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Re: Bikes

Postby JewTurk » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:51 am

This is my commuter/do everything bike right now. Pretty happy with my set-up after a few different iterations. Working at a shop for a few months was super nice, got lots of parts I'd been hoping for for cheap.

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I want to be strong and commute during the winter too. My battle plan is to just get a cheap set of disc brakes to replace my current so I don't have to worry about them rusting up like crazy and then just oiling anything and everything as much as possible. Any winter commute advice aside from studs for tires?
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Re: Bikes

Postby rjbman » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:19 pm

first cyclocross season wrapped up a few weeks ago. i'm no good (at least out here in CO) but I got a bike mount for my go pro anyways in the hopes of some good footage. AND I DID.



main lessons learned:
  • you're gonna fall, lots. get used to it and the med tent
  • mount / dismounts are super important so practice instead of just crossing your fingers
  • sprint off the line to get the best spot you can early, so people have to pass you instead of the other way around
  • everyone gets gassed, it's just who can go longest until it happens (exception: diesels who just keep churning)
  • booze after makes everything okay (PBR & fireball)
  • fewer people show up later in the season so tough it out and get some points
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