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  1. Huh... the wife just pointed this out to me: ...

    Huh... the wife just pointed this out to me:

    CAADX 105 Disc - CAADX - CYCLOCROSS - ROAD - BIKES - 2015

    Anyone have any experience w/ a 2014 or 2015 CAADX? I hadn't checked Cannondale recently...
  2. - If I know there's a good chance of it raining...

    - If I know there's a good chance of it raining during a ride, I'll bring the backup bike.
    - If I know there's a really good chance of it raining long & hard during a ride, I'll stay home.
    - If...
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    Like shooting fish in a barrel...

    Like shooting fish in a barrel...
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    Before, or after?

    Before, or after?
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    Really? Which studies? (srs)

    Really? Which studies? (srs)
  6. Blackburn sells (or sold?) the SK-1 bracket which...

    Blackburn sells (or sold?) the SK-1 bracket which fits between the frame & bottle cage much like that "Road Drive" thing in post #12 (but it also includes a velcro strap), fits a lot of...
  7. ^^^This. A million times, ^^^this. The streets...

    ^^^This. A million times, ^^^this.

    The streets of Manhattan are littered with the frames of a thousand bikes (of all sorts of pedigree, some crappy POS, some very nice like OP's SuperSix EVO)...
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    So iow, they're cheating.

    So iow, they're cheating.
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    There's a drum solo thread?!?! I gotta get busy!

    There's a drum solo thread?!?! I gotta get busy!
  10. During a low speed JRA I had the right half of my...

    During a low speed JRA I had the right half of my alloy handlebars snap clean off right by the stem. Fortunately the brake cable remained attached so I was able to stop...although dismounting was...
  11. Fairly frequently I have a similar "WOW!" moment...

    Fairly frequently I have a similar "WOW!" moment when I realize that my Dad was younger than I am now when I (insert nearly any notable accomplishment of mine).
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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,...
  16. Thread: Late bloomers

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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.
  18. Thread: Cross Chain

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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.
  20. 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...
  22. 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...
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