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    Thank you for the suggestion, I got the north...

    Thank you for the suggestion, I got the north wave for $49 and they are pretty comfortable, I will keep the five ten shoes in mind for the future.
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    I normally make minor adjustments on the road...

    I normally make minor adjustments on the road with my mini tool, like seat height and tightening things. Unless it requires a torque wrench (like carbon components or Ti bolts).

    I always try to...
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    I have always thought the gram counting lead to a...

    I have always thought the gram counting lead to a cumulative affect to lower the weight of the entire bike. A few grams here and there could lead to pounds.
  4. Is there something funny about this rack? do you...

    Is there something funny about this rack? do you need to drill holes into the top of the fork to install it?
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    That is quite a bit of servicing for a bike....

    That is quite a bit of servicing for a bike. Hopefully they are free tune-ups. Once my bike is setup, I normally just inflate the tires each day I ride, this is to prevent flats from under inflated...
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    Poll: My bikes are mid range to me, and the same with...

    My bikes are mid range to me, and the same with my cars. It depends on what you call high end. I buy used cars but they would be pricy if purchased new. My road bikes are equipped with campy chorus...
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    I know my size so I buy my shoes online, the...

    I know my size so I buy my shoes online, the problem I have is width. I have been using Sidi for almost 40 years. They work well, last a long time, so why change?

    I did change this year since I...
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    fitness/tourer. I ride to get into a fit enough...

    fitness/tourer. I ride to get into a fit enough shape so I don't suffer through my week tour, which may include a century ride.
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    +1 I normally build my bike during the...

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    I normally build my bike during the winter and have the fun of picking out all of the components and frame. Since I am building the bike during the off season I normally find some good buys...
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    I bought my first mini cooper without a test...

    I bought my first mini cooper without a test ride. We didn't have a dealership in our city when they first came out. I ordered one over the phone from a town 200 miles away. It worked out fine.
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    I do the same thing buy a frame build a bike,...

    I do the same thing buy a frame build a bike, hope it fits, but I know my frame size for the most part.
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    It depends on what you call a crash. Over the...

    It depends on what you call a crash. Over the last 30 years I have fallen off my bike about 5 times.

    1. I was speeding down hill and my front wheel slipped into the joint in the road and my wheel...
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    Not much thoughts, not familiar with that brand...

    Not much thoughts, not familiar with that brand or model.
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    I haven't used the VP Vice pedals but use the VP...

    I haven't used the VP Vice pedals but use the VP spd pedals. I switched from cheap shimano M520 models to the VP spds because the VPs have cartridge bearings and I have had a problem with the cheap...
  15. I used to lend by bikes out to some college...

    I used to lend by bikes out to some college friends to ride but when I went over to their house later that day all of my bikes were laying in the front lawn and no one was watching them. After that I...
  16. Thread: Shoe Help

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    I use cycling shoes with a very stiff sole and...

    I use cycling shoes with a very stiff sole and different insoles than what the shoes came with. The idea is to have a stiff footbed that is formed to your foot and the spreads the pressure evenly...
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    yes, and they still do.

    yes, and they still do.
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    the setup with these levers should not have the...

    the setup with these levers should not have the housing running under the bar tape and it probably put too tight of a bend in the housing creating too much resistance cable and housing.
  19. What would I do? I would use the bike with...

    What would I do? I would use the bike with gearing for the hard climbs, so I can spin up the hills. I have learned to treasure my knees and don't want to do any more damage to them.
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    How can you tell that the part is on the verge of...

    How can you tell that the part is on the verge of breaking? are there cracks?
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    Crazy $$ isn't too defined, what is your ideal...

    Crazy $$ isn't too defined, what is your ideal price range

    Under $25 - I used a sunlite bottom bracket bike stand, used this for 5+ years.

    $150 - Park tool PCS-9 or PCS-10

    $300 - Park tool...
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    I like my Phils, seem to roll better and are very...

    I like my Phils, seem to roll better and are very robust. And I plan to get a set for my touring bike
  23. What size are you looking for?

    What size are you looking for?
  24. As I recall, my first 20 mile ride was when I was...

    As I recall, my first 20 mile ride was when I was 16 for a charity ride that was over 40 years ago. It took me about 9 years to work up to that point.
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    This is quite a bit more that what you described...

    This is quite a bit more that what you described in your original post. The original post indicated that you needed a wheel rebuilt, which isn't too expensive.

    But if you want to spend the money...
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