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Sobering Diagnosis for the Addict

This fall I noticed a small crack starting from the front derailleur tab on my Addict SL. Immediately following the “this isn’t cool” moment, I tried to be optimistic… “it’s just the clear coat” I tried to convince myself. It’s … Continue reading

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Race Preparation…

I’ve decided to enter my first event here in France. Of course, my registration was right around the time of my VumaQuad chainring turning egg-shaped. But thankfully a replacement arrived today and after only 2 rides in 2 weeks, I … Continue reading

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This is What it’s Like… The 53T Hilly Century Ride… On Purpose.

Since my new 39T Zipp chainring won’t be arriving until next week and the current one is completely out-of-order, and because I have absolutely no front brakes… Really, I should just be holding tight, waiting for the new products to … Continue reading

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RIP, Reynolds DV46C UL

Looks as though my front wheel has seen it’s last ride. Although only 100 days span between it’s first frisky ride to its final frolic in France, it lived the high life that many wheels dream of. It will be … Continue reading

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The Century Ride That Went To The Dogs

A very attractive nurse held a squirt bottle… It was…
very dirty. … the hand, the hand… geez, what did you think I meant? Continue reading

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Warranty Shootout – Which Company Has the Best Customer Service?

Ahh, spring. You’ve finally done some good rides and now just when the weather starts to be nice, your bike starts to be naughty. In this review, I will not cover how good or bad a product functions, but instead … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Breakdown, Unlikely Friends, and A Final Adios to Mallorca

But the ‘DoubleTap’ paddle laying on the ground confirmed that I should amend any plans for the day, or the next few weeks for that matter. Continue reading

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