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Old 05-21-14, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
It'll be the first bike I can feasibly SLAM DAT STEM with.
but why
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Old 05-21-14, 12:53 PM
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but why
I crunched the geo numbers of the venge and I could get away with it. Basically they designed the bike with this mindset in mind. It was a hint at which sworks I got.
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Old 05-21-14, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
I crunched the geo numbers of the venge and I could get away with it.
What does this mean? How much saddle/bar drop will you have?
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Old 05-21-14, 01:07 PM
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I finally upgraded my headset. Went from a pitted Cane Creek S2 (I had been running for around 2 years) to a Chris King NTS.
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Old 05-21-14, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
What does this mean? How much saddle/bar drop will you have?
For starters it has a positive sloping TT, so a good reasonable amount imo w/ compact drops and +10 stem.

I can get into specifics once I get home back to the paper I did it all on.
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Old 05-21-14, 07:06 PM
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Nah. It's ok, I was just curious. I like an almost level bar with deep drops as on my Straggler. I have it lowered about an inch from the top of the steer tube and I may keep it intact for future brevets. Or should I just cut it and flip the stem when needed? oh the vanity(even though I have a huge spacer stack)

Venge is cool. Post some pics when you get it.

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Old 05-22-14, 08:24 AM
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Today is the start of my five day weekend, friends flying into town and we are gonna go bike crater lake.
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Originally Posted by richpool View Post
May has been a killer for me on the 3rd I did a gravel century. On the 10th I raced Maisies Pride 100 miles (in my opinion it is the hardest gravel race in Kansas). Last weekend I raced Almanzo 100 which was a ton of fun and something I think everyone should do once. By the way this happened at Almanzo:

To cap it all off, I have the Dirty Kanza 200 on May 31st. Gravel season is almost done!
holy BEEP, RCMP!
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Old 05-22-14, 08:41 AM
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I finished my bike build today will post pictures soon!
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Old 05-22-14, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
Today is the start of my five day weekend, friends flying into town and we are gonna go bike crater lake.
Always wanted to check out crater lake. Post pictures
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Old 05-22-14, 08:49 AM
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Commuted to work.
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Old 05-22-14, 02:50 PM
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today i: wut.

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Old 05-22-14, 10:13 PM
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Speaking of wheels, I scored these today for a killer deal:


Darn close to new aside from the dust.

No idea what to do with them.
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Old 05-22-14, 11:06 PM
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mmmmm want

Both my FG front and rear wheels now have flat spots banged into the rims
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Old 05-22-14, 11:12 PM
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Fished.
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Old 05-23-14, 03:38 PM
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today i tried to raise my seatpost. not happening. boi is stuck. sprayed some liquid wrench in there, who knows. im just gonna ride around with the binder bolt loose and see if it moves any
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Old 05-23-14, 08:26 PM
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Today I:

Untitled by miss_kaz, on Flickr
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Old 05-23-14, 08:59 PM
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nice!

since were sharing t'toos, more work on my sleeve from monday:

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Old 05-23-14, 10:32 PM
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Took apart every component of my fixed gear. I cleaned out all the pieces and brushed clean the insides of the frame. I weighed most of the pieces in Lbs, oz on my food scale.

3 6.7 REAR WHEEL (18)
3 1.2 FRONT WHEEL
5 11.1 FRAME & FORK
2 5.1 Sram BAR & BRAKES + BRAKE LINES
1 1.2 SEAT & POST
14.2 Sugino RIGHT CRANK & CHAINRING (50)
7.0 Sugino LEFT CRANK
10.9 BOTTOM BRACKET (Shimano 113mm 36x24)
10.8 CHAIN
6.2 Campi Veloce FRONT BRAKE
6.0 Campi Veloce REAR BRAKE
1.9 Shimano BOTTLE CAGE
2.7 NUTS, BOLTS, WASHERS, & MISC.

85.0/16 = 5.3125 lbs + 14lbs =
19.3125lbs total

I am now thinking about buying some new pedals and then putting it all together again.
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Old 05-24-14, 02:10 PM
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I started riding at 6:30 planning on riding 80 miles but met some riding buddies as I was headed home. Ended with 94. Tired can't understand why.
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Old 05-24-14, 03:17 PM
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Today I'm going to start turning this:

into windchimes.

Friend got doored and had me migrate the stuff on this to a MASH CXSS.
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Old 05-24-14, 07:39 PM
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4hrs and 2300kj's later... I'm tired. It's funny how easy 200w feels at the start of a ride, and how much of a struggle it is near the end.

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This morning I: track practice

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today im hungover. had a great time in the city last night with my playmate and out of nowhere i was getting sick, threw up off the side of the ferry, didnt get laid.

need fiveguys burger.
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today @Mumonkan bailed on me so I did 30 miles solo.

I would probably have slowed him down anyways; I need to get my legs back in the game.

also my friends sister texted me asking if I "ever thought about being with her"... yowzzaaa. not too sure how to respond to that one.
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