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Old 10-05-06, 11:14 AM   #13701
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they're not ten grand.... are they? Pretend I'm only concerned for the design. Do they stop better?
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I'm going to venture that a good pair of v-brakes or discs will stop better than $9999 zero g's. It doesn't really make sense how road bikes still come with inferior stopping power brakes where there are much better alternatives out there (read: the mtb world).

So will a brick wall, dummy!
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Old 10-05-06, 11:20 AM   #13703
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When I end up getting my own house I see myself going insane with all the energy efficiency stuff. It just makes life more convenient at the same time. I'd Put all the lights and heat on a central system, with occupancy sensors so you don't have to use light switches. Before bed I could click a button on my computer and have the house 'go to sleep', keeping the heat low at night and only turning back on an hour before I get up. It would turn off again once I went to work and be ready for my return. Green roof to keep heat in and reduce envirnomental footprint, nice big windows to let solar heat in, geothermal power. The options we have as consumers is amazing. If I slapped a bunch of solar panels on the outside I'd have an extremely efficient house that would only need to consume net energy a fraction of the time.


Tell that to the assclowns on Cluny drive and see what they have to say.
What if the Cylons attacked though? You'd be totally at their mercy!
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Old 10-05-06, 11:26 AM   #13704
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What if the Cylons attacked though? You'd be totally at their mercy!
Don't worry the (non networked) battlestars are here to save us! Wait, ooh who is that sexy blonde there.

Somnambulant: are you going to do the donut on Sat?
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Old 10-05-06, 11:27 AM   #13705
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Anyone know how well Zero Gravity brakes stop in real life?
I've looked at the design and I get a chubby, being a design geek, I simply MUST have them.
The cam design is a pretty slick way to up the mechanical advantage while retaining a single pivot. Pretty cool design from the looks of them. Never used them, so no idea how well they work.

How much lighter are they than say a set of Ultegra dual pivots? Those things work amazingly well. Can't see spending the extra 250 bucks myself.
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Old 10-05-06, 11:29 AM   #13706
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Don't worry the (non networked) battlestars are here to save us! Wait, ooh who is that sexy blonde there.

Somnambulant: are you going to do the donut on Sat?
yo Op are you guys gonna ride fixed gear for the donut?
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Old 10-05-06, 11:31 AM   #13707
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Zeros are in the $400 price range...these can be had for much less and I think they look pretty sweet.
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Old 10-05-06, 11:34 AM   #13708
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The cam design is a pretty slick way to up the mechanical advantage while retaining a single pivot. Pretty cool design from the looks of them. Never used them, so no idea how well they work.

How much lighter are they than say a set of Ultegra dual pivots? Those things work amazingly well. Can't see spending the extra 250 bucks myself.
Ultegra 330g @ 199 (10s)
ZG - Ti 168g @ 599

and they stop better than ultegra

But you fixed riders don't use brakes so I guess that is 168g & $599 too much for you.

Make you look like poseurs too.
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Old 10-05-06, 11:37 AM   #13709
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bite me, road boy ...you know nothing, you must have read an article about fixed gears right?
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Old 10-05-06, 11:40 AM   #13710
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The blonde is the talented Tricia Helfer, a lovely young lass and one of the best walks ever to come out of canada and onto a runway
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Old 10-05-06, 11:42 AM   #13711
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Ultegra 330g @ 199 (10s)
ZG - Ti 168g @ 599
Wow! 0.4g/$ Using this as a standard, I can save over $2000 worth of wieght by taking a crap in the morning before I ride!
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Old 10-05-06, 11:43 AM   #13712
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bite me, road boy ...you know nothing, you must have read an article about fixed gears right?
No, the Robb Report does not bother writing about fixies.
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Old 10-05-06, 11:45 AM   #13713
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eyefloater link, activate.
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When I end up getting my own house I see myself going insane with all the energy efficiency stuff. It just makes life more convenient at the same time. I'd Put all the lights and heat on a central system, with occupancy sensors so you don't have to use light switches. Before bed I could click a button on my computer and have the house 'go to sleep', keeping the heat low at night and only turning back on an hour before I get up. It would turn off again once I went to work and be ready for my return. Green roof to keep heat in and reduce envirnomental footprint, nice big windows to let solar heat in, geothermal power. The options we have as consumers is amazing. If I slapped a bunch of solar panels on the outside I'd have an extremely efficient house that would only need to consume net energy a fraction of the time.


Tell that to the assclowns on Cluny drive and see what they have to say.
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http://www.architecture.uwaterloo.ca...erri/cmhc.html
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Old 10-05-06, 11:48 AM   #13715
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I'm going to venture that a good pair of v-brakes or discs will stop better than $350 zero g's. It doesn't really make sense how road bikes still come with inferior stopping power brakes where there are much better alternatives out there (read: the mtb world).

The finish on those brakes do look really snazzy.
I think because the general idea behind "racing" brakes was to control speed as opposed to crushing the rim to come to a full instant stop. Not many MTB type tree-ish obstacles in the middle of your general road race.
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ROFL, See if you actually read the Robb Report you'd realize that cycling in general and fixies in particular have been gaining steam in the world of luxury. You see golf used to be the sport of choice but now cycling is quickly becoming a "corporate sport" I would go into more detail but then management just asked me to put out this sign.

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yo Op are you guys gonna ride fixed gear for the donut?
Ever since my Bianchi decided not to like me anymore. It's fixed only for me. But yes, donut Sat. Not that many opportunities to ride without a super crazy winter stuff on.

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Zeros are in the $400 price range...these can be had for much less and I think they look pretty sweet.
Yeah those Campy '07 brakes are the *****.
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Old 10-05-06, 11:56 AM   #13718
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HAHAHAHA... nice one.
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Old 10-05-06, 11:58 AM   #13720
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wow he's gone just like that, so is my anger. ahhhh
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I'm up for a CV if anyone else is 8:30 at honest eds...?
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wow he's gone just like that, so is my anger. ahhhh
Who is?
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