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    31 is the new 28? Been riding S-Ones today which...

    31 is the new 28? Been riding S-Ones today which probably measure out around 31. No discernible difference to me other than more confidence cornering + comfort. Of course, the smooth frame and nice...
  2. Thanks Steve O for organizing! If no one else...

    Thanks Steve O for organizing! If no one else shows up it's okay. Maybe we can compare scars...
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    I think I use both front + rear brakes. I've had...

    I think I use both front + rear brakes. I've had a few occasions on commutes braking hard where the rear wheel did start to lift up (e.g. avoiding hitting a car suddenly pulling out) but I'm yet to...
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    Yeah I ran 160/160 on almost all my disc brake...

    Yeah I ran 160/160 on almost all my disc brake bikes (5+ ?). The only exception was my Kona Jake which was 140s for most of the time, but I decided I preferred 160s across the board.
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    I don't feel like mech. disc brakes are more...

    I don't feel like mech. disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes - they're about the same. But they are more predictable in response. Possibly they are easier to lock up too.

    Hydros require...
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    Agree with both you and huskerdont's experiences...

    Agree with both you and huskerdont's experiences there. My first experience installing my own disc brakes was BB7s on a 26" MTB and it worked great - especially when towing a kid around. My first...
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    If I was legit touring (multi-day/week) I'd...

    If I was legit touring (multi-day/week) I'd probably stay with mechanical, otherwise I'd go with hydros. I actually can't say much maintenance wise really, because I've never had to do anything on my...
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    You said Trollheim!

    You said Trollheim!
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    ビール and Birru are very similar.

    ビール and Birru are very similar.
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    I really should have explicitly credited the...

    I really should have explicitly credited the photog (Mike Briggs on flickr), although I did embed the link to the photo on my post. Click through the photo album to see more awesome pictures from...
  11. Maybe shop for a used bike from a co-op or...

    Maybe shop for a used bike from a co-op or similar.

    Otherwise, any entry level road bike should fit your spec although you may be forced up into a 10/11 speed drivetrain if you buy a whole bike....
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    Ok so looking at Tania's GRUSK pic, I guess it...

    Ok so looking at Tania's GRUSK pic, I guess it was slightly different conditions to HBR after all. Spare a thought for the poor photographer! This road wasn't exactly accessible to 4-wheeled...
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    I sort of regret not doing that last year. It...

    I sort of regret not doing that last year. It really was a great place to hang out and I would've enjoyed overnighting there for sure.



    Err... having ridden with you, I think your level would...
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    GRUSK and HBR are both great events - I'd go back...

    GRUSK and HBR are both great events - I'd go back to do both if I had the chance. HBR is unquestionably tougher imo. I'd consider bringing spare brake pads if it's rainy.
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    When I commuted regularly I did use a mask some...

    When I commuted regularly I did use a mask some days in the summer. I have a bunch of the disposable carbon activated ones you'll see in Asian cities, but also a Respro that has replaceable filters.
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    Spotted the Man today heading east on the FMR...

    Spotted the Man today heading east on the FMR detour. We said hi.
  17. Thread: See you later!

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    Good luck Tim! You'll be missed but I know I'll...

    Good luck Tim! You'll be missed but I know I'll see you on Strava. And there's a whole bunch of KOMs waiting for you. Like hozn, I enjoyed the HP rides you led, and I can easily recall the whooshing...
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    Sorry, don't know. I'm sure I have a few you can...

    Sorry, don't know. I'm sure I have a few you can have to try if you like. I have these (0.5 inch): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F5K82A

    I've mostly used them for Garmin/camera mounts in...
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    I use velcro zip-ties a bunch of a lot of things....

    I use velcro zip-ties a bunch of a lot of things. They can be a little more fidgety than regular zip-ties if it's a small opening, and tougher to get them quite as tight if you need that.

    But...
  20. Thread: L!g!a!

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    IIRC you were already a few lengths ahead in the...

    IIRC you were already a few lengths ahead in the stream crossing!

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TLqjMcj/0/c626534a/X2/i-TLqjMcj-X2.jpg
  21. Thread: Strava Rivalry?

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    Same. Maybe not "frequently" but yeah if you...

    Same. Maybe not "frequently" but yeah if you click on "Analysis" and choose Time scale it's usually easy to tell what's going on. I usually won't flag minor GPS errors because that typically means...
  22. Clearly, you *need* carbon wheels!

    Clearly, you *need* carbon wheels!
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    You were braking on the C&O? :D I don't have...

    You were braking on the C&O? :D

    I don't have much input on this as I'm not even sure what kind of pads I use. Other than Hilly Billy Roubaix I've never worn through pads abnormally fast. I've read...
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    I see you put on nicer rotors too, good decision!...

    I see you put on nicer rotors too, good decision! Hope the wheels work well for you. The hubs will be serviceable but yeah nothing bling. They are very new though - this was 29 wks ago according to...
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    Nice wheels! :)

    Nice wheels! :)
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