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i have grown to like it after years of commuting.
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The cold, fresh air is nice. So there's that. It's pretty much the only thing I like, though.
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Erik, I made fun of your frame bag before and I'd like to take that back. I got a revelate frame bag and it RULES HARD (but I can still fit water bottles in my frame). This thing is the bomb, having all the weight there is great on this frame. I started out with only rear rack/panniers, but slowly have been moving the weight around and I think I like a little bit more on the front than the back. But for trail riding this bag is amazing. I wouldn't have got a red one, but it was 50% off.

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Erik13 wrote:what do you guis think of my water bottle/bag setup?

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Just picked up another Lemond frame for cheap, a Croix de fer (Iron Cross) in honor of Lemmy:

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Boo is interested in getting some 650b wheels for her bike, and I realized they will fit on a few of my road bikes with some long reach brakes. Hmmmm.... will borrow.

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any snow there? I saw people riding Friday in a snowstorm. Crazy
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not really this week, its 40 right now, but in a few days its supposed to get down to the teens. i don't ride my road bikes in the winter, just the beater fixed gear for commuting and the surly cross check but i don't ride it on salty roads.
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I dyed the saddle myself :bow:
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Damn! Nice ride!
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thanks man its super comfortable. i hadn't used jagwire cables before, i got some on clearance and they made setup very easy and forgiving.
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you like that frame pump? I prefer the small co2 bottles.
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frame pump > any other option.
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i almost lost my shit when i saw this yesterday...

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I picked this up last week. I still plan on using my side-speed for daily use, but I'll use this for long distance biking

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I keep my butt clean, but a small zit under a sit bone developed into my first saddle sore.

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Hey spacehamster, what do you use for shoes/pedals on your mtb?
I'm assuming flats, and something like 5-10s? Are skate shoes a no-no?
Seems like clip-less pedals are only for dirt roads.

I've been using my crank bros since that's what I have on my road bike, but I've already had one oh shit moment that resulted in a bent hanger.
Also learned that the "broken in" crank bros on my road bike are way easier to get out of.
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Necrophilic Mallard wrote:Hey spacehamster, what do you use for shoes/pedals on your mtb?
I'm assuming flats, and something like 5-10s? Are skate shoes a no-no?
Seems like clip-less pedals are only for dirt roads.
NC-17 Sudpin III flats and Five Ten Impact shoes, yeah. Skate shoes work too, they just don't stick to the pedals as well as the Five Tens. Plenty of people actually use clipless for trail riding, actually, I've just never tried it because the idea terrifies me. But those who do say they have much better control and it's not really a problem to get out of them when you crash.
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can't you set the engagement with shims under the cleats on the crank bros? I use SPD which you can tension right on the pedal.
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don't see how clipless give more control than some proper studded flats.
definitely help on ascents, though.

no, crank bros are dumb, just a spring. the cleat can be rotated to change the release angle, but that's it.
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I looked it up, they do use a shim
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There's some sweet deals on bikes at Diamondback.
http://www.diamondback.com/shop/bikes-sale

I'm so tempted to get the hydraulic brake road/gravel bike @ $1k.
The hydraulic brifters/calipers are $430 alone.

Also, I'm building a carbon roadie based on the nashbar frame.
Been waiting on carbon wheels from Light Bicycle, but they keep delaying shipping, and it's been over a month.
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now that is a clean ride
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