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  1. Try the Soma Saga Mine has XT - FD&RD, Coda...

    Try the Soma Saga
    Mine has XT - FD&RD, Coda double crank with 44/29, Ultegra 8 Speed bar end shifters, and deep v rims with XT hubs 36 spoke count - and it will haul a load. Cost $1200 built it up...
  2. Thread: Sore Knees!

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    I had the knee issue - 2 things I did that helped...

    I had the knee issue - 2 things I did that helped
    1. if you are riding clipless pedals move the cleats all the back as far as they will go
    2. KT Tape -http://www.kttape.com, you can get it at...
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    It wasn't a blow out but rather like a huge leak....

    It wasn't a blow out but rather like a huge leak. The South entrance to Skyland off the Skyline Drive is just steep. Everywhere else There are plenty of places to pull off - overlooks. I don't...
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    That sounds like an epic ride for me, I prefer...

    That sounds like an epic ride for me, I prefer the 50 miles a day up there. Good luck!
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    Skyline Drive

    For those who are interested in a credit card tour or a few days of camping on the Skyline Drive. I went last week and have a report/insights. I started at Rock Fish Gap - Waynesboro Va. road 52.5...
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    Thanks guys - I have just recently purchased the...

    Thanks guys - I have just recently purchased the pro 4s and they seemed to be holding up great not cuts or flats so far so I might just save myself the 20 minutes of changing them and ride and as...
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    Derailluers do what the shifters tell them to do...

    Derailluers do what the shifters tell them to do as long they are shimano compatible - the dyna system is an exact shift system and will not work, so get the m780 or the m771. Tiagra triple is as...
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    What Would You Do?

    I am going to credit card tour the Skyline Drive out and back over 4 days taking my Soma Stanyan, no racks just a small backpack. I have somewhat new Michelin Pro4 25's on it - In my tire stock I...
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    There is another THREAD that is discussing the...

    There is another THREAD that is discussing the C&O-GAP car rental option - I think my buddy and I looked into that but weren't able to make it work. We ended up with a shuttle service for $220 from...
  10. I can't remember the exact deal but last year...

    I can't remember the exact deal but last year when I was looking into rental cars for the GAP there were no viable options. Might have been due to logistics. We used a shuttle service out of...
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    Yeah there are plenty of Kodak moments, the...

    Yeah there are plenty of Kodak moments, the bridges and windmills are cool. The coolest thing was that first tunnel coming out of Cumberland - awesome!
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    I did the Greater Allegheny Passage last Spring...

    I did the Greater Allegheny Passage last Spring at this time and enjoyed it - we were planning to ride 3-4 days but ended up doing the whole trip in 2 days due to an emergency I had to get back for. ...
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    I have done the skyline on a credit card tour...

    I have done the skyline on a credit card tour stayed in Big Meadows Lodge and Front Royal and then turned around and went back to Big Meadows and back to the car- 4 days. I know most people don't...
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    Sorry didn't realize this was such an old thread...

    Sorry didn't realize this was such an old thread - hope you've made up your mind by now :)
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    Just to throw a monkey wrench in and hopefully...

    Just to throw a monkey wrench in and hopefully not to upset the apple cart - I have a Soma Saga that I love for touring, I tried to set it up for road but the geometry is to relaxed and for a big guy...
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    I've got a 1988 Dave Scott expert that as...

    I've got a 1988 Dave Scott expert that as robbietunes says can be easily accessible 60-61cm. It's in great shape - here is an old pic when I had it retrofitted with 105 10 sped stuff. ...
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    I have posted this on the Miyata thread and the...

    I have posted this on the Miyata thread and the retro roadies. 1993 Miyata Team Carbon retrofitted with ultegra 10 speed. I have not seen another one and I was not able to google an image of one...
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    Sticky: Have ultegra dual pivot calipers modern great...

    Have ultegra dual pivot calipers modern great shape

    Want Cane creek or high end tektro dual pivot long reach calipers modern

    Please pm me thanks
    rob
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    You need to be shot! Robbietunes carries one...

    You need to be shot! Robbietunes carries one water bottle and a credit card when he rides. it was hot today! Did the guy at the convenience store take your IOU for the gallon of water and...
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    it was a great ride - I think it was around 6000...

    it was a great ride - I think it was around 6000 feet. 8% grade for the first 3 miles in Mt. Mitchell state park.
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    Asheville to Mt. Mitchell summit (and back) - 64...

    Asheville to Mt. Mitchell summit (and back) - 64 miles; the first 3 miles into Mt. Mitchell state park are brutal! The club sandwich and homemade chips at the restaurant were great!
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    40 miler today it was HOT! ...

    40 miler today it was HOT!
    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj526/drrobwave/2e2d11a7.jpg

    http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj526/drrobwave/28432e65.jpg
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    Oh Boy, I was hoping this had dropped off the...

    Oh Boy, I was hoping this had dropped off the radar. Rack will be fixed, just didn't know how much stress it could take. The fenders are what I had and they will most likely come off, honjos...
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    thanks thanks pastorbob - it's ready for the...

    thanks

    thanks pastorbob - it's ready for the BRPW next week. climb up Mt. Mitchell and Mt Pisgah
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    Harsh, but some truth, I'm not in love with the...

    Harsh, but some truth, I'm not in love with the fenders just what I had. the old tires were dry rotted, My butt didn't like the old saddle. I planned to work on the front rack, but didn't want to...
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