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    I'd get the RS81. It's half the price of Dura Ace...

    I'd get the RS81. It's half the price of Dura Ace but has all the components except the Ti freehub.
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    Because a builder doesn't have to summon graduate...

    Because a builder doesn't have to summon graduate level wheel building theory to deal with a silly low max tension spec.
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    It's threads like these that reinforce my...

    It's threads like these that reinforce my decision to never build open pro rims. There are so many better options.
  4. Because it looks goofy. BillyD is on my side....

    Because it looks goofy. BillyD is on my side. With moderator power in my corner, you can't win.
  5. I wouldn't pay $17 for a road bike with a sloping...

    I wouldn't pay $17 for a road bike with a sloping top tube.
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    I can build a bad-donkey bike for $1500. My BH...

    I can build a bad-donkey bike for $1500. My BH carbon road bike with 6800 was $1400 before I started putting Dura Ace wheels and other prissy stuff on it.

    Anyway, I'd go for the bike with 5800.
  7. Often I tell myself no, but deep down inside I...

    Often I tell myself no, but deep down inside I know I really wanted it.
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    His wiki page claims him to be 5' 7". That is...

    His wiki page claims him to be 5' 7". That is only a few inches above being a dwarf. And we know the internet lies.
  9. After it happened last week, they said it was a...

    After it happened last week, they said it was a glitch. Even the mods were banned.
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    I didn't know Pinarello made a road bike that...

    I didn't know Pinarello made a road bike that small. 650c wheels?
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    Oh yeah, that is the perfect wheel for this guy....

    Oh yeah, that is the perfect wheel for this guy. Can't believe he bought the Mavics. Terrible decision.
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    For 25-30F dry weather, I use regular spandex...

    For 25-30F dry weather, I use regular spandex knee warmers (short pieces that cover the knee and some of the thigh) and padded shorts under regular spandex long tights. I found any more than that and...
  13. You need to swap the sti lever as well. The 5700...

    You need to swap the sti lever as well. The 5700 pulls more cable than the 5800. I measured.

    I posted the numbers on weightweenies.starbike.com but unfortunately I can't view them because I've...
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    Poll: I own a business repairing complex systems.

    I own a business repairing complex systems.
  15. Yeah, the Schwalbe is a paperlight tire, which is...

    Yeah, the Schwalbe is a paperlight tire, which is why it didn't have the structural integrity to stay on your rim. Why you want a flimsy tire while your are riding a flat bar bike with mountain bike...
  16. Oh, you're right. I guess I didn't read close...

    Oh, you're right. I guess I didn't read close enough the first time; otherwise I would have realized that you don't even know what you want.



    So you want a tire larger than 28mm but IT CAN'T...
  17. You guys aren't doing a good enough job being my...

    You guys aren't doing a good enough job being my personal free search engine!!!!

    http://i.imgur.com/S2jgFCx.gif

    Challenge Strada Bianca, 700x30mm. DONE.
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    If I were you, I'd look at a wheelset with no...

    If I were you, I'd look at a wheelset with no fewer than 32 spokes front and rear.

    If you're popping spokes on your current set because of harsh terrain, you don't want to be dealing with Mavic...
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    I think you're going to confuse people if you...

    I think you're going to confuse people if you keep calling them 38mm rims when they are the 35mm.
  20. You want wide road tires? Michelin Pilot Sport...

    You want wide road tires? Michelin Pilot Sport 32mm.
  21. Sure, you CAN coast on a road bike, but if you're...

    Sure, you CAN coast on a road bike, but if you're out for a good workout, you can put down a higher, steady power on the road bike. On the mountain bike you'll be constantly forced to coast, unless...
  22. omg, fiets is laughing at me. My online...

    omg, fiets is laughing at me. My online reputation is officially dead.
  23. You can use this power calculator...

    You can use this power calculator along with Sheldon's gear calculator to estimate if you're going to need a 32 or 34 rear sprocket. The difference between 28 to 32 is double the difference of 32 to...
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    You can start by posting pics.

    You can start by posting pics.
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    C24s are already aero. Do some intervals and...

    C24s are already aero.

    Do some intervals and increase your power outputs.
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