28 and my MK2 crud road...

    I have Gatorskins in 700x28 and my MK2 crud road racer fenders do not clear. Not sure if that helps.
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    If that Surly fits, that is a great deal. I had...

    If that Surly fits, that is a great deal. I had a Steamroller. Was a good bike. I could fit 38's in there with plenty of room. Helps if you ever decide to take it on dirt/gravel roads.
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    Wabi (classic) owners. Tire clearance check?

    According to Wabi's site, the Classic (and maybe other models) has clearance for 32's. While I find this to technically true, as far as clearing the frame and the fork, I found that I cannot run...
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    Not sure why a KM is being brought up. While I...

    Not sure why a KM is being brought up. While I love the utilitarian aspects of the KM, the All City looks so much better. Not only that, there is (what I believe) a significant difference. Steeper...
  20. Thanks for the input. Found this on VO after...

    Thanks for the input. Found this on VO after posting. I think this will work.

    Grand Cru High Flange Freewheel Rear Hub 130mm - Hubs - Wheelsets, Rims, & Hubs - Components
  21. 5 or 6 speed freewheel on a 130-135mm rear hub

    For reasons to be discussed probably in another thread, I am looking to install 5 or 6 speed freewheel on a rear hub spaced for my bike, which has 132.5 spacing. I don't know much about freewheels in...
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    Just my opinion, but CX geo with the high BB and...

    Just my opinion, but CX geo with the high BB and racy riding position may not be the best for your uses. Personally, I would go with a something like a flat bar bike. For instance, at Performance:...
  23. Maybe "most" are, but I will say I have met...

    Maybe "most" are, but I will say I have met plenty downright d-bags that I would be wary of just taking anyone's advice. Hopefully, the guy knows of a good, reputable shop.
  24. I would also go 36T out back (or 42T Cog!!...

    I would also go 36T out back (or 42T Cog!!), but with a triple up front if you're going to be loaded down. I am biased towards Shimano stuff.
  25. Thread: Which crossrip?

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    Personally, I would go with a Surly Long Haul...

    Personally, I would go with a Surly Long Haul Trucker. Local shop just had a blow out of last year's models for $900, which included panniers and bags. I also think rim brakes will be plenty adequate...
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