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  1. meehs

    Thoughts on Proposed Radio Ban?

    Wow! The look of the forum has changed a lot since I last visited. I like it! And I don't see any junk posts. I dropped in to see what you guys were talking about with respect to this year's TdF and I haven't posted in a long time. They've been talking a lot, on the Versus coverage of the TdF...
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    Race Day Supplement for "Non"-Racer

    It's been awhile since I've posted on CF! I'm a fairly avid cyclist. I commute regularly and ride recreationally on the weekends. I'd say that I average over 5K miles annually. I like to ride offroad and every year I enter a few local mountain bike races just for fun and to give myself some...
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    Paris-Roubaix 2006 - Who's Your Pick?

    No Paris-Roubaix thread here yet (at least that I could see), so I thought I'd start one. So who's going to win it this year? The Discovery boys made a nice showing at the ToF but Boonen looks unstoppable. Hincapie looks good this year but he seems to have an incredible knack for not getting...
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    Brooks Saddle Tension Adjustment?

    Okay, I feel stupid asking this question but I've been looking at the tensioner mechanism on my Brooks B17 Champion Special and I can't figure out how it's supposed to work. Can anyone here explain it to me? Or to make it even simpler just answer this question: In order to increase or add...
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    Good 700c Winter Tire Recommendations?

    I'm wondering if any of you guys that ride in the winter (and I mean real winter not sissy, rainy, drizzly winter with lows in the upper 30's Fahrenheit ;) ) could recommend a good 700c winter tire. In Minnesota it gets very cold and there is snow and ice to deal with so if you're in a similar...
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    Is the New Stuff Really Better???

    Over the last few months I've been riding a Rivendell Quickbeam single-speed more than any other bike. I have several bikes including a Dura-Ace nine speed equipped Cannondale CAAD 5 w/ Ksyrium Elite wheels and all kinds of fancy carbon parts. I admit I've been talking to other Rivendell riders...
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    Weight Lifting & Cycling... When You're Old!

    I lift weights three times a week during the "off-season" (which since I don't compete much, really just means during the winter) to stay in shape and build a little strength when I'm not riding much. I ride on the trainer indoors on the days I don't lift. I usually continue lifting during the...
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    What's Your Favorite Grip Tape?

    I was retaping the handlebars on my cross bike last night and I thought of this. I've always used Cinelli cork tape and I don't think I've ever really even tried anything else. I know it's a small thing but... What kind of grip tape do you like? Why do you like it? Maybe I'll try something else...
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    Professional Bicycle Repaint?

    I know that this has been discussed before but I did a search and couldn't find anything. I'm thinking of having my steel MTB frame repainted. Can anyone give me any recommendations for professional painters in the USA? I'm willing to tear the bike down and ship it anywhere in the USA. It's a...
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    What Do You Do During the Winter?

    I live in Minnesota and it's starting cool down fast here. I won't be able to ride outdoors much before too long. We have long winters here with a lot of cold and snow, so it's not the ideal cycling state during the winter. I'll get out as much as I can on my cross bike or MTB during the winter...
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    Dented My New Cannondale Frame Already!!!

    I was working on my bike in the garage the other night, just doing routine maintenance. I finished-up and took the bike off the stand and leaned it up against the workbench. My two dogs were outside the back door of the garage whining to come in (you can probably already see where I'm going with...
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    Crank Puller for Shimano Octalink?

    I have a Shimano XT Octalink BB on my MTB. Do I need a special crank puller for it? I have a puller for a standard square taper BB. I know that Park makes the CCP-4 but is that just for the "pipe" style Shimano BB's?
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    Squeaky Cleat/Pedal Interface... Suggestions?

    I'm running Look A5.1 pedals with the red cleats (Nike shoes if it makes a difference). The right side cleat/pedal interface often times starts squeaking like mad about twenty or so miles into a longer ride. It's really annoying! I can get rid of it by spraying the cleat and pedal with some lube...
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    The Cyclism?

    I'm sure some of you are following the Tour de France on OLN. Have you seen the commercials for the coverage refering to it as "The Cyclism"? My question is: What the hell is "The Cyclism"??? Personally I thinks it's kind of dumb since it doesn't mean anything. One of the spots says something...
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    2004 Tour de France - Who's Your Pick?

    It's getting close to Le Tour de France! I wanted to see what everyone was thinking about who the winner will be this year. Will Lance take number six? Is Jan Ullrich going to step-up and take his second? Is it Tyler time? What about Iban Mayo after his performance on Mont Ventoux? Roberto...
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    Atvantages/Disadvantages of Conversion vs. "True" SS

    My curiousity is peaked and I've been thinking about building-up a single-speed for use on my daily commute. I'm trying to decide between getting a "true" single-speed frame with horizontal (track) drop-outs or just getting a regular MTB frame and using a chan tensioner. What are the advantages...
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    Wider vs. Narrower Handlebar

    My new road bike has a 46cm Salsa Pro Road handlebar on it (and it measures 46cm center to center os it's WIDE). The bike that it replaces had a 44cm handlebar on it (which I believe was measured outside to outside). The 46cm bar on the new bike feels REALLY wide to me and I'm thinking of...
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    Strength of Carbon Fiber Seatposts?

    I need to get a new seatpost for my road bike. I purchased the bike used and the post had been cut by the previous owner to a length that is just not quite long enough for me. It's really close but it's just a little too close for comfort. Anyway, I'm wondering what the general concensus is...
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    This or That Game

    I just did "The Acronym Game" and I thought of a game I saw on another board once and thought I'd give it a try here. Only this one's easier! :) It's called "This or That". You simply give the reader a choice between one thing or the other, the reader chooses between the two and posts a new...
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    Purchased My New Bike!

    Some of you may have seen several posts I've made regarding trying to find a new road bike for a tall rider. I'm 6'4" and I've posted several time asking for advice and opinions on a few different bikes, etc... Any way I finally made the purchase! I guess you could say I found a deal I couldn't...