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    Or winter in North Korea and summer (relative to...

    Or winter in North Korea and summer (relative to the northern hemisphere) near Antarctica. If snow is that wonderful, why not have it all the time?
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    A certain size and configuration of bike may be...

    A certain size and configuration of bike may be the mechanical and aerodynamic ideal, but it is no good if the rider doesn't fit it. Rather than having only one "geometry" rider in the whole world,...
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    Thanks for that reference for Fairing Industrial....

    Thanks for that reference for Fairing Industrial. Their website was very educational. I was particularly interested in the wide range of tubes shapes in all materials that they make WITHOUT...
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    I can't dispute your power numbers if you use a...

    I can't dispute your power numbers if you use a meter. I did the calculation on Bike Calculator specifying 30 mph headwind, 10 mph bike speed, and position on the hoods. I got something like 370...
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    Nah, I got rid of them. Riding 22 mm deep Al...

    Nah, I got rid of them. Riding 22 mm deep Al clinchers.
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    You guys talk about cycling in really strong...

    You guys talk about cycling in really strong winds, but I have severe trouble with anything higher than about 15 mph. I could ask how do you do it, but I think I'm more interested in why. The power...
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    Do you really know how less frame with more post...

    Do you really know how less frame with more post compares in weight to more frame with less post. I don't think so. And your oscillating sestpost image is ridiculous. Unless poorly chosen and...
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    Modern bike fitting theory is fairly consistent...

    Modern bike fitting theory is fairly consistent and provides that stack and reach are the principal variables thst have to be right for a bike to fit. A slightly less precise way to look at this is...
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    Yes and no. Relative to the three touchpoints on...

    Yes and no. Relative to the three touchpoints on the bike, the saddle, bar, and pedals different stems , spacers and sestpost setbacks are used to position the rider exactly where he wants to be....
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    Some folks think that the 6 degree stem melds...

    Some folks think that the 6 degree stem melds better with the slanted top tube. Horizontal stems were the norm during the time of the horizontal top tube. It makes some sense, but I don't get all...
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    That's a plan.

    That's a plan.
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    Is that all? Pshaw, piece of cake. I carry...

    Is that all? Pshaw, piece of cake.

    I carry three 12 g CO2 cartridges...and a phone.
  13. :lol: It's like deja-vu all over again.

    :lol: It's like deja-vu all over again.
  14. Yeah, I hate those guys, forcing me to go...

    Yeah, I hate those guys, forcing me to go slower...NOT!
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    Another valid meaning of the term. Applying to...

    Another valid meaning of the term. Applying to another use! Bravo! ;)
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    That is a very limited view of "recycling". ...

    That is a very limited view of "recycling". Reclaiming of the metal for any later use is a valid meaning of the term. Houston's municipal recycling program does accept steel articles.
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    I recycle them.

    I recycle them.
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    OP, if you decide to stay with CO2, buy the...

    OP, if you decide to stay with CO2, buy the cartridges from a non-cycling source. You can search for air g*n cartridges if you use 12 g, non-threaded ones. I have paid as little as $0.67 each in...
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    Pump! CO2! Pump! CO2! Pump! CO2! Both!...

    Pump!
    CO2!
    Pump!
    CO2!
    Pump!
    CO2!
    Both!
    Pump!
    CO2!
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    What a novel idea for a thread! Congrats OP.

    What a novel idea for a thread! Congrats OP.
  22. I agree lay off the tools except the on-ride...

    I agree lay off the tools except the on-ride emergency stuff. What you will need in tools depends on many factors that can ot be predicted this early.
  23. Swimmers have hot bodies, especially the women. ...

    Swimmers have hot bodies, especially the women. Cyclists, not so much, except the women. What is it about women?
  24. I resent that. My jerseys were not cheap. Oh,...

    I resent that. My jerseys were not cheap. Oh, you meant the sporting goods store.

    Carry on.
  25. If you are negotiating bike price, and you hit a...

    If you are negotiating bike price, and you hit a wall at a higher price than you hoped, you can try to have some of the accessories thrown in for free or discount. That is a good way to get what you...
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