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    The hubs are bigger. The distance from rim to hub...

    The hubs are bigger. The distance from rim to hub is therefore shorter. I've never heard the "more stress" argument before. In fact, my builder suggested considering using disc brake hubs on my road...
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    The 7.2 is a nice bike. I'd consider springing...

    The 7.2 is a nice bike. I'd consider springing for the disc brake model. It shortens the spoke length, which should make them more durable, plus you get better bad weather braking.
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    I rode a few hundred miles on the stock 20/24...

    I rode a few hundred miles on the stock 20/24 spoke wheels. No problems, but I babied them. I spent a small fortune on my wheels too. But seriously, get the bike you want and within reason don't...
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    Don't get too hung up on the weight limits...

    Don't get too hung up on the weight limits listed. Those are really CYA limits. If the weight limit is listed as 300, you can bet engineering tested it safe at 400. Have a set of wheels built up and...
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    I'd recommend an older used rigid (no suspension)...

    I'd recommend an older used rigid (no suspension) mountain bike to start on. You can typically find them
    in good condition on Craigslist for very reasonable prices. Look for brand names...
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    I'd recommend a true road bike, possibly used. A...

    I'd recommend a true road bike, possibly used. A touring model would be great as they typically have easier gears for climbing hills with a fully loaded bike. The road bike drop bars will give you...
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    I hate you all. It's that time of year in the...

    I hate you all. It's that time of year in the upper Midwest when we go outside to get to the car, then into work, then back to the car, etc..., or you go outside to shovel snow.
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    The trainer specific tires are very hard and...

    The trainer specific tires are very hard and can't be used on the street. They're a great investment if you an on leaving the bike on the trainer all winter - mine has lasted three winters and still...
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    Spend the extra and get the 2.0.

    Spend the extra and get the 2.0.
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    I'd address the seat before shorts. If you're...

    I'd address the seat before shorts. If you're getting pain or numbness, then you need a new seat. Stock seats are usually horrible, because it's the first and sometimes only thing almost everybody...
  11. How much do you weigh? Velocity Dyad, DeepV, or...

    How much do you weigh? Velocity Dyad, DeepV, or A23, laced to Shimano 105 hubs, 32 or 36 spokes, will work for most people. If you're pushing 400, then you'll want 36-40 spokes, DeepV or Dyad with a...
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    The hard rubber soled SPD shoes (MTB shoes) work...

    The hard rubber soled SPD shoes (MTB shoes) work well with straps, with the added benefit that you can use them with SPD pedals if you decide to go to clipless (which I highly recommend).
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    See if you can get your money back and maybe try...

    See if you can get your money back and maybe try these - Shimano SH-R088 Road Shoes
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    I understand where you're at...

    I understand where you're at...
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    You can get pedals/cleats fairly cheaply if you...

    You can get pedals/cleats fairly cheaply if you like the shoes... Look KEO Classics can be had all day for under $80, and I got a set of NOS Gen 1s for $50, with the cleats still sealed in the...
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    Another day, another setback...

    Been having a lot of pain in my right foot and have had two x-Rays and an MRI. Doc believes I have a bone infection, so they're doing a bone biopsy next Thursday and then looking at heavy IV...
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    Quick CX 4 - QUICK CX - FITNESS - FITNESS & URBAN...

    Quick CX 4 - QUICK CX - FITNESS - FITNESS & URBAN - BIKES - 2015
    Quick CX 5 - QUICK CX - FITNESS - FITNESS & URBAN - BIKES - 2015
    7.2 FX Disc - Trek Bicycle
    Specialized Bicycle Components...
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    If you're planning on gravel roads, get a QuickCX...

    If you're planning on gravel roads, get a QuickCX rather than a regular Quick. The QuickCX is basically a flat bar cyclocross bike. I'm a Cannondale fanboy, and the Quick CX4 should fall right in...
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    It's going to be much better than the MTB on the...

    It's going to be much better than the MTB on the road. Put a set of road tires on and you've got a pretty capable road bike. The racing cyclocross bikes tend to be very aggressive, but the BD cross...
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    Have you considered a cyclocross bike? Save Up To...

    Have you considered a cyclocross bike? Save Up To 60% Off New Cyclocross and Gravel Bicycles from bikesdirect.com. Great for commuting, racing or just having fun riding most anywhere.
    Any of those...
  21. Best advice, and I'm not intending to be curt, is...

    Best advice, and I'm not intending to be curt, is to talk to your doctor. He/she will likely okay cycling before most other physical activities but probably only on a stationary bike at first. I know...
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    I'm motivated to get fit because I'm insanely...

    I'm motivated to get fit because I'm insanely competitive. I was a college basketball player and also could have played baseball or ran track collegiately (middle distance, mainly 400M). I was also a...
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    I need to get a bike I can ride in the snow. 25C...

    I need to get a bike I can ride in the snow. 25C road tires and snow don't strike me as a solid combination of factors in staying upright...
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    What clip-on aerobars?

    Anybody use the Nashbar Ascent or those cheap EBay clip on aerobars? Are they decent or should I save my pennies and get one of the brand name bars? I am 6'5" and ride a 60CM road bike, so reach...
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    I used prowheelbuilder.com GREAT wheels with...

    I used prowheelbuilder.com GREAT wheels with zero issues in over 3 years of use at 350 lbs +, now well - that mark. I had them build me 36 hole Deep Vs laced to White Industries hubs. These are...
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