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  1. Thread: Gloves

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    I was at a shop the other day browsing at gloves...

    I was at a shop the other day browsing at gloves and it seemed the European brands like Castelli had less padding than say P.I. or Specialized.
    I actually like a lot of padding and use Specialized.
  2. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    52 x 11 90RPM = 33.7 MPH 50 x 11 90RPM = 32.4...

    52 x 11 90RPM = 33.7 MPH

    50 x 11 90RPM = 32.4 MPH

    50 x 12 100RPM = 33 MPH (This what I use on tandem and single)
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    That is so cool. I will be checking it before...

    That is so cool. I will be checking it before every ride now.
  4. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    I don't see a problem with doing that and I don't...

    I don't see a problem with doing that and I don't see why it is "less than half" the benefit. You will have Di2 shifting on ten or eleven gears and missing it on two. I am not sure if the rear...
  5. Thread: Di2 & Discs

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    I think there are good arguments both ways. As I...

    I think there are good arguments both ways. As I said before I used Di2 for several years and decided to go back to mechanical.
    If you run double with 11 x 36 or 11 x 40 the jump between gears are...
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    "hacking" means they take parts out of Di2...

    "hacking" means they take parts out of Di2 components and reuse them. This is one example:

    Hacking the Heck Out of My Di2 9070 ? Dino Sarti

    AFAIK nobody has reverse engineered the Di2 chip.
    I...
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    Actually Di2 shifters are more than just a...

    Actually Di2 shifters are more than just a switch. There is a chip that converts the switch input to a protocol. From what I read it is based on CAN bus which is used in cars and is like a network....
  8. Thread: BandAid??!

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    I prefer a $1 bill over $5, but I think used a...

    I prefer a $1 bill over $5, but I think used a $10 once.
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    We also have a Pave seatpost. My stoker only...

    We also have a Pave seatpost. My stoker only complains if we have been riding on bad roads. I think it is certainly better than the our old Santana even with a Thudbuster.
    I do mount a rack to the...
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    I had Ultegra Di2 on my Specialized Tarmac which...

    I had Ultegra Di2 on my Specialized Tarmac which I recently sold. Yes it did shift perfectly every time and it never needed adjusting and it was nice to have no cables running on the outside of the...
  11. Thread: Tandem wheels

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    I build all of my own wheels and my choice is...

    I build all of my own wheels and my choice is always White Industries hubs, DT Competiton spokes.
    You could use Aerolite spokes on the front but I would stay with Comps on the rear.
    For rims I...
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    We have a Gossamer for the rear crankset on our...

    We have a Gossamer for the rear crankset on our Calfee and have had no problems with it. It isn't the lightest or best looking crankset but functions fine.
    I would look at the Shimano Ultegra R601 /...
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    Its really a personal choice. I have ridden both...

    Its really a personal choice. I have ridden both Shimano (mech and Di2) and Campy.
    I prefer Campy because I like the ergonomics of the shifters. I don't at all like the shape of Shimano shifters.
    I...
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    I think the serial number would tell you that....

    I think the serial number would tell you that. Ours was No 3 hundred something and that was some years ago.
  15. Diablo, Yes I had the exact same problem on...

    Diablo,

    Yes I had the exact same problem on 5200, disbonded BB. The 5500 that replaced it in 2000 did not have any problems, very durable frame.
    I just had the opportunity to buy a new Tetra...
  16. Before the Trek I had: De Rosa made with...

    Before the Trek I had:

    De Rosa made with Columbus SLX, very pretty bike but really rough ride.

    Mercian I bought for touring, also very pretty, I have fond memories of that bike it rode very...
  17. Your comments about the Trek are interesting...

    Your comments about the Trek are interesting since my previous bike was a Trek 5500. I found the Trek to be more comfortable than the Tarmac I currently have but it felt more sluggish and vague....
  18. I have heard various things about SL3 vs SL4 vs...

    I have heard various things about SL3 vs SL4 vs SL5 ride quality.
    Everything from no difference to big difference.
    It kind of pissed me off that the SL4 came out shortly after I dropped a lot of...
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    here is another option: The Praxis Wide Range...

    here is another option:

    The Praxis Wide Range Cassette ? The scoop! | Praxis Cycles
  20. looking for feedback on Calfee Tetra single

    I bought a Calfee tetra tandem some years ago and just love the way it rides and the quality construction.
    It is so smooth and yet I can't feel any significant flex.
    Sometime after that I upgraded...
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    Congrats on the new tandem. if your wife...

    Congrats on the new tandem. if your wife eventually finds the ride is too rough there are many good shock absorber seat posts.
    Some of them are new and I don't know much about them, I saw somebody...
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    I would look for a used Santana or CoMotion....

    I would look for a used Santana or CoMotion. Maybe consider upping your price point if possible, you won't regret it.
    I had a Santana that I bought new $5000 and sold it for $2000, it was in great...
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    Which web site was the ad on? I was almost...

    Which web site was the ad on? I was almost scammed selling a tandem, the buyer sent me a bogus check for $10,000 wanted me to cash it, keep $2,000 and send him the remaining $8,000 and he would send...
  24. Wow that tandem brings back memories, it is the...

    Wow that tandem brings back memories, it is the same one we had before we bought our Calfee.
    It is really a very nice tandem and we enjoyed ours for many years.
    One thing with Santana is they use...
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    I dislike wider than needed bars. I use 42 cm FSA...

    I dislike wider than needed bars. I use 42 cm FSA wingpro which are more like 40 cm for a normal bar.
    I also dislike bars with sharp bends.
    If you want a shallow drop with flat tops these are great...
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