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So... what frames can handle 29x3" tires?  I'll start:

Surly Krampus
Various fat bikes with 29+ "summer" wheelsets
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Actually the wider chainring spacing needed to clear 3" tyres can be done with 3mm wider ring spacing, without any change in Q factor. Shimano already offers cranksets in this standard.
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3 "organized" rides in 3 days...  maybe tomorrow I'll wander off on my own for a bit...  or maybe I'll come home and scrub the bikes.
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Awww. Just enjoy it. =D
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Ready for the ride this morning... :)
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hmmm, these glasses make my nose look even bigger...
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omg.  some... person...  registered a hostname in my naming scheme on campus for virtual hosts.  I have <thing> and <thing>1 through <thing>6 and someone registered <thing>7.  And <thing> is a made up composite word!  seriously wth is going on here?
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hunt down person and demand name back
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rename everything
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it's good to own dns where you work. my naming schemes are mine alone
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what's in the parcel?
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Bag 'o dicks.
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For +Lonnie Wormley -- the front rack attachment. :)

I dropped 308g from this originally 6lb pizza rack by eliminating one of the support posts on each side.  It was designed to have an adjustable length, so it had two heavy steel support posts per side, with the holes drilled to allow you to screw them together.  I just drilled out one of those holes on each of the top posts to accomodate my p-clamp bolt.  I'll need to go to the hardware store and get shorter bolts and nylock nuts and such to make this pretty, as well as prettying up the v-brake light mount, but this sems to work pretty well.  

I really like the rigid fork on the mountain bike, but I tend towards avoiding drops of more than a few inches anyway.
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+Seb K​ yep
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Someone caught us on camera at the Slow Roll CLE last night.  It was slower than usual, but our largest attendance yet at 135 riders.  I decided that the giant PA speaker on my pizza rack in the photo of Lisa, my son, and I rolling out is a bit heavy for this kind of thing, so I ordered a much lighter and more powerful amplifier that I'll build into something cool. :)  I still don't like these glasses on me....
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I love slow rolls. We will be having ours this Friday.  If we get 10 riders it will be a good crowd.
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Got up early for a bike ride. Came home and showered. Then I took a nap. Then I didn't want to get out of bed yet when I woke up, so I took a second one. Feeling pretty good now...
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Omg lazy protester...
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I didn't know that Google have a circus, let alone that they are cruel there!
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The reveal!  Helinox Ground Chair.  More comfortable than I expected, very lightweight, takes about a minute to set up and about two minutes to stuff back into the bag.  Very nice :)

http://www.helinox.com.au/ground-chair-ultralight-portable-chair.php
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My friend Abby brings hers on her bike to work outreach events. If you don't bring your own chair, you either sit on the ground or stand all day. 
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+Lisa Freebairn and I tried setting up the new tent poles she was shipped by Coleman last night.  Either they're too short or there was some trick I couldn't figure out in the TV room that was too small to completely unfurl the tent without removing furniture :)  We'll try again tonight or tomorrow afternoon, outdoors, before dark...

I forgot to take any photos of that, so instead I'll just share this one of my dinner last night, which was delicious...  Omaha Filet Mignon, nicely seared to get the maillard reaction crusts, but totally perfectly rare on the inside.  We tried out the "cook your steak still frozen method" though I did partially thaw them since I don't think anyone had a 3" thick filet in mind when they came up with the idea.  
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Okay... so the day wasn't as productive as I'd hoped it would be, but it was pretty ok so far.  

Step one:  good breakfast -- check.
Step two: get a haircut because it's too hot outside for that much hair -- check
Step two.five:  realize that I should have rode my bike for the above errands, and that I only went out to the car to bring in the lamp and table, not to drive somewhere....
Step three: clean litter box -- check
Step four: clean the rest of the house (postponed until tomorrow)
Step five: take a shower and get ready for date night -- about to happen
Step six: dinner downtown and Cinderella at Playhouse Square  
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Awesome selfie. :)
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Cyclist, technologist, enjoyer of coffee and beer, purveyor of funny links, SEO Optimization Expert, contributor to the heat death of the universe, monster on the offensive glass, is not chocolate.
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Excellent experience, quick shipping even though it had to pass through customs, and the price was about 2/3 of what I'd found locally. Would definitely shop here again.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
yum! friendly staff, delicious food, interesting place- like having a backyard party.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Didn't have kilt hose in the store, very small collection of accessories for that sort of thing, all of which were 6-8x as expensive as I could find online. If you're after various pastries, this is probably a decent place, if you're looking to flush out your kilt with hose, etc, plan ahead and don't bother with this shop.
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reviewed a year ago
I always love an excuse to visit the Buckeye Beer Engine. As a car free east suburbs resident I don't make it out that way very often, so that just makes it all the more special. BBE has a two page draft list and a booklet of what's available in bottles arranged by style, if you can't find something to drink here, you don't like drinking. The food menu is fantastic as well, with house made specialties like meatloaf and chicken paprikash, how can you go wrong?
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Don't bother ordering online. They'll never see your order and when you call an hour later to see where your pizza is, they'll lie and say "we've been very busy with deliveries and your pizza will go out in 20-25 minutes." What kind of idiot do they think I am that I believe that the time it takes to make a pizza is exactly how far down in the queue I am? Coming up on 2 hours since I ordered, still no pizza.
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reviewed 9 months ago
They've improved their process and the quality of their food. I suspect they're under new management, but I don't go there often enough to comment on that. This restaurant is very close to work, but I generally only go there when a group is interested, so it's been nearly a year since I've been in. They've replaced the generic signs above the counter with flat screens, tweaked the menu items a little, and reasonably reduced the size of the side of sweet and sour sauce. Instead of a large half full container, it's a very full small container. Instead of calling out your order and hoping the right person picks it up, they hand you a number when you place and pay for your order. Chopsticks, other utensils, soy sauce, and napkins are all out for you to pick up yourself. The need to communicate in broken english has been reduced as much as possible, though I'm pretty sure they all speak better english than I do. I will make a point of visiting more often...
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It was a little spendier than I was looking for as a mid-ride snack, but the pulled chicken tacos were amazing and they had my favorite non-local IPA in bottles. Friendly waitress, cute little patio that was just a little too sunny, and a great location near the Rocky River Reservation.
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