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the lemond is probably built by hand by some italian/japanese master builder. your cross check is probably built by a machine in china. if you find the serial number and do some digging you can probably find out where and by who it was built. I had a 3rensho built specialized allez that rode like butter but i got hit by a car on it and now it hangs in my garage. My garbage can ciocc rides better than my road bike but its not as light. ive been thinking about building it like this:
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The hub cracked on the rear wheel of my lemond, spoke flexed out and caught the rd, pulling it in and bending the hanger. Its bent back into place now. Not a spoke broke, just the flange on the hub WTF.
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I didn't bend it back, the shop did it for $10 with the right tool
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So I rode 17 miles with my brother in law last week...out of breath and struggling to keep up the entire time.
I rode 28 by myself the other day and barely got winded. Do this mean I need to push myself harder riding solo? Maybe shorten my rides and up the intensity?
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probably ride more often closer to threshold for like 15-20 minutes.

its better to ride 30 minutes a day with 15 of those being hard effort than one big ride a week, for example.
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shaving your legs and arms will decrease your drag and youll be able to keep up with your bil
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Geeheeb wrote:probably ride more often closer to threshold for like 15-20 minutes.

its better to ride 30 minutes a day with 15 of those being hard effort than one big ride a week, for example.
thanks man. i'll try to get more in per week
RY4N wrote:shaving your legs and arms will decrease your drag and youll be able to keep up with your bil
he shaved his legs beginning of summer. maybe that's why he's so much faster?
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NOT MAYBE ARIK, NOT MAYBE
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apparently the beardo cross guys have turned an abandoned disc golf course at the state college into a cross course. gonna give that a try this weekend (if there is no one there to see it)...
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Geeheeb wrote:apparently the beardo cross guys have turned an abandoned disc golf course at the state college into a cross course. gonna give that a try this weekend (if there is no one there to see it)...
What kind of cx bike do you have?
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a surly cross check that I builded myself. that bike I got out of the trash could be an okay cross bike too
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I told a Cape Verdean guy at work that I spent 2k on a bike. He told me that you can get bikes at yard sales for $20.
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There is a park near my house that has great trails, pretty much a natural cross course. Its on an ekser.

Can't quote bunny hop this yet:

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been commuting with a wald basket instead of panniers because this bike does better with weight on the front. this pic was taken at an abandoned golf course. dad was right, these rule:

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Holt shit. already??
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yeah man, lake effect
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It snowed here for the first time today as well. I fucking hate it.
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I love winter riding, but they dump a bunch of salt on the roads, so it eats yr bike. I haven't even built my winter fixed gear yet so I know what I am doing tomorrow
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I now live 3.3 miles from work. I need to get my shit together and start using a bike.
I'm in a very busy area full of entitled luxury SUV drivers.
Is there a better map thing than google maps for finding a route?
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its only 3.3 miles just scout it out
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is any of it on route 1?
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Geeheeb wrote:I love winter riding, but they dump a bunch of salt on the roads, so it eats yr bike. I haven't even built my winter fixed gear yet so I know what I am doing tomorrow
why do you ride in the snow? It can't be very comfortable
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