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    Senior Member RobbieTunes's Avatar
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    Let's add up the debates.....

    Steel vs. Everything Else

    Tubular vs. Clincher

    Friction vs. Indexed vs. STI vs. Ergo vs. SRAM

    Campy vs. Everything

    Columbus vs. Tange/Reynolds/TrueTemper/Excell/Ishiwata, etc.

    Brooks vs. Everyone else

    650B vs. 27 vs. 700

    What have I missed?

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    Perhaps you didn't really hear what you thought I said...
    ...or maybe you did, and that's why you're so mad.


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    Helmets vs. Body Armor
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    Sidewalk vs. Street
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    Must... ride... more... Phil_gretz's Avatar
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    Platform pedal vs clipless vs toeclips/straps

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    29er versus 26"

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    Hulk vs. Andre The Giant
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    Mote of Dust degan's Avatar
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    Paint vs powdercoat vs patina
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    Wool vs. Lycra/Spandex vs. non-bike clothing
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    I think there is a mary versus ginger ann thread here somewhere . . .

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    Grant Petersen vs. The world

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    Internal gears versus derailleurs?

    Centerpulls versus sidepulls?

    Cantilevers versus V-brakes?

    Riders versus wall hangers?

    Fillet brazing versus lugs?

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    650B vs. 27 vs. 700
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    Italian vs. French

    70's vs. 80's
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    Ebay sucks vs ebay helps me make $$

    OA vs Vinegar vs Citric Acid vs Whatever

    BBC is crazy vs Need to get over it and Ignore Them

    Flippers are evil vs Flippers are evil

    Hipsters suck vs I am a Hipster vs I used to be a Hipster vs Hipsters are my best customers!

    Hoarder vs Collector vs In Denial
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    This thread can only end in an argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Newton View Post
    This thread can only end in an argument.
    It will won't!

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    Sheldon Brown vs. umm, ummm, ummmmm.......duh.

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    Downtube shifters vs. Bar-end vs. Brifters

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    Cisalpinist Italuminium's Avatar
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    Let's not forget SoreFeet vs. the world!
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
    Rather a 100$ bike with 1000$ wheels than a 1000$ bike with 100$ wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scozim View Post
    Italian vs. French

    70's vs. 80's
    Italian vs. French vs. English vs. US

    70's vs. 80's vs. 60's vs. 50's
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    Fast+Bulbous thinktubes's Avatar
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    Bibs vs. Shorts

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    lets not forget about riding with music or no music
    and riding with traffic or against it.
    Semper fi

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    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
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    Fenders vs. no fenders.
    Panniers vs. back pack
    You can't lock your bike anywhere, ever vs. riding around town
    IGH vs derailleur.
    restoration vs preservation

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    Cisalpinist Italuminium's Avatar
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    Kopenhagen vs Amsterdam for most idealized biking paradise

    Amsterdam is freaking hell to ride in people, get over it.
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
    Rather a 100$ bike with 1000$ wheels than a 1000$ bike with 100$ wheels.

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