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    Questions about the Hed Ardennes Plus

    Am the destroyer of wheels (195 to 205 lbs, 800 miles and 50k of climbing a month). A buddy gave me a pair of 32 spoke Mavic Open Pros built by a well known local wheel builders and I could not keep...
  2. The shifters are Shimano SL-R440. The Cranks are...

    The shifters are Shimano SL-R440. The Cranks are Ritchey Logic Comp, 30/42/52 teeth. So as a Hybrid are guessing Mountain Shifters and Road Cranks.
  3. Need to replace front triple derailleur

    I have a Specialized Sirrus with a Shimano 105 front triple. Is there any reason I need a road derailleur vs. MTB as long as the clamp (31.8mm) is the right size?
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    Help with fenders

    I have a Specialized Sirrus which has a tight wheelbase and am having trouble finding fenders to fit. I am also running a combination of 28mm and 32mm tires which are great for the bad pavement on my...
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    Triple Shimano 105 Front Derailleur

    I need to replace to the front derailleur on my commuter. Will a 10 speed work or does it have to be another 9 speed one?
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    OP, I should have clarified. Regular Roadie as...

    OP, I should have clarified. Regular Roadie as well about 600 miles a month. Been having some foot problems off and on for a couple year. Mainly 5th metatarsal in my left foot (broken previously) and...
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    Shoes for commuting

    Am starting to have foot problems. Recommendations for shoes for commuting. Open to cleats or no cleats. Have a steep climb back up to my house. I ride a Specialized Sirrus Elite.
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    Coming back to this and starting to make some...

    Coming back to this and starting to make some changes. I have actually had Metatarsal arch problems all my life so likely a connection there.
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    The second toe on my left foot extends about 1 cm...

    The second toe on my left foot extends about 1 cm past my big toe. The second toe on my right foot which is about a half size smaller than left foot extends about .5 cm past my big toe. A larger size...
  10. Toe Rubbing in Specialized S Works Shoes

    Recently bought a pair of the 2012 Model. My left foot is about half a size bigger than my right foot so compromises have to be made. After about 30 miles my second toe on my left foot starts rubbing...
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    Second Toe Rubbing in Cycling Shoes

    I bought a pair of the 2012 Specialized S-works shoes. My second toe is a bit longer than my big toe and my left foot is roughly a half size larger than my left foot. On rides over 30 or 40 miles I...
  12. Am the OP. 6'1, 195 lbs, 33 in. inseam. Looking...

    Am the OP. 6'1, 195 lbs, 33 in. inseam. Looking to build up a bike to be a sometime commuter, cross bike, light tourer. Given the frame by a buddy same height but 32 in. inseam. Ride a 58 cm...
  13. With a 9 speed or 10 speed cassette?

    With a 9 speed or 10 speed cassette?
  14. Thank you for all of the info. So if I want to...

    Thank you for all of the info. So if I want to use brifters have to use them with MTB 9 Speed or limit myself to 28t with a road drivetrain?
  15. Drive Train Questions for Building a Surly Cross-Check with Shimano 105

    Was given a frame and thinking of building it up with Shimano 105. Am a novice and coming up with questions at every end of the drivetrain.

    1) The built spec is for a 68mm x 107mm BB, I want to go...
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    Thanks everybody for the suggestions.

    Thanks everybody for the suggestions.
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    Scratches on Frame from Trunk Rack

    I have a Saris Bones trunk rack. The horizontal strap is a plus to keep the bike from swaying. The strap points are scratching the paint on the frame esp. with the horizontal strap. Have a...
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    Did that in week 2 after noticing the cable rub....

    Did that in week 2 after noticing the cable rub. Unfortunately after a trip on truck rack there is a huge (1x3 in.) rub spot on the side of the head tube and trying to touch that up.
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    Thanks for the input. Got a good deal on a used...

    Thanks for the input. Got a good deal on a used one locally. A guy bought it to do tris and decided to stick with running after his first one. Need to economize a bit these days and cannot afford an...
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    The major blemishes are from bike rakes and the...

    The major blemishes are from bike rakes and the one on the base color is pretty bad. For some reason that year was especially bad for fragile paint. The 2010 and my Madone held up much better. Even...
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    Subscribe to his feed. Just looking for other's...

    Subscribe to his feed. Just looking for other's experiences. The negative on the hub is that I just got a new rear wheel. Saw the Quarq on a built up S-Works and peaked my interest again.
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    Type of Power Meters

    Starting to think about power meters. Does anybody have knowledge of using the different types (hub, crank, and pedal)? Will probably be awhile before there are other companies are doing pedal based...
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    Touchup 'paint' for Trek Superfly

    I have a 2102 Trek Superfly in Nude Carbon. The paint/gel coat is incredibly fragile on it. In recommendations for the touch up on the Nude Carbon as well as the white decals.
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    Buying a used Garmin 500

    Destroyed my last computer in a crash, Cheap one. Still thinking of a 810 if I am doing some touring in the future. In the meantime is there any reason not to buy a used 500 than the usual buyer...
  25. Thread: Look Pedals

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    Look Pedals

    Destroyed one of my Look Keo 2 Max Pedals in a recent crash so need to replace. The metal plate on one bent up. Still have two extra sets of cleats and the covers so that probably tips the scales to...
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