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    That is a horrible horrible idea. You, sir, wish...

    That is a horrible horrible idea. You, sir, wish to throw good money at a bad idea.

    Pray that your other life choices are not as bad.
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    You probably have to pay extra for that

    You probably have to pay extra for that
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    I hear you can buy used bib shorts from vending...

    I hear you can buy used bib shorts from vending machines in Japan.
  4. Thread: Names On Bikes

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    Huffy

    Huffy
  5. yes, if it has screws, it is replacable.

    yes, if it has screws, it is replacable.
  6. Not possible. You may be out of luck. ...

    Not possible.

    You may be out of luck.

    "Somebody stole my dorm disc as I dropped my chain" is a weak argument and even if you added it on after the crash the damage would not be possible.
    ...
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    3m at Home Depot or lowes. If you are going...

    3m at Home Depot or lowes.

    If you are going inexpensive at as well be safe. Safety glasses have become awesome.
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    Do you have any pictures of your frame to...

    Do you have any pictures of your frame to compare? What size of spacer?
  9. Thread: Tire Presure

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    The very low pressures are also for comfort only,...

    The very low pressures are also for comfort only, not for optimal performance.

    From that interview

    sunny weather: 8 - 8.5 bar (116psi - 122psi)
    wet: 7 - 7.5 bar (101psi -110psi)

    this is...
  10. Thread: Tire Presure

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    As as long as you don't lower the pressure on the...

    As as long as you don't lower the pressure on the larger tire, yes.

    larger tire but retain the higher pressure for best results....... Lower preassure is for comfort only.

    Kids and comfort...
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    I agree that the discussion is often about...

    I agree that the discussion is often about "rough" roads and increasing the contact patch, but this goes back to my question of how a larger contact patch by both width and length is considered "less...
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    when you use the word "less" what do mean? In...

    when you use the word "less" what do mean?

    In contrast: For the hour record on smooth surfaces with the least "deflection" they use 22mm tires at over 250psi.
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    23mm remember 25mm and larger tires are oy...

    23mm
    remember 25mm and larger tires are oy faster when at equal preassures running lower pressure increases the deflection/contact patch further.

    Only comfort bikes and beach cruisers run low...
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    110 front / 110 rear. Low pressure is for...

    110 front / 110 rear.

    Low pressure is for kids bikes and child size adults on small rims. Higher is faster.
  15. 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.
    ...
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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...
  21. 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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