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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    Oooh, I missed this 28mm S-Works being released https://www.specialized.com/us/en/equipment/components/sworks-turbo-2bliss-ready/130701 ! -- That...
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    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    I think it's true that latex + open tubs will probably be as good -- or better -- a ride than a Schwalbe Pro One tubeless. (I wonder about the ride...
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    Yesterday, 01:05 PM
    I guess if she's not also your current wife then this did not work as planned :-) Yeah, my Saab couldn't start in 3rd. I may have tried once or...
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    Yesterday, 12:57 PM
    Oh, yeah, I don't think anyone would bother carrying sealant and re-seating a tubeless tire on the side of the road (or the mtb trail, for that...
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    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    I generally agree with points 1-3 here. I don't think tubeless < 28mm provides a lot of value. (And contrary to my former opinion on this, I also...
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    Yesterday, 10:23 AM
    Ha, that's funny . Yeah, my synchros were shot in my Saab 900, so I also had to use 2nd for everything. It made for some scary moments on hills. ...
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    10-17-2017, 08:31 PM
    Yeah, exactly. I don't think it is any harder to roll a stop sign in a manual. Just leave it in second gear.
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    10-17-2017, 08:20 PM
    You sure you pumped it up hard enough? Some tires, especially with tubes on tubeless rims, will not snap their beads out of the center channel until...
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    10-17-2017, 05:44 PM
    Yeah, if the tires just go easily into the rims, that probably is a dangerous combo. They should be hard -- almost hard enough to need tools,...
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    10-16-2017, 02:30 PM
    I've had Hitchinson tires blow off the rim -- e.g. Hutchinson Pirhana at 70psi. I have no idea why I was running 70psi; I think that was within a...
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    10-14-2017, 07:45 AM
    I rode a set of the 43mm version of these tires for a bit. I think the 35mm might have felt nicer -- probably lighter. - The volume was nice and the...
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    10-13-2017, 10:35 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Tire loan library in Bikes & Equipment
    They felt much better at the recommended-for-me 45/50psi this AM -- and felt quicker too, whatever they may claim about lower pressure being just as...
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    10-13-2017, 10:46 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Ultegra chain pin in Bikes & Equipment
    So what's the advantage to a Shimano chain. I have always wanted a quick link, so I have never actually used one. But there must be some reason why...
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    10-13-2017, 08:16 AM
    Riding down to the gate from MacAurthur -- and back up -- is a great hill.
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    10-12-2017, 09:35 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Tire loan library in Bikes & Equipment
    Oh, that's easy; I just stand up and rock the bars a bit and then listen for the rotor rubbing :-) But, yes, I decided on the way home that these...
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    10-12-2017, 05:16 PM
    I wonder what percentage of cyclists pay the admission vs just entering the park via C&O (MD) or CCT/Difficult Run trail (VA).
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    10-12-2017, 04:57 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Tire loan library in Bikes & Equipment
    Good eye; that's exactly what it is! :-)
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    10-12-2017, 02:21 PM
    hozn replied to a thread Tire loan library in Bikes & Equipment
    Quick review of the 700x38c Compass Barlow Pass: - measure 37.5mm on 19mm internal-width rims (Kinlin XR31) - very easy to mount and seat tubeless....
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    10-11-2017, 10:08 PM
    Ooh, I want to try to make this one. Dickie, I haven't seen you in forever; I miss you! (-- and am sad you're leaving)
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    10-11-2017, 01:36 PM
    Ha, that's pretty good :) Ok, well, I'll grant that (very) few of those were full stops, but I'd also maintain that those are not "yields". And...
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    10-10-2017, 06:47 PM
    I take issue with the suggestion that bikes and cars treat stop signs the same now. If there are some studies that show that most cars do not stop at...
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    10-10-2017, 11:28 AM
    hozn replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    Yeah, I also just make sure coast is clear and yield to any drivers already there, as one should. I guess that meant close enough to a stop to not...
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    10-10-2017, 11:12 AM
    This is not my experience. --I have been ticketed for slow rolling a stop sign. While I agree that cars don't always stop completely, slowing down to...
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    10-09-2017, 09:41 AM
    hozn replied to a thread Croatan Buck Fifty in Events
    This year I was considering doing the DK200, but might not be dedicated enough to the idea to enter the lottery. Will consider the Croatan, though...
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    10-06-2017, 10:33 PM
    90% sounds about right to me. Probably higher. Every now and then there is someone that completely stops and puts a foot down at the stop sign even...
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    10-06-2017, 05:26 PM
    hozn replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    That is fair. I have talked to most of them and they just explained that they liked having e-assist to make the commute easier or wanted to go...
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    10-05-2017, 02:33 PM
    Yeah, I use Tesa 4289 (bought on ebay), since it is the same tape as Stans but a fraction of the cost. I've considered using the blue 3M too, though...
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    10-05-2017, 11:30 AM
    2 layers of stans yellow tape (or similar blue tape like that used by Velocity) is enough for road pressures. 1 layer is enough for MTB/Cross. ...
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    10-05-2017, 09:54 AM
    hozn replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Yeah, of the ebikes I see on my commute, zero are driven by parents with children or the physically challenged. Most were running at 25-30mph down...
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    10-05-2017, 09:49 AM
    Or maybe? http://road.cc/content/tech-news/230169-milkit-booster-aims-make-tubeless-tyre-inflation-easy-just-launched Honestly, I have a...
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