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    Might depend on the type of brakes. With...

    Might depend on the type of brakes. With hydraulic brakes they should automatically adjust to any minor variations in the location of the disc. I've never noticed an issue with XTR brakes on a MTB.
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    +1. I have no goals but I'm on pace (9529km) to...

    +1. I have no goals but I'm on pace (9529km) to pass 15,000km this year which would be my biggest year ever. Mostly commuting the same route every day.

    And kudos for getting back in the saddle...
  3. Those are drop bars, they just have something out...

    Those are drop bars, they just have something out front to hang onto if you're riding with forearms on the tops.
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    Riding at 12mph requires an effort roughly...

    Riding at 12mph requires an effort roughly similar to walking. If you want to utilize power similar to what you'd need for running you'd need to increase above 200W.

    For reference decent Cat 3...
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    Before getting a powermeter I'd suggest looking...

    Before getting a powermeter I'd suggest looking around for a developmental team with a coach/mentor to help you out. Then I'd buy a used powermeter from someone on the team if possible. I just bought...
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    I have powermeters for many years and had my...

    I have powermeters for many years and had my first one while still improving so yes I did notice an improvement. But I was also improving without the powermeter just like you have been.

    If you...
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    Outer circumference of an inflated tire is around...

    Outer circumference of an inflated tire is around 2100mm so 1000mm for 1/2 the tube seems reasonable.
  8. Your supposed to ride around the potholes not...

    Your supposed to ride around the potholes not through them :) You would only rest your arms on those bars when you're out front.
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    Still plenty of air cooling you when riding in a...

    Still plenty of air cooling you when riding in a paceline. In fact, if it's a fast paceline you'll be getting similar airflow as riding solo but you'll just be going faster. Don't think it makes much...
  10. Those aren't really aero bars and they'd be safer...

    Those aren't really aero bars and they'd be safer than riding invisible aero bars which is common.
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    Powermeter and better wheels. Do you get a decent...

    Powermeter and better wheels. Do you get a decent discount from your team?
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    Sorry I didn't realize you were looking for my...

    Sorry I didn't realize you were looking for my data. I weigh about 165lbs and according to kreuzotter should take a little over 60W to go 12mph.
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    The extra speed was because you were excited...

    The extra speed was because you were excited about your new bike not due to lighter weight of the wheels. Shaving a couple of lbs of wheel weight, while unlikely, would increase your speed by at most...
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    Power required to go 12 mph depends mostly on the...

    Power required to go 12 mph depends mostly on the type of tires and your weight. Wind resistance is fairly low so most of your power will go into overcoming rolling resistance. Your 100W estimate...
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    The limiter on a long hill like that is not leg...

    The limiter on a long hill like that is not leg strength. The force required to climb a long hill is fairly low, 300W @ 80RPM takes a peak force on the pedals of under 100lbs which is less force than...
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    Sounds about right.

    Sounds about right.
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    Not sure if you're talking about combustion...

    Not sure if you're talking about combustion engines or people here. If it's people, low cadence is actually more efficient (i.e. uses fewer Cals/hr for same power). Now maybe you're talking about...
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    I just based it on your speed of 12mph....

    I just based it on your speed of 12mph. kreuzotter.de has a calculator to calculate your power output.
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    Incorrect. I think perhaps you're confusing...

    Incorrect. I think perhaps you're confusing torque with power. Power = torque x cadence

    Disagree if you like but there aren't many riders putting out high power at low cadence. It's also backed up...
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    We can all use more power :) Regarding you numb...

    We can all use more power :) Regarding you numb ass, you might try standing up for 30 Secs every 5 or 10 min. I do that on a trainer and it might help keep the blood flowing and extend your ride time.
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    Putting out more power might make you a better...

    Putting out more power might make you a better cyclist depending on your definition of 'better'. But pedaling with the same power at a higher cadence isn't particularly helpful. Big guys with strong...
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    They work great on MTBs and the issues you...

    They work great on MTBs and the issues you mentioned are manageable.

    They also work on road bikes and it's not clear why they'd be any more difficult to deal with on road bike than a MTB.

    If...
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    Thoughts are, in general, most people would be...

    Thoughts are, in general, most people would be better off with a Tarmac unless they are racing. The Venge is optimized for aero and is less compliant than a Tarmac. The improved aero performance will...
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    I don't think there's any evidence you need...

    I don't think there's any evidence you need anything beyond the amount of protein you get with a balanced diet.
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    The banana is fine but why whey protein before a...

    The banana is fine but why whey protein before a ride?
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