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  1. 6'5" and riding a 58??? Your saddle must be much...

    6'5" and riding a 58??? Your saddle must be much higher than your handlebars. That's fine for some people but if you ride with saddles and handlebars level, or desire to, you need a bigger frame...
  2. Thread: Wwyd?

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    No, that is not necessarily true. Tire design...

    No, that is not necessarily true. Tire design plays a lot into it. I've converted to lightweight fat tires that roll awesome and I am not going back.
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    145mm, that is pretty narrow for a Clyde, IMO. ...

    145mm, that is pretty narrow for a Clyde, IMO. But hey if it works for you that's all that matters.

    I ride a 175mm saddle and like it, Terry Liberator Y Gel. Y as in, the men's model, as Terry...
  4. Solid advice on the bikes and the wheels - I...

    Solid advice on the bikes and the wheels - I wouldn't ride those things unless I was 160 or under. But the bike looks nice. Parts compatibility no problem, 10 speed Shimano hubs are backwards...
  5. I have shred quite a few wheels and just did so...

    I have shred quite a few wheels and just did so again....I bought a QBP Velocity Synergy/Deore LX combo with double butted DT Swiss spokes, running 650Bx38 tires at 65-70 psi, you'd figure quality...
  6. That's a crock. Steel, just like any other frame...

    That's a crock. Steel, just like any other frame material, performs the way you design it. In steel frames stiffness is related to alloy type used, tube wall thickness, and geometry. I have...
  7. If you want to buy an affordable off the shelf...

    If you want to buy an affordable off the shelf bike with some versatility, I would look at the Soma Double Cross Disc, comes in a 66 which will be a little better fit than a 64. The Double Cross...
  8. I switched to 11-34 and I really like it a lot. ...

    I switched to 11-34 and I really like it a lot. Had to put on a MTB derailer though, but no big deal to me. Using Deore M-591 SGS 9 speed derailer with D/A bar-ends. The new der was easy to get...
  9. These threads are always fun. 500 miles for the...

    These threads are always fun. 500 miles for the month should be pretty achievable. I've already got 300 or so.
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    Thinning the herd maybe

    Thinking about selling my 69cm (C-T, 66cm C-C) Paul Taylor custom, my go-fast bike. I've been doing most of my rides randonneuring style and the go-fast just seems to get less and less use. This...
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    Toughest crankset for Clydesdales?

    I broke an aluminum left crank arm on a 1000KM brevet last weekend. Unfortunately, I had to abandon the brevet because I was in an area that had no services whatsoever. I was over halfway done and...
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    The Promax brakes have 30mm of vertical...

    The Promax brakes have 30mm of vertical adjustability, they are ideal for 559 to 584 conversions if your current calipers don't work with the new wheel size:
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  13. Made it with 509. had a slow start to the month...

    Made it with 509. had a slow start to the month but a fast finish

    12/1 32
    12/8 32
    12/15 51
    12/20 51
    12/24 32
    12/26 32
    12/27 90
    12/30 127
  14. 135 will probably work fine IMO...

    135 will probably work fine IMO...
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    Congrats man, good stuff!

    Congrats man, good stuff!
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    I like the VP thin platform pedals, got a pair...

    I like the VP thin platform pedals, got a pair for about $65 USD.

    edit - here they are for $54 if you don't mind red...
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    Lights that are very bright need optics to point...

    Lights that are very bright need optics to point the light down at the road and not blind oncoming traffic. The German manufacturers such as Busch and Mueller excel at this.

    Someone mentioned a...
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    Yes, the Park CT-5 is a fantastic tool, very...

    Yes, the Park CT-5 is a fantastic tool, very lightweight and works great! Should keep one in your bags on long rides.
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    yeah I rode 43 on my 43rd a few weeks back. Took...

    yeah I rode 43 on my 43rd a few weeks back. Took the afternoon off from work to do it!
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    I weigh 270 and don't "unweight" my frame much. ...

    I weigh 270 and don't "unweight" my frame much. The wheels I currently have seem to take it fine. I do tend towards tires with more supple sidewalls and less flat protection and I don't think...
  21. It's 70 degrees here today, think I'm going to...

    It's 70 degrees here today, think I'm going to try to squeeze in 50. As soon as my stomach stops hurting anyway. Coffee and grapes at church, not a good mix.

    I'm going to set my goal the same as...
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    Well I needed 62 today to meet my goal and I only...

    Well I needed 62 today to meet my goal and I only got 26. It wouldn't have been a problem physically but it was better for marital harmony that I not spend 4 hours out riding today. Instead I put...
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    Ready to try a 200K? (126 miles....) :D

    Ready to try a 200K? (126 miles....) :D
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    There's lots that has been already said but one...

    There's lots that has been already said but one thing is just getting used to the amount of speed that you carry down a large descent. Get used to the handling of your bike at higher speeds,...
  25. Thread: KHS Flight 747

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    http://www.rusa.org/glossary.html :D You...

    http://www.rusa.org/glossary.html :D

    You should try one out sometime, if you are brave enough.....err I mean crazy enough. There are definitely some very fast ex-racer types that do them,...
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