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    Besides the aesthetics the frame is fine. However...

    Besides the aesthetics the frame is fine. However a dented frame can not be repaired (easily) and you should be able get a good price. I doubt a lock causde this, rather it was probably dented when...
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    I am a mountain bike racer and therefor I am...

    I am a mountain bike racer and therefor I am blessed with a naturally smooth pedal stroke. Yay for me!

    I understand that roadies try to smooth out their pedal stroke with isolated leg intervals?
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    You are probably moving your torso around in...

    You are probably moving your torso around in attempt to tap into any remaining power that you might have. The only solution I would suggest is to get stronger with intervals. Remember a race is just...
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    Climbing is pretty much all mental. Basically a...

    Climbing is pretty much all mental. Basically a climb is just a long hard interval. Try doing 3 minute threshold intervals. So on your next ride warm up for 20 minutes, and then ride hard for 3...
  5. A century is just a long ass endurance ride. The...

    A century is just a long ass endurance ride. The only thing you have to do to prep is ride, ride, ride and ride some more.
  6. I went to college in Michigan and the Fort Custer...

    I went to college in Michigan and the Fort Custer stampede was a popular race for mountain bikers in the state.
  7. What is your single Speed CX gearing?

    I need to convert my mountain bike over to single for sscxwc philly! I am wondering what gearing racers are finding success with right now?
  8. If you are riding fives(beginner) you will be the...

    If you are riding fives(beginner) you will be the first to go in the morning when the course is especially wet and squirly. I would recommend picking up something with tread or you can just deal....
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    A test ride is definitely the way to go. I also...

    A test ride is definitely the way to go. I also think TI is way flashier.
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    I just went to carbon from a ti frame and I miss...

    I just went to carbon from a ti frame and I miss my ti bike. TI is just more comfortable over the long rides. I notice that my cinelli pro estrada is stiffer when it comes time to put down the hammer...
  11. I also like to ride narrow bars. It seems to me...

    I also like to ride narrow bars. It seems to me that the wide bar fad is a cheap solution for the ****ty handling that some 29ers have.
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    Lynskey pro29 or Independent Fabrications TI

    Lynskey pro29 or Independent Fabrications TI
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    I am going to hit the single track on my IF...

    I am going to hit the single track on my IF planet x after work. I think cross bikes are a blast on single track. The thing feels like a rocket on the flats. The technical sections and downhills can...
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    This is sound advice.

    This is sound advice.
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    Any tips for not landing on your balls? This is...

    Any tips for not landing on your balls? This is by far the scariest part of the remount for me.
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    There have been allot of good points made in this...

    There have been allot of good points made in this thread. I share the opinion of everyone else- cross racing is all about being on the gas the entire time and who ever has the best overall fitness...
  17. You will always lose time when you have to get...

    You will always lose time when you have to get off the bike. What kind of gearing are you running? I have cyclocross gearing in the front and sram wifli in the back with a 32t cassette. I find that I...
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    I think riding single track makes you a better...

    I think riding single track makes you a better cross racer in general due to the required bike handling skills. Cross bikes are a blast on the flats and the open sections, but expect to be on the...
  19. I just wanted to follow up on this post with the...

    I just wanted to follow up on this post with the Bike store's solution which I thought was ingenious. The bike shop I took my bicycle to was Fresh bikes in Arlington, VA. I thought I would plug them...
  20. The bicycle is a brand new independent...

    The bicycle is a brand new independent fabrication's planet x that I put together myself. In this case it's not under warranty for this particular problem, however I will be able to warranty the...
  21. Will do. Thanks for the advice!

    Will do. Thanks for the advice!
  22. Clawed, thanks for your concern. I was riding...

    Clawed, thanks for your concern. I was riding single track at a slow pace and I was in and out of the saddle. Initially I just thought the seat post tipped until I got off the bike and had one of...
  23. Somebody suggested a pain can opener...

    Somebody suggested a pain can opener...
  24. It's a brand new bike and post. This was the...

    It's a brand new bike and post. This was the second ride so I am not worried about it being seized. It's a good tip to use an old stem but the post is only a 27.2 and I don't think it will fit in...
  25. Catastrophic Seatpost Failure. How to remove carbon post stuck in the bike?

    I was on my cyclocross bike's second voyage and pop, the seatpost snapped around the collar. The post is carbon and stuck in a steel bike. I have a race this weekend so I was hoping somebody out...
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