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    Chain tension looks pretty good to me! Maybe it's...

    Chain tension looks pretty good to me! Maybe it's because the front wheel is at an angle, but I'd tip the bars down just a bit to save your wrists.
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    Exactly why I'll be on my mountain bike....

    Exactly why I'll be on my mountain bike. Hopefully gear is easy enough as I haven't scoped out the course yet. I'll be slow(er) on the pavement but I'll have so much fun on the singletrack. I'll be...
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    There's three ways to tension a SS setup...

    There's three ways to tension a SS setup (assuming no horizontal dropouts) - eccentric bottom bracket, eccentric rear hub (like the White Industries ENO), or a simple derailleur style chain...
  4. What frame size / model?

    What frame size / model?
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    I'd go with MTB pedals or you won't have much fun...

    I'd go with MTB pedals or you won't have much fun on the descents.
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    Sticky: How many kms do you figure?

    How many kms do you figure?
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    Sticky: I might be interested in these - my GP 4000 tires...

    I might be interested in these - my GP 4000 tires are at end of life. How much do you want for the pair?
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    Wow - that's quite the hit. How's your head? Last...

    Wow - that's quite the hit. How's your head? Last helmet I cracked was striking it off a tree branch (big enough to knock my off my bike) and it didn't look nearly as bad as your helmet.
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    Those fenders are detachable you big baby.

    Those fenders are detachable you big baby.
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    No Phil Gaimon this time around - last time he...

    No Phil Gaimon this time around - last time he was sponsored by Cannondale but he's with Nove now. Cannondale is still partnered for this race though.
    We'll see if the legs come around soon for...
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    Ghost of the Gravel 2019

    Just a reminder for those interested that Ghost of the Gravel is this Sunday. Registration closes on Thursday at 8PM.

    Friendly ghost is 78km (actually more like 70km) .
    Scary ghost is 120km with...
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    Not too sure yet - last year I rode my...

    Not too sure yet - last year I rode my bikepacking rig. 32T front chainring with 11-32 in the back on a 29er rigid dropbar bike. Worked great except the last section of Moose summit where I didn't...
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    I've been signed up since December :) Didn't...

    I've been signed up since December :)
    Didn't realize the course was different this year - tech guide still showed the old version.
    Husky road is super steep I think - I'm not sure I could do it on...
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    I totally forgot that this is the same weekend as...

    I totally forgot that this is the same weekend as Ghost of the Gravel. Totally doing GOTG instead - 110km of gravelly goodness (and it's an actual race and it's cheaper). Maybe I should make a...
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    Sticky: I might go hit up Highwood on Sunday, weather...

    I might go hit up Highwood on Sunday, weather permitting.
  16. Grand Valley is a nice out - super popular with...

    Grand Valley is a nice out - super popular with Cochrane riders. Glendale Road NE of Cochrane is a beauty also if you haven't checked it out yet.
  17. Make sure your DI2 doesn't crap out this time :D

    Make sure your DI2 doesn't crap out this time :D
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    Sticky: There's two more cogs on the back before it's...

    There's two more cogs on the back before it's fully cross chained = I look cooler riding in the big ring all the time.
    (I am super guilty of this because climbing in the big ring makes me feel like...
  19. It looks like I'll be (racing) in Edmonton this...

    It looks like I'll be (racing) in Edmonton this weekend now :(
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    Twice a week, yes :) Gran Fondos are always...

    Twice a week, yes :)
    Gran Fondos are always around the $200 mark, unfortunately. Wish MEC would run their spring event instead.
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    Chinook Gran Fondo - June 15

    Anyone signed up for this?
    https://platinumracing.ca/chinook-gran-fondo/chinook-gran-fondo-race-details/

    Bow cycle's got a $50 off the registration code which makes it decent value:...
  22. It can't be any worse than it is today. You...

    It can't be any worse than it is today. You picked a good time to travel!
  23. Postponed - looks like Sunday May 26th is the new...

    Postponed - looks like Sunday May 26th is the new day.
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    I think you have to be there right when it starts...

    I think you have to be there right when it starts to get the good stuff.
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    Can you send me a PM with your asking price?...

    Can you send me a PM with your asking price? 11spd compatible?
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    So what is the 60mm carbon wheelset you've got...

    So what is the 60mm carbon wheelset you've got then? :D
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    But think of how much cooler you will look with...

    But think of how much cooler you will look with carbon wheels!
  28. This might get postponed by a week given the...

    This might get postponed by a week given the forecast...
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    So hip it hurts.

    So hip it hurts.
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    Are you completely stripping it down to the...

    Are you completely stripping it down to the metal? Would look sweet if you can prevent it from oxidizing.

    Edit: you answered my question already in your last post. Looks neat!
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    Sticky: Slick. Now it needs one of these:...

    Slick.
    Now it needs one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Fyxation-Leather-Bicycle-Growler-Carrier/dp/B00KYRVUA8
  32. I have my sources :) I'm out there a bunch on...

    I have my sources :)
    I'm out there a bunch on the bike as my parents live in Bragg Creek now. That said, the latest update was from Calgary and Area Mountain Bikers on facebook. If I don't see an...
  33. So Elbow Pass is open as of yesterday - I guess...

    So Elbow Pass is open as of yesterday - I guess that means Brent is out.
    There is no sign up, but I recommend looking up the Facebook group I mentioned for updates. I can answer any questions in...
  34. Sweet - the more the merrier. Because of the...

    Sweet - the more the merrier. Because of the waiting at the top of the climbs and the 1 or 2 food stops this event does take a while to complete, by the way.
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    Sticky: On a Jake you'll have four options: - eccentric...

    On a Jake you'll have four options:
    - eccentric rear hub (such as a White industries ENO)
    - chain tensioner (like a Surly Singleator)
    - eccentric bottom bracket (I think Phil Wood makes one but...
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    Sticky: 85639 Just finished building this - it's a...

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    Just finished building this - it's a State Warhawk singlespeed cyclocross bike I tore down and upgraded a bunch of stuff on:
    -Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels
    -SRAM Force Carbon Crank
    -Replaced...
  37. De Ronde van Cowtown 2019 Edition

    Hi all - just a heads up that De Ronde van Cowtown will be on April 28 this year. The idea is that it's a group ride where we hit a bunch of the major hills in Calgary and end up at Fergus and Bix...
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    PRs, maybe. Most strava segments that benefit...

    PRs, maybe. Most strava segments that benefit from big tail winds have been taken by guys with big power and massive tailwinds. I remember doing a tailwind effort up old banff coach road. Still 44...
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    I don't really need anything, so I'm going to...

    I don't really need anything, so I'm going to spend time on the bike seeing as how nice the weather is.
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    What do you mean by "it is the season for beer...

    What do you mean by "it is the season for beer after all"? I shouldn't be drinking beer in Summer, Fall, Winter AND Spring?
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