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    This

    This
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    That was funny

    That was funny
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    RollCNY - If that was when they had their annual...

    RollCNY - If that was when they had their annual Giant day with the factory rep and trailer full of bikes I probably talked to the same guy. That was when I bought the Defy. I wasn't shopping a TCR...
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    Thanks for all the feedback. It's not spec'd bad,...

    Thanks for all the feedback. It's not spec'd bad, all Ultegra, but it is 10 speed I believe. I hear the Giant wheel set isn't bad.
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    I don't think you can go wrong with a Coda. I got...

    I don't think you can go wrong with a Coda. I got my wife one last Christmas, same paint scheme as yours, smaller frame. The only thing I'd maybe change if I could would be the tire clearance at the...
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    2012 Giant TCR Carbon

    I'm looking at a 2012 Giant TCR Carbon at a good price. All the reviews I can find are on the TRC Avanced. I believe there were three levels of carbon frame With this one being the lowest and the...
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    EZ-Out; and sometimes you can buy them in a kit...

    EZ-Out; and sometimes you can buy them in a kit with a left rotating drill bit. Some times the bolt comes right out with the drill bit before you even get a chance to use the EZ-Out. I think the heat...
  8. I'm surprised no one has said Defy Advanced yet.

    I'm surprised no one has said Defy Advanced yet.
  9. I'm no expert, just speaking from experience. If...

    I'm no expert, just speaking from experience. If your sweating your wearing too much. You should be cold when you take off for the ride on a cold day but warm up pretty quickly. If I'm 3 or 4 miles...
  10. I got my first road bike off craigslist for $100...

    I got my first road bike off craigslist for $100 and road it for probably about 800 miles by the time I decided I wanted to get a little more serious. But it worked perfectly fine, and with some...
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    Ride what ever you want. I have both. For me the...

    Ride what ever you want. I have both. For me the fixed gear is mostly for Getting groceries and goofing around. The road bike is the racing, training and distance ride.
  12. For a bike with a mountain component group I'd...

    For a bike with a mountain component group I'd try and buy Alivio or above; road group Tiagra and above if possible. That said, at your price point you're probably going to end up at with Accera or...
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    Thanks for responding everyone. The whole shifter...

    Thanks for responding everyone. The whole shifter is loosening from the bar. This is an aluminum Nitto Randonee bar, not light, but not heavy either. I haven't measured the wall thickness. I'm not...
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    Poll: When I read this I thought of one hilly 55 mph...

    When I read this I thought of one hilly 55 mph two lane (one each direction) with no shoulder in my area that I rode one time. I won't do it a second time unless I have to for some reason. Cars and...
  15. Thread: New to biking

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    There's no substitute for time in the saddle....

    There's no substitute for time in the saddle. Just go ride it. Someplace out of the way without much traffic or pedestrians would be best to start.
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    This; but I did 50 and 50 (Sat/Sun) one cold...

    This; but I did 50 and 50 (Sat/Sun) one cold weekend with the SPD's and it developed into more than a twinge. That's when I got the Zero's. And I'll add that I like the free float vs the friction...
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    On installation I tightened to the specified...

    On installation I tightened to the specified torque and they loosened up pretty quick. So second time around I went past recommended torque and the right hand shifter came loose again. I'm afraid if...
  18. If I were a manager or exec at Bike Friday I...

    If I were a manager or exec at Bike Friday I would be falling all over myself to send you a new bike ASAP with a pre-paid shipping label so you could return that one for destruction. Much cheaper...
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    Bar End Shifters Keep Getting Loose

    My bar end shifters keep loosening up. Do any of you pro's have any tips to remedy? I was thing about Loctite, or maybe some electrical tape around the ID of the bar end to give the shifter something...
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    It is, its a step above Alivio. But this was...

    It is, its a step above Alivio. But this was Deore from 1993. I wanted rapid fire shifting and bang for the buck the Alivio stuff is hard to beat.
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    A friend of mine's daughter bought a mountain...

    A friend of mine's daughter bought a mountain bike from Dick's with her birthday money a few years ago, on sale for $280 I think. He grabbed it to go for a ride with me one morning. It was a great...
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    It's a two way street, it's not like the dog...

    It's a two way street, it's not like the dog isn't getting anything out of the relationship. Everyone I know with dogs treat them pretty good.
  23. Thread: Night riding

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    solid front, slow blink rear.

    solid front, slow blink rear.
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    Yes, just keep them short. 45 minutes or so.

    Yes, just keep them short. 45 minutes or so.
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    Poll: It's getting dark at 6:00. Kills my after work...

    It's getting dark at 6:00. Kills my after work riding.
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