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    Yes, Jude at Sugar Wheel Works is outstanding....

    Yes, Jude at Sugar Wheel Works is outstanding. She's built two wheel sets for me and I just took her three day wheel building class, which was fantastic. She spends a lot of detailed time asking...
  2. I'm a recreational rider and I used to have a...

    I'm a recreational rider and I used to have a wireless device on my bike. I was always checking my time, distance, etc. Then I acquired other bikes and didn't want to have to move the device between...
  3. I was sort of in your situation. I rode a "10...

    I was sort of in your situation. I rode a "10 speed" Schwinn Le Tour (drop bar, gears, etc) from age 13 to 23, then essentially little to no riding (mostly on the wrong kinds of bikes for me) until...
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    Paul Mini Moto or TRP CX9?

    I hate my cantilever brakes on my Surly Cross Check and want to get some mini v brakes. I've looked at a lot of reviews online. What say you all?
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    I'm training for my first marathon (just ran my...

    I'm training for my first marathon (just ran my first half on Sunday). Our training involves weekly either hill intervals, tempo runs, or repeats. I won't go into detail, but the point being that if...
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    Thinking About Getting Wheels Built

    I have a 2011 Surly Cross Check which has Alex rims, and Shimano Deore hubs. DT Swiss stainless spokes with silver brass nipples. I'd like to get a better wheel set, so went to a local wheel builder...
  7. Well, just so you know, the Cross Check has...

    Well, just so you know, the Cross Check has semi-horizontal dropouts with adjusters to give you single-speed compatibility and wheel base adjustability. The Gnot-rite spacing (132.5mm) allows you to...
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    Selling 2011 Trek 7.3 FX 19" WSD

    Hi All. I live near Portland, OR and I would like to sell my bike to someone who will ride her more. She was my reconnection to the love of riding my bike and I have put her to good use. She's...
  9. I have a Surly Cross Check (2011 - Robin's Egg...

    I have a Surly Cross Check (2011 - Robin's Egg Blue). It's technically a cyclocross bike, but I have SKS Longboard fenders (mudguards), a Brooks B17 saddle, Carradice Barley saddlebag for all my...
  10. Thread: Finally...

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    That's awesome. Where did he get these stickers?...

    That's awesome. Where did he get these stickers? Are they bike specific or regular stickers? I have a robins egg blue Surly CC named "Leonard" (don't ask) & he'd love to know his name. Lol
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    Haha. Maybe they're just beginners. ;)

    Haha. Maybe they're just beginners. ;)
  12. Thread: Rain Gear?

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    I live in Oregon where it rains a lot. I bought...

    I live in Oregon where it rains a lot. I bought the REI brand of waterproof pants. They sell pants that have a special reinforced area on the inner right leg (presumably to resist wearing out riding...
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    Hey Velo, yeah don't be in a hurry. Take your...

    Hey Velo, yeah don't be in a hurry. Take your time to research. My other bike is aluminum & I wanted steel for a different type of "feel" when I ride. I'm a recreational rider only, so considering a...
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    I have a 2011 Surly Cross Check, which is a steel...

    I have a 2011 Surly Cross Check, which is a steel CX bike outfitted with bar end shifters. Unfortunately it's not available with disc brakes. I have 700x32 tires with full fenders and its great as a...
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    Welcome to TE forums. I have been off the saddle...

    Welcome to TE forums. I have been off the saddle for a year or so too, and am starting up again. I've learned a lot reading here. Good for you for getting out there and starting. As you ride more...
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    I'm no bike fit expert but here are some things I...

    I'm no bike fit expert but here are some things I noticed about my bike. I have a 2011 Surly CC with stock handlebars (42 cm width, with drops that flare out to the side). I always knew something was...
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    I live in the Portland, Oregon area where we have...

    I live in the Portland, Oregon area where we have something like 80+ bike shops in the metro area. Not all of them offer group rides and of the ones who do none cost money.
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    Thanks, that's a great idea!

    Thanks, that's a great idea!
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    Where to Find Felt Protectors?

    Hi All. I haven't been around for awhile, but I'm back in the saddle and have a question. I have something that I want to mount on the front fork of my bicycle (2011 Robin's Egg Blue Surly CC). It...
  20. Quick answer is that motivation is a fickle...

    Quick answer is that motivation is a fickle friend: it comes and it goes. If you wait around for motivation or "to feel like it" you may be waiting a long time. Just make a decision, then follow...
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    I second adjusting the saddle. If the saddle...

    I second adjusting the saddle. If the saddle isn't adjusted well no amount of padding will help. Did the instructor offer to show you how to adjust things? I recall my first spin class and I...
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    How about "Alternative Cool"?

    How about "Alternative Cool"?
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    I have owned two different Electra Townies, and I...

    I have owned two different Electra Townies, and I don't think they are all that great for hills. It's kind that you want to give your sister some joy. Let us know how it turns out.
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    I have not ridden my bike since September. My...

    I have not ridden my bike since September. My favorite month of October my seasonal affective ds. Had kicked in and my light box was not ordered in time. I saw people riding bikes on those lovely...
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    Hi all. I have been using it regularly for...

    Hi all. I have been using it regularly for several weeks now and it definitely has improved both my sleep quality and my sleep/wake cycle. I have more energy, minimal carb cravings like I had before....
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