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  1. Motobecanne Phantom Cross. Aluminum frame,...

    Motobecanne Phantom Cross. Aluminum frame, Ultegra groupset. Got it on a close out, when Ultegra went from 6600 to 6700.

    The stock wheels aren't great, but it works well enough for me, and...
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    Lots of people in that era doped. Armstrong...

    Lots of people in that era doped.

    Armstrong is the only guy that tried to destroy the lives and careers of multiple multiple people.
  3. How much did you spend on your road bike?

    The bikes I currently have vary in price from $895 to $13,000.

    They all we're worth it. That said the most expensive (willier) is not 15 times better than the least expensive (Motobecanne).
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    They just need a little viagra

    They just need a little viagra
  5. Only data point I have to add is they don't apply...

    Only data point I have to add is they don't apply UCI regs to tandems for the TT. So my guess is the refs wouldn't make an issue of discs for the RR
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    Ftfy

    Ftfy
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    You do realize that in addition to a full line of...

    You do realize that in addition to a full line of road bike group sets, Sram makes a full line of mountain bike groupsets; owns Zipp, Avid, Truvativ, Quarq, and Rock Shox
    , and has a line of...
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    Cadence for climbing?

    If you're talking 50-60 rpm for short really steep sections, you're probably okay, just HTFU.

    If you're climbing for a prolonged periods at 50 rpm, almost certainly you'll be faster and have...
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    Based on our experience, being just a little bit...

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    Based on our experience, being just a little bit heavier than you, a set of Rolf's is going to need a new rim or a new hub every 50000-10,000
    Miles. The New rims might
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    FTP for Tandem on Computrainer

    The limited Data indicates that the captain has a drive train loss of about 7%, compared to 2% for a stoker or a single bike.

    Given that the computer only cares what the power at the wheel is, it...
  11. Fixed that for you. What really heats brakes is...

    Fixed that for you. What really heats brakes is going down steep hills, at a pace below what gravity dictates. If you're braking repeatedly, or for prolonged periods on the straights, you're going...
  12. Adding a drum brake is really about heat...

    Adding a drum brake is really about heat dissipation, rather than stopping power.

    And the drum brake doesn't add that much to raw stopping power.


    If you descend aggressively, i.e. breaking...
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    that doesn't sound that difficult. I did 224...

    that doesn't sound that difficult. I did 224 miles (of gravel) and 10,000 vertical at 54.

    And I've done 100 miles plus, with 10,000 plus vertical multiple times in my 50's.
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    Did 56 miles a couple of weekends ago with a...

    Did 56 miles a couple of weekends ago with a friend on his 56th. I'll do 56 this July.

    Some where in the late 70's this may start to get a bit more challenging.

    Ultimate goal is Century at...
  15. With a short gage RD, and 13-16 tooth spread on...

    With a short gage RD, and 13-16 tooth spread on the front (50-34, or 53-39) you're not going be able to size the chain long enough to go in the big/big and wrap the chain sufficiently in the...
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    What sort of weight training is your coach...

    What sort of weight training is your coach advocating? Resistance training is a good thing for your overall fitness and bone density.

    But if you're not a track sprinter, its debatable whether...
  17. lipstick on a pig; still a pig.

    lipstick on a pig; still a pig.
  18. You want it to put a fair amount of pressure on...

    You want it to put a fair amount of pressure on the tire, so it doesn't slip.

    The tire slipping on the roller will cause more wear, than having it on tight.

    And if you think about it, the...
  19. Avid BB7's have plastic parts that are known to...

    Avid BB7's have plastic parts that are known to melt. Not sure how big of problem this is on single bikes, but it definitely happens on tandems.
    We used a TRP disc brake for this reason descending...
  20. your point, as I understood it was that there was...

    your point, as I understood it was that there was an advantage to have the QR lever and brake quick release on the same side because your hand was already on that side.

    My point is that there's no...
  21. This argument doesn't work with forks with lawyer...

    This argument doesn't work with forks with lawyer tabs, given that you're going to need a hand on each side of the wheel to deal with screwing/unscrewing the nut.

    That said, to me, DS just looks...
  22. If you had a problem with Psimet, you have a very...

    If you had a problem with Psimet, you have a very thin skin. Guy actually took a lot of his time to answer people's questions based upon actual knowledge and experience. Perhaps at times he didn't...
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    Depends, on the seatpost design,diameter, and the...

    Depends, on the seatpost design,diameter, and the amount of seatpost you have extended out of the frame. Velonews did a comparison of the damping abilities of different seatposts, and there is a...
  24. OK a Rivendale rider endorses clipless pedals. ...

    OK a Rivendale rider endorses clipless pedals. [/thread]:)
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    Didn't read the whole thread, so this may have...

    Didn't read the whole thread, so this may have been addressed,

    The OP is 4'11" 95lb male, which means in all probability, this is a kid, who 1) is going to outgrow the bike pretty quikly, and 2)...
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