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March 26, 2015, 8:58 p.m.
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Pannier rack - hard tail with no mounts?

The Old Man Mountain racks have performed admirably on our Iditarod builds, but they're kind of kludgy-looking for the money. I'm a big Tubus fan; the QR Adapter kit in conjunction with a Salsa Rack-Lock seat collar will be a clean and effective solution.

Revelate Designs makes a Mariachi-specific frame bag that gives a lot more breathing room on narrow singletrack than a set of panniers, with more secure attachment when the going gets rough and bumpy.

Feb. 15, 2015, 2:33 p.m.
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Chromag Wide Angle

i would have opted for black myself; as morgan says i rejoice in the absence of color

they give you an eta?

I've never been a fan of blackandyellowblackandyellowblackandyellow, myself. ETA is end of March/early April.

Feb. 14, 2015, 8:44 a.m.
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Chromag Wide Angle

I was about to pull the trigger on a 27.5" Surly Instigator build until I discovered this bike was coming out - my Ferrari Red M/L's pre-booked!

July 19, 2014, 9 a.m.
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The bike touring / bikepacking thread

Bicycle Gear
6 Spare Inner Tubes
2 patch kits
Brake and shifter cables
Avid BB7 brake pads x4
Miscellaneous tubes
4 water bottles
Bike Lock x2

I'd lighten up on the electronics and carry a spare Marathon Mondial folder or two, a spare rotor or two, spare spokes, and a good complement of tools including a Stein Cassette Cracker.

Also, with all those electronics, you seem like the ideal candidate for a dynamo hub and a Tout Terrain Plug or E-Werk adapter.

March 25, 2014, 9:12 p.m.
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Honest Road Bike Reviews

Or you could draw on our collective wisdom.

Collective wisdom is a valuable resource, but it comes with the caveat that there's no browser plug-in currently available to filter out the BS.

Bad road bike choices tend to revolve around buying the wrong size or wrong tool for your application. I can think of few "bad" mainstream frames, brands, or component groups.

THIS. A THOUSAND TIMES THIS.

March 25, 2014, 7:44 p.m.
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Honest Road Bike Reviews

I understand Ridley had a few years of making cockeyed frames, when was this?

Everyone's hating on Ridley right now because industry drama and MEC.

Nobody talks about Felt because they have no style, are they good bikes?

Nobody talks about Felt because they dump their money into R[HTML_REMOVED]D and not advertising. The new AR's look great!

Cinelli make great bikes but they're overpriced for what you get, why?

Cinelli reinvigorated their brand via lifestyle appeal, and that can sometimes create a backlash. For an A-level brand, their pricing is extremely attractive; a Saetta Radical is almost identically priced to every other identically-spec'ed 105-level bike on the market.

March 13, 2014, 8:47 a.m.
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Lights. How FN bright and why the F do they flash?

What do you guys this about this?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/embrooke/blaze-bike-light

Technically illegal under the BCMVA, I believe, and rightfully so.

Jan. 31, 2014, 8:13 p.m.
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Steel fabrication for front rack?

Vallie Components is the only game in town for top-quality custom rack fabrication; he had me filing that six-pack rack down to ridiculous sub-0.1mm tolerances!

Jan. 31, 2014, 8:11 p.m.
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crazy vintage shiz

I've finally found a bike that matches my glitter saddle:

Rocking a metal cock for a stem, 52t big ring for hot Cypress laps and double U brakes. The local Hipsters don't know what's hit them.

Panaracer still makes the Smoke and Dart, btw. ;)

Jan. 29, 2014, 9:47 p.m.
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Steel Cross Bikes with Discs?

The best thing about ordering a Surly from Mighty is that they might cut you a deal on a Bill or Ted trailer for touring. Right, old_school_noob?

No deals for the likes of you. Full retail, one time!

This is my new replacement Steel disc bike. It has all the braze-ons, and the disc mounts.

Soon to be seen dumped into the tape at your local cyclocross race while its rider self-handups beer from any and all unwitting spectators.

Jan. 29, 2014, 5:08 p.m.
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Steel Cross Bikes with Discs?

went into mighty riders to look at bikes and perhaps order a straggler. wow super great guys and helpful. you could really get that they wanted you on the right bike. gave me a free fitting on the spot and went thru all the options.

good folks there for sure. I will definitely be buying my ride from them.

:heart:

Sorry I missed you! Thanks for coming by!

Jan. 8, 2014, 8:56 a.m.
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Anyone Ride Fat Bikes?

Friend's review of the ECR.
http://runoutoffroute.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/review-early-trail-test-of-my-new-surly-ecr/

ANOTHER one of our clients! :lol:

Jan. 7, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
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Anyone Ride Fat Bikes?

That's my buddy RJ and his friend Frank. They are training for the 1000 mile Iditarod fat bike race.

They've been a pleasure to work with, and we should have their frame bags in stock this week! ;)

Jan. 6, 2014, 10:25 a.m.
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Bike shop with fixie parts

Mighty Rider's on Broadway is well stocked.

Thanks for the vote of confidence, but our current fixed-gear stock is extremely limited. Anything is possible via special order, though! Anything. ;)

Jan. 6, 2014, 10:13 a.m.
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Life of Carbon

After 3000 kms and 6 months of 5 day a week use, I killed a womens cf frame.

Where did it fail?

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