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    When do decide to repaint your bike?

    I love my Ironman's original paint job but I also want the frame to last. There are a few scratches and nicks and some look like their starting to rust. At what point do you consider repainting the...
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    So...about this PX10. Does it fit you and how...

    So...about this PX10. Does it fit you and how beaten down is it? Is the frame in good shape? Maybe it just needs a minor overhaul of tire,tubes, cables and shift housings to be enjoyable? If the...
  3. +1. But probably not the popular opinion

    +1. But probably not the popular opinion
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    I actually do have color coordinated bags for...

    I actually do have color coordinated bags for each of my two bikes. And tubes and tire levers just not the air.
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    All good if they fit you. But all also...

    All good if they fit you. But all also overpriced. I would pay maybe $400 for the Lemond or Roubaix and $300 for the Trek (which is probably closer to 25 lbs than the 15 lbs claimed by seller)
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    Give drop bars a shot. At least test ride a few....

    Give drop bars a shot. At least test ride a few. There really are not disadvantages to drops over flat bar. Drop bars will generally give you the same hand positions as flat but more options that...
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    True....but: 1. I have one on each already...

    True....but:

    1. I have one on each already and they are color matched for each bike :thumb:
    2. Moving contents takes 60 seconds until I forget to do it.

    I have plenty of tubes and tire...
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    Currently my jersey gets used for phone, keys and...

    Currently my jersey gets used for phone, keys and wallet (which is id and card with a band around them). Used to bring a snack but my rides are all under 50 miles and I have never once needed or...
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    Well, my post was primarily asking for people's...

    Well, my post was primarily asking for people's opinions. I know all of my own options, I'm just curious what others are doing
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    Seat bag or jersey pocket for flat kit?

    Since I started riding seriously I have been carrying spare tube, co2 and tire levers in a seat bag. I have two bikes and I'm too lazy/cheap to get second co2 kit so I end up moving bag or supplies...
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    Used vintage steel bike with downtube shifters. ...

    Used vintage steel bike with downtube shifters. Reasonably priced depending on used market where you live, appeals to hipster sensibility yet more practical than a fixie.
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    Poll: probably depends on your audience/customer base. ...

    probably depends on your audience/customer base. Shops where I live that cater toward racers and wannabe racer/fast club riders probably sell 95% 700x23 because they make you feel like less of a man...
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    And then for minimal extra weight penalty over...

    And then for minimal extra weight penalty over 6800 you can get 5800 for about $350-385 for full group and everything I've read has said they are all mechanically identical.
  14. And more to the actual topic of diminishing...

    And more to the actual topic of diminishing returns:

    I do have the mentioned CAAD 10 105 along with a somewhat high end carbon frame with Ultegra and a 25 year old steel bike built up with 5700...
  15. You can get a 800 g generic carbon frameset from...

    You can get a 800 g generic carbon frameset from china (with fork, headset, seat post and clamp) for $500, DA mechanical group for $1200 and decent sub 1600 wheels for $400. That puts you at $2100...
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    I don't know what ethical problems there are...

    I don't know what ethical problems there are buying direct from China. Buying counterfeit stuff from China that is being passed off as a Pinarello or whatever may unethical but buying generic open...
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    Maybe. But going to a compact front and keeping...

    Maybe. But going to a compact front and keeping the 12-25 cassette may be limiting and OP already stated they wanted compact with 11-32 cassette so I assume she needs lower climbing gears.

    ...but...
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    You even got the part in retail boxes! Mine were...

    You even got the part in retail boxes! Mine were all OEM
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    Your asking the wrong guy. I bought a 25 year...

    Your asking the wrong guy. I bought a 25 year old bike that is worth about $250 and upgraded everything to modern components. I love the frame so it was worth it to me.

    If OP's wife loves the...
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    If you shop around on some of the UK sites you...

    If you shop around on some of the UK sites you can get 5800 for $350-380 with free shipping.

    Shimano 105 5800 11 Speed Groupset Black OEM | Merlin Cycles

    11 speed wheels can be had as low as...
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    I have a modern carbon race bike that is about 17...

    I have a modern carbon race bike that is about 17 lb, a modern alum. race bike that about 18 lb and a 25 year old steel frame built up with 105 that is about 20 lbs. I just broke a few PRs this...
  22. New 105 is pretty darn nice. Just sayin

    New 105 is pretty darn nice. Just sayin
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    I'm pretty sure OP already got his bike. He's so...

    I'm pretty sure OP already got his bike. He's so busy riding that he never came back to this thread
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    My doctor always tells me that lower resting heart rate means I'm in great cardio condition
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    It depends on where you live and the market for...

    It depends on where you live and the market for used bikes. That sounds overpriced but you may want to post in the classic and vintage appraisal sub forum and you'll get a definite answer on value...
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