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Saddle bags have no place on a road bike, and are only acceptable on mountain bikes in extreme cases.Saddle bags: how do we define them? Is it a saddle bag if it attaches to the seat post and the saddle, if it has a zipper, if it is leather, has two natty straps with buckles, if it swings below the saddle like bumper bollocks? Continue reading...

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  1. @titirangisi Yes! »

  2. Sorry but this EPMS thing ain’t gonna fly with me.  I used to carry my spare tubular under the seat with a very tidy (and quick releasing!)  Zeus spare tire carrier.  And yes i had one frame mounted cage so my second bottle was kept in my jersey.  My seat… »

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  1. Great read and even greater ride.  Congrats on both!  Had to have taken you a few days to recover from that one. »

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  1. Sorry you didn’t like the tinkerbell Tiagra group but I doubt it slowed you down.  Remember, its what you do between shifts that counts. »

I’m not going to lie to you, friction is an asshole. In the bottom bracket, in the bending of every single link in your chain as it rolls over the cogs and threads its way through the rear derailleur, and in the pulleys themselves, the devils. I cleaned out my rain bike last weekend after a few rides where I was forced to neglect my usual dai...

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  1. @frank What’s a toe clip strap? »

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  1. @graham d.m. exactly! »

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  1. The price you pay for international douchebaggery is that the world eventually catches on and you just become another Donald Trump. In the end justice will prevail and we’ll be left with a cleaner sport, better, more exciting competition and another name … »

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  1. Maybe I’m too old school but I was surprised to see that the rules did not include any mention that bar tape MUST BE WHITE. I move that the rules be amended to include it. »

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  1. Rule #88 should be titled “Either pull, pull-through or pull-off (and no surging!)”. Nothing frustrates me more than noobies who don’t have a clue about the rules of riding a pace line. Of course all town lines must be contested after which we resume th… »