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    Wow. What a read. You guys are hilarious. Just...

    Wow. What a read. You guys are hilarious. Just because someone carries a phone does not mean it owns them, nor does it mean that they "call mommy" at the first sign of trouble, NOR does it mean that...
  2. Oh sweet lord, people. How calorie measurement...

    Oh sweet lord, people.

    How calorie measurement works on Garmin fitness devices | DC Rainmaker
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    I totally glossed over the direct mount brake...

    I totally glossed over the direct mount brake question the first time around. The only real benefit of direct mount over the old school single bolt mount is a slight weight and aero advantage. For...
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    I've been riding at anywhere between under 200 to...

    I've been riding at anywhere between under 200 to 235 pounds (I really need to diet...) and I've never needed a wider tire for that reason. I prefer 25's these days. The biggest trick is to not pump...
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    Fenders. But seriously, I've tried lots of...

    Fenders.

    But seriously, I've tried lots of different methods. Without fenders, even decent shoe covers were overwhelmed over short distances just by the wheel spray alone. Especially on the backs...
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    Let's hear your worst flat story.

    Hopefully this is will be a fun thread where we can all share the story that made us say, "Never again." It only takes that one time to be caught unprepared to make sure you always have a flat kit.
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    My beauty of a commuter was killed in action due...

    My beauty of a commuter was killed in action due to stupidity on my part. I'm in the process of building my steel Bianchi into a commuter, but haven't gotten around to getting the parts together,...
  8. I rocked some Giro Republics for a little over a...

    I rocked some Giro Republics for a little over a year. I also used them for walking around campus (last year of college). I wore down the replaceable pads pretty quick, but like I said, I was walking...
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    It could be a crack, but without a hands on look,...

    It could be a crack, but without a hands on look, it's hard to tell. As some suggested, you could try and spread the fork to see if it expands. Typically, with carbon, you can tap with a small metal...
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    Oh man, Backpacks vs. Panniers is nearly as hot...

    Oh man, Backpacks vs. Panniers is nearly as hot of a topic as Clipless vs. Platforms in this subforum.

    Panniers work on the right bike and the right conditions such as an easy place to store your...
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    Grant Petersen: "I rode a carbon bike once......

    Grant Petersen: "I rode a carbon bike once... ONCE."
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    I'm totally aware that he has his opinions and...

    I'm totally aware that he has his opinions and it's part of the Rivendell character, but I'm not talking about platform vs. clipless, I'm talking about fact vs fiction. Like I said, I will be the...
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    Here is the full quote: And something from...

    Here is the full quote:



    And something from the Roadeo description:



    I've seen a handful of cracked frames in the shop. Some of them were clearly major impacts that would have probably...
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    I don't deny (and stated earlier) that CF frames...

    I don't deny (and stated earlier) that CF frames are more fragile. There are some falls that will crack a CF frame that will merely scuff the paint on a steel frame. I've seen a few in the shop. But...
  15. To clarify my earlier statement: the shop I was...

    To clarify my earlier statement: the shop I was at stocked most everything, but we got to a point where we made the decision to stock less triathlon gear and bikes and we stopped selling fixed gear...
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    I have a love/hate with Rivendell and GP. When I...

    I have a love/hate with Rivendell and GP. When I was getting back into cycling about 4 years ago, his philosophy and aesthetic led me to rebuild my bike, and I even bought a few parts from them. That...
  17. Not all shops are commission. I'm sure you could...

    Not all shops are commission. I'm sure you could ask if you felt the need to. The shop I worked at was not commission and I would routinely send people to other shops in the area if I knew what they...
  18. Absolutely. Racks and panniers have their place,...

    Absolutely. Racks and panniers have their place, but for a 2-3 mile commute, a backpack makes a lot more sense. I tired the panniers route for myself, but quickly found a decent set of bags and a...
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    First: Careful with Nyquil. That stuff will jack...

    First: Careful with Nyquil. That stuff will jack up your liver if you overdo it just a bit.

    Second: In the last year of college, I got sick every time the weather turned, which somehow coincided...
  20. If you visit a local shop, hybrids from the big...

    If you visit a local shop, hybrids from the big companies (Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, etc.) start in the 4 or 500 dollar range and should suit your needs.

    It gets confusing to the uninitiated...
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    What he said. There are multiple ways of handling...

    What he said. There are multiple ways of handling this from a shop employee perspective. I was a mechanic/salesperson for over two years at another Dallas area shop. Most commonly, if we were aware...
  22. I don't know that I've ever seen specific...

    I don't know that I've ever seen specific instructions from trek on it. Just ask yourself if you would grease the center of the handlebar before mounting it in the stem. That's sort of the situation...
  23. Well, I thought I had a picture of the car setup....

    Well, I thought I had a picture of the car setup.

    But basically, it's just what you said. I have a hatchback (Pontiac Vibe, which is basically a Toyota Matrix) and I fold one rear set down. It has...
  24. Sorry for the massively delayed response. I don't...

    Sorry for the massively delayed response. I don't come here a whole lot...

    Anyhow, the number one mistake I see people make with the single bolt compression style posts is to throw lots of grease...
  25. In 2 years of selling and working on lots of...

    In 2 years of selling and working on lots of Treks with single bolt seat clamps in a very busy shop, I got maybe 1 every 3-4 months that would have some slippage. I've put lots of miles on some harsh...
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