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    first things first: CONGRATS on the commute. Keep...

    first things first: CONGRATS on the commute. Keep it up :)

    Now, 1.4% is NOT the same as 1.4 degrees. Percent grade is rise/run: if you rise 2 feet after going 100ft down the road, that's a 2%...
  2. Lynskey? ...

    Lynskey?

    https://www.lynskeyperformance.com/store/lynskey-sportive-disc-complete-with-sram-force22-hydraulic.html

    edit: here's the Ultegra version:...
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    the pic is a section of all downhill (7-8%...

    the pic is a section of all downhill (7-8% grade), zero pedaling -- not even soft pedaling. Oh well...
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    ok, Strava, time to fix your calculations

    I'm not looking for absolute precision using Strava -- I don't have a power meter and I know the limitations of relying on someone else's algorithm that's doing a lot of assuming. It's at least...
  5. Cut your budget in half, and check out these:...

    Cut your budget in half, and check out these: Shimano WH-RS31 Clincher Road Wheelset | Factory Road Wheels | Merlin Cycles

    $500 wheels on a BD bike? nobody else thinks it's a little like this?
    ...
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    DeFeet.

    DeFeet.
  7. trying to answer directly -- There are some...

    trying to answer directly --

    There are some house brand parts on the Oltre -- but I dare suggest not enough to justify a $2k difference. My guess is the frame on the Oltre is last years' design,...
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    do you want to stay with your current BB? ...

    do you want to stay with your current BB?

    I've run FSA, Truvativ, and Shimano --GASP!-- cranksets with my Campy drivetrain. All work fine. Well, I had issues with an FSA Gossamer crankset, but...
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    So are you stroking discussion, or in the market...

    So are you stroking discussion, or in the market to buy one? Because I'm starting to think you're WAY overanalyzing it. They all work...
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    win. I I was in the market I'd look at this...

    win.

    I I was in the market I'd look at this one seriously. Fantastic design to grow with the kid(s).
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    a couple options: 0) We have a Strider that was...

    a couple options:
    0) We have a Strider that was a donation. Best value ever.

    1) craig's list.

    2) remove drivetrain from a bike the kid already has -- or in our case, the bike my parents gave...
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    Good luck!

    Good luck!
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    yup. (sorry about the ads) You Are Here |...

    yup. (sorry about the ads) You Are Here | Bicycling

    you can also google: https://www.google.com/search?q=la+sal+loop+moab
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    I've had good experience with Krylions, Lithions...

    I've had good experience with Krylions, Lithions and Vittoria Rubino Pros. 25 or 28, you'll be rolling along. PBK has some on sale right now: Tyre & Inner Tube Bundles | ProBikeKit.com
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    Stop looking. Enjoy the ride. Ride as often...

    Stop looking.

    Enjoy the ride.

    Ride as often as you can.




    It's too easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to others. Envy is a quick mistress, and a cruel one at that. Keep the...
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    simple: glance back first. simple #2...

    simple: glance back first.

    simple #2 : don't ride so close to a stranger without announcing you're there (and willing to help)
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    Voler makes some good stuff for the price --I...

    Voler makes some good stuff for the price --I don't feel like they're 2nd-rate or any less performant than others I've owned (Castelli, Di Marchi, Hincapie, Performance). I have a pair of Hincapies...
  18. +1. Bonus points for irony. e.g. Phonak,...

    +1. Bonus points for irony. e.g. Phonak, T-Mobile, Festina. Also bonus points to teams nobody's heard of (like EuroCar). I'd rock the Basque orange. Go for it--
  19. no yellow. I have a pair of Castelli bibs that...

    no yellow.

    I have a pair of Castelli bibs that are cut so low at the waist I feel like Magic Mike with suspenders. I prefer a little more coverage.

    for some reason, unless it's an esoteric or...
  20. congrats on the new ride! the picture looks...

    congrats on the new ride!

    the picture looks like the new saddle is tilted downwards, is that an optical illusion? (tilting down like that may put undue strain on your hands)
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    I rode the same pair of Sidi Genius 5's for -- I...

    I rode the same pair of Sidi Genius 5's for -- I kid you not-- 12 years. Best $250 I've spent. I just this year replaced them with some Spiuks I found on sale, not because the Sidi's were worn out,...
  22. I use these: ...

    I use these:

    http://www.amazon.com/MEElectronics-Sport-Fi-Isolating-In-Ear-Headphones/dp/B0038W0K2K

    They stay put.
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    Phew, and now back to the one thing I neglected:...

    Phew, and now back to the one thing I neglected: NICE RIDE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9QeUoPOi4
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    late to the party -- is that a full carbon fork?...

    late to the party -- is that a full carbon fork? that's a LOT of headtube spacers on there...
  25. A softer saddle might worsen the situation, not...

    A softer saddle might worsen the situation, not improve it. +1 for the above
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