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    Anyone got thoughts on the calibration of the...

    Anyone got thoughts on the calibration of the altimiter?
  2. upside - downside analysis... The wheel is...

    upside - downside analysis...
    The wheel is damaged. The question is whether the damage is a prelude to equipment failure.
    If no wheel failure in the future, you've saved the price of a new wheel....
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    biologic. had some probs with waterproofing, but...

    biologic.
    had some probs with waterproofing, but still using it.
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    Torque wrench - a necessity?

    Look at the downside. So many alloy and carbon parts. Messing them up really gets expensive for both time and money. Cheap insurance policy to me. I love my little BBB that includes hex bits in a...
  5. You're more likely to die of cancer or heart...

    You're more likely to die of cancer or heart disease (1).
    Swimmers and horseback riders live much more dangerously than cyclists (2).
    I know the bathroom is the most dangerous room in the house,...
  6. I think most will agree that the potential to...

    I think most will agree that the potential to fall, and sustain a fall-related injury on a recreational Multi-Use Path is quite close to that same potential on the road.

    The potential to be...
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    I like to wave the money at the crowd.

    I like to wave the money at the crowd.
  8. alternatively, I find this "suits" my needs (pun...

    alternatively, I find this "suits" my needs (pun intended).
    BROOKS ENGLAND LTD. | OTHER+BROOKS+PRODUCTS | TROUSER+STRAP

    yes, it's pricey. but it's saddle leather outside, soft leather inside, no...
  9. --- IMHO, I believe the majority of riders will...

    --- IMHO, I believe the majority of riders will do significantly better with a bike that is intended to go faster. That doesn't mean superbike, but it does mean a lighter bike, higher gearing and...
  10. I have a basic hard-tail mountain bike that I...

    I have a basic hard-tail mountain bike that I refit for "road friendly." smooth tires, pedal clips, end-bars.
    I average about 12, maybe 13 mph on that bike, sitting on 26" x 2" tires.
    I have...
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    1. accept no forecasting. human stink at...

    1. accept no forecasting. human stink at forecasting, always have.
    2. any resale can just as easily be +10% or -10%, or worse, given what you said about this being a "2 company town." One...
  12. that was hilarious. but on a more useful note:...

    that was hilarious.

    but on a more useful note:
    Take a look at Bicycle Blue Book - Used Bikes and search around. I don't see exact matches for your bikes, but you can get some ideas of the general...
  13. If you are considering any legal action or...

    If you are considering any legal action or investigation whatsoever, you (probably know you) should consult an attorney and immediately stop posting anything online.
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    Chiba. Also have some pearl izumi's and some...

    Chiba. Also have some pearl izumi's and some econo-nashbars. Chibas have a well-refined design
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    1. I'm not talking about pouring concrete, I'm...

    1. I'm not talking about pouring concrete, I'm talking about 8 inches x 3 inches of brown foam on the ground from a spraycan you get at Home Depot. Frankly, you could do the same thing with a...
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    I would *not* do a trailer here in NY. I used to...

    I would *not* do a trailer here in NY. I used to have a Topeak seat like this: TopeakŪ Cycling Accessories ? Products - BabySeat? II , though an older model. Fortunately, kids grew up <grin>. ...
  17. If you're in Richmond, there are like 4 - 5 shops...

    If you're in Richmond, there are like 4 - 5 shops in Carytown, two of which carry used bikes. Tell 'em your budget and see how much bike they can offer you. I've seen some nice rides in there,...
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    While this may sound crazy, I'd look to make a...

    While this may sound crazy, I'd look to make a small modification around the track rails themselves. What if you filled in the gaps around a short crossing segment, on the shoulder, with home...
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    snagged one: 380016

    snagged one:

    380016
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    Has ANYONE actually seen the photo-finish pic...

    Has ANYONE actually seen the photo-finish pic from stage 1 ? I'd really like to see Cav & Degenkolb's wheels crossing that line.
  21. Nashbar has a decent set of very affordable...

    Nashbar has a decent set of very affordable gloves. Nashbar Crochet Gloves - Normal Shipping Ground
    You don't need to spend $30+ to test, nor $80 to restack your steering - yet, anyway.

    Search...
  22. works for me.

    works for me.
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    empirical research:...

    empirical research:
    http://www.nitrofill.com/documents/ir_nitrogenfilling_finalreport101807.pdf

    Interesting, but if you read into it carefully, I don't think the marginal benefits are really...
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    Now I have to get a titanium arm. dammit.

    Now I have to get a titanium arm. dammit.
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    The cost/benefit calc doesn't work out for most...

    The cost/benefit calc doesn't work out for most of us "homebodies."
    Up and running is probably about $250, all in, plus cost of refills when necessary.
    And you'll still have to watch your...
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