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  1. Thread: Hot r Not

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    Hand-me-down bar tape is called "sloppy seconds"

    Hand-me-down bar tape is called "sloppy seconds"
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    post your route.

    post your route.
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    oh? Traffic lights take 4-8 minutes to cycle,...

    oh?

    Traffic lights take 4-8 minutes to cycle, so hitting 2-3 fewer lights would increase your pace by 8-16 minutes.

    so, it seems plausible that your speed increase was just two or three more...
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    14-16 mph is 20w difference. Mph is a poor...

    14-16 mph is 20w difference. Mph is a poor measurement for improvement since since at the low end of the spectrum you could have caught one fewer red lights and seen that same improvement.
    ...
  5. Thread: Hot r Not

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    Awesome components/ build; there may seem to be...

    Awesome components/ build; there may seem to be excessive rd cable length, but I think SRAM says 36cm is correct, which looks like a lot on some frames.

    Saddle position will change a bunch as you...
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    Custom is not mass production. Custom and...

    Custom is not mass production.

    Custom and rapid production or defined standard configuration and mass production.

    The real question is, with sizing varying on mass production bikes by 1-2 cm...
  7. So you are against outsourcing? Isnt that...

    So you are against outsourcing?

    Isnt that just about everyone?!
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    The one I've noticed most (as a driver) was a...

    The one I've noticed most (as a driver) was a cyclist with 3 lights, seat post, jersey pocket and helmet.

    No way to miss him.
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    Those are still off-the-shelf bikes at custom...

    Those are still off-the-shelf bikes at custom pricing.

    Find a local bike builder (or local enough) with a solid reputation and tell them you have $11,000 you want to part with. Pay 20% up front...
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    So you have $11,000 for a bike, but are going on...

    So you have $11,000 for a bike, but are going on suggestion?

    BMC ride has been said to be very soft (almost too much so)

    Colnogo is durable (read:very heavy)

    for $11k you could buy just...
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    Lose weight or More squats and lunges... You are...

    Lose weight or More squats and lunges... You are just too weak for your weight.

    If if you are strong but not recovering fast enough for steep hills, then do more HIIT exercise routines.

    Or...
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    The tour magazine article was heavily biased...

    The tour magazine article was heavily biased towards the brand advertising on the same page.

    Gp4000's were the least crr at 28mm compared to 23mm; however shwAbble 28mm were higher crr than...
  13. slammed back on a 25mm setback? The frame may be...

    slammed back on a 25mm setback? The frame may be too small. What size bike is it?

    Larger frames tend tend to have less seat tube angle as well. How much exposed seat post?
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    Didn't you learn anything in high school? In...

    Didn't you learn anything in high school? In order to feel less uncomfortable with how you look in bike shorts, be around other people in bike shorts. Positive peer pressure.

    The only verbal...
  15. Campy have not released thiers yet. I...

    Campy have not released thiers yet.


    I wonder what the effects will be of the 3:1 ratio change and weight limit change.
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    Until you spin out 53/11 and you see those 55t...

    Until you spin out 53/11 and you see those 55t aero chainrings
  17. Um do you mean "why would scrawny riders ride...

    Um do you mean "why would scrawny riders ride non-flimsy wheels?"

    :)

    because little people lack the power to make use of deep aero wheels, and when they come out of hiding behind a draft they...
  18. Needs more bar drop.

    Needs more bar drop.
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    i love your bike! How do you like the seatpost? ...

    i love your bike! How do you like the seatpost? I've been lusting after this bike and the only aspect I'm suspicious. On is a 25mm seatpost for 60cm+ frame rider.

    It it makes sense to put a...
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    "You guys are moving at a great pace for me, mind...

    "You guys are moving at a great pace for me, mind if I ride with you for the next 5 hours but only hide behind you? I won't do any pulls, but I have no problem spinning to the top of the hills and...
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    Cover the bikes or conceal them so you can not...

    Cover the bikes or conceal them so you can not see them when the garage door is open. Never pull your bikes out from behind concealment with the door open.

    Garage doors that are left open with...
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    Weight. And xg xg is quieter than OG.... But...

    Weight.

    And xg xg is quieter than OG.... But which is noisier+lighter (if I remember)
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    Ebay is the arbiter of fair price. Probably...

    Ebay is the arbiter of fair price. Probably $800-$1200 depending on demand.

    Two years old is two years old.
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    If it isn't in the current dealer catalog, it...

    If it isn't in the current dealer catalog, it can't be ordered. No big deal.

    Manufacturer warehousing of NOS parts is impractical space usage. I doubt any previous model year frames/forms are...
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    Crank Brothers make good 2-hole pedals for easy...

    Crank Brothers make good 2-hole pedals for easy clipping.
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