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    Point well taken, Andy. Could you elaborate on...

    Point well taken, Andy. Could you elaborate on this though?
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    Front-loads and low-trail vs. wheel flop.

    I'm hoping someone can explain where trail vs. wheel flop comes into play with handling front loads. The discussions I find all seem to attribute this to trail, where high trail will give leaning...
  3. Thanks all! Might just bite the bullet and shell...

    Thanks all! Might just bite the bullet and shell out or hopefully swap my CX Wound Up for their road series disc fork instead.
  4. How short of a headtube can I get away with?

    I'm looking at getting custom frames built and am pretty short at 5'5 with a standover need of about 29.5". I'm trying to build a 650b disc porteur style bike. I'm vain and want a flat or close to...
  5. I know plenty of people who ride the Miche ring...

    I know plenty of people who ride the Miche ring and their drive train is pretty quiet. I also know people who run Izumi V chain on a Zen ring with EAI Superstar or Phil Wood cogs and have noisy drive...
  6. You want to spend the $$$ for a Zen ring to then...

    You want to spend the $$$ for a Zen ring to then put it in cross? If you just want that fat looking ring, get a Miche, Blackspire, FSA, Taiwanese Fourier, whatever. Same alloys, same shape, but...
  7. It's a rack from a friend and local welder,...

    It's a rack from a friend and local welder, 3-rail | LMNO Cycles

    You can see it mounts directly on a 9mm axle similar to a fork, with 9mm slots (no threaded attachment). I like this system for...
  8. I think this is probably what I'll end up doing,...

    I think this is probably what I'll end up doing, since Surly uses a traditional 9x1 thread in their disc "ultra new" hub. Thanks for the advice!
  9. 9mm thru axle vs. 9mm nutted axle and axle mounted rack problem.

    Simple ignorance that I'm hoping to have explained (my research was poor on this subject). What is the difference between running a 9mm thru-axle and a 9mm solid nutted axle?

    The reason I ask, is...
  10. Relation between wheelbase and BB-height for handling/cornering

    Does a shorter wheelbase allow for lower BB heights in terms of turning/cornering? My logic is that a shorter wheelbase (say 950mm vs 1050mm) allows for a smaller turning radius, and in theory...
  11. Why use high flange hubs for the front wheel?

    I'm building a new wheelset and I'm leaning towards a DT 240 road hub I got on the cheap. I've got a Phil Wood high flange track hub laying around also (140g, or almost 1/3 a pound heavier). I'll be...
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    This is the track bike I'm coming from...

    This is the track bike I'm coming from http://www.bikecad.ca/1386976697873 with a 565mm front to center. It's got very minor toe-overlap with my platform pedals, but I worked as courier on it with no...
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    It will definitely have provisions for a front...

    It will definitely have provisions for a front brake. I don't tend to use it much, but I've been VERY happy it's been there a few times in the past couple of years.

    As for Marinoni's involvement,...
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    Thanks for the input! It will be used...

    Thanks for the input!

    It will be used primarily on the streets in city traffic, but as far as I can tell, most things about true-track set-ups apply well in this riding too. I will soon be moving...
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    650c Track Geometry questions/insight

    So, I'm getting a custom track frame built by Marinoni up here in Quebec. I haven't gone to get measured/fit, but I've ridden lots of bikes with knowledge of their geometries and know my fit pretty...
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    Low Spoke Count Carbon Track Wheels?

    Has anyone used low-spoke track wheels or carbon track wheels for city riding? Potholes, rolling over curbs, and all? Durability issues? Experience?

    DURABILITY: As far as I can tell, there's no...
  17. That would be the plan if I wasn't sharing a room...

    That would be the plan if I wasn't sharing a room with my partner in a house with 5 other people. I've already got two bikes to my name in the house, and the other is a track bike that is my usual...
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    I worked as a messenger through winter in...

    I worked as a messenger through winter in Montreal. 8hrs a day on the road all winter; dry, rain, freezing rain, snow, slush, hail, -40, you name it. Here are a few things I learned.

    -Merino wool...
  19. Crazy? Road to Winter/Tour/Trailer-pull Conversion - 650B rear-only on Road bike

    So, I'm feeling a little crazy and have a unique need, so want to pass an idea around to y'all.

    I have a road bike, very much a road-road bike with 25mm clearances and race-geometry (Lynskey...
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    When I worked as a courier, I rode fixed 98% of...

    When I worked as a courier, I rode fixed 98% of the time, often without realistic breaks. Sometimes had a tight butt due to more than the 350km a week.

    Training is also true, riding fixed...
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    BB30 vs. GXP & Q-Factor

    So, in theory BB30 setups are able to have a lower Q-factor than GXP because the bearings sit inside the frame. Does anyone know if this is true in practice? Would it affect chainline then as well?
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  22. Lynskey Cooper BB30 + ENVE 2.0 Tire Clearance

    Just wondering if anyone is riding this and if you've been able to squeeze any 28c tires in. I know Lynskey says it's made for 25c tires, but I've definitely gone past manufacture's specified...
  23. Poll: I must have been too idealistic to think one set...

    I must have been too idealistic to think one set of wheels would cut it. This seems to solve a lot of problems real quickly, gearing and weight.

    Thanks :)
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    I rode a $2000 bike around school, which happens...

    I rode a $2000 bike around school, which happens to be in an urban center (Montreal) for three years with no problems. Still riding it. Surprised my saddle hasn't been stolen though. (see my comment...
  25. Poll: Damn, that's an attractive bike. What frame is...

    Damn, that's an attractive bike. What frame is that?
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