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  1. Thread: 48T or 46T?

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    a rear cog is a lot cheaper than a new chainring....

    a rear cog is a lot cheaper than a new chainring. I would buy a descent 18T and 19T. This would give you 68", 72" and your current 76". Change cogs for appropriate terrain and wind. I can run 5...
  2. Thread: 48T or 46T?

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    76" v 73" I agree with JohnD. For a significant...

    76" v 73" I agree with JohnD. For a significant difference in climbing crazy steep hills or just a lot of climbing I think you would go with an easier cog. I'm not saying you need one but you would...
  3. Poll: conti gantorskins have held up really well on the...

    conti gantorskins have held up really well on the trainer. I often take the bike off the trainer and ride on the road without having to change tires or wheels. Also I save used tires for trainer...
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    Sticky: my first group ride in eight weeks. 50 miles,...

    my first group ride in eight weeks. 50 miles, 1850' of elevation 19 mph, running single pace line. lots of rollers and short climbs but nothing long or hard.
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    as do I

    as do I
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    lol-+1

    lol-+1
  7. +2

    +2
  8. Thread: Today I (v2):

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    In an hour I leave for two weeks in Alaska :D

    In an hour I leave for two weeks in Alaska :D
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    :deadhorse:

    :deadhorse:
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    Great job. I can't imagine going such distance...

    Great job. I can't imagine going such distance and climbing fixed!
  11. Thread: Today I (v2):

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    today I retire from lawyering after 41 years. ...

    today I retire from lawyering after 41 years. with the extra time I'm sure to make a
    TdF team next year.
  12. Thread: Cleated Shoe

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    Ouch!

    Ouch!
  13. Thread: Cleated Shoe

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    bike riding sandals for SPD cleats. Guy on our...

    bike riding sandals for SPD cleats. Guy on our Saturday morning ride uses these. Not as stiff as my CF sole road shoes but a lot cooler in Texas heat.
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    My Wabi and two road bikes have SpeedPlay ...

    My Wabi and two road bikes have SpeedPlay pedals. DMT shoes with SP Zero cleats. Prior to the DMT I wore Sidi for 20 years with Look cleats or SP. I have a "European" foot, not an "American" foot...
  15. I crashed in September of '09 and hit my right...

    I crashed in September of '09 and hit my right shoulder hard. I did several months of PT and developed lot of muscle that took away most of the soreness. A year later I had a Orthopedist look at it...
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    Welcome to the "Quest"! And what feels good for...

    Welcome to the "Quest"! And what feels good for a short distance may feel terrible for longer distances. Additionally you have to condition the tissue over the sit bones for distance. It takes...
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    Whatever is causing the problem is "subtle". I...

    Whatever is causing the problem is "subtle". I use the same pedals, SpeedPlay Zero, on all three bikes. The geo of the bikes are different as are the saddles but the distance from where the sit...
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    Thanks for the comments. All the advice and...

    Thanks for the comments. All the advice and comments are good. I think it's time for some professional fitting advice and see if I can ferret this out. When this happened eight weeks ago on the...
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    Tendinitis from Geared Bike?

    I've ridden the fixed gear a lot lately but ride a geared bike some. Today i rode the geared bike through lots of rollers with a group. I would use a fairly high cadence with considerable pressure...
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    "group ride" is not Italian for "race". Two...

    "group ride" is not Italian for "race". Two weeks ago when I was out of town I did a small group ride with a guy and his wife with the opposite problem. We kept the effort steady through rollers....
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    Sticky: Good idea 10 Wheels. Better idea would have been...

    Good idea 10 Wheels. Better idea would have been to get naked and crawl into the beer cooler. Not a pretty sight but highly effective. Might still be in there if I had tried it!
  22. Thread: Today I (v2):

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    Today I'm recovering from yesterday. Yesterday I...

    Today I'm recovering from yesterday. Yesterday I rode 75 miles, 2800' of elevation, fixed gear in Texas heat. Spent as much time recovering in AC at store stops as on the road. Not one of my...
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    Sticky: yesterday I rode 75 miles, 2800' of elevation,...

    yesterday I rode 75 miles, 2800' of elevation, fixed gear in Texas heat. Spent as much time recovering in AC at store stops as on the road. Not one of my better ideas. Set a new record for Slow...
  24. I ride a Wabi with Rubino Pros as well-very...

    I ride a Wabi with Rubino Pros as well-very pleased. I'm as comfortable as on my geared road bkes.
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    StephenH you stated the issue better than I did. ...

    StephenH you stated the issue better than I did. I agree the heart of my cramping is fitness or lack of fitness for the level of ride on which I cramped. The more fit I am for the tempo and hills...
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