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  1. I guesstimated about the same as well. It was a...

    I guesstimated about the same as well. It was a tough ride, that's for sure. The winds that day didn't help any. It was either blowing in my face or from one side or the other.

    Your pages were...
  2. I did it. I rode from Mile 0 to 117 (where my...

    I did it. I rode from Mile 0 to 117 (where my wife picked me up) in 12hrs. I took all the food and water I'd consume for the day except for a single bottle refill at Peaks of Otter. The climb to...
  3. Oh, I'm familiar with the Parkway in general, but...

    Oh, I'm familiar with the Parkway in general, but I've never ridden that portion (0-PoO). I've ridden fair chunks of it in the Roanoke area. I spent one day just doing climbs up Mill Mtn and...
  4. Now you have me worried. That said, I only...

    Now you have me worried.

    That said, I only have to make it to Roanoke. I won't have to save energy for subsequent days. If I don't make it, my wife can drive from Roanoke towards my point of...
  5. Never heard of the place. What can you tell me...

    Never heard of the place. What can you tell me about it.

    Chris
  6. How heavy is too heavy? My LHT weighs 26lbs with...

    How heavy is too heavy? My LHT weighs 26lbs with a mix of Dura-Ace and Ultegra, but with 32c tires and a Brooks saddle. I'm swapping the 32c tires for 28c Conti 4 Seasons, which will cut more than...
  7. Hotels near "Mile 0" of Blue Ridge Parkway?

    I want to do a day ride from the beginning of the BRP to Roanoke this Spring, coinciding with a family trip to Roanoke. My plan was to have my wife drop me off around Waynesboro, stay at a hotel...
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    I'd try a new pad. I have a cheap Nashbar brake...

    I'd try a new pad. I have a cheap Nashbar brake on the front of my FG. Out of the box, it wouldn't stop at all and the pads were noisy (sounded like they had sand in them). I swapped the pads for...
  9. I have an SSR as well. I got mine when they were...

    I have an SSR as well. I got mine when they were on clearance this summer. Paid $186 shipped for the frame and fork after discounts and Team Perf points. Finally got it built up last week and have...
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    Poke around ebay and you can find some great...

    Poke around ebay and you can find some great deals on cranks. I got a set of Dura-Ace cranks with rings from the late 80s or early 90s (7400 series I think) for $35 shipped a year ago.

    Chris
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    It has a 130bcd, why not just get a Shimano road...

    It has a 130bcd, why not just get a Shimano road double and a 107mm BB? Both together should be about what the Action Track crank costs alone. Hell, if you work at a shop, you could probably find...
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    :twitchy: I rode my FG mtb more than 5 miles...

    :twitchy:

    I rode my FG mtb more than 5 miles offroad and as much as 30miles on the road (with slicks). I'm riding my FG road bike in the Seagull Century, 100 miles, next month.

    Chris
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    I drink a large bottle every 10-20 miles...

    I drink a large bottle every 10-20 miles depending on the temps.



    I like the capacity, but hate having one on my back for more than an hour or two, so I use dual bottles on my road bikes (even...
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    Would chopped risers make you happier? ;) Chris

    Would chopped risers make you happier? ;)

    Chris
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    Took long enough because the frame was...

    Took long enough because the frame was backordered, but it's finally complete. I need to trim the excess steerer tube (spacers above the stem), but otherwise it's ready. I took it for a 15mile ride...
  16. I had a 1/8" Surly 17t cog on my mtb until I...

    I had a 1/8" Surly 17t cog on my mtb until I recently removed it to use on my newly built fixed gear road bike. After a year on the mtb (used as fixed 1/3 of the time), the cog still looked new. I...
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    I converted my previous mtb (Klein Pulse, used...

    I converted my previous mtb (Klein Pulse, used magic gear) and eventually replaced it with a dedicated SS frame.

    I love it. Less maintenance and a different riding experience. Do it. With a...
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    I'm not a hipster because: 1. I have a 9-5 job...

    I'm not a hipster because:
    1. I have a 9-5 job
    2. I'm married with two kids (one 5, one 1month)
    3. I drive a Camry
    4. I hunt animals for food (how's that for an anti-vegan)
    5. I have no...
  19. I like using spacers because you can fine tune...

    I like using spacers because you can fine tune the fit easier than if you were to use various stems. Cheaper too. I also leave 1/4" to 1/2" of spacer (with corresponding steerer tube inside) on top...
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    I'd replace that seatpost if I were you. I had...

    I'd replace that seatpost if I were you. I had one briefly on my mtb. It flexed and creaked like crazy. I took it out of the frame for some reason (can't remember why) and found it was crimped by...
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    tubing wall thickness in millimeters. The tubes...

    tubing wall thickness in millimeters. The tubes are .9mm thick at each end and .6mm thick in the center portion.

    Chris
  22. I'm riding my 1x1 as a FG during one of our...

    I'm riding my 1x1 as a FG during one of our weekly night rides. Picture was taken back in January when it was about 20deg.

    http://mysite.verizon.net/allencb/1.jpg

    Chris
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    I thought about doing something similar, but I...

    I thought about doing something similar, but I already have a bunch of parts specific to this frame. Plus, Performance shipped the fork and I've picked it up from the shop. I want the bike "right...
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    So much for getting mine built before the baby...

    So much for getting mine built before the baby arrives.

    Chris
  25. I wonder how hard it would be to take that idea a...

    I wonder how hard it would be to take that idea a step further and rig up a brake light using one of those little LED taillights...

    Chris
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