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Stem advice

This is totally one of those that-should-be-obvious-but-I’ve-never-considered-it things from a carbon repair guru. Do note that I linked to the summary of this Luescher Teknik video below because he takes around 18 minutes to get to the guidance. That’s not to say that those 18 minutes aren’t useful, they are, just that it’s easy to get lost in the details before hitting the summary. Which is the good stuff.…

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Roundabouts rock

When we first moved to the UK, I wasn’t a fan. But, to be honest it was because roundabouts were unfamiliar, not because they didn’t work. Obviously, the UK wasn’t going to bend to my inflexibility, so I had to learn. Surprisingly enough (not really), I came to love the roundabout, and now that we’re back in the US, I miss them. Not just because of the amazing efficiency and increased safety,…

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Why lie Wahoo? Why lie? SMH

You will need to get about four minutes into the video (embedded in the post linked below), to get to the place where Ray weighs Wahoo’s new Tickr & Tickr X (oddly enough, I couldn’t find any actual weight photos in the epic write-up though). And the spoiler is that Ray DESTROYS Wahoo’s marketing claims around the new heart rate strap’s weight and width. As he notes, it’s such a stupid thing…

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We already knew how you felt, based on the kit you were wearing

The first two bikes I bought myself were “mountain bikes”, but only the second was a real mountain bike. It was a no-suspension hard-tail, before they were called “hard-tails”, Bianchi Peregrine. I actually still have that bike, but now my son rides it. TBH, when I got it, I didn’t really use it for mountain, or trail riding, it was an urban (or maybe Urbana ;)) assault vehicle; mostly doing the business…

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Left side only!!! WTF

I mentioned that I had some concerns around iQ² making a big deal about shipping a one set of pedals to DC Rainmaker, but it turns out that it’s much worse than I thought. They actually only shipped a single sided power meter. Yeah, two years in, and they can only do single-sided power. SMH… Anyway, as he does, Ray digs into the pros, cons, and other in this first-look.…

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Great idea, but I wonder about the application

I didn’t find the marketing video on the page linked below to be very helpful, but it looks like this lock makes it possible to stow the thing on the bike without actually locking it. This makes it possible to save some time when parking because you don’t need a key to secure the bike with the Bordo. It’s super convenient, but as someone who has, at least once, biked somewhere only…

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Well fugh, that’s two for two…

I knew it was going to happen. It was totally the right thing to do. But, that doesn’t make it feel better. I was using the specter of having to do 200k as impetus to keep escalating my weekend rides. Now, I’ll have to find another excuse to sell the family on ;). Dear Riders, The “Safer-at-Home” order for Wisconsin was recently extended through May 26, 2020 by Governor Tony Evers. Given the…

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Wandrer’g maps now on Wahoo ELEMNTs

If you’re playing the Wandrer.earth game, have a Wahoo head unit, and have been envious of the love that Garmin gets. Happy day! You now get unridden road maps too. Hey folks, several of you have requested the ability to do custom maps of your unridden roads on your Wahoo ELEMNT / ELEMNT Bolt. This is now available on the Wandrer site. The styling options are limited compared to the Garmin but…

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