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    This is really helpful. Thanks for the links.

    This is really helpful. Thanks for the links.
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    Thanks for the advice. I an considering the...

    Thanks for the advice. I an considering the North Park 200k here in Pittsburgh. Do you folks have experience on this route?
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    Thanks for the encouragement. I'll try ramping...

    Thanks for the encouragement. I'll try ramping up and see how it goes next two weekends then decide I guess. Maybe I'll push for 80 miles in 2 weeks instead of 70... Yeah and I know what you mean...
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    Minimum training for a 200k

    I am an active rider that typically does 10 - 20 mile rides at a 14 MPH pace in rather hilly terrain. I did a 37 mile ride yesterday at about the same pace and feel fairly good today. I am 54 years...
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    I do not mean to take sides on this but like I...

    I do not mean to take sides on this but like I said above, my wife toasted a CF chainstay just by bumping it on a sharp corner while loading on to a bike rack. My wife's bike is a very typical late...
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    Do you think it is just the very high end real...

    Do you think it is just the very high end real thin walled steel that is not very durable? We have 2 carbon bikes and several steel ones (Reynolds 725) and I have to say that at least from my...
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    Question about bearing retainers

    Do the retaining rings that are found on some bearings (usually cheaper ones) affect performance in any way? Also, can you take out a set or bearings with retainer clips and replace them with loose...
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    More fragile than carbon? My wife toasted a...

    More fragile than carbon? My wife toasted a carbon chainstay on her bike when she bumped it on something pointy while loading on a bike rack. I would definitely call this a manufacturing flaw and...
  9. Sometimes we use a spacer washer between the...

    Sometimes we use a spacer washer between the inside of the axle and the frame to allow a shorter axle to be used with wider spacing. Is there anything wrong with just using a couple of spacer shims...
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    Is the creak related to pedaling or a certain...

    Is the creak related to pedaling or a certain position when riding. On these bottom brackets try removing the cranks clean the grease off then put a small layer of silicone rubber on the splines...
  11. And use a torque wrench to proper torque.

    And use a torque wrench to proper torque.
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    When touring I have to sat that I like a wide...

    When touring I have to sat that I like a wide selection of closely spaced gears to fing just what I need when carrying a ton of stuff and grtade change slightly.
  13. Thread: Pot Gripper?

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    YEah mine are pretty old. You can still find...

    YEah mine are pretty old. You can still find them on ebay though for under $7 bucks. Aluminum Pliers Boy Scott Emblem RARE | eBay
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    I use a rope in the rafters. I have a loop for...

    I use a rope in the rafters. I have a loop for the seat on one end and the rope runs through two eye hooks then I tie it to the handlebars. It swings but I can put a lot of force on it too.
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    I have one of these things also but never bring...

    I have one of these things also but never bring it because the aluminum pliers work better and have so many other uses as well besides for pots.
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    Some are recommending getting rid of the tube all...

    Some are recommending getting rid of the tube all together and going tubeless. Sounds crazy but many claim this is a more reliable option. I am not speaking of experience however.
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    That is what I have. Thanks for finding a...

    That is what I have. Thanks for finding a picture. Hard to find but extremely light.
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    I'd go at least 25s and probably 28s but get...

    I'd go at least 25s and probably 28s but get folding bead tires which are quite a bit lighter to offset the rim weight a bit. 23s are for skinny guys or for big guys that do not mind a lot of flats!
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    I guess that is something everyone really has to...

    I guess that is something everyone really has to answer for themselves and their particular needs. My answer surely is not going to be yours (the eternal source of BF debate). I am older now and do...
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    The Mavic A719s are tough and I like the Velocity...

    The Mavic A719s are tough and I like the Velocity Dyads too. I ride both. We have Dyads on our tandem and tour with over 500 pounds on 2 wheels. going to 36 spokes is a good idea too. Go to...
  21. Maybe. I have two though and buying one or two...

    Maybe. I have two though and buying one or two more is a lot cheaper than buying a new bike... If it can go through 8 or 9 on a charge that is a problem...
  22. How many U locks can a cordless angle grinder cut?

    Does anyone know how many U locks can a cordless angle grinder cut on a single battery? I am wondering if it is a reasonable number if I could put that many locks plus an extra two on my bike as a...
  23. We cannot tell from picture if it is a paint...

    We cannot tell from picture if it is a paint scratch or more serious. Best to have a dealer take a look. It is in line with tire movement so it may be just a scratch from something picked up on the...
  24. Thread: Pot Gripper?

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    I have a pair of aluminum pliers made for cooking...

    I have a pair of aluminum pliers made for cooking with dutch ovens and cooking pots. They work great and I use them as a bike tool also. Very light.
  25. This is great for future references if I need it....

    This is great for future references if I need it. Now I know it is possible...
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