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    Reynolds 853 vs. Carbon

    One of my bikes is a carbon frame Scattante. Tires are 700x23 Hutchinson Nitro.

    Another is a LeMond Zurich, all Reynolds 853 steel except for the carbon fork. Tires are 700x25 Gatorskins.

    Tire...
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    The Lemond Project

    I have long had a thing for steel frames, and I believe you can't be a real Jedi until you have built your own light saber. So, when “n+1 fever” struck the natural thing to do was find a high quality...
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    I generally say "Passing left" because sometimes,...

    I generally say "Passing left" because sometimes, if I just say "passing", a ped will "Helpfully" move to the left.

    Looking at it as someone who gets passed a lot, I find most cyclists give no...
  4. Thread: Found Connection

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    Me: riding westbound on Custis, near the top of...

    Me: riding westbound on Custis, near the top of the first of the Sister Hills at maybe 9 mph.
    You: Heavy panting coming up behind me, getting closer.
    Me: turning to see who was overtaking me and...
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    Years ago one of my boys hit a curb hard. He was...

    Years ago one of my boys hit a curb hard. He was about 5 at the time. He pitched over the handlebars onto a concrete pad. If not for the helmet, and the fact he was wearing it correctly, the concrete...
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    I'll try to make it.

    I'll try to make it.
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    Thought about putting this in the Missed...

    Thought about putting this in the Missed Connection thread but I didn't actually interact at all with the fellow.

    This morning at about 6:50 I was at the Intersection of Doom waiting for the red...
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    Horses sweat. Men perspire. Women glisten....

    Horses sweat.
    Men perspire.
    Women glisten. Including the ones blowing past me on hills.
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    Fearing ice on the Custis roller coaster this...

    Fearing ice on the Custis roller coaster this morning I took a different route, taking the W&OD to MVT and then north to the 14th St. bridge. Ran into quite a few patches of ice, some smooth and...
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    Given that I am not taking part in Freezing...

    Given that I am not taking part in Freezing Saddles, perhaps I lack standing to post in this thread; but as a native Michigander I feel compelled to issue a stern "Harumpff."
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    Here ya go:...

    Here ya go:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2035425/Introducing-whike-Britains-bike-SAIL-hits-streets.html
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    10 degrees by the thermometer on my handlebars....

    10 degrees by the thermometer on my handlebars.
    "7" on the Rosslyn Monolith after I went by at 6:52.
    6 other riders between East Falls Church and Union Station.

    I'm very glad the wind was at my...
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    I didn't walk the Trollheim, but I did take it...

    I didn't walk the Trollheim, but I did take it extra slow and did feel the wheels slip a little once. Trollheim and all its sibling wooden bridges on the MVT deserve caution.
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    I set a new "personal chilliest" this morning at...

    I set a new "personal chilliest" this morning at 13 degrees. Still, a good ride.

    My commute these days takes me past the Reflecting Pool (Lincoln Memorial), around the Washington Monument, and...
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    I generally wear a windproof vest with netting in...

    I generally wear a windproof vest with netting in the back. It does a good job of keeping the trunk warm without overheating. This morning I was quite comfortable on my 1hr 15 min ride.
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    I try to avoid riding when cold, wet, and dark....

    I try to avoid riding when cold, wet, and dark. I'm allergic to freezing rain; it can make me break out in road rash and painful purple skin splotches. But tonight was actually OK. My normal kit for...
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    Metro fare not paid this morning: $3.80 ...

    Metro fare not paid this morning: $3.80

    Fingers of dawn backlighting the DC skyline and reflected in the Potomac: priceless.
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    I took the metro yesterday - Cold + Dark + Rain...

    I took the metro yesterday - Cold + Dark + Rain takes all the joy out a ride for me - but, even though Metro's problems didn't affect me very much, it did make me think about stepping up my game. My...
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    I don't actually know how many miles I did in...

    I don't actually know how many miles I did in 2014; somewhere between 6,000 and 7,000, I estimate.

    What I DO know is that my bride's goal is for me to spend less time on the bike and more time...
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    I only needed help trailside once. My chain had...

    I only needed help trailside once. My chain had broken and fallen off. The guy who stopped was a self-confessed noobie who had never seen a chain tool - but he knew how to hold a flashlight, and that...
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    Anytime I have had problems shifting between...

    Anytime I have had problems shifting between chainrings, the front derailleur needed adjusting.
  22. Bikenetic has clocks made from used chainrings....

    Bikenetic has clocks made from used chainrings. Since they are made by one of the staff (Helen? Or is it Ellen?), you might even get one custom made.
  23. My wife gave me a set of four wine glasses, each...

    My wife gave me a set of four wine glasses, each with a painting (small, of course) of a scene with a bicycle. Each glass had a different picture. I think she got them from somewhere in Old Town...
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    Will you post the paper anyplace we would be able...

    Will you post the paper anyplace we would be able to see it?
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    30 Days have September, April, June, and...

    30 Days have September, April, June, and November.
    All the rest have 31,
    Except February, which is endless.

    :p
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