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  1. So Steve-In_Kville you can see that everyone is...

    So Steve-In_Kville you can see that everyone is passionate about their bike purchase, whether it be through a LBS or over the internet. The bottom line for you is what do you feel comfortable with. ...
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    OutWest5, I agree with your advice. I got the...

    OutWest5, I agree with your advice. I got the same pedals, shimano shoes with the laces and have use with the platforms for two years. I finally decided to remove them. The nice thing about the...
  3. I recently purchased a Neuvation F100 with SCRAM...

    I recently purchased a Neuvation F100 with SCRAM Force components - $1750. It's an all aluminum frame hydro formed 7000 aluminum alloy. I upgraded the wheels and the BB with ceramic bearings. I...
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    Making the right choice

    Jon,

    I bought new light weight wheels for my Giant FCR and was going through the same thing about tire choice. Before you make a decision about tire brand, size and model you should determine...
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    I have a 2006 Giant FCR1 with the same wheelset. ...

    I have a 2006 Giant FCR1 with the same wheelset. I weigh 170lbs and have ridden the bike for 300 miles no problems. This is XERO's wheelset used for the recreational rider. High tension, low spoke...
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    Rail, I sent them an email asking about their...

    Rail,

    I sent them an email asking about their warranty. The responded the next day. Nimble was also quick to respond.
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    I am also looking at a new wheelset in the same...

    I am also looking at a new wheelset in the same price range between 1400 and 1650 grams. Here are some other choices;
    Custom wheel builds;
    http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/ Lots of options, rims...
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    Sugested New Forum - Wheelsets

    I would like to see a forum started specifically for the discussion of wheelsets. I am currently in the market for a new set of wheels and I would like see a forum where we can discuss experiences...
  9. I was able to inflate the tires to 90 psi front...

    I was able to inflate the tires to 90 psi front and 100 psi rear and took my first ride on the Marathons Plus. Very nice riding tire and no pinch flats. I did spin the tires as suggested and saw no...
  10. I did push the valve stem into the tire to make...

    I did push the valve stem into the tire to make sure I got the tube up and away from the tire bead. I also noticed that when I had success I had to use a new tube and did not partially blow it up to...
  11. The Marathons are 700 x 25c. I finally got the...

    The Marathons are 700 x 25c. I finally got the beads on the tires to engage the rim, after three blowouts.
  12. Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tire Bead Squirm

    I am looking for some sugestions and insight to mounting the Marathon Plus tires. I have XERO Lite XSR-3 rims that came with Kenda Kaliente tires (700x26c). I was able to dismount and mount these...
  13. Thread: Tire repair

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    I just bought a set of Marathon + (700 X 25c)...

    I just bought a set of Marathon + (700 X 25c) from Bike Tires Direct for $34/ea. They are really difficult to mount. I have Xero XSR-3 rims and I had a difficult time of mounting the tire, really...
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    Machka, I went to your website and reviewed...

    Machka,

    I went to your website and reviewed your history of long distance cycling. Impressive! Your should be in excellent shape, however we are not getting any younger and with the aging...
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    How much are you riding? I have two rods in my...

    How much are you riding? I have two rods in my back, L3-L5 and I have constent lower back pain. I started riding on regular basis, three time a week. At first 5 miles/trip, then 10 miles/trip and...
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    My previous comments also apply to the 7200.

    My previous comments also apply to the 7200.
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    I had a Giant Farrago, a Giant promotional...

    I had a Giant Farrago, a Giant promotional Cypress with lights an a bike computer. This was a 2005 model that I bought in 2006. It had 24 speeds total with a chain guard. A great bike for me to...
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    I purchased three bikes from Catonsville, 2 in...

    I purchased three bikes from Catonsville, 2 in 2006, a hybrid and a cruiser, and my Giant FCR 1 in 2007. These guys are great. After I bought the FCR 1 I needed to get the cruiser re-cabled. The...
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    CMYKE - FYI, I live in Edgemere and ride the...

    CMYKE - FYI, I live in Edgemere and ride the paved path to North Point State Park at least three times a week. When this path was constructed it was made with Glassphalt, that is why it glitters. ...
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    Blackburn Air Tower 5

    I recently purchased the Blackburn Air Tower 5. Using the pump is a dream. Pumping to 65 psi is extremely easy on my hybrid. Pumping to 120 psi on my road bike requires some effort but not to the...
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    Sticky: Larry from Baltimore, MD Please tell us your...

    Larry from Baltimore, MD

    Please tell us your age.
    57

    1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
    Started with a hybrid - Giant Cypress DX last August. Wanted a lighter bike but could not handle...
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    I'm 57, laminectomy performed when I was 49 plus...

    I'm 57, laminectomy performed when I was 49 plus I have two rods in my back to stabilize L3 to L5. I started with a Hybrid, Giant Cypress DX for exercise and to lose weight. It has the shocks in...
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    my brother's bike came in yesterday and had a...

    my brother's bike came in yesterday and had a blast putting it together.
    will hopefully get to test ride it today


    How much does the Reynolds 853 version weigh. I'm also looking at the 2007...
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    Bike Loft 2 Storage Rack

    I have the second rack, the Bike Loft 2. Currenly being sold for $70 at Performance Bike. This rack is sturdy and the arms to hold the bike(s) are adjustable so different size bikes can be mounted...
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    Which stand to by?

    I recently bought the Park PCS-10 workstand. Did a lot of research first. The Park stand is well made and uses heavy gauge steel and provided the right price point for me. Definitely go with Park.
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