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Fifey

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Any of you nerds know about direct mount chainrings/cranks? Good idea? Bad Idea? Have a decent deal on CL but unsure about if it's a good idea since it seems everyone uses their own pattern instead of a standard like BCD.
 

Hatorade

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Any of you nerds know about direct mount chainrings/cranks? Good idea? Bad Idea? Have a decent deal on CL but unsure about if it's a good idea since it seems everyone uses their own pattern instead of a standard like BCD.
Lots of options out there, if you want the most options for a 1X direct mount is the way to go
 

Fifey

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Moving this month so holding off on buying brakes and a front wheel but having fun with this as an obnoxious fixie in the meantime. Really digging the sliding dropout system, its pretty clever.

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wilkxus

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I need to winterize my freehub as Its been freezing on a lot of commutes at around -25 Celcius (-12 F).

Any experiences and recommendations? Oil/grease to use? Is it worth getting Shimano silent clucth freehubs? They sound good but I've got some mild hills to climb (5%) and am worried they will grip too slowly on climbs.

So far cycling through all the cold weather has been great with my cross country ski layers but I've come close to wiping out a few times because of pawls not gripping fast enough on climbs and especially on rough snowy patches. I've been keeping the bike inside to keep it warm but on colder days it still freezes half way through the rides (30-40 min depending on traffic/snow).
 

Hatorade

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New parts days are best days! Some stuff came in for my new DJ build. Got some badass wheels on order too. Still don’t have the frame but that will likely be the last thing to arrive.
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I know I've asked before, but any recommendations on casual/road/gravel shoes? Preferably something I could wear for mountain biking (midwest MTB). I keep getting pointed to a pair of Sidi dominators, but the last pair of shoes recommended to me by the shop weren't great (DZR something).
 

Quineloe

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we've moved and my commute has doubled. In case you're bored at work and need something feature length film to watch.

 

Ronaan

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Nice man, you have all sorts of schools in walking distance now.

(Totally not a stalker I promise, just got curious after I saw which town you rode towards, spent a lot of time there during school.)