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    Yes! That's exactly the problem!

    Yes! That's exactly the problem!
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    He also stated that it also depended on WHAT you...

    He also stated that it also depended on WHAT you chose to eat, not just gorging. For some reason, you chose not to post that as part of the quote which was mentioned in my original post.

    By...
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    No, the center in front of the chamois. It...

    No, the center in front of the chamois. It irritates the hell outta things.
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    On mine, while the seam is flat, it's a bit...

    On mine, while the seam is flat, it's a bit raised. I just can't imagine how anyone can be comfortable in these things with nothing under them. I'm using the Performance Bike "Century II" shorts,...
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    Absolutely. I'm just saying not everyone is...

    Absolutely. I'm just saying not everyone is going to get a free saddle from an LBS. In HIS case, they allowed him to swap a factory saddle, but it doesn't work that way everywhere, some of us have...
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    I don't believe the chamois cream is going to...

    I don't believe the chamois cream is going to help in my case, as it's a matter of a seam being right down the center of the shorts (on the inside of the shorts). While the seam is a flat seam, it...
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    Actually, it is very "material." That's all well...

    Actually, it is very "material." That's all well and good YOUR LBS was kind enough to allow you to try a saddle for a week and if you didn't like it, you could return it. What your LBS "allows" you...
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    Not sure I agree with you when you say the "seat...

    Not sure I agree with you when you say the "seat swap cost nothing," unless of course, you already had one to swap. Saddles can get pretty pricey. I've been fortunate enough to finally find comfort...
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    I've swapped parts for efficiency. Alex RPD15...

    I've swapped parts for efficiency.

    Alex RPD15 Wheels- Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S

    Shimano 105 11-23T Cassette- Shimano Ultegra 11-28T Cassette

    Factory Seat- Wife's Men's Seat off her new...
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    Congrats! You've really worked hard and look...

    Congrats! You've really worked hard and look amazing!
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    I've ridden with riders heavier than I am, and...

    I've ridden with riders heavier than I am, and this is true. I'm always the slower one down the hill. I've even swapped bicycles with people for descents just to see if the results would change. ...
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    Sorry, I can't really relate to participating on...

    Sorry, I can't really relate to participating on the C&A forum to having to cover my bung every night in bed, in a jail cell. Nobody is stuck here. There's no rule here that says you can't post in...
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    My first mountain bike was a 2010 GT Avalanche...

    My first mountain bike was a 2010 GT Avalanche 1.0. It was a great bike, and I miss it a lot. It met an untimely demise when my car was hit from the rear. My wife and I both lost our bikes. I had...
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    I have nice, thick, steel, offroad bumpers on my...

    I have nice, thick, steel, offroad bumpers on my Jeep. How good are your brakes, and how thick is your front bumper?

    See where I'm going with this?
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    I have a portable air pump mounted to my bike. I...

    I have a portable air pump mounted to my bike. I don't think it looks silly at all. Glad it's there, too, because I've needed to use it on a few occasions.
  16. I just got a set of Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S wheels...

    I just got a set of Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S wheels for about $550. They're far from $1,000, but they're pretty decent. I'm happy with them.
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    I've never really noticed anyone trying to draft...

    I've never really noticed anyone trying to draft me. Being as I'm pretty slow, I can't imagine why anyone would want to draft me for that reason alone.

    I always announce myself before sneaking up...
  18. When it comes to clothing, my experiences are...

    When it comes to clothing, my experiences are that I've gotten what I've paid for.

    - The clothes last longer (The materials are more durable)

    - The clothes fit me better

    - The clothes are...
  19. I actually just did this Wednesday. You're...

    I actually just did this Wednesday. You're right, the difference is amazing!
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    I got fitted and had to swap stems three times. ...

    I got fitted and had to swap stems three times. You could be comfortable while in the LBS during the fit, but you won't know for sure until you get out and ride about 5-10 miles.

    - After my...
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    I just love it when... - I spent the money on...

    I just love it when...

    - I spent the money on a bike fit and found myself more comfortable, enabling me to ride further than 15 miles without my entire body being in pain.

    - I upgraded my...
  22. I think both, weight loss and strength are both...

    I think both, weight loss and strength are both determining factors on climbs, and while building muscle and continuously doing it does help, there's something to be said for efficiency, also, or...
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    *****UPDATE***** Well, I'm not quite sure how...

    *****UPDATE*****

    Well, I'm not quite sure how I managed, but I wound up swapping out my 100mm stem for a 90mm stem, which made the bike slightly too small, then wound up swapping back, but only...
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    Just picked up an Ultegra 11-28T cassette for my...

    Just picked up an Ultegra 11-28T cassette for my bike and a SRAM PG-1050 (?) cassette for my wife's bike.
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    Okay, will do the next time I get out for a ride.

    Okay, will do the next time I get out for a ride.
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