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    Today, 06:11 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Post your ride pics in Pictures & Videos
    Yeah, that's the route I went (bought a roadbike and started commuting later). There were a number of falls into rocks, off of logs, etc. :-) ...
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    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Post your ride pics in Pictures & Videos
    Nice! If your pedal retention is adjustable you may want to loosen them? Being able to unclip quickly is definitely useful on the mtb. My Atacs...
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    Yesterday, 09:40 PM
    Yeah, those are Grails. In the picture the 42mm Specialized Trigger tires are not setup tubeless; I couldn't get these non-tubeless-ready & wire-bead...
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    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    Yeah, this is the commute detour I take when conditions are good. The most direct route adds 6ish miles and 30 minutes to the overall commute. The...
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    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    Lake Fairfax is great. Rode through twice (commute) on the 'cross bike yesterday.
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    08-28-2015, 01:47 PM
    I love it. Hello, landscape worker commuting on the Magma, yeah you had to do a double take because this is my 4th bike this week! Guess what, I'll...
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    08-27-2015, 09:28 PM
    @dkel, that build is really sweet. I am jealous of all that orange. The silver and black components look great. Attention to detail top-notch....
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    08-26-2015, 03:23 PM
    Yeah, road and trail are quite different. 50 on those trails (relatively easy, super fun) is probably closer to 100+ mile road ride esp for less...
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    08-25-2015, 08:58 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Everyday commuting? How? in Commuters
    The 520 is out (or imminent) too. I really like the 510; I would get it in a heartbeat over the 500 because I love not having to plug in the device...
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    08-25-2015, 07:41 PM
    Yeah, good choice! Congrats on the new bike! I keep thinking about an X-Caliber frame to build into a HT. I can build you some wheels when you're...
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    08-25-2015, 02:03 PM
    Yeah, there's a sweet spot there before things start to squirm on the corners, I agree. I don't like things getting squirmy either. I have gotten...
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    08-25-2015, 01:14 PM
    Yeah, definitely only use RT tires for RT! All the articles/howto guides/forum posts that I have seen are good about making that explicit. I am glad...
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    08-25-2015, 12:19 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Everyday commuting? How? in Commuters
    Yeah, it is rough. I look at the name; if I don't recognize it, I assume it needs to be flagged. Of course, if it is Tim or Jason or any number of...
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    08-25-2015, 11:56 AM
    I have never had any problem seating tubeless(-ready) tires with a floor pump, on Stans or UST Mavic rims (or one Kinlin rim I converted). ...
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    08-25-2015, 06:23 AM
    Most rims can be converted to tubeless, but I find it makes life better to get purpose-built products for things like that (easier to seat tires,...
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    08-24-2015, 08:32 PM
    +1 for getting 650 wheels if you get a small or medium frame. I have medium with 29er wheels and I kinda feel perched up there. Biggest downside...
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    08-24-2015, 02:44 PM
    It honestly doesn't matter. I started with 26" hardtail (XL frame), later got a 26" full suspension, then got rid of it all and am left with a 29"...
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    08-22-2015, 08:21 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Lights 2015 in Bikes & Equipment
    Yes, the button is on front light unit and is very large and tactile; turning it off is just a ~2-second press. The only disadvantage to the...
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    08-20-2015, 08:17 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Unicycle Thread in Bikes & Equipment
    I tried this technique (less weight) on the foot that starts on the pedal (in my case left foot) and that increased my freemount success rate...
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    08-19-2015, 05:26 AM
    If it is just for a handful leisurely miles a day, I am sure he could HTFU and ride a tiny bicycle. :-) But if you want it to be comfortable for...
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    08-18-2015, 06:22 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Unicycle Thread in Bikes & Equipment
    Yeah, I will end up with 2 unicycles without having increased n. The 36" do look cool, but you probably want to learn on a smaller wheel. (20" is...
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    08-18-2015, 05:53 PM
    Ha, that's funny. My favorite comment from the Bike Rumor article on the Paul brakes was (paraphrasing) "These are great if you wanted BB7s but...
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    08-18-2015, 08:53 AM
    I'm sad the trim is not purple :) But I'm wondering how you like the sram hydro brakes?
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    08-17-2015, 09:56 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Unicycle Thread in Bikes & Equipment
    Totally, yeah! I will PM you to coordinate a time (though am traveling for next weekend).
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    08-17-2015, 07:20 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Unicycle Thread in Bikes & Equipment
    Impressive! Yeah, I have not yet worked up to actually "going anywhere" yet. Hoping in the next couple weeks to try a longer (say 1 or 2 mile)...
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    08-16-2015, 02:48 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Unicycle Thread in Bikes & Equipment
    I was wondering the answer to that too -- please let us know! I finally made it all the way around the block today, starting from a free mount....
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    08-16-2015, 08:52 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Unicycle Thread in Bikes & Equipment
    Yeah, I think I have seen that guy on the W&OD. Seeing him was what first tipped me off to the possibility of commuting. Initially my goal is just...
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    08-15-2015, 08:45 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Unicycle Thread in Bikes & Equipment
    Ah, yeah; I was just kidding about the topic. No need to split it out. There isn't enough interest for a unicycle-only thread; we should just rename...
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    08-15-2015, 04:02 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Unicycle Thread in Bikes & Equipment
    While I question the applicability to this thread ;-) this is a great tangent. The 36" wheelsize is popular for touring on the unicycles. I think...
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    08-15-2015, 10:23 AM
    Build finished, rode it earlier in the week. It is nice to have a smaller frame / be more over BB.
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