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    I wish there was a place where I could read about bikes.

    Instead of politics

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    Keep coming here, guac, I don't talk politics but I'll keep you up on the latest pizza news.
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    Bike Magazine and Freehub Magazine help get me through.

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    Have you heard Herman Cain just suspended his presidential campaign?
    I didn't think he would ever pull out...

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    This place has always been a mosh pit. Talk about bikes or ask bike related questions and there's plenty of folks willing to talk. I actually enjoy the off topic stuff because I know nobody here is really that one dimensional and it gives me a better idea on who I'd like to ride with or know better and those I wouldn't. I've met folks here who are now some of my very best friends and others that I wouldn't piss in their mouth if their throat was on fire. Win, win, baby! Thanks Front Range!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moustache rider
    I didn't think he would ever pull out...
    Thats what sheeeeeee(s) said.

    Awww yeah, I went there
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post

    Awww yeah, I went there
    You mean to a Ginger White booty call?

    So did Herman.

    (puts on sunglasses)

    YEEAAAAHHHH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    Keep coming here, guac, I don't talk politics but I'll keep you up on the latest pizza news.
    Did you laugh as you were typing that?

    Occupy Crap with a token pic of a bike buried in it

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    moar lulz

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    So what's the best forum for the front range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub View Post
    Did you laugh as you were typing that?

    Occupy Crap with a token pic of a bike buried in it
    Did you laugh as you were reading that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    Did you laugh as you were reading that?

    Yes. I would have simply replied "lulz" but I'm not KC or a 12 year old girl.

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    Dirt Rag!

    but then you have to read articles from your friend (Nurse) Dicky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moustache rider View Post
    You mean to a Ginger White booty call?

    So did Herman.

    Yeah, but I couldn't do it for 13 years like ol' Herm. That's a level of commitment unrivaled by most (read: Clinton).
    Perhaps he would have made a great prez / commander in chief.
    Maybe he could've stopped teh China from obtaining teh nukes.
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    You do know what MTBR stands for right?

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    Boy am I upset about the pepper spraying of the occupiers, aren't you? How about that Pat Sullivan thing...sent to the prison named after him.
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    You ever notice how when Tebow goes back into the pocket and sort of cocks his arm like he's maybe gonna throw but dances around NEVER EVER seeing one of his receivers open for 1/2 second, which is of course what real quarterbacks do, only they've already gotten rid of the ball to take advantage of that 1/2 second of separation but Tebow dances around till finally one of his receivers has completely broken away from their route and are down field waving their arms, but then he decides to run, you know, just like a running back? You ever notice that?

    It's like a pretend "occupying the pocket".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moustache rider View Post
    Have you heard Herman Cain just suspended his presidential campaign?
    I didn't think he would ever pull out...
    Really...? Is it in the Daily Camera yet?

    No, I'm never again gonna believe a post written by you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs View Post
    Really...? Is it in the Daily Camera yet?

    No, I'm never again gonna believe a post written by you.

    Ed
    Why, now that you mention it:

    Cain announces he's suspending his campaign - Boulder Daily Camera
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    It's going to be boring without Cain campaigning. Can you imagine how entertaining it would have been if he had stuck around long enough for the Donald Trump moderated GOP debate?

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    One of the last places I went to eat, there were slices of Avacado, breaded and deep fried. So, you get your healthy and unhealthy fats in a nice crunchy but sort of squishy morsel. Great with an IPA.

    Um...what was the question again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guacamole View Post
    Instead of politics
    Sheldon Brown-Bicycle Technical Information

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    Ever since he died, I've been reluctant to look at the site. It's just sad.

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    "Moab happenings"

    I love that rag. It has bike porn, a few poorly written articles, lots of ads and makes good campfire starter. You only read it because you are somewhere there. A there you want to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka View Post
    Ever since he died, I've been reluctant to look at the site. It's just sad.
    Let's hope Francois takes care of himself......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka View Post
    Ever since he died, I've been reluctant to look at the site. It's just sad.
    I doubt Sheldon would want you to be so sad that you couldn't gain some knowledge from his web pages. The reason I posted it up was not to bum anyone out, but to direct attention away from commercially motivated bicycle reading (yay, lookit the clownish sidebars here). As far as the technical aspects go, you can always learn something new in that vast array of information. Who knows, maybe one might even be motivated to resurrect an old bike from a garage or CL score? Making old things new and usable once again is a huge part of what his pages are about. If you're not riding, you may as well be wrenching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    I doubt Sheldon would want you to be so sad that you couldn't gain some knowledge from his web pages. The reason I posted it up was not to bum anyone out, but to direct attention away from commercially motivated bicycle reading (yay, lookit the clownish sidebars here). As far as the technical aspects go, you can always learn something new in that vast array of information. Who knows, maybe one might even be motivated to resurrect an old bike from a garage or CL score? Making old things new and usable once again is a huge part of what his pages are about. If you're not riding, you may as well be wrenching.
    Sheldon was THE bike guru. I remember when it was announced that he was sick. Then it seemed like a year later he was dead, maybe less than a year. I used to look at his tips section, where there were some funny musings (like selling M&Ms as energy food for ten bucks a package). Now I just can't bring myself to laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCS5280 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    If you're not riding, you may as well be wrenching.
    This is what I've been doing. All my bikes now have clean drivetrains, doesn't happen very often. Come to think of it, it hasn't happened since last winter, lol. If this weather sticks I might even take on changing fork oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short Bus View Post
    This is what I've been doing. All my bikes now have clean drivetrains, doesn't happen very often. Come to think of it, it hasn't happened since last winter, lol. If this weather sticks I might even take on changing fork oil.
    Bleed the brakes while you're at it. Also, remove the shifter cables, lightly grease them, and stick them back in. That'll make you ten times faster.

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    Why is everyone suddenly getting along and talking about bikes? Is this the FR forum or what?! Must be the power of Mr. Brown.

    But yeah, my drivetrain's clean and my Float has a fresh set of seals

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCS5280 View Post
    OK, Tebow and Co. just beat another team with a losing record. I just watched the end of the Packers vs Giants. Two real quarterbacks doing real quarterback stuff. It was a beautiful thing to behold. Receivers coming out of their routes with 1/2 second separation, quarterback throwing the ball before the separation, receiver catches said ball, on and on down the field. Packers still undefeated. Eli Manning and the Giants losing a tough fought professionally played game.

    Not a fullback with mediocre passing skilz dancing around back there till he takes off. I guess you could say I still don't have Tebow fever.

    What was this thread about originally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka View Post
    Bleed the brakes while you're at it. Also, remove the shifter cables, lightly grease them, and stick them back in. That'll make you ten times faster.
    What? I shoulda been doing that instead of dodging deer and getting my roadbike dirty today? Now you tell me.

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    Originally this thread was about politics, occupy Wall Street,Pat Sullivan, Tebow, and now the latest jobs numbers. What do you make if the decrease in job numbers? It looks to be because people are leaving the job market. I wish I didn't have to work. Work sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    blah blah blah
    I saw another win. So sorry it wuznt pritty.

    If you aren't having fun watching this, then you aren't a Bronco fan.
    Stats are for losers
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    I hope Tebow does well because he seems like an upstanding individual. Quite a bit different than a lot of professional football players. He's successfully gotten me to root for the Broncos. Heck I hope they beat the Bears and I'm originally from Chicago.

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    Check out the book "It's all about the bike" by Robert Penn. A must for any bike geek.

    This just in: the Broncos have hired Herman Cain to replace Tebow at quarterback.

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    Does durometer change if you're riding in cold temps? Think I'll put on some umma gummas and try it out.

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    Not so far as I could tell from running onza clipless pedals on my commuter all year round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka View Post
    Does durometer change if you're riding in cold temps?
    Yes.

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    Think I'll put on some umma gummas and try it out.
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    Seriously, I want to know if there is a good durometer for riding in snow. I mean, supposing I'm too cheap and lazy to buy screws and make some spiked tires, does a lower durometer "stick" better in the snow? In other words, would 40a work better than 60a, or do you want something that's harder that will poke through the snow pack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka View Post
    Seriously, I want to know if there is a good durometer for riding in snow. I mean, supposing I'm too cheap and lazy to buy screws and make some spiked tires, does a lower durometer "stick" better in the snow? In other words, would 40a work better than 60a, or do you want something that's harder that will poke through the snow pack?
    Softer is better but you also want more "edges" at least on icy surfaces. Google siping.

    I think for most soft snow conditions where you're not going to float on top of it no matter what, you're better off with a narrow mud tire. If the low ground pressure is going to make a difference, then a bigger tire will work better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF View Post
    Softer is better but you also want more "edges" at least on icy surfaces. Google siping.

    I think for most soft snow conditions where you're not going to float on top of it no matter what, you're better off with a narrow mud tire. If the low ground pressure is going to make a difference, then a bigger tire will work better.
    Last winter I was using 2.7 DH tires. I think one was a sticky. Trying to pedal those through snow was a massive undertaking. In fact, I think trying to pedal them on any surface would have been horrible because they are DH tires. If I were to bother siping my tires, I think I might as well just stick screws in them. But I do believe, after the DH tire experience, that a 2.0 to 2.3 is going to be best.

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    Skinny tires in the snow. They cut down through the snow to make contact and there is less surface area to push. That is until the snow is deep enough that big fat tires make for floating on the snow. Then of course speed is a necessity. More speed = more float.

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    Two words: snow shoes. Or is that one word?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    Two words: snow shoes. Or is that one word?
    It's one, but the hare's don't mind.



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