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    What beer are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

    One of my all-time favorites...
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    Carbon Bars & Wrist Pain

    Went out for an hour today. I rotated my bars back about 1/4 inch. I also swapped out the front wheel for a carbon Mavic XA pro then dropped 5 psi from my fork. The lever position and change in sweep angle seemed to have helped tremendously. The carbon wheel and softer dampening also took a...
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    What beer are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

    Quite an interesting beer. Rum barrel aged imperial IPA. 11.1% abv
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    Carbon Bars & Wrist Pain

    Interesting. I may look into their Oozy trail bar!
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    What have you done to your bike today?

    Mounted new Maxxis DHF 2.5 tires to new Mavic XA Pro Carbon wheels.
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    Carbon Bars & Wrist Pain

    No, it’s not that and it’s not the suspension setup, seat position or death gripping. I have a genuinely f’ed up wrist. Years of overuse from lifting weights, wrestling, DHing, construction projects... the list goes on and on. I started wearing a night brace, which helps with the numbness...
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    Carbon Bars & Wrist Pain

    That's the one I'm currently using. They're not working for me. I was using the GS1, which were a lot better. Before I go back to those, I'm going to give the ESI xtra chunky grips a try. I'll change my bar and lever angles too. Hopefully I get some relief.
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    Carbon Bars & Wrist Pain

    On sale on eBay. Test them out and give us a review. ;)
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    Carbon Bars & Wrist Pain

    Was thinking the same thing. At this point I'll give anything a try. Anyone try the Revgrips? I've heard good things from the shop owner at Tenafly. $90 is steep for grips but that's about what I'd pay for new bars.
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    Carbon Bars & Wrist Pain

    I would assume a lighter XC style carbon bar would have better dampening properties than a comparable alloy bar. I mean it only makes sense since that’s the case with forks and seat posts. Am I crazy? I’ve tried the Ergon GS and am currently testing the GE series, which seem to make it...
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    Carbon Bars & Wrist Pain

    The arthritis has gotten so bad that after an hour of trail riding my fingers are numb and it feels like my wrist is broken. I’ve wrapped it and tried various “ergo” grips but it’s not working. Will carbon bars dampen some of the vibration? Any particular brand or type? What about other...
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    What size are my nipples?

    I think the spokes are butted. 14g or 15g sounds familiar. 13g would be for thicker spokes like on a tandem right? It's been a while since I built a wheel.
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    Delete

    Double f'ing thread on this "Not Secure" website. When are you going to fix THAT? :p
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    2008 Specialized Tarmac Expert 52cm- $850 (New Milford NJ)

    Too small for me. Good luck with the sale.
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    What size are my nipples?

    :) ... spoke nipples you pervs! Broke one the other day. I was planning to hit the shop today to pick up a few spares. Problem is, I forgot the darn spoke. :( So what is a typical size spoke gauge for a modern bike? The spoke is pretty thin but I have no idea. What are the 3 most common...