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  1. Thread: Favorite Grips

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    Grip tape or Specialized Contour XC treat me...

    Grip tape or Specialized Contour XC treat me right on MTB bars.
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    Sweet bike, but SERIOUSLY, $3000? This bike has...

    Sweet bike, but SERIOUSLY, $3000? This bike has been relisted for over a year now, maybe it's time to drop the price/go to eBay?

    Trek Pro Series Road Bicycle Central Saanich, Victoria
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  3. Wax it, ride it, when it falls apart totally get...

    Wax it, ride it, when it falls apart totally get Rudi to recover it or buy a new (used) one.

    I've used Sno-Seal with decent results on a totally ****-kicked (dried, rodent-chewed, splayed) old...
  4. Thread: Brown or black?

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    I say brown hoods, black tape, silver cables will...

    I say brown hoods, black tape, silver cables will really tie the room together.
  5. QFF-ingT. They exist to be ridden. The...

    QFF-ingT.

    They exist to be ridden. The fullest expression of all the resources that went into making it happens when it's ridden. If it's a race bike than ride it hard. If it's a touring bike...
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    I had a saddle that was in that kind of shape (a...

    I had a saddle that was in that kind of shape (a bit worse even) and brought it back thusly:

    1. Soaked. In water for 2 days.
    2. Cleaned. Wiped down with Lexol leather cleaner to remove the...
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    The Benturian is pretty fast and it's upright...

    The Benturian is pretty fast and it's upright these days. I assume it's light as well:

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7385/10367312185_f55f2e151f_b.jpg
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    This. I prefer silver spokes over black ones...

    This. I prefer silver spokes over black ones (shiny!) and only think they look out of place when combined with black hubs.

    Although I like coloured nipples. Gold ones usually. But that's just...
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    I'm pretty happy with my V-O Champagne bag. I...

    I'm pretty happy with my V-O Champagne bag. I did a couple of mods to make it more rigid, and mounted it to a V-O Pass Hunter rack with integrated decaleur. Easy on-off and easy access to stuff...
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    The Benturian now has townie bars. It's not...

    The Benturian now has townie bars. It's not stylish, or particularly practical (no room for fenders, no racks) but it's fast, comfortable and fun!...
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    I was comparing a new Super Record equipped bike...

    I was comparing a new Super Record equipped bike from the 80's (the Allez) with a new one from now. It's common for a Super Record 11 bike with EPS to get over $10k. This Pinarello Dogma with SR...
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    That's pretty conservative actually. I think you...

    That's pretty conservative actually. I think you have to figure $5/$6k and up for a Super Record bike these days. Lots of SR bikes get over $10k now...
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    I've put a ton of miles on a Pro on my touring...

    I've put a ton of miles on a Pro on my touring bike - tops of the bars level with the seat. Very comfy for that.

    I've used it a bit on townies where the bars are higher than the saddle - seems to...
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    They're doing a modern version now, me likey: ...

    They're doing a modern version now, me likey:
    http://goo-bikes.com/product_images/a/921/1__91594_zoom.png
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    For my road bike, which has minimal clearance and...

    For my road bike, which has minimal clearance and 28's i fabbed up some split fender brackets from rear rack hardware, similar to these:...
  16. Thread: Tire advice

    by tashi
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    I have Pasela's on numerous commuters, both mine...

    I have Pasela's on numerous commuters, both mine (700x28's) and my wife's (27x1 1/4"), non-TG skinwall version. No flats. Smooth ride. Classic look. Cheap.

    I check my tire pressure regularly...
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    I'd suggest that if you have a (sport) touring or...

    I'd suggest that if you have a (sport) touring or hybrid bike already just put some cross tires on there and use it. If you don't, then I'd suggest getting a Cross-Check or similar.

    Cross is fun,...
  18. Never been told to, but I've always done it. ...

    Never been told to, but I've always done it.

    Turns out I'm smart. I just thought I was fidgety.
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    Meh, I'll still trade it for a Dura-Ace...

    Meh, I'll still trade it for a Dura-Ace single-bolt version any day. Shinier, easier (and still infinite) to adjust and I'm sure I can keep it from moving on me. All with a tool I already have.
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    http://blogs.babble.com/being-pregnant/files/2011/...

    http://blogs.babble.com/being-pregnant/files/2011/05/debbie-the-downer.gif
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    I swear we already had a "post your dog" thread,...

    I swear we already had a "post your dog" thread, but I don't mind showing Brisco off again:

    As an old guy, on a "Brisco Pace" bike ride:...
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    I'd say if you have an appreciation for forms of...

    I'd say if you have an appreciation for forms of cycling outside road riding than suspension and hydraulic disc brakes are pretty important advancements.
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    I hate the Campy seatpost that I have on my...

    I hate the Campy seatpost that I have on my Bianchi. Totally impractical design. And it's not even good looking.
  24. Thread: Every Day Pics

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    Sweet. I REALLY want one of those.

    Sweet. I REALLY want one of those.
  25. Thread: Every Day Pics

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    Brisco is 12 now so he's semi-retired from...

    Brisco is 12 now so he's semi-retired from mountain biking. I took him out for a Brisco pace ride yesterday though, it's so nice to take my favourite guy out to my favorite trail to do our favorite...
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