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    Poll: I would think that for male cyclists especially...

    I would think that for male cyclists especially this poll would be far more informative if you went with 15lb intervals instead. 141-170 encompasses a huge gamut of cyclist's morphologies, and the...
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    Not I, said the pig. But out of necessity, I do...

    Not I, said the pig. But out of necessity, I do ride in the mornings.




    How do you define "Make it work"? I get up ridiculously early, go do a ride, come home, shower, go to work...I suppose...
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    Poll: My next one, no. The one after that, definitely.

    My next one, no. The one after that, definitely.
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    About 20 years ago when I lived in the Boston...

    About 20 years ago when I lived in the Boston area I took my mountain bike out for a ride in the neighborhood during a massive blizzard. Huge fluffy flakes were falling at a ridiculous rate,...
  5. Thread: Late bloomers

    by Bob Ross
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    It would be disingenuous of me to claim I didn't...

    It would be disingenuous of me to claim I didn't start riding until middle-age, but I didn't start riding "seriously" until I was ~45.

    Prior to that I was a casual, infrequent Utility Cyclist....
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    Really? Happened to me all the time.

    Really? Happened to me all the time.
  7. Thread: Cross Chain

    by Bob Ross
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    I just laughed so hard I passed coffee through my...

    I just laughed so hard I passed coffee through my nose!
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    ^^^this and ^^^this.

    ^^^this




    and ^^^this.
  9. Thread: Cross Chain

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    I think most of the "Cross-Chaining Is Bad!"...

    I think most of the "Cross-Chaining Is Bad!" aphorisms are holdovers from the days of 5- and 6-cog clusters; I agree that a modern (10- or 11-speed) drivetrain with compact 50/34 chainrings is pretty...
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    I have twice been involved in catastrophic...

    I have twice been involved in catastrophic crashes* riding my custom Carl Strong. Both times had to send the frame back to Carl for a new downtube (and repaint), and after the second time we...
  11. Get on without levers? All of them. (Some easier...

    Get on without levers? All of them. (Some easier than others, admittedly.)

    Or did you mean get off without levers?
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    Only 10-speed here, but fwiw I use Shimano 11-28...

    Only 10-speed here, but fwiw I use Shimano 11-28 on one bike and SRAM 11-25 or -26 on another (otherwise Shimano-equipped) bike, and they both seem to work equally well...although there certainly...
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    I was working in hi-fi retail the year that...

    I was working in hi-fi retail the year that player came out, so I heard a buttload of CDs at work starting in '83...but I didn't actually acquire my own CD player until 1987. Some Phillips POS.
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    If it was "obvious" I wouldn't have to tell my...

    If it was "obvious" I wouldn't have to tell my 25-year-old self about it. I definitely wish someone would have sat my young ass down and explained compound interest and retirement accounts in a way...
  15. simple comparison of Campy Record vs Super Record?

    You would think this is one of the easiest things to find on the 'net, but apparently my Google-Fu is weak, 'cuz I'm coming up empty:


    Is there a simple, feature-for-feature comparison of the...
  16. Screw the climbing tips, I wanna hear your...

    Screw the climbing tips, I wanna hear your weight-loss tips!
    139 from 205?!?! That's impressive!
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    I got the impression from the OP that he wasn't...

    I got the impression from the OP that he wasn't describing a hypothetical but an empirical (and routine) situation...and unless he lives in some wonderful mythological land where all descents are...
  18. I have a multitool with a chainbreaker in the...

    I have a multitool with a chainbreaker in the saddle bag of one of my bikes; I got a tool with that feature because I'd seen way too many group rides come to a halt because someone didn't have...
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    guitars, basses, audio equipment, CDs, LPs,...

    guitars, basses, audio equipment, CDs, LPs, books, clothes, furniture, fantasies...
    Hmm, it'd probably be a lot easier to list the things that I have more bikes than:
    Cats, spouses, parents,...
  20. I don't seem to have this problem, but my wife is...

    I don't seem to have this problem, but my wife is an interesting case: On many long rides if the first 10-20 miles isn't a controlled, smartly-paced non-hammerfest, she's toast; she needs a good...
  21. 35s w/ fenders would be fine, that's great to...

    35s w/ fenders would be fine, that's great to hear. Which fenders are you using?




    Would love to...and I know exactly who I'd go to:
    Strong Frames | Cross/Gravel/Dirt
    But unless there's some...
  22. Some nice tips in this thread, thanks. Definitely...

    Some nice tips in this thread, thanks. Definitely gonna give that Marin Lombard a closer look.

    Anyone have (or have opinions about) a GT Grade?
    Introducing the 2015 GT Grade
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    ^^^This

    ^^^This
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    Don't follow him then, let him go. A wise...

    Don't follow him then, let him go.

    A wise cyclist once told me "The guy who rides off the front of the paceline isn't the idiot, it's the second guy in line who chases him who is."
  25. Thread: Trek 920

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    In addition to what DirtRoadRunner mentioned...

    In addition to what DirtRoadRunner mentioned (above), it should also be noted that some of us need to ride quite a few miles on paved roads just to get to the gravel! 42x11 is definitely too small...
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