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  1. For what you plan to do with it, absolutely. It...

    For what you plan to do with it, absolutely. It is not an ideal cx race bike, but for what you plan to do with it, it will function much better than a hybrid. You may find the sora brifters...
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    Some things to think about in regards to...

    Some things to think about in regards to different saddles- Your sit-bones must be supported by the entire saddle. The racier the saddle(generally), the less width it will have in the rear. I would...
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    To me, it looks like your sit bones have created...

    To me, it looks like your sit bones have created the dreaded 'ridge' that many Brooks fall symptom to when worn in. As I understand, instead of deforming and supporting your entire....arse....the...
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    I'd be really interested in your height/inseam...

    I'd be really interested in your height/inseam measurements, and for gods sake post photos when it comes! I was in the same boat as you (although not only looking for SS) and considered the Fantom...
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    I just measured my steerer, its ~285mm. I was...

    I just measured my steerer, its ~285mm. I was thinking it was 300+. Not having a tapered head tube limits my choices somewhat, but the Whisky carbon disc fork looks pretty neat. I don't mind alloy...
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    I'm not sure about previous years, but the JTS...

    I'm not sure about previous years, but the JTS 2014 frame has a tapered head tube, internal brake cable routing, and a few more spiffy curves and bends than the base model Jake does not. The JtS...
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    Maybe I'll run into him here in PDX, hah! ...

    Maybe I'll run into him here in PDX, hah! Similar looks, except he is built like a spider-monkey with a couple feet of drop compared to a couple inches, and a seatpost as long as most people's seat...
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    I went with the Jake...

    I went with the Jake
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7343/12396420944_fe32ba5d37_z.jpg
    Untitled by handsthatcatch, on Flickr
    And so far I'm very, very pleased. About the only thing I dislike is the...
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    Budget is really ~1500, straggler is above and...

    Budget is really ~1500, straggler is above and Jake is below. The problem is, I am 6'7" and not many companies make big boy bikes. The straggler is really the biggest (re:longest) frame out there...
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    Jake vs Straggler

    Alright, I finally have the $$$ to buy a new bike. I've test ridden the surly straggler and the kona jake, and I'm in love with both. What to do??? I definitely want
    To race cross next season(will...
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    Sticky: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2881/11881883225_ba0...

    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2881/11881883225_ba02c978fb_z.jpg
    image by handsthatcatch, on Flickr

    Latest incarnation of the Blue Whale
  12. Tips and tricks for restoring like new condition

    What are some of your tips and tricks for removing rust/polishing older chrome components, blending blemishes, etc? I've got a slew of classic/vintage components and a few frames that really deserve...
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    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/4216876798....

    http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/4216876798.html

    A really, really good way to get extra chainring clearance, well, is to just cut a big chunk out of the chainstay!

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    Sticky: WOW that saddle is slammed forward! Do you have...

    WOW that saddle is slammed forward! Do you have very short femurs? You ride a hell of a lot more than I do, so I'm not questioning your set-up or your comfort level, just curious!
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    6'8" and I WILL grind your bones to make my bread.

    6'8" and I WILL grind your bones to make my bread.
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    Portland, Or. Craigslist prices here are...

    Portland, Or. Craigslist prices here are ridiculous, although I see a lot of overpriced bikes sit for months, usually low-end 80's road bikes with asking prices of ~$500
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    '85 Trek 620

    Sorry to barrage the duo of C&V forums with this bike, just didn't want to ask for an appraisal over on the other side.

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    I will obviously clean up the grime and grit, lube and...
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    That's a great looking Peugot! I am 6'8" and...

    That's a great looking Peugot! I am 6'8" and cycle as my only means of transportation, so I'm on a bike quite a bit. I have a 68cm Bridgestone frame that fits great, but has really short...
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    Sticky: This is a long shot, but I have a 1985 trek 620(...

    This is a long shot, but I have a 1985 trek 620( the one with super long chainstays), measures 64cmx58cm. Looking for a similar quality touring/cross frame(canti only) with at least a 62cm top tube....
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    http://flic.kr/p/ihqAc1 sorry, i am on my...

    http://flic.kr/p/ihqAc1

    sorry, i am on my iphone and cant really figure out how to upload photos one will suffice for now notice, CANTILEVER, looong chainstays, 700c. never thought id be...
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    Keep Ill-fitting Trek 620 or sell?

    So, I have a 1985 Trek 620 that I've put a lot into- 700c, 8 speed ultegra bar ends, brooks b17, tiagra derailleur, vo hammered fenders, pasela panracers etc etc. However, I'm coming to terms with...
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    Maybe I'm just an unintelligent, uninformed retro...

    Maybe I'm just an unintelligent, uninformed retro grouch who hobbles along on his classic bikes, but I don't understand the intrigue of a finicky battery-powered shifting system you can't tune or...
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    Front bag for the big and tall

    So, I used a cheapo handlebar bag for longer rides that sat way too high, always hated the way it bounced around and threw off the balance of the bike under load. I'm looking for a bag that will...
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    Sticky: Thats a pretty sweet ride, but did you ride a...

    Thats a pretty sweet ride, but did you ride a century with that bent brake lever?
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    Trek 620

    Just snagged this Trek 620 off Craigslist for $240 talked down from $300. It's the 64cm size, either 84 or 85. Almost all original save the Tektro brake calipers. Did I do good or overpay? Also,...
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