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  1. Thread: Fixed Climber

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    Maybe you should know what you're talking about. ...

    Maybe you should know what you're talking about. My bike indeed has a "plug" of polymer resin, however the outside is painted in enamel and covered in a clear coat. And since I'd never sell this...
  2. Thread: Fixed Climber

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    Hey, great links. :) Even though I've got...

    Hey, great links. :)

    Even though I've got killer climbs, I will heed your advice on the 19. This 21 feels like a hummingbird on the trainer. I've got rings 47 thru 51. Maybe 51 x 21 would be...
  3. Thread: Fixed Climber

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    Ah, so if one can't mash up a dozen 1km 7% climbs...

    Ah, so if one can't mash up a dozen 1km 7% climbs at 49 x 15 they aren't a man and need a freewheel?

    The Vig would look awesome with a bolted-on, kludged rear brake, and a drilled out fork to drop...
  4. Thread: Fixed Climber

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    I totally agree, but a 50km ride for me often...

    I totally agree, but a 50km ride for me often includes more than a dozen 75-150m climbs, lots with 10%+ spots. I don't mind cruising downhill going slow with heavy legs. Just trying to minimize the...
  5. Thread: Fixed Climber

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    Scrod, yes I see that their alloy stamped cogs...

    Scrod, yes I see that their alloy stamped cogs are in that price range. Are these quality parts? I don't have a distributor in France for these. Literally 800m from my house is a shop where I can...
  6. Thread: Fixed Climber

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    I see. Not to be too anal but I currently have...

    I see. Not to be too anal but I currently have two wheels, one is on a Miche hub, the other is on a Campagnolo hub. These are Italian threading, 35mm x 24tpi. 35mm is 1.378 inches, while the Surly...
  7. Thread: Fixed Climber

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    Hey, thanks for the info. I just checked them...

    Hey, thanks for the info. I just checked them out.

    I see the quote "They're made from machined, heat-treated, and chrome-plated SCM415 CroMoly steel." Does this mean forged or stamped?

    If...
  8. That Masi is perfect for you, and the finishing...

    That Masi is perfect for you, and the finishing kit will likely be superior to the Kilo TT.

    This place is suffering through a plague of Kilo TT fanaticism. I feel so lucky to have never seen this...
  9. Thread: Fixed Climber

    by KlingOn
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    Fixed Climber

    Hey all.

    Looking to take my track-turned-road bike on some longer, hillier rides with dozens of really steep climbs longer than what my skills and 72kg can power through.

    I have a Miche...
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    I want this thread to continue until a...

    I want this thread to continue until a manufacturer creates the 120mm disc hub.

    Kickstart my heart.
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    Names are names. Never understood why people...

    Names are names. Never understood why people gravitate towards, or hate, or defend them with such vigor.

    The French pronounce Cinelli as "See Nelly," and you can always tell the proud French bike...
  12. Yeah, well, no conspiracy theory here. After...

    Yeah, well, no conspiracy theory here. After all, I shot Kennedy myself. I was underneath the car the whole time.

    Funny that Trebon felt the need to clarify exactly what instrument resulted in...
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    Wow, I don't know that expression, but yes, I was...

    Wow, I don't know that expression, but yes, I was being sarcastic.

    It also appears that I'm stupid and wrong. :)

    Sorry for your misfortune. Yikes, America is the land of hucksters. Slap an...
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    OP, you live in Florida. Don't waste cash. ...

    OP, you live in Florida. Don't waste cash. Stick with what you got.

    Also, no comments on the 60 x 11 Mercier?
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    Wow, Italian brakes that don't work with Japanese...

    Wow, Italian brakes that don't work with Japanese cables? Who'da thunk it?

    In an industry full of purposeful non-compatibility, sorry you spent cash before you knew what was up. Life.
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    If the flight is leaving from any airport besides...

    If the flight is leaving from any airport besides a giant one, the originating airline for British Airways will often be American Airlines, and AA charges $130 for the bike baggage fee. Returning...
  17. If Avid and Shimano gave me 15.000€ I'd say it...

    If Avid and Shimano gave me 15.000€ I'd say it was a chain ring, too.

    Must've been one of those one-tooth, perfect clean slice chain rings.
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    There are literally less than 1000 human beings...

    There are literally less than 1000 human beings on the earth that would reap the benefits of Dugast's work.

    Some random dude in Peabody or Salem ain't one of them. And I'm not hating, because...
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    Why is anyone responding to a troll post? A...

    Why is anyone responding to a troll post?

    A 60 year old photography instructor-***-unicylcist-***-30-year-runner in a skateboard helmet (!?!?) with his "me just as fast as you" caveman diatribe...
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    My God, I hate that chinchilla so much, man. ...

    My God, I hate that chinchilla so much, man. Next time I'll try for it inside. :)
  21. Hugo Pigeon of France in the Junior Men also...

    Hugo Pigeon of France in the Junior Men also slipped on a bridge run-up and caught himself on the rear wheel of the rider in front of him and completely sliced through the webbing on his left hand.
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    My Cygolite Metro does this at random. Sometimes...

    My Cygolite Metro does this at random. Sometimes the symptoms last 10 minutes, sometimes for days.

    But for me it didn't start until the unit was about 2 years old and endured daily,...
  23. Show Me Why Disc Brakes Are Awesome? Ryan Trebon Goes First

    https://twitter.com/ryantrebon/status/430041511343185920/photo/1

    Yeah, disc brakes make total sense for cyclocross.

    If you saw the race today, and the two manimals who led it all day on cantis,...
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    CX World Championships

    How is there no talk of Stybar dominating the universe today?

    Incredible, incredible race. UCI offered a very professional feed through YouTube as well.
  25. Thread: 6800 vs Athena

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    I also only have a the "normal" Chorus 11 and...

    I also only have a the "normal" Chorus 11 and Record 11 rear derailleurs, and although these can accommodate my 6800 11-32, I do not have the quality of overall shifting that I do on the 6800 11-28. ...
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