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    It's not the wheels touching that is the problem....

    It's not the wheels touching that is the problem. The problem when you cross your front wheel with someone's rear is you don't have the ability to steer anymore. And, of course, you stay upright by...
  2. squared with speed... to be exact.

    squared with speed... to be exact.
  3. You've got it kinda backwards. Endurance geometry...

    You've got it kinda backwards. Endurance geometry supports a more relaxed position without resorting to a tall stack of spacers. It also supports larger tires creating a somewhat longer wheelbase...
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    rim tape is used on only one of these types of...

    rim tape is used on only one of these types of rims...
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    Doesn't work... Need something with...

    Doesn't work... Need something with non-stretchable reinforcement. Strapping tape might work.
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    My car has a key fob. I pull that off my keychain...

    My car has a key fob. I pull that off my keychain and put it under my skinsuit behind my thigh. I wear skinsuits almost exclusively at the track.
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    In every other part of the body, I'd agree. Every...

    In every other part of the body, I'd agree. Every part of your body has pain receptors that can guide your recovery much better than blanket advice from a doctor. Except the brain. No pain receptors...
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    Rest. Lots of sleep. Don't ride. And sleep. Did I...

    Rest. Lots of sleep. Don't ride. And sleep. Did I mention sleep? Being unconscious for 5-10 minutes means your head injury was SERIOUS. Yes, all caps. Right now you are panicking because you've been...
  9. Headsweats skull cap; works beautifully and it is...

    Headsweats skull cap; works beautifully and it is cheap.
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  10. It's not a "ripoff" by any means. All the info is...

    It's not a "ripoff" by any means. All the info is there and customs and shipping fees are not the retailer's responsibility. These are typically UK retailers selling primarily to customers in the UK....
  11. I would not pay $2k for a 10 year old bike with...

    I would not pay $2k for a 10 year old bike with an unknown history, regardless of pedigree. $2k is better spent on a new bike with Ultegra - meaning, modern Ultegra is about as good as...
  12. Sometimes. It's customs and it's statistical....

    Sometimes.

    It's customs and it's statistical. They don't inspect each and every package coming into the US with the same scrutiny. Technically, everything from PBK and Wiggle and all those other...
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    Greg, don't be so sensitive. You replied with a...

    Greg, don't be so sensitive. You replied with a holier-than-thou attitude referencing the OP in third person with a canned response that was clearly wrong. Don't be surprised when people call you out...
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    Christ people, don't you all read? OP found the...

    Christ people, don't you all read? OP found the problem and fixed it.

    OP, yes, if the rim strip had exposed one of the spoke holes in the rim, this was the problem. Fix that and your flat problem...
  15. Why is the new chain junk? Just add the links...

    Why is the new chain junk? Just add the links back in. Not that hard.
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    I am pretty sure that Contador, along with half...

    I am pretty sure that Contador, along with half the rest of the peloton, are still finding ways to blood dope. I am also pretty sure that you wouldn't be able to hide a motor and battery in a road...
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    Armchair quarterbacking. There certainly are...

    Armchair quarterbacking.

    There certainly are tires that don't have enough tread to make it very far. Track tires, for instance. The issue is not flat protection; people have been running bikes...
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    Not saying they did this, but anyone with decent...

    Not saying they did this, but anyone with decent photoshop skills can create any sort of picture. Take some stock photos of something that can be construed as a wheel manufacturing shop, add some...
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    Well, that bus is obviously a bit... slow... :p ...

    Well, that bus is obviously a bit... slow... :p

    In any case, don't count on schoolbuses giving you space.
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    Aluminum frames tend to use drawn tubes which are...

    Aluminum frames tend to use drawn tubes which are heat treated. Straightening might require a post-heat treat to eliminate work hardening. Welding on thin-walled drawn tubing is probably not...
  21. I don't know. I suspect you don't know either. If...

    I don't know. I suspect you don't know either. If you are curious, I'm sure the CDC has their methodology listed somewhere on their site. I am not sure why it matters.

    In any case, it is arguing...
  22. No offense intended, but why are you getting hit...

    No offense intended, but why are you getting hit so often? That's a lot of incidents for one person.
  23. So, you've quit cycling then? How sad. ...

    So, you've quit cycling then? How sad.

    There's been mid-double digits of fatalities amongst how many drivers in Canada? What's the percentage? Please, do the math for me. Your stats bolster my...
  24. I think you are wrong: I doubt this...

    I think you are wrong:





    I doubt this has changed much in two and a half years...

    There are ways of getting the attention of a distracted driver. A drunk driver remains drunk no matter...
  25. The dangers of texting are in the news. If it's...

    The dangers of texting are in the news. If it's in the news, it's rare. Ergo, accidents attributable to texting are rare.

    Worry less. You can't control it... so the only other solution is to stay...
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