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    And so it has been since Sedisport became the...

    And so it has been since Sedisport became the standard, ~3500 mile per.
    The mileage to put the requisite work in will consume tires, tubes, chains and cassettes all season long for more $$$, budget...
  2. 420107420108 The same one that I've been...

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    The same one that I've been riding for the last 40 years.
    Currently configured as a Town Bike it's been run w/ tubulars for racing and grass course 'cross and with a triple for...
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    Good job! Accushifit simply didn't work...

    Good job!
    Accushifit simply didn't work acceptably and helped to kill Suntour, your remaining bit's n' bobs should be buried in an un-marked shallow grave.
    Start over w/ any of the current...
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    Join a club, get a coach and participate in the...

    Join a club, get a coach and participate in the range of training activities offered.
    Most bike riders are not racers, get with those who do and work up a program for yourself.

    Matching your...
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    From a financial standpoint you may be surprised...

    From a financial standpoint you may be surprised at how much $$$$ is consumed in a season of racing, assuming that you will be doing far more than "weekend long rides" and putting in the seat time to...
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    I stand corrected the UCI was founded in 1900,...

    I stand corrected the UCI was founded in 1900, shortly before my time.

    -Bandera
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    I know that you are having "fun" being contrary,...

    I know that you are having "fun" being contrary, but there was no UCI, USCF or USA Cycling when I was racing.
    And only the people who put out in the seat time and disciplined hard work got good...
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    The guys w/ the lightest most exotic gear were...

    The guys w/ the lightest most exotic gear were always preening in the parking lot but never there at the line with us when I was racing.
    Has something changed? The strong, fit and fast do well with...
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    This. Join a club and work a quality program...

    This.

    Join a club and work a quality program with lots of seat time.
    It's not about the hardware and never has been.

    -Bandera
  10. Looks in great shape for a 1st generation 979,...

    Looks in great shape for a 1st generation 979, pics when done please.

    Gratuitous Kelly pics:

    419871419872

    -Bandera
  11. My '77 Trek Columbus TX900 converted to FG use 22...

    My '77 Trek Columbus TX900 converted to FG use 22 years ago when it was retired from club riding, fits perfectly and handles like I've been riding it for 37 years. If I convert it to S3X I'd take a...
  12. Not on mine either, but I did have a teammate...

    Not on mine either, but I did have a teammate install a Hello Kitty sticker while I wasn't looking.......

    -Bandera
  13. It's a tradition. 419721 419722419723 ...

    It's a tradition.

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    -Bandera
  14. I stated that an 11-32 cassette is not suitable...

    I stated that an 11-32 cassette is not suitable for the flats, that's my opinion based on >40 years of cycling experience.
    I change my gearing to suit the terrain, that's what I've done for decades...
  15. As 6,7,8,9,10,11 cog set-ups became available we...

    As 6,7,8,9,10,11 cog set-ups became available we adopted them along with a host of other useful technologies.
    In the early 70's a 52/42 13-21 was suitable, 53/39 12-25 is now for this terrain.
    ...
  16. I'm much more old school, we only had 5 cogs when...

    I'm much more old school, we only had 5 cogs when I started cycling.
    A 13 or 14-21 for general training/racing, a 14-18 for Criterium/TT/flat courses and a 13 or 14-24 for the hills.
    Paired with a...
  17. Now I'm confused w/ this Hills shift from: "...

    Now I'm confused w/ this Hills shift from: " 50/34 compact and 11-32 cassette 11-speed...how limited is this on flats?"

    We Live in the Hills, not an 11-32 among my elderly cycling peers as nothing...
  18. One must point out at this juncture that: ...

    One must point out at this juncture that:

    Time trialing Is Racing, and a highly specialized event.
    I've hated every moment of every one that I've ridden, although they are good for getting that...
  19. It's Fixed Gear Cycling, a century old...

    It's Fixed Gear Cycling, a century old discipline.

    Did you miss Post #66 : "If you think that you "need" an 11T top cog and your big ring is >44T you don't know how to pedal efficiently, build a...
  20. Once more: The proper gearing for the terrain:...

    Once more: The proper gearing for the terrain: the lowest gear necessary for the toughest climb, the highest gear one is willing to descend in and as many cogs in between as possible for efficiency....
  21. Your conception of "recreational cyclists" and...

    Your conception of "recreational cyclists" and "the average cyclist" confuses folk out for a nice bike ride with those who have taken up the Sport of Cycling.
    They are two very different activities...
  22. Not my idea, it's the history of the sport from...

    Not my idea, it's the history of the sport from club riders to the present pros for over a century. No big revelation.
    Having the lowest gearing necessary just for your terrain and the highest one...
  23. Spoiled? Don't you mean Useless? What mountains...

    Spoiled? Don't you mean Useless? What mountains are in your riding range?
    All it takes is $60 and few minutes of effort to dump the useless low and top end and install a 12-25.

    12-25:...
  24. Isn't the title of your thread: "50/34 compact...

    Isn't the title of your thread: "50/34 compact and 11-32 cassette 11-speed...how limited is this on flats?"



    If a ride starts on the flats and ends on a mountain top one would install the...
  25. He does for difficult Mountain Stages, other...

    He does for difficult Mountain Stages, other stages have appropriate gearing for the route.

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    Note the tight cassette & big rings for the Pave' stage in the '14 TdF.
    Optimal gearing...
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