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    If aero was important for a road bike, you would...

    If aero was important for a road bike, you would think the manufacturers would be putting them on all their bikes.
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    Can we have some pics of the carpet? I'm got...

    Can we have some pics of the carpet?
    I'm got some chain oil on mine and need to extend the overton window.
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    Cool :thumb: Reminds me of Einsteins...

    Cool :thumb:
    Reminds me of Einsteins gedankenexperiment: if a rider is spinning on rollers on board a train that is travelling at the speed of light, what is the speed of the spoke at the top of...
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    +1 I'm pretty safe on the rollers while watching...

    +1
    I'm pretty safe on the rollers while watching tv, but during the last olympics I rode right off while watching the snowboard halfpipe competition.
  5. I quoted the part that was relevant to the...

    I quoted the part that was relevant to the discussion on pulling up, which refutes Stucky's claim.
    I haven't read the article either but the abstract seems pretty clear and without conflict. ...
  6. Quoting from the abstract: The point of the...

    Quoting from the abstract:


    The point of the article is that the pedaling method doesn't affect maximum velocity, likely due to limits of the riders ability to sustain power output. In no way...
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    hot

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  8. I'm sorry if I misunderstood you, but you...

    I'm sorry if I misunderstood you, but you indicated previously that pulling up on the backstroke subtracted from the force on the other pedal. This is demonstrably false.

    Here is a thought...
  9. This is incorrect. Review your physics 101.

    This is incorrect. Review your physics 101.
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    Oh man that's weird. I was looking at the Giant...

    Oh man that's weird. I was looking at the Giant site 10 minutes ago and there were no aluminum TCR's shown. Now there are, must have been doing an update.
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    I agree, however, looking at the giant website...

    I agree, however, looking at the giant website for 2015 bikes, it seems they consider the TCR Advanced to be entry level. There are no lower models of TCR anymore.

    As for the OP question - they...
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    I've got the TCR Advanced, but have ridden the...

    I've got the TCR Advanced, but have ridden the TCR C and the only difference I could see was that it was (slightly) heavier and typically speced with lower tier components. The ride is the same.
    If...
  13. New hat from my sweetie.424966

    New hat from my sweetie.424966
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    On my touring bike, running the cables up the...

    On my touring bike, running the cables up the stem interfered with the handlebar bag mounts.
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    I'm 6' with a 33" inseam. I've been successful...

    I'm 6' with a 33" inseam. I've been successful fitting bikes from 55 to 60 cm, but the key measurement is the top tube length.
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    Checking in from Cowtown, I'm car-lite and have...

    Checking in from Cowtown, I'm car-lite and have been for six years now. My commute is 15km each way and I have no problem using the roads or bike paths, even in the winter. That said, most of...
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    First of all, the bike (any bike actually) is...

    First of all, the bike (any bike actually) is fine for a 15 mile commute.
    What you need, at a minimum, is to be able to carry whatever you need to take to school, plus
    - a good lock (not a cable...
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    You guys understand it's advertising...

    You guys understand it's advertising, right?
    Journalism is truly dead.
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    Hydroformed titanium. ...

    Hydroformed titanium.
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    Looks fine to me. As you get used to the...

    Looks fine to me.
    As you get used to the position and improve your fitness, you will likely need to make some small adjustments but the size of the bike is ok.
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    Hey, someone has to buy new bikes, otherwise...

    Hey, someone has to buy new bikes, otherwise those great deals on used bikes will dry up.
    Also, if I was in the market for an aero frame, this would be near the top of the list.
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    I got rid of my car five years ago and have not...

    I got rid of my car five years ago and have not regretted it at all. Initially, I started spending some of the money I saved on gas, parking and insurance to buy bike stuff. I was spending about...
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    Actually, the photo shows 28 spokes front and...

    Actually, the photo shows 28 spokes front and rear, which is pretty normal.
    Lots of wheels come with as few as 16 spokes on the front, 20 on the rear.
    The weird paired spoke lacing makes it look...
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    Argon 18 is a pretty popular brand around here,...

    Argon 18 is a pretty popular brand around here, maybe because Canadian? I dunno, but have to agree that is a cool bike.
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    Sticky: Hey guys, the hot or not thread is over here...

    Hey guys, the hot or not thread is over here.
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