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    Hi there Felix! I havent been on BF for a little...

    Hi there Felix! I havent been on BF for a little while (been lurking on some other forums for a bit). Anyway, cool to have you around. Enjoy!

    Oh btw when you decide you're REALLY into biking, dont...
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    i still buy 8 speed cassettes from the shop!

    i still buy 8 speed cassettes from the shop!
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    all good tips. But i would continue running with...

    all good tips. But i would continue running with slicks as the high pressures involved in bike tires negates the effects of a treaded tires, the grip is there for marketing purposes. However OP also...
  4. fify if you cycle in bad weather, are you a...

    fify
    if you cycle in bad weather, are you a moron?

    yes.
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    I grind the gravel and take the bike into muddy...

    I grind the gravel and take the bike into muddy areas. Those mudguards REALLY help (on my mtb I slow right down coz I'm not a fan of mud). My next CX bike (I kinda stopped calling it a cx bike, coz...
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    Congrats... cool bike. I eyed up a couple of...

    Congrats... cool bike. I eyed up a couple of those at my LBS.

    I bought a Focus Mares. Excuse my terminology: it doesn't have the regular CX type rim brakes (cantilever?) but has more road-like...
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    So, with all this debate, I went out and bought...

    So, with all this debate, I went out and bought another Specialized Echelon II helmet. It was 50. There was another model slightly higher up which was 70. It was lighter, which I liked, and had...
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    Nah, because i wanted to know about higher end...

    Nah, because i wanted to know about higher end product having material being taken away thus making it lighter, and the marketing people selling the product as being lighter and instead of saying it...
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    Thanks to this thread I am learning more about...

    Thanks to this thread I am learning more about helmets so I will take into consideration then more expensive models. I have nothing against expensive stuff or choice but I just didn't want to buy...
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    All good points and well received. My gripe was...

    All good points and well received. My gripe was only about number of holes versus lightness. To me it seems obvious that a helmet with more holes would be lighter. Here is some pizza. You can have a...
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    Hi raiden. Thanks for taking the time to post...

    Hi raiden. Thanks for taking the time to post this, very informative.

    Someone told me that spesh helmets perform one additional (and useful) safety test thatmother companies don't, so I'm kinda...
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    I think you might be right. I haven't kept up...

    I think you might be right. I haven't kept up with helmet design, just the other day I saw a helmet like the one you describe about the opening/closing air vent.
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    Gotchya. Less is more.

    Gotchya. Less is more.
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    I get what you're saying. For example, a larger...

    I get what you're saying. For example, a larger car doesn't cost much more to make than a smaller car, yet manufacturer can charge a lot more for it.

    But with helmets, I'm not sure you're getting...
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    Expensive road bike helmets, a marketing scam?

    Not a debate about whether helmets are safe or not (wow, seems like always need this disclaimer when discussing helmets, or is it just me?)

    Anyway.... expensive helmets are expensive because...
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    (no pics) I bought a new MTB

    I bought a hardtail 29er Voodoo Bizango (the one designed by Joe Murray, previously I htink he was at Kona). A cheap low end hardtail but wow, what fun! I bought it due to the rave reviews and...
  17. Way more than I like to think about. But I...

    Way more than I like to think about. But I console myself that it's been getting less over the years. I always buy new bikes but only during the closeout sales. Other stuff I'll buy either at LBS or...
  18. PaulRivers: wow they are some cool mups!...

    PaulRivers: wow they are some cool mups! walkedonwheels: thats a pita. ppl are selfish/inconsiderate/unaware. idk what u call it but "stupid" pretty much covers it all.
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    I once saw these two guys wearing masks removing a television from a house window. I was gonna stop them but then I recall one day I was at a costume party where these guys were dressed up with masks...
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    :thumb::thumb:

    :thumb::thumb:
  21. Nah, that elephant is staged. The driver gives...

    Nah, that elephant is staged. The driver gives the elephant some peanuts if it performs the act. I see it had you quite terrified but you needn't had worried. :)

    But seriously, does the driver...
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    Ok this is what you need: a heavy bike lock...

    Ok this is what you need: a heavy bike lock wrapped around your top tube but lose enough so that it rattles loudly. I have this and people get outta the way as they hear crashing sounds behind them....
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    I started off with one pannier but couldnt decide...

    I started off with one pannier but couldnt decide which side i like so I bought another pannier and have no such problem :)

    But when I did have one pannier, I started off on the drive side...
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    Fantastic story!

    Fantastic story!
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    Cyclists look like stick insects.

    Cyclists look like stick insects.
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