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    09-20-2017, 09:17 AM
    I'd propose that it's the tread pattern & rubber compound more than tubeless, but tubeless does yield a more supple tire. But the G-One are great...
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    09-20-2017, 08:37 AM
    I agree; I don't think 28s would be faster on this, even on the relatively smooth crushed stone sections south of Rileys Lock (which is as far as...
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    09-18-2017, 10:12 PM
    How "stretched" is the chain? If it's 0.75 or more, I wouldn't change it; the damage is done. (It's true that I don't think it makes economic sense...
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    09-18-2017, 10:24 AM
    Wow, had no idea that existed. Yeah, I've got Hope Pro 2 Evo (40t) hubs, so I assume those are the version I would need! -- that's a nice option to...
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    09-18-2017, 09:04 AM
    (I'm quite certain this thread was intended to be satire.)
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    09-18-2017, 07:39 AM
    Wonderful - thanks for sharing the links! I love reading build threads. I feel pretty comfortable now with road/gravel geometries, clearances, etc....
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    09-17-2017, 09:05 PM
    Look forward to seeing it on the trail! -- Looks like you're already getting it dirty. Once you get a bit comfortable on it, you should totally...
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    09-17-2017, 09:02 PM
    Beautiful bike. This must be a dumb question, but what's that protruding round nub mid-way up the seat post? Are you able to clear 3.0" rear...
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    09-15-2017, 09:02 PM
    This is the best thread on the forum in months, maybe years! :-)
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    09-15-2017, 01:01 PM
    hozn replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Sure, I agree that breathing exhaust isn't great. Can we ban people smoking on the trails too? That's gross. I could see someone counter-argue...
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    09-15-2017, 12:59 PM
    hozn replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    That seems consistent with the point others have made that e-bikes are legal on Arlington MUPs. I guess in VA that leaves the W&OD, which isn't...
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    09-15-2017, 11:33 AM
    hozn replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    I think distinguishing between good motors and bad motors is far more tenuous than motor and no motor when it comes to what should be allowed on the...
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    09-14-2017, 09:52 AM
    hozn replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    No, it is pretty hard to spin out the rear tire on a MTB (on anything but the loosest surfaces) using just leg-power to drive the rear wheel. It...
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    09-13-2017, 10:16 PM
    hozn replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    As an aside, do the commercial eMTBs offer no e-assist above 20mph? I know the Spec Turbo assists up to ~28mph. I assume their eMTB does too? I...
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    09-13-2017, 08:48 PM
    hozn replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Sorry, yes, I guess I meant folks that only ride an e-bike or that show up to the group ride on one. No one that races a regular bike on the weekend...
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    09-13-2017, 02:41 PM
    hozn replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    This is a good question. For faster road group rides -- or maybe I should say roadie group rides, there is a subtext of competition and...
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    09-13-2017, 10:58 AM
    hozn replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Interesting! -- I have yet to witness such a conversation for someone wanting to join a group ride. Was it just "you're not welcome" or are e-bikes...
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    09-13-2017, 08:29 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Tire loan library in Bikes & Equipment
    I can't believe Conti still doesn't have a road tubeless offering. (Rumor has it that this may finally change next year.) I love their GP4000SII...
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    09-13-2017, 08:27 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Tire loan library in Bikes & Equipment
    So, yeah, I'm happy to loan out tires for testing. I posted this on the other thread, but will repost my current inventory here. (I may switch...
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    09-12-2017, 07:45 PM
    Yeah, I figured it probably was in fact anti-seize after thinking about that a bit more..good you applied it liberally! I don't have any...
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    09-12-2017, 01:41 PM
    That is a really beautiful bike. Love the sandblasting details on the seat tube. And the fender mount behind the rear dropouts is very nice --...
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    09-12-2017, 11:51 AM
    That is a really great idea. Maybe that warrants a new thread or something? I have & can loan for eval: WTB Nanos 40mm Panaracer Gravel...
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    09-12-2017, 11:47 AM
    hozn replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    It doesn't matter. They wouldn't be welcome in road-bike group rides -- and obviously can't race. If someone just wants a better looking e-bike, then...
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    09-11-2017, 12:38 PM
    Yeah, I definitely hear that these aren't great at flat protection. I'm hoping the tubeless (sealant) helps there. My plan is just to ride them on...
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    09-08-2017, 03:25 PM
    hozn replied to a thread FMCC III (Herndon) in Commuters
    Do they serve beer in the morning? It has been awhile since I have been out there.
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    09-08-2017, 11:27 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Gravel Grinder in Bikes & Equipment
    So, there's an important distinction here between "tubeless" and "tubular". Tubular is old technology that is still (often) used by professionals...
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    09-08-2017, 09:56 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Gravel Grinder in Bikes & Equipment
    If your LBS carries Specialized you might consider the Specialized Roubaix 2BR Pro in a 30/32 size; you can run that tubeless. Maybe that's a bit...
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    09-07-2017, 10:21 PM
    I feel a bit conflicted about this purchase. $60 is a lot for a tire, but especially if the profits are funding Jan Heine crackpot science. I'm only...
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    09-07-2017, 08:25 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Gravel Grinder in Bikes & Equipment
    For gravel (especially) you get better traction from lowering your pressure. But you risk pinch flatting I'd you aren't running tubeless. So there's...
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    09-07-2017, 03:02 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Gravel Grinder in Bikes & Equipment
    I have ridden Pete's Round Hill gravel route on 28mm slicks and it was just fine. This summer I rode a fair bit of gravel of varying degree of...
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