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    Yesterday, 08:39 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Covet in Bikes & Equipment
    Anytime, Casey. Shed is perfect SM100 training! Ride the trails and then grind around on the gravel roads, or swap the MTB for the road bike and...
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    Yesterday, 08:14 AM
    Entirely within VA? If so, a handgun with a CHL is an option. Don't even think about it in DC or MD. As others have said, you'll want to get some...
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    06-30-2015, 08:42 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Covet in Bikes & Equipment
    Drop me a line when you're ready and I'll show you around the Shed. I even have a good intro loop that won't have you hating the rigid bike too...
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    06-30-2015, 08:26 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Covet in Bikes & Equipment
    Its certainly less maintenance than drivetrains are. Suspension forks are complicated things, but modern ones use good seals and cartridge dampers...
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    06-29-2015, 02:21 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Covet in Bikes & Equipment
    Suspension forks aren't that much of a maintenance issue. On my trail forks I generally send them off every few years for an overhaul. The lyrik on...
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    06-29-2015, 10:56 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Kill Bill 2015 in Group Rides
    I've been volunteered! :D I'll be running (er, helping run, because Tania isn't getting totally off the hook for this ;) ) the social ride that...
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    06-24-2015, 08:06 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread Disc brake squeal in Maintenance
    When I've had contaminated pads/squealing, I generally remove the rotors and hit each face with my 5" random orbit sander with 220 grit paper on it,...
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    06-23-2015, 12:20 PM
    FWIW, I really wish I'd spent the money for the Kuat rather than the Yakima I have. The Yakima works ok but has numerous issues and annoyances. If...
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    06-23-2015, 09:49 AM
    My two cents: I did roof racks (Yakima King Cobras) for several years on my old Subaru WRX wagon. The King Cobra holds the bike with both wheels...
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    06-22-2015, 09:39 AM
    Well, it may come with mechanical discs but its pretty obvious that even road gear is moving towards hydraulic systems, so it could be seen as a bit...
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    06-22-2015, 09:25 AM
    Whats wrong with the zip tie? Thats very common for disc lines on MTBs actually, because they are mostly hydraulic, which are continuous and very...
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    06-19-2015, 11:33 AM
    I've not done cannonball, but I've done both seagull and backroads. Overall, seagull was the easier (and better supported) of the two. Attendance...
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    06-18-2015, 12:30 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    FWIW, most of the better composite decking products strive to meet ADA compliance for traction, which specifies both a dry and wet coefficient of...
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    06-18-2015, 11:54 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    I don't buy that; the small kerfs routed into flooring are going to do nothing to help expansion or contraction (life long woodworker here). Wood...
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    06-18-2015, 09:34 AM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    Finally back on the bike after a week and a half off to battle respiratory demons. Uneventful commute where nobody tried to run me over. It was...
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    06-17-2015, 01:18 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    I've never examined those bridges closely, but they are almost certainly some sort of composite decking. The quality varies wildly on that stuff,...
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    06-17-2015, 01:03 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    Floorboards are actually scored because flooring often only has one good side (meaning clear and free of defects and knots), and manufacturers...
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    06-16-2015, 01:30 PM
    jabberwocky replied to a thread My Morning Commute in Commuters
    The problem isn't the wood per se, its the layer of scum and algae that builds up on the surface. I know the north shore MTB guys (who build lots of...
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    06-15-2015, 06:04 PM
    It pulls the entire assemble together (headset/stem/spacers) so there is no play. The stem actually holds it together once clamped. The bottom one...
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    06-15-2015, 02:55 PM
    Not to be a downer, but as a veteran of sprained ankles (byproduct of a decade of skateboarding), I sometimes would have preferred to have broken it....
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    06-15-2015, 10:06 AM
    I've commuted long after dark and it never occurred to me to feel unsafe, but I'm a guy, and I know things are a bit different for women. Everyone...
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    06-15-2015, 09:14 AM
    I was generally home before 9, and certainly not out before 5 if I could help it. :) I suspect its mostly a remnant of the W&OD being treated...
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    06-15-2015, 08:33 AM
    I commuted 2005-2010 year round on the W&OD, which necessitated lots of night riding. I was never hassled (and I rode by police at crossings...
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    06-12-2015, 02:26 PM
    Good deal. Link for those who want: http://www.bikehubstore.com/category-s/227.htm I figured there were some good budget options out there. :) ...
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    06-12-2015, 01:45 PM
    For rims, I'd look at the HED Belgiums, Pacenti SL23, Velocity AeroHead or A23. Kinlins (XR270 or XR300) are good budget choices. I put 7k miles on...
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    06-04-2015, 08:27 AM
    Temporary halt in the war on cars, time for the WAR ON BOATS!
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