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Posted By samkl

Thanks for all the insights, everyone. I ordered...

Thanks for all the insights, everyone. I ordered a pair of the RH 28s after all. Yeah, nuts from a financial perspective, but I figured it's good to have a little thing to look forward to to break up...
Forum: Touring
06-30-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 74
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Posted By samkl

I dunno, I think it's kind of insane. I guess...

I dunno, I think it's kind of insane. I guess Surly saw Trek charge $1700 for a Sora/Alivio 520 and thought they could do the same? But even the 520, while still way overpriced, includes front and...
06-22-20, 10:18 PM
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Posted By samkl

Our 1987? Burley Duet. We made a post late last...

Our 1987? Burley Duet. We made a post late last year on Tandem@Hobbes asking if anyone had a cheap tandem fixer-upper, since we were just looking to get into the hobby and didn’t know how we’d like...
06-19-20, 11:53 AM
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Posted By samkl

Shout out to a forum member

Whichever forum member is behind this YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuUP-ymGIPlSdPhEe_WCwkA) - bravo! Loving the overviews of cool old bikes.

Like this Jack Taylor:...
03-12-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By samkl

Note: does not apply to black cyclists.

Note: does not apply to black cyclists.
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Posted By samkl

Give us updates! I ride a Brooks but am looking...

Give us updates! I ride a Brooks but am looking for something waterproof whose fit doesn’t change as it breaks in. I wonder if the R2 would fit the bill...
12-21-19, 08:38 PM
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Posted By samkl

My new Wabi Classic, in front of picturesque...

My new Wabi Classic, in front of picturesque garbage cans. May do some steerer chopping later......
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Posted By samkl

I can only eat 3 or 4 Clif bars on a ride before...

I can only eat 3 or 4 Clif bars on a ride before I get completely sick of them. Once that happens, I switch to my high-tech nutrition system of Skittles and Chex Mix. Tropical Skittles and "Bold"...
12-09-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,518
Posted By samkl

I bought one because it has road geometry, not...

I bought one because it has road geometry, not track. Not too many new fixie frames fit that bill.
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Posted By samkl

PBP ride report (long)

It’s been a month, almost, which has given my brain enough time to process the insanity that was PBP. I don’t mean that in a derogatory way—yes, some of the insanity was bad, but some of it was good,...
07-05-19, 05:52 PM
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Posted By samkl

My own retro roadie, sans STI's but with a modern...

My own retro roadie, sans STI's but with a modern drivetrain and wheels. Building this up as a rando bike, so sadly all the gorgeous 1st-gen black Dura Ace - with its ultra-high gearing - had to come...
05-15-19, 11:11 AM
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Views: 5,369
Posted By samkl

I disagree. You should definitely try it. What’s...

I disagree. You should definitely try it. What’s the downside? Whether you succeed or fail you’ll have discovered something useful and shared it with others.

FWIW, a mechanic recently told me...
Replies: 25
Views: 2,515
Posted By samkl

How can you tell anything about the condition of...

How can you tell anything about the condition of the wheels? Those pictures don't show much detail.
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