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  1. Frank, it's not a "setup". It's a gruppo. Let it...

    Frank, it's not a "setup". It's a gruppo. Let it roll off your tongue in The Italian: gruuuuupppo.

    Use this knowledge wisely. Do not succumb to the Dark Side- using your newfound coolness to...
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    I'm building a house; started in early July....

    I'm building a house; started in early July. That'd be me on the shovel, digging the foundation trenches by hand......... yeah. House is now up, roofed, insulated, and strategically finished in...
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    What brand wheels are you running on that bad boy?

    What brand wheels are you running on that bad boy?
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    I really like the potential of this thread....

    I really like the potential of this thread. Brilliant! I'll take pics tomorrow.
  5. If the fog burns off we'll scare 60F tomorrow in...

    If the fog burns off we'll scare 60F tomorrow in the Eug. If not, it'll be high 40's. Rideable either way.

    All y'all SoCal peeps don't know what you are missing. There's just too damn MANY of...
  6. Thread: Skid Recovery

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    If you're skidding on 2 wheels you've failed. The...

    If you're skidding on 2 wheels you've failed. The win is to avoid the skid pre-emptively.

    But if you're gonna skid on 2 wheels, I concur that it's best to have practiced muchly when you were...
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    Climbing is my passion. That's not to say I'm...

    Climbing is my passion. That's not to say I'm good at it; just that it stirs my soul and rocks my world. My lowest ratio is 34/32 and I love every gear-inch of it.

    That sounded....... pervy.
    ...
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    Thats insane. You realize how many lids, VW vans,...

    Thats insane. You realize how many lids, VW vans, Grateful Dead tickets, and mail-order A-frame plans that would've bought?!
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    Per the title, $600 for my first road bike. ...

    Per the title,

    $600 for my first road bike. Used 2007 (?) Spesh Sequoia.

    $3600 for my next bike. 2014 Spesh Roubaix Expert.

    $800 for my town/rain bike. REI Novara Strada w/105.

    Per...
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    Angels weep for your poor sore ass, OP. ...

    Angels weep for your poor sore ass, OP.

    Hammie cramp while in the saddle? Buck up, trooper, and power through it. I find I can kinda blend a manly rhythmic grunt with a bit of a pathetic...
  11. CL is a free market. Americans in 2015 wee...

    CL is a free market.

    Americans in 2015 wee themselves a little if the evil monster "negotiation" rears it's ugly head.

    All the wailing & gnashing over this guy priced too high & that guy...
  12. No offense but MAN you guys parse out every last...

    No offense but MAN you guys parse out every last 50 bucks in the value proposition. I get that, but to the OP: your future is calling! Don't overthink this to the point of paralysis by analysis. ...
  13. Rode them today. Starting temp 43F, finishing...

    Rode them today. Starting temp 43F, finishing ~38F. 30 miles, late in the day, big time hills. I was a bit skeptical at first but they were "warm enough".... but that's about it. I wouldn't want to...
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    i have a Gore Windstopper convertible... I really...

    i have a Gore Windstopper convertible... I really like it. Works ok in a light rain, too, to get you home.
  15. Mine are supposed to arrive Thursday; I'll...

    Mine are supposed to arrive Thursday; I'll report!

    Realy really really need to get in some RIDES........
  16. Pearl Izumi Elite thermal tights opinions?

    Got a $100 gift certificate from REI to spend and am thinking these are the ticket. I have tights, but they are more a spring/fall affair, and if it's "cold" I have to wear a base layer under them,...
  17. Try to find some hills. Climbs and descents are...

    Try to find some hills. Climbs and descents are pretty awesome on my Roubaix.
  18. Test riding is always good. I have a 2014 SL4...

    Test riding is always good.

    I have a 2014 SL4 Expert. It's a really nice bike and I like it a lot. The 6800 gruppĝrünski is superb; nice light touch, shifts great, brakes are amazing. I like the...
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    Your banana store got a batch or two that are...

    Your banana store got a batch or two that are reacting your heat & moisture due to..... complicated banana things.

    Hey man- fruit ripens; you just gotta learn to roll with it!
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    Blinking is more visible/annoying to drivers, and...

    Blinking is more visible/annoying to drivers, and has much longer battery life. What's not to like? :)
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    The obvious deficits I mentioned are, in this...

    The obvious deficits I mentioned are, in this case, downtube shifters, bad gearing for our AO, heavy wheels, and just weight general.

    Those things are obviously addressable and in fact I bug him...
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    My riding buddy rides a RB. He'll be keen to find...

    My riding buddy rides a RB. He'll be keen to find out that people are now doing "restorations" on them. He's still rockin' the downtubes and heavy old wheels, too. I have to think the bike must have...
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    The whole point is to be 100% noticed. Blinking. ...

    The whole point is to be 100% noticed. Blinking.

    Plus that gives my Serfas T-Bolt a fighting chance to last the whole ride. :)
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    Good shorts help a lot, certainly, but bike fit,...

    Good shorts help a lot, certainly, but bike fit, saddle fit, riding style, etc all play in. Personally I'd be uncomfortable doing 50 that didn't have some significant climbs to get me up out of the...
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    25's all the way.

    25's all the way.
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