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    If you're confident in your ability to finish...

    If you're confident in your ability to finish within the time limit and don't care about your official time, roll through the start just after the official start time. Then you can avoid standing...
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    Call

    You need to call CycleOps, 800-783-7257. They almost never respond to the contact form. It's funny because it's impossible to find their phone number until after you've taken the time to submit the...
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    TxDoc, If I can find one, I'll give it a try....

    TxDoc,

    If I can find one, I'll give it a try. 135 miles is farther than I would have thought one could ride on bare carbon. : )

    Cathy
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    Are these pimple/boil sores, or chafing sores?

    Are these pimple/boil sores, or chafing sores?
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    Old, old thread, but the solution for me, which...

    Old, old thread, but the solution for me, which is not mentioned here, custom orthotics. I originally got orthotics because of pain in the metatarsals on the outside of my foot. Without my orthotics...
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    Biciclista, the worst experience I've had with...

    Biciclista, the worst experience I've had with the Brooks was getting caught in a downpour during my first 300k. I also had two flats during the rain, so the saddle was exposed while I was fixing my...
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    Sheila, Thanks for the additional details. The...

    Sheila, Thanks for the additional details. The Friction Free SLR Monolink looks awesome, but I don't think I'm ready for that investment. Based on your suggestions and Veronica's, I'll probably try a...
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    I agree. It also makes a huge difference in CX...

    I agree. It also makes a huge difference in CX where you have to lift your bike over barriers and carry it up stairs.
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    Knotted, I'm not worried about bumping into...

    Knotted,

    I'm not worried about bumping into metal, I have bruises all over my body from bumping into various parts my bike and the ground. However, there are fairly sharp metal edges on the...
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    Hi Muirenn, Thanks so much for your response....

    Hi Muirenn,

    Thanks so much for your response.

    Based on my Brooks, my sitbones are 115mm c-c. As I recall that is also what they measured using the Specialized sit bone measuring device, which,...
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    CX Saddle recommendation for Brooks Swallow rider

    OK TE Saddle Gurus, I need your recommendations. I ride a Brooks Swallow on my road bike. My focus on the road is brevets and ultraraces, so I'm used to a lot of hours on the bike.

    For a few...
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    As I recall, my sitbones felt bruised the first...

    As I recall, my sitbones felt bruised the first few times I rode my Brooks Swallow. Still it was more comfortable than any other saddle I'd ridden. That was 3+ years and about 30k miles ago. :)
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    Replacement valve cores.

    You should be able to replace the valve core on any Schrader valve. You just need a valve core tool and the new valve core.

    Valve cores on some presta valves can also be replaced, but this is...
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