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    Low budget = Surly Pacer, Allez Steel or Soma...

    Low budget = Surly Pacer, Allez Steel or Soma Smoothie. Medium budget = Gunnar Sport or Marinoni Ciclo. High budget = custom steel.

    You'd probably do alright with the Secteur/Defy crowd too.
  2. I've been using GP4000s in 25c and have liked...

    I've been using GP4000s in 25c and have liked them. I also ran Challenge Criteriums, and thought they were cool. All Conditions did well for me too, but I still prefer the GP4000s. They wear so well,...
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    Tubs! Other than that, I would choose sturdy,...

    Tubs! Other than that, I would choose sturdy, easily repaired wheels. To me, this means Shimano or Campagnolo hubs with 32 or 36 spoke rims. Don't spend lots of money on the wheels, because if you...
  4. You can watch me cheat in the VA races a + Urban...

    You can watch me cheat in the VA races a + Urban Cross :) I cheat by riding tubs...
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    Great course, but I'm now too fat and trying to...

    Great course, but I'm now too fat and trying to fix all the broken instruments in my lab ;)
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    Ben King? (I'm totally biased in his favour...

    Ben King? (I'm totally biased in his favour because I know his dad ;))
    Davide Veilleux is Canadian, but pretty good too.
  7. I'm not sure that AC will want to win the tour...

    I'm not sure that AC will want to win the tour without winning a stage, but I suspect he will bide his time and that USAZorro's description will be apt.

    There are big reasons for going in a break,...
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    Gipiemme still exists, but they have poor...

    Gipiemme still exists, but they have poor distribution in the USA.
    http://www.gipiemme.com/JJ_SITE/JJ_MAIN/JJ_ShopCase.asp

    Nemesis outdoor is the UK importer, and there is a German importer too....
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    I think your plan is a good one. Btw, not all...

    I think your plan is a good one. Btw, not all older racing frames had long reach brakes, quite a few were short reach. If you are planning on changing the brakes, you do need to check the front fork...
  10. There's a very good chance my next bike will be a...

    There's a very good chance my next bike will be a Grandis Overmax :) Do a search for Grandis at the Italian Cycling Journal blog.
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    I think you got a great deal. When I bought my...

    I think you got a great deal. When I bought my CSK, I paid $300 for the frame and spent another $400 or so on parts (Kazane crank, Miche hubs, Araya rims). It's a really nice race bike. Be sure to...
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    Well, they used to make loads of road and mtb...

    Well, they used to make loads of road and mtb hubs, but they never got into cassette hubs afaik. That's where the market is...
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    also, our races are more interesting (and...

    also, our races are more interesting (and generally better) than any of the local races, and they are much cheaper too. There are plenty of $40 crits. Our races are capped at $17.... so start a club...
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    This is the winning answer! It's not that hard to...

    This is the winning answer! It's not that hard to start a club sport, and it's not too hard to register with USAC and get going. Check out the ECCC website; they used to have a bunch of helpful...
  15. I've been racing 25c Conti GP4000s at 100psi. I...

    I've been racing 25c Conti GP4000s at 100psi. I like them a lot. They roll well, are light and grip well. I think I'm going to give up on the 23s...
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    Velo Orange has 17 degree stems that you can run...

    Velo Orange has 17 degree stems that you can run upside down. I think Ritchey, Dimension and 11-81 (?!) have them too.,, they are designed to raise road bars, but you could use them to get track bars...
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    p.s. you can order the Mercian Professional as a...

    p.s. you can order the Mercian Professional as a track frame....
    http://www.merciancycles.co.uk/frame_professional.asp
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    I saw a lot of Jacksons and Mercians etc growing...

    I saw a lot of Jacksons and Mercians etc growing up. They are nice, and the low pound is really helping you out atm. So, ordinarily, I would have suggested the Jackson. But... I've since spent a lot...
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    It's worth doing if you want a frame or component...

    It's worth doing if you want a frame or component combo that is otherwise unavailable. For example, I like Campagnolo components, so I pretty much always have to buy the components separately and...
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    How about Miche Race wheels? They have nice hubs...

    How about Miche Race wheels? They have nice hubs (they are the same as Miche Racing Box hubs) and a decent rim. Only $155....
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  21. How about a Cannondale Capo? It's a nice frame,...

    How about a Cannondale Capo? It's a nice frame, and you could just sell the components you dislike.
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    I was in the 4s, then on Carter's Mountain Rd as...

    I was in the 4s, then on Carter's Mountain Rd as a marshall, then in the 45+ wheel van.

    I liked the 4 race, because I didn't get dropped until lap 3. I managed to get back on after a big chase...
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    Getting dropped.

    Getting dropped.
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    Tri bikes are one trick ponies. A road bike is...

    Tri bikes are one trick ponies. A road bike is much more useful. If you want something tight and snappy, try looking for a CAAD9 or similar. A full on race bike style thing. However, I really don't...
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    http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com/ The...

    http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com/

    The author of this blog lived in Verona, so there is a lot of Chesini and Grandis content :)
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