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    Thank you a lot. Sky King, wow, that was really...

    Thank you a lot. Sky King, wow, that was really helpful, I knew it wouldn't be that complicated when explained right :)
    Sheldon Brown provides a lot of information too but I just could't get to the...
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    Talk to me about Bottom Brackets?

    Normally I am quite able to service my bike on my own but this is totally new for me:

    I'd like to switch the cranks and bottom bracket on my going-to-town-bike. My plan is to go from a double to a...
  3. This is what works for me: Immediately after...

    This is what works for me:

    Immediately after the ride, I get a bucket full of water with usual dishsoap in it and a big brush (I use one that is made for car cleaning) with long, soft bristles. I...
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    I'm sorry this happened to your brother! A...

    I'm sorry this happened to your brother!

    A trick I use to keep oily rags safe: Wet the rag/towel and put it in an old Pickle jar, screw the lid on tightly.
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    That's really good combination of activities and...

    That's really good combination of activities and anyway it's best to do whatever you want to and can do to create a habit :). I'm currently listening to a podcast regularly, "Paleo Lifestyle and...
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    That may be controversial, but maybe you are just...

    That may be controversial, but maybe you are just doing too much. More isn't always better. Adding more exercise time adds more stress to your body. Stress can lead to weight gain.

    3 hard training...
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    I'm currently using DMR "Vault" pedals. They stay...

    I'm currently using DMR "Vault" pedals. They stay connected to my shoe very well, even if I just wear regular sneakers. The pins are very sharp - so consider using some kind of shin guard. I still...
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    I started out riding with flat pedals and flat...

    I started out riding with flat pedals and flat shoes and a lot of people kept telling me how I would climb faster and feel more secure downhill with clipless pedals.
    Then I participated in a one...
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    I had a similar problem, while I had the...

    I had a similar problem, while I had the motivation, I wasn't sure that I'd know enough to put the bike together myself. So I took the frame to the LBS after thinking about it and have to say that I...
  10. Thread: 650b wheelset

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    Yes, I'm thinking about converting my Soma Buena...

    Yes, I'm thinking about converting my Soma Buena Vista to 650b wheels in order to be able to use wider tyres in winter and to maybe get rid of some toe overlap issues. I'm aware that I'd need a new...
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    Thanks for the tip I'll look into it. :)

    Thanks for the tip I'll look into it. :)
  12. Thread: I can't throw :/

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    I haven't, but probably we don't have the ad in...

    I haven't, but probably we don't have the ad in Europe? Maybe I can find it on youtube.
  13. Thread: I can't throw :/

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    Time for a little update. Seven month later: I...

    Time for a little update. Seven month later: I managed to throw my Ball far enough for the first time.

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    I may not be talented, but I am persevering for sure ;)

    The key was a combination...
  14. Thread: Bras...(venting)

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    The Freya Gem ist really pretty :) Have you had...

    The Freya Gem ist really pretty :) Have you had the chance to try the Cleo Lucy? It seems to be quite similar to the Freya gem, comes up quite high too and is a really great fit for me - I guess the...
  15. Thread: Bras...(venting)

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    We wear the same size, Catrin. (That is, it seems...

    We wear the same size, Catrin. (That is, it seems that training hard makes my boobs wander to my thighs or something ;) so maybe even 32 E now.) I don't know how much bras would normally cost you,...
  16. Thread: 650b wheelset

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    650b wheelset

    I saw some of you have roadbikes set up with 650b wheels. I'm thinkig about trying this too, but couldn't find a wheelset. DTswiss did come out with a 650b wheelset for mountainbikes, but I'm...
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    I'm thinking about the same thing the last days....

    I'm thinking about the same thing the last days. We had a lot of snow and I did a LOT of walking, which takes me quite a lot ore time than biking to work.

    My usual bike - the Buena Vista with...
  18. Thread: The stink

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    It helps to use vinegar or disinfective laundry...

    It helps to use vinegar or disinfective laundry additive. You can smell the vinegar after washing but the smell goes away when the laundry dries.

    But the only thing that really gets rid of the...
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    And thanks, Catrin, came just in the right moment...

    And thanks, Catrin, came just in the right moment for me :)
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    Maybe you like her, Kathi: ...

    Maybe you like her, Kathi:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kje6vKKpK14

    I stumbled upon this women when looking up how to perform certain gymnastic exercises. I felt "too old" to learn some of...
  21. Thread: Paleo diet?

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    Gladly it's not weird to use marrow bones here,...

    Gladly it's not weird to use marrow bones here, you can buy them precut. You can eat the (hot!) cooked marrow with a little salt or use it as spread (ok, eating Paleo you won't do that ;)) - it's...
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    I think it's hard to replicate the adrenalin rush...

    I think it's hard to replicate the adrenalin rush before a race, but you can practice to control your breathing by swimming very fast laps. When swimming as fast as possible, the biggest problem is...
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    So your legs or you lower body are turned to the...

    So your legs or you lower body are turned to the side but you upper body is turned to the front to do the pushup, right?

    I get most of my ideas from Zuzanas Zwows on youtube. She obviously really...
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    A burpee workout variation I like: you do a set...

    A burpee workout variation I like: you do a set of exercises (say, 20 squats, 100 mountainclimbers, 20 crunches, etc...) but for every minute it takes you to complete the workout, you have to do 4...
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    From the lik Kathi posted, the cheap plastic rope...

    From the lik Kathi posted, the cheap plastic rope I was referring to is the "Licorice PVC Rope". It's so cheap that you can't really go wrong with it and will give you the same workout as more...
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