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    I almost bought from Velomine... But I enjoy...

    I almost bought from Velomine...

    But I enjoy building my own wheels too much! You don't need $400 in tools. I have about $130 into my Spin Doctor truing stand, Park Tensionmeter, and spoke...
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    I've had people yell, but never anyting of...

    I've had people yell, but never anyting of meaning. Mostly just...yelling. :wtf: Yep, almost always youngin's.

    One time, years ago, I was climbing up a hill, and a truck approaches (on my side)...
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    Sriracha is #1...

    Sriracha is #1 . My Korean (adopted, but became friends with "real" asians in college...haha) sister in law/best friend got me hooked on it! Sriracha on white rice is a meal on its own!

    Franks...
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    Get the bike fitted. Is it even the right size...

    Get the bike fitted. Is it even the right size for you? 5'11 would be a 56/58cm bike most likely. I'm 5'8 riding a 54cm, and i'm a bit stretched out, honestly. But I can comfortably ride for an...
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    I've lost 30lbs this year, most being while...

    I've lost 30lbs this year, most being while enjoying a beer each night after work. Not a light beer, not an american lager a REAL beer!

    Weight loss is simple, folks. Calories in < calories out....
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    Quickly... Early on I cut carbs down to very...

    Quickly...

    Early on I cut carbs down to very low levels, and ate more protein and veggies. I use myfitnesspal app, and set it for 1lb/week loss, then undercut my calories by about 400 extra...
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    Thanks everyone! Its been a long journey, though...

    Thanks everyone! Its been a long journey, though I lost in 7 months what I gained over 10 years! I know I can sustain it because...well honestly I get full quick now. I didnt just jump on a diet, I...
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    S5? you must be RICH! I'm still using an S2....

    S5? you must be RICH!

    I'm still using an S2. Can't say I've had any issues with it. Does more than I can keep up with, to be honest. And I'm 32!

    I just answer by swiping the green bubble to...
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    Clyde no more! :)

    Well, I've weighed in at under 200lbs for the first time in 11+ years for the last week now! I was at a high of 235+ (not sure, I would guess 240 was my top but I don't know) some 2 years ago. I...
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    There is no forcing you to post here. And, there...

    There is no forcing you to post here. And, there is nothing saying you can't post once you lose clyde status! We are here to help eachother do many things. Such as:

    -support one another in weight...
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    Poll: "creamy" Smuckers Natural. Its like...

    "creamy" Smuckers Natural. Its like micro-crunchy, and 100x better than the crap they load with SUGAR of all things. Peanut butter needs 2 things: Peanuts and salt.

    I'll spend the extra money and...
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    As much as I will say velo plugs are great, I...

    As much as I will say velo plugs are great, I NEVER had an issue with Velox. I would guess something else is going on, velox should not shift if installed properly. Do you have the right width of...
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    The only way to guarantee NO flats, without an...

    The only way to guarantee NO flats, without an airless type of foam tire, is to not ride, ever.

    However, there are steps to minimize flats, as discussed above :)
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    I've found the ONLY way to lose weight, for me,...

    I've found the ONLY way to lose weight, for me, is to keep track of calories. I use myfitnesspal (app and online), I set it for 1lb/week loss, and THEN I aim for 400 calories left at each day,...
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    I have LX hubs from 2001 on my MTB. Keep them...

    I have LX hubs from 2001 on my MTB. Keep them properly adjusted and fresh grease now and then and they have held up fine!

    XT will be just as good, but lighter ;)
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    Wiping down the tire after a ride (its just a dry...

    Wiping down the tire after a ride (its just a dry shop towel - paper towel kind) clears the dirt and dust off the tire and lets you see if anything is sticking into the tire. I like the roll of shop...
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    Stouts, porters, brown ales, amber, IPA, Pale...

    Stouts, porters, brown ales, amber, IPA, Pale ale, Hefeweizen (my homebrew is as good as the german imports - far cheaper, too), Heck I even like PBR!

    Favorite beer so far is my homebrew...
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    I've been running Mavic Aksion 25c for 2 years...

    I've been running Mavic Aksion 25c for 2 years now. First on my former Sirrus, and now on my Podium 2. Regular tubes: qtubes work well for me.

    I ride chipseal, rough beat up country roads. I'm at...
  19. Thread: Veloplugs

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    I have Veloplugs on my Velocity Deep-V rims. near...

    I have Veloplugs on my Velocity Deep-V rims. near 60 miles so far and they are doing fine! Yes, harder to install than tape, but my tires went on a lot easier, as well.

    Where did ANYONE come up...
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    I'm 215 (down from 230 this winter) and running...

    I'm 215 (down from 230 this winter) and running Deep-V laced to Tiagra hubs with Sapim Race spokes.

    Heavy, sure, but stiff and really feel nice under me. I won't "upgrade" to drop weight from my...
  21. NOTHING is wrong with BD... as long as you have...

    NOTHING is wrong with BD... as long as you have the tools and knowledge of setting up a bike. If you don't have BOTH, just get a LBS bike!

    OP: glad you found a bike you liked in your price range!...
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    I'm with this guy! Hills here are usually...

    I'm with this guy!

    Hills here are usually short (in my town, at least) but headwinds... Today I hit a headwind at about 4 miles into a 12.5 mile ride. 60% of my riding was a headwind, and I still...
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    Nope, ride alone. Ex-gf was too slow (except on...

    Nope, ride alone. Ex-gf was too slow (except on the canal path) and current gf doesn't ride bikes.

    I enjoy riding alone. MY pace. But I do still enjoy riding the canal path with my dad, we keep a...
  24. I don't have magnet issues since I went to a GPS...

    I don't have magnet issues since I went to a GPS :D

    I never had magnet issues when I used magnets, either. I agree with FBinNY's suggestion of putting the magnet on the inside of the cross, and...
  25. You have to measure your wheels, use a calculator...

    You have to measure your wheels, use a calculator and figure out the numbers. Letting someone else tell you spoke lengths could end up with incorrect sizes... Its not hard to do, and there is plenty...
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