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    My 2011 (G1 EB) had the timing chain stretch (~3k...

    My 2011 (G1 EB) had the timing chain stretch (~3k repair :facepalm:), The rattle would only happen when cold at startup for a few seconds.
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    I ride my fixed gear most of the time with a...

    I ride my fixed gear most of the time with a 46/16 ratio up 10th street/14th street and up and over nose hill. 39/19 you should be more than fine if you decide to go SS.
    Fat bike is rusted to hell...
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    I work on a trading desk. We trickle in around...

    I work on a trading desk. We trickle in around 830, and out by 3. lol
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    Sticky: thanks again taemo they should work great for...

    thanks again taemo they should work great for her this winter. Put them on her bike last night. :thumbsup:
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    Glad I didn't drive. Traffic looked...

    Glad I didn't drive. Traffic looked horrible....fat bike was fine. We'll see how the commute home is.
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    For winter - I use WD-40 to clean the chain,...

    For winter - I use WD-40 to clean the chain, then. Finish Line Wet to lube.
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    Budget baller - have 5 cars, but rode my bike to...

    Budget baller - have 5 cars, but rode my bike to work w/studded winter tires on it. :banghead:
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    Sticky: Could use a new set for my daughter's bike. How...

    Could use a new set for my daughter's bike. How much?
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    Here’s are my winter beater bikes. (I have ~23...

    Here’s are my winter beater bikes. (I have ~23 bikes these days. lol)



    1) Started life as a GT650BMX
    Converted to fixed gear on a set of BrevM rims and running Schwalbe Marathon winter...
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    Personally, I would grab a singlespeed or fixed...

    Personally, I would grab a singlespeed or fixed gear for cheap. One that will fit some 700x32 or 35 winter tires. My boss buys a $100 used mountain bike every winter - usually an 80/90s Norco or...
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    My only experience was a '95 Discovery. I always...

    My only experience was a '95 Discovery. I always expected it to break....but never did despite being abused off road.
    That truck never let me down...and has been more reliable than the Fords,...
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    Great shop to deal with also. IMO.

    Great shop to deal with also. IMO.
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    I've always given my used car seats away rather...

    I've always given my used car seats away rather than sell them. Either to a family friend, and twice to a beyonder. If you know / trust the history and the seats are not past expiry.
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    gatorskins are the one conti I will run. I find...

    gatorskins are the one conti I will run. I find they do get brittle if/when they get old enough more so than some others. (ie: they sit on a bike you're not riding).
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    Sticky: More to do with position and weight over the...

    More to do with position and weight over the front.
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    I go even cheaper for commuter tires. Usually the...

    I go even cheaper for commuter tires. Usually the michelin dynamic sport (wired), which can be found for around $10 usually. I always seem to have bad luck with Contis.

    +1 on Osprey packs. Huge...
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    Sticky: Flatbar always feels so twitchy to me...I ride...

    Flatbar always feels so twitchy to me...I ride drops all winter.
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    Sticky: Cool - let me know. This is for my fixed gear....

    Cool - let me know. This is for my fixed gear. Stock crankset seems to flex and I keep breaking chainring bolts climbing nose hill with the 42/16.
    Prefer 170mm - but let me know what you've got....
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    Sticky: A long shot...but anyone have a square taper...

    A long shot...but anyone have a square taper crankset either 130 or 144 BCD kicking around?
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    Sticky: Updated list...a few things gone, more added. ...

    Updated list...a few things gone, more added.

    Ultegra rear brake (direct)
    Specialized SL 40 tri tip saddle
    Garmin handlebar mount (for watch)
    Cane creek head set cc-hs4oz-S
    105 front...
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    Sticky: Yes - shimano hub. Lighted used, took it off and...

    Yes - shimano hub. Lighted used, took it off and upgraded to Sram red.

    Edit - left it in the bike lockup for you. Hope it works for ya. Cheers. Price = pay it forward.
  22. I remember a thread here a while back that...

    I remember a thread here a while back that someone was selling their STI due to the harsh suspension bouncing their newborn's head around....


    As for the Golf discussion. I had a Golf TDI at one...
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    Sticky: Went through the tickle trunk and tossed a few...

    Went through the tickle trunk and tossed a few parts aside. More coming

    Ultegra rear brake (direct)
    Specialized SL 40 tri tip saddle
    Garmin handlebar mount (for watch)
    Cane creek head set...
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    I've ran nashbar tensioner, and the surly...

    I've ran nashbar tensioner, and the surly singleator years ago. Both will work, but you get what you pay for....
    Both my SS and Fixed gear I have now both have horizontal dropouts and I use the...
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    I've used those kits in the past also. What are...

    I've used those kits in the past also. What are you using as a chain tensioner, or does the frame have horizontal drop outs?
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    Most fixed gears / single speeds come standard...

    Most fixed gears / single speeds come standard with a 46/16 or 2.88 ratio or similar. With that being said, give it a try and if it works for you...go with it.
    I commute on my fixed gear now and...
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    I've seen them a few times. Usually fairly easy...

    I've seen them a few times. Usually fairly easy to spot...
    What happens if you just keep riding?
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    I swear by osprey packs. I have 2 Osprey Talons...

    I swear by osprey packs. I have 2 Osprey Talons in the 11L and 22L. Lifetime warranty, and have yet to wreck one yet after years of daily bike/run commuting.
    Have gone through several other...
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    Damn. Just saw this. Great training tires.

    Damn. Just saw this. Great training tires.
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    Sticky: Thanks for checking. I'll pass. Love the old...

    Thanks for checking. I'll pass. Love the old Endurance tires for training.

    Went through my parts trunk, and tossed a bunch of stuff aside. Will post it up shortly when I have time.
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    thought I would follow-up on this post....and I...

    thought I would follow-up on this post....and I got a flat at IM Boulder that refused to seal. Appeared to seal during the race (noticed it race morning - and rode 180km on it), but every time I try...
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    Sticky: buh_buh Any chance these are the Pro4 Endurance...

    buh_buh Any chance these are the Pro4 Endurance in 700x23 or 25? If so let me know. Great tire for flat protection....somewhere in between the Conti 4000s and Gatorskins.
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    I store almost 400L of gasoline in my garage.......(in the 5 vehicles I don't drive, while I bike to work.) :rofl:
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    Stop by MEC - they'll hand you a set for free...

    Stop by MEC - they'll hand you a set for free also.

    Gave me some for my daughters bike.
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    20kph...watch them clock an elite marathoner out...

    20kph...watch them clock an elite marathoner out on a run and try to hand them a ticket. lol
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    I was racing in Colorado - so immediately...

    I was racing in Colorado - so immediately contacted them. They started the repair Thursday night, and were able to meet the minimum curing time and raced on the bike on Sunday morning without issues....
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    Well - we all train like hell, but you never know...

    Well - we all train like hell, but you never know what the body is going to give you on race day. Just have to deal with it. :facepalm:
    Regroup, and 6 wks til the next Ironman. Have a new bike to...
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    Glad to hear wasa went well. Good work! Just...

    Glad to hear wasa went well. Good work!

    Just got back from IM Boulder. Found a crack in my frame the thursday before the race. Brokencarbon.com did an amazing rush repair, and got the bike ready...
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    Poll: Exactly what I was going to say. The 1st mill is...

    Exactly what I was going to say. The 1st mill is the toughest...:dunno:
    I had kids fairly late and likely won't retire until the youngest is out of the house. That is more of a factor than savings....
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    I have not had a flat in 3 seasons and 4...

    I have not had a flat in 3 seasons and 4 ironmans....
    In all my years of road riding at ~10-15k per year. I've only had a catastrophic tire (not tube) failure twice from road debris cutting the...
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