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    Also try out the Thursday night CX course...

    Also try out the Thursday night CX course practice loops at Gravelly Point. Even if you're on a MTB/hybrid/whatever. It'll give you a good idea of what a CX race is like....
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    Interesting info on the 340s. I didn't really...

    Interesting info on the 340s. I didn't really want something with a brake track anyway! :D

    The Stan's Grail "Team" build is listed as 125KgF...
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    Huh, I've been considering the 340s next time I...

    Huh, I've been considering the 340s next time I get new wheels (that, and the Grails). What's so bad about them? I heard they made the 400s to have a higher weight limit equivalent. I have a set of...
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    Yeah I think you're paying a bit of a premium for...

    Yeah I think you're paying a bit of a premium for the HED name, but I feel since it's one of those brands that helped pioneer a worthy trend (wide rims in this case), they're worth supporting. Same...
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    I've had no issues with my Aksiums that came...

    I've had no issues with my Aksiums that came stock on my 2010 bike (bought in 2011). I do need to true the front wheel but haven't quite figured out how to adjust the bladed spokes... might just take...
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    Yeah 1x10 or 1x11 is definitely on the rise. The...

    Yeah 1x10 or 1x11 is definitely on the rise. The top level Kona CX for the 2015 model year is a 1x11 now, and with hydraulic brakes.

    Speaking of hydraulics, there's always going to be a...
  7. Yeah not really. Wabi do make road frames too,...

    Yeah not really. Wabi do make road frames too, but only down to a 49cm or so. If you emailed the owner and asked though they might be expanding or be able to expand their range. Their manufacturing...
  8. If anyone ever wants a singlespeed/FG in a...

    If anyone ever wants a singlespeed/FG in a smaller size, Wabi Cycles offer their "Classic" in a 42cm, with 650c wheels. Seat tube is 42cm, top tube 50cm....
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    I do ride a steel bike, amongst others - it's...

    I do ride a steel bike, amongst others - it's really up to the rider and what they want. There are high level racers on All-City's CX team, for example, and in the UK, there are road racers competing...
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    I wouldn't pick steel for racing CX simply...

    I wouldn't pick steel for racing CX simply because of the weight - and to a lesser extent the chance of it rusting. I feel that bike weight in CX weighs you down more than in other types of riding...
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    Heh, I wasn't really going for the clean look,...

    Heh, I wasn't really going for the clean look, it's more just a temporary solution until I get another seat bag. I may keep the set up though for one of my other bikes without a seat bag (I just...
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    Love it! I'd probably still want dropbars though,...

    Love it! I'd probably still want dropbars though, I'm a stickler for those. Maybe some nice flared ones.

    And I feel like fixed gear is actually easier than SS in terms of power output. The bike...
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    Yeah I have to say, FG riding can be really hard...

    Yeah I have to say, FG riding can be really hard on your... sit areas. Next time I do a bike selfie I'll make sure I'm not leaning forward approaching any bumps in the road. I'm going to change to a...
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    I would guess lube/chain wear first, but I'm not...

    I would guess lube/chain wear first, but I'm not really experienced with FG stuff. Maybe try detaching the chain and spin the wheel by itself, and then the crank by itself - that might narrow it down.
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    Same, sort of. Actually I started off with just...

    Same, sort of. Actually I started off with just converting a hybrid to SS, which was more or less free since I used the rear derailleur as a chain tensioner. Then I bought a rear eccentric wheel off...
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    Basically 120mm rear spacing is standard for...

    Basically 120mm rear spacing is standard for track frames, and by extension, many SS/FG bikes you see on the street. Modern road bikes are typically 130mm, or 135mm for disc brakes. It's mostly an...
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    Wha'?? Does not compute. Say it ain't so! ...

    Wha'?? Does not compute. Say it ain't so!

    Seriously though, it's good to hear I'm not the only one that took months to get used to fixed gear riding. (Finally the thought of coasting while I'm on...
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    Test ride one if you are planning to buy new (and...

    Test ride one if you are planning to buy new (and if you're buying used you might be able to, as well).

    A lot of the same things apply to fixed gear bikes the same way as regular bikes... things...
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    Keep in mind that there are always going to be...

    Keep in mind that there are always going to be ways to defeat a lock. I'll bring different locks and bikes depending on how long I'm locking up, and location. A rusty old MTB with two u-locks is...
  20. Yeah I always wonder what it's like being 6 and a...

    Yeah I always wonder what it's like being 6 and a half feet tall on 700c wheels and a giant seatpost - does it feel like what a 26" bike feels like to me?

    Toe overlap and fork design/placement in...
  21. On MTB/dirt/etc you usually have more surface...

    On MTB/dirt/etc you usually have more surface friction and less momentum anyway so I think it's no biggie. That's why some still prefer 26 inch MTBs I'd guess. (I have no idea, I don't MTB much at...
  22. As the owner of a folding bike with drop bars, I...

    As the owner of a folding bike with drop bars, I disagree. Smaller wheels just can't soak up bumps as well. You can get bigger tires sure, but you'll need bigger bigger tires. I also suspect the...
  23. You can view many facebook pages even without an...

    You can view many facebook pages even without an account, just make sure you're logged out if you want to dump facebook, and don't want to be tempted
    www.facebook.com/wabadc
    (Although obviously...
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    What everyone else said, plus: it's my size! :D...

    What everyone else said, plus: it's my size! :D Perfect.
  25. Thread: Fixed Gear Rides

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    Olllld thread I know, sorry, but I noticed there...

    Olllld thread I know, sorry, but I noticed there are more "urban" bike events popping up on facebook nowadays, including alley cats. Not sure if they're FG specific, but I'd bet there will be many FG...
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