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    Rules like tire width aren't enforced in most CX...

    Rules like tire width aren't enforced in most CX races (they are for UCI level elite races). The only actual rules I can think of is no bar ends, and two working brakes (don't show up on a brakeless...
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    I use 39-18 which is slightly low for off-road...

    I use 39-18 which is slightly low for off-road but ok, and I have one of those White Industries 16/18 dos freewheels. I also have a cheap BMX 41 chainring, so I can switch to 41-16 fairly easily...
  3. Thread: Strava noob

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    They do use barometric altitude if you record...

    They do use barometric altitude if you record using a device with an altimeter.

    https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/20965883-Elevation-for-Your-Activity
  4. Thread: Strava noob

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    I don't know exactly how the wattage formula...

    I don't know exactly how the wattage formula works but I'd imagine it doesn't take variables into account other than speed/acceleration, gradient and weight.

    If you overshoot a ride you can go...
  5. Thread: Strava noob

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    AFAIK, 1. You need to have your bike's weight...

    AFAIK,
    1. You need to have your bike's weight entered, and your weight.
    2. It doesn't matter where you allocate the weight for the wattage estimates. If you have it allocated reasonably though...
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    Heh, my bikes are mixed between front on right...

    Heh, my bikes are mixed between front on right and back on left. My fixed gear and road bike are front on left, the others are front on right.

    It's easier to get used to than having wipers on the...
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    The article says other riders had to do multiple...

    The article says other riders had to do multiple chain replacement, guess that ride is really tough on drivetrains.

    That and this article kinda make me want to try belt drives....
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    I have silver finish Civia Emerson bars on my...

    I have silver finish Civia Emerson bars on my fixed gear since they are 26mm clamp and compact road bars. I pretty much use the same hand positions as I would on my geared bikes.
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    It's on the registrations page:...

    It's on the registrations page:
    https://www.bikereg.com/2014-capital-cross-classic-cyclo-cross-race

    8:15 AM Men Cat 4/5 (Field Limit 125)
    9:00 AM Masters Men 35+/45+ Cat 3,4,5 (Combined Field...
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    I'll always have a soft spot for DB since my...

    I'll always have a soft spot for DB since my first LBS (non K-Mart / yard sale) bike was a Diamondback Outlook. It was eventually stolen from a train station back when I used to multi-modal commute...
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    Yeah I only paid for a new cable, despite roughly...

    Yeah I only paid for a new cable, despite roughly two man hours of labor. And this was on a bike I hadn't even bought there! The fraying was really bad because I stubbornly kept using the shifter...
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    I had an issue like this where my right shifter...

    I had an issue like this where my right shifter cable was frayed and all tangled inside the shifter. Took to it my LBS (Bikenetic) and they fixed it with a lot of labor, and very little cost to me.
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    Yeah maybe I will "reconfigure" it and hand it...

    Yeah maybe I will "reconfigure" it and hand it out as an award for 2015.
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    I don't own any canti equipped bikes, but I...

    I don't own any canti equipped bikes, but I thought this was an interesting read on cantis/vbrakes.
    http://www.rodbikes.com/articles/brakes.html
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    Yeah. Dayyyyuum.

    Yeah. Dayyyyuum.
  16. I totally understand! I also need to motivate...

    I totally understand! I also need to motivate myself more for PT and general fitness rather than just cycling. And there's never an end to things that need to get done around the house. I haven't...
  17. I think the competitiveness is certainly there,...

    I think the competitiveness is certainly there, but it's organic, and not *expected*. This whole thread is a result of people enjoying the challenges and experiences of two successful Freezing...
  18. There isn't supposed to be that pressure though! ...

    There isn't supposed to be that pressure though!

    Why bother have a group and a game if people who
    a) actually do enjoy participating, and
    b) enjoy being challenged to ride through the winter...
  19. I think people should be able to enjoy being part...

    I think people should be able to enjoy being part of FS without dealing with macho BS/etc *without* having to sign up as a slacker. That's why I object to the slacker team - it implies if you're not...
  20. I kind of agree with this. A Slackers team...

    I kind of agree with this. A Slackers team shouldn't even really be on the team leaderboards - maybe it would be better called "Ex-Participants" or "Observers" or something.

    If you end up not...
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    There's no such thing as luck. ...

    There's no such thing as luck.








    (*crosses fingers*)
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    getting rid of old Freezing Saddles trophy

    If anyone wants it let me know, otherwise it will be going in the trash.

    Looks like one of these (second photo)....
  23. Thread: Covet

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    Just leaving this here. How to rationalize any...

    Just leaving this here.
    How to rationalize any bike splurge
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    I'd think assigning the top 20 as proposed by...

    I'd think assigning the top 20 as proposed by Steve O (assuming 10 teams) would work pretty well.

    I think after that it's still worth considering doing buckets/pools (and then randomly picking an...
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    Agreed. I vaguely remember helping people...

    Agreed. I vaguely remember helping people trailside with bikes at least twice in the last 12 months, but I don't recall specifics. I think I showed up to help at BtWD this year too although it was...
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