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    All good things! There's definitely more of all...

    All good things! There's definitely more of all these with the groups of people I work with.

    The inserted reference to real estate seems a bit like WaPo clickbait.

    Also, WMATA fare pricing is...
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    Yeah, I was the same, sort of - when I got the...

    Yeah, I was the same, sort of - when I got the Wabi I decided to try the traditional rounder, deeper road drops even though I suspected I'd prefer modern compact road drops.

    They don't exactly...
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    You might have a little trouble finding compact...

    You might have a little trouble finding compact silver road drops for the 26mm stem clamp - most are made for 31.8mm. I think the Soma Highway One is still being sold. I ended up with a Civia...
  4. Thread: Short term goals

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    Yeah, I have no issues at all with this new...

    Yeah, I have no issues at all with this new thread. Just thought that a more specific Google search could help if you can't find something you're looking for. (Last post in that thread was July, so...
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    The one downtown that's closest to my office has...

    The one downtown that's closest to my office has that too, but there's no practical way to get a bike in there, especially during the lunch rush queues. I think I've only ever seen one bike in the...
  6. Thread: Short term goals

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    FWIW, the first result if you Google "2014 goals...

    FWIW, the first result if you Google "2014 goals site:bikearlingtonforum.com":

    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?6398-2014-Mileage-Goals
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    Sort of related, I would like to try a bike...

    Sort of related, I would like to try a bike fitted with one of these

    http://www.zehus.it/

    It supposedly needs no active charging if you use it on the default mode, although they don't really...
  8. Thread: Bicycle Gifts

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    Cycling caps or socks are inexpensive and...

    Cycling caps or socks are inexpensive and universally useful, and not too difficult to guess sizing.
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    I'm familiar and happy with the vBulletin system...

    I'm familiar and happy with the vBulletin system - I think it generally works pretty well. I do think there's rarely a case for sub-forums. Multiple boards are fine but once you get into having...
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    Same! Originally I was going to "save" this bike...

    Same! Originally I was going to "save" this bike for fair weather rides and weekend rides/less commuting but, oh well. It's gotten a bit dirty and a few paint scratches now.

    I still stop awkwardly...
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    I like the potato salad and pretty much all the...

    I like the potato salad and pretty much all the proteins at Carolina Brothers in Ashburn (not really a fan of their mac & cheese tbh). Vienna, Falls Church and Shirlington have plenty of options too....
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    I have a lockring tool you can borrow if you...

    I have a lockring tool you can borrow if you like. It's not even mine, but it's a long-term loaner from a friend who doesn't currently own a fixed gear.
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    Between 65 and 79 GI. I can spin 120rpm fine and...

    Between 65 and 79 GI. I can spin 120rpm fine and 140+ for short bursts so usually now I'm on 42/16 fixed on 28mm.
    I ran 48/16 SS for quite some time on 23mm, I would be happy with that on a stiff,...
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    Also: pit bike!

    Also: pit bike!
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    I probably just mumbled something like "I would...

    I probably just mumbled something like "I would be fine with having fixed/fixed", because yeah you can run a freewheel on a fixed hub from what I've read. I think the threading isn't quite as...
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    I believe so, yes, although I don't have any...

    I believe so, yes, although I don't have any experience with them. I only have fixed/free wheels. Although the ultimate statement in simplicity is the one-sided fixed hub :)

    I don't know much...
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    Good luck and best wishes! That 70 mi paved...

    Good luck and best wishes!

    That 70 mi paved trail nearby sounds good. (I don't miss commuting 5 days/week!)
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    At least he didn't get a flat today! Oh wait...

    At least he didn't get a flat today! Oh wait...
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    Yeah, I think it's generally accepted that even...

    Yeah, I think it's generally accepted that even without a derailleur it's better to run 48/18 than 43/16 since each chain link is rigid and has to bend around a cog. I have a 9-26 cassette on my...
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    That's what I mean though: when the chainline is...

    That's what I mean though: when the chainline is straight there is less lateral pulling/side strain on the chain, so less friction: both between the top of the chain (cassette to chainring) and yes...
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    Fans sound like a bit too much. I'd rather have a...

    Fans sound like a bit too much. I'd rather have a battery powering some heated gloves/shoes! What I do is wear a Buff / half-mask over my nose/mouth under the goggles so my exhaled air doesn't easily...
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    Between CX races, kids activities, and the like I...

    Between CX races, kids activities, and the like I won't be doing real weekend rides 'til next year probably. :(



    In that case, I think it would work okay for fixed gear! Other than perhaps...
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    Yeah, I think without chain tension I wouldn't...

    Yeah, I think without chain tension I wouldn't run that 6-bolt thing. It's a neat idea but unless you can get a magic ratio (maybe with a half-link?) I wouldn't run fixed, and then with SS you lose...
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    Awesome to hear. It took me much longer to get...

    Awesome to hear. It took me much longer to get used to riding fixed with the same confidence as my freewheeling bikes, but now I have the hang of it, FG is one of my preferred commuter bikes! After a...
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    Yep. I have a WeeRide Kangaroo bought new that I...

    Yep. I have a WeeRide Kangaroo bought new that I used on either my MTB or hybrid - you're free to borrow it. It does scratch up the top tube but I really liked the front seat option. I ended up...
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