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  1. Each to their own, but I would not buy a kit that...

    Each to their own, but I would not buy a kit that needed to be drilled and I would be cautious about what "hardware included" actually means. Some metal fender kits include leather washes to fit...
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    Her crank forward is an '05 DX Giant Suede,...

    Her crank forward is an '05 DX Giant Suede, before they bloated that model into a chunky bike. Her Dutch style is a Electra Mixte Ticino 20D, lightweight frame and 10 speed cassette in the back...
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    Having attended a dozen different "spin classes"...

    Having attended a dozen different "spin classes" I would caution they are all different. The common thread is they will all get your cadence above 80+ at some point for some period of time. Those...
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    I'm thinking somewhere around 1980 - purchased...

    I'm thinking somewhere around 1980 - purchased from REI, Berkeley (store #2 ), a thin spandex-type w/natural leather chamois. I lost interest in riding that same year, they lived in a drawer, I got...
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    Yes, my wife inherited weak knees, some...

    Yes, my wife inherited weak knees, some arthritis. I got her on a crank forward bike and she's been pain free, though at a fairly social pace and no real hills for a year. Crank forward is not...
  6. I've run Honjo fluted and Electra hammered...

    I've run Honjo fluted and Electra hammered fenders on Miyatas and SKS on a 26" tourer. Once properly adjusted I've had zero issues. The metal fenders are showy and require tweaking from time to time,...
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    There is a way to participate in this nonsense...

    There is a way to participate in this nonsense and hold you middle finger up to the NFL the same time. It is an anti-football statement. Knowledge of the game is not required. Fantasy league is...
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    The Matrix S series is my favorite gym spin. ...

    The Matrix S series is my favorite gym spin. Note the drop bars:
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    This. Put heavyweight wheelset (rims and tires)...

    This. Put heavyweight wheelset (rims and tires) on your road bike and it will accelerate like a hybrid.
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    I'll echo Chasm54's post, doing sprints on an...

    I'll echo Chasm54's post, doing sprints on an incline treadmill will get you very close to your max..and you'll know when you are there. If you are not a gym member, find a very difficult hill to...
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    If you are talking about riding with a young...

    If you are talking about riding with a young person who is just starting out, I'd fix what you have a wait...see where this goes. If your son is ready to tear it up, and it's about you keeping up,...
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    I'd agree, with one exception. I'd bet that if I...

    I'd agree, with one exception. I'd bet that if I went to a more sedentary lifestyle my max HR would actually increase; although I guess you could say that the "training effect" can wear off. I...
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    You're describing me, except for the resting heat...

    You're describing me, except for the resting heat rate...mine seems locked in around 58. However, when I quit smoking at 61 I took up running seriously, meaning 4-5 times a week with one LSD run no...
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    You built it to sell it? How much do you think...

    You built it to sell it? How much do you think you'll get?* My '89 is Apache Blue and white, it's big brother 718 is Peacock Blue and black. I love the colors, paint jobs Miyata was putting out...
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    I'm a Conti GP4000s guy but very happy with a new...

    I'm a Conti GP4000s guy but very happy with a new set of Vittoria Pro Slicks, at half the price. Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick Road Tire
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    If you want to make this more complicated for...

    If you want to make this more complicated for your brain, go clipless on some bikes, straps (fixie) on others. The result is auto muscle memory goes out the window; initially you'll try to twist out...
  17. The faulty assumption in your argument, and those...

    The faulty assumption in your argument, and those "studies", is the rider is strong enough / light enough / fast enough to take advantage of the aero properties of those wheelsets. If you are taking...
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    5",11", .5' & 32" BI; age 62 and avg. flexibility...

    5",11", .5' & 32" BI; age 62 and avg. flexibility = I ride 54-58cm and they all work; 56cm feeling most neutral, 54cm for long rides in a tri/drop position, 58cm for more upright with swept bars. ...
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    Grazie

    Grazie
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    So that's it, the RD frame stop is directly above...

    So that's it, the RD frame stop is directly above the chainstay CL. So, the DT cable guide is located at the bottom of the DT, making a fairly straight run to the chainstay stop. But what about...
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    Help on Derailleur Cable Routing

    For a winter project I'm going to build up an early 80s touring frame, standard triple drivetrain. This one has no braze-ons, no bb guides or cable stops on the frame for derailleur cables until you...
  22. Opinions?: a) Your tire will eventually fail a...

    Opinions?: a) Your tire will eventually fail a the worse possible time, Murphy's Law. b) I have the Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick, GP4000s and Gatorskins on different bikes. The Rubinos are the...
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    Great post, tx.

    Great post, tx.
  24. Shorter steerer tube-head tube does that for me....

    Shorter steerer tube-head tube does that for me. All things being equal it still feels like I'm about to jettison off the front.
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    We went through a similar search for a few...

    We went through a similar search for a few months, rode quite a few bikes including Rivendell's Cheviot, Specialized, Trek, Bianchi, etc., etc. Money was irrelevant, we looked at carbon too. My...
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