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    And then remove 2 more after that. 1 link is not...

    And then remove 2 more after that. 1 link is not going to be anywhere near enough, you want to have the chain as short as possible without binding
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    Indeed, I've also got a geared roadie for Brevets...

    Indeed, I've also got a geared roadie for Brevets and Randonees and such, but title of the thread and all ;)

    I've got a bike for any kind of riding I'm interested in though, which is really nice.
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    Eh, when was the last time you heard of the welds...

    Eh, when was the last time you heard of the welds failing on any mass produced frame? It's no better than any other Reynolds 853 frame, and for the price the guy ended up paying it's a good buy, but...
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    Also, 29er in winter beater mode. Works...

    Also,

    29er in winter beater mode. Works awesome, I dig it

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5047/5227392431_bdca6bff99_b.jpg


    And my "everything that isn't mountain biking or over 150...
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    Cable routing is monstrously bad

    Cable routing is monstrously bad
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    If it isn't made for you, it isn't custom...

    If it isn't made for you, it isn't custom anymore. It's just a 315 dollar frame.
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    If you're planning on riding 5 consecutive 60...

    If you're planning on riding 5 consecutive 60 mile days, you really ought to be doing enough riding on the bike you're planning on using to know which gear setup you will be comfortable running. Ride...
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    Since you guys seem to be in the know, any idea...

    Since you guys seem to be in the know, any idea where I can pick up some cheap moncler jackets and timberlands?
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    I did the hairshirt this summer and super...

    I did the hairshirt this summer and super strongly recommend anyone thinking about riding to Niagara follow the route we took out. Quiet country roads, very few cars, beautiful scenery and rolling...
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    I used M520 on a fixed gear for a while. Had it's...

    I used M520 on a fixed gear for a while. Had it's issues, namely that to get the release tension fairly tight to prevent unwanted clipouts you end up increasing the float return spring to an...
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    Norman, I commend your good humor on this, but...

    Norman, I commend your good humor on this, but this is a losing battle.


    I explain to people who haven't ridden a fixed gear that it's like a normal bike except you can't stop pedalling because...
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    Maybe, but then if I knew several people who had...

    Maybe, but then if I knew several people who had been hit by lightning and they all said it tickles, I'd probably have to take their word over what I imagine it'd be like ;)



    It's more than...
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    It's all a moot point because no, no you...

    It's all a moot point because no, no you wouldn't. You can talk about running down people on the internet all you want, and you can pretend you've got some preternatural sixth sense where you can...
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    Perhaps if you think intentionally hitting people...

    Perhaps if you think intentionally hitting people with your car out of spite is a good idea, it's entirely likely you don't have the maturity to handle the responsibility of being behind the wheel of...
  15. Comfy. Fast. Took it on a 220km ride last...

    Comfy. Fast. Took it on a 220km ride last weekend, doing a double century on it next weekend.

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4366556367_7277d9a37a_o.jpg
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    You might find it stiff but your knees shouldn't...

    You might find it stiff but your knees shouldn't explode if you take time to strengthen the muscles that stabilize your knees (ie, your quads). If you're going to be running this ratio, a couple...
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    How would you know what the racers do or don't...

    How would you know what the racers do or don't want cars to do when you haven't experienced it yourself? I race, everything TJ said is true 100%. I don't ride dissimilarly to what you see in the...
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    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4585296690_a78...

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4585296690_a78a687110_o.jpg


    New bars, new brake lever, changed in a 50T Shimano 105 chainring. Feels like a new bike
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    Thanks Brad, I've been meaning to check out the...

    Thanks Brad, I've been meaning to check out the bike joint, I'll definitely stop by.

    2x4 procedure was the stem was seized in the fork completely. Penetrating oil didn't free it. Going at it from...
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    Maybe, but personally I've seen a lot of crap...

    Maybe, but personally I've seen a lot of crap come from proper bike mechanics too.
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    Don't do it bro, posting stupid threads

    Don't do it bro, posting stupid threads
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    It's stupid. I'm hoping these kids weren't...

    It's stupid. I'm hoping these kids weren't engineers because an engineer ought to have realized that the spokes allow a bicycle wheel to keep it's shape without having to build extremely heavy and...
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    It was a cold february night on bikeforums, and...

    It was a cold february night on bikeforums, and the time was six years ago when this would have been relevant or seen as a revelation...
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    not seein it

    not seein it
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    For those guys helping me with the craigslist...

    For those guys helping me with the craigslist miele purchase a while back, her she is finished and road ready. Haven't been able to take her out but twice because of the salt on the roads (and won't...
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