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    How long did it take for that 1st gen...

    How long did it take for that 1st gen obsolescence?

    Race bikes have always been considered expendable due to the inherent risks in using them in competition.
    Surviving machines have remained...
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    It will be when Di3 wireless is released next...

    It will be when Di3 wireless is released next season and support for Di2 adopters disappears................:twitchy:
    In the meantime FG cycling has been mature for > a century for those disposed to...
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    Yep, early adopters get screwed while the...

    Yep, early adopters get screwed while the standards evolve into something else w/ no backwards compatibility in 'lectric shifting.

    10 cog mechanical does well enough so I'll wait wait and see.
    In...
  4. 1" x 3/16" "skip tooth" was a standard pre-WWII...

    1" x 3/16" "skip tooth" was a standard pre-WWII like on this track bike.

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    Superseded by 1/2"X1/8"

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    -Bandera
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    Poll: I ride to a lovely old hotel with a fine chef in...

    I ride to a lovely old hotel with a fine chef in the Spring and Fall every year, it takes all day to cycle there and excellent accommodations, a good wine cellar and a fine repast awaits.
    It's been...
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    If a paceline was just brutally hammering along...

    If a paceline was just brutally hammering along in the same conditions that one was just out plootering along in it would seem hotter to those putting out a harder effort.
    Work = Heat.
    A paceline...
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    Schwinn owned the "World" trademark which had...

    Schwinn owned the "World" trademark which had been used for quite some time and was acceptable to dealers desperate for bikes in the boom years.
    Schwinn execs had the foresight to have Panasonic...
  8. Thread: Spoke tying

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    Not a school that I went to. Rim replacement on...

    Not a school that I went to.
    Rim replacement on track bikes wasn't a well planned result of cumulative fatigue when I was racing, it was the result of a shunt that killed the wheel and barked up the...
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    Proper foot retention is critical for riding FG...

    Proper foot retention is critical for riding FG on the road.
    Having the pedals get away from you in a Cuisinart of uncontrolled pain is probably not what you want.

    Before setting off get your...
  10. It's called a "Baseline Fit" for good reason,...

    It's called a "Baseline Fit" for good reason, it's a well proven starting point that can be consistently applied and will work well enough to dial-in with adaptation and seat time.
    Using a proven...
  11. Not so. Sprinting, taking a pull or riding into a...

    Not so. Sprinting, taking a pull or riding into a headwind one was on the drops otherwise hands of the hoods was just as common and quite comfortable.

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    For a Classic position...
  12. Thread: Spoke tying

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    The shop that I came up in had a pre-WWII track...

    The shop that I came up in had a pre-WWII track racer as Service Mgr who I learned wheel building from.
    Tied & Soldered was a wooden rim era tech, and became a tradition (with an extra charge)...
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    The #1...

    The #1 Requirement in acquiring a frameset to ride is not the manufacturer, country of origin, material type, geometry or even the color: Does it FIT?
    Anything else is an irrelevant waste of...
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    If you are buying another steel frameset in the...

    If you are buying another steel frameset in the same size, with the same geometry, BB type, in the same tube diameter/wall thickness/butting/heat treatment, construction method and quality control...
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    [QUOTE=Roody;17987832] It's not the technology...

    [QUOTE=Roody;17987832] It's not the technology that's new. It's just being used in new ways. QUOTE]

    Not so much.

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    The urban worker has been using basic transportation by bicycle...
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    464896464897464898464899 Not, just recycled. ...

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    Not, just recycled.

    -Bandera
  17. Raise your stem, that generation of design called...

    Raise your stem, that generation of design called for ~4-6cm drop w/ a level saddle of the type you have & bars as you have them drops ~parallel to the ground.

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    On the drops at pace w/...
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    Agree. "Back when" we fitted out experienced...

    Agree.
    "Back when" we fitted out experienced club riders w/ triples as a matter of course for century riding in hilly terrain.
    The Schwinn Deluxe Paramount P-15 w/ a Campag 54/45/36 and a 5 cog...
  19. Good thing MLB and the NFL are so unaffected by...

    Good thing MLB and the NFL are so unaffected by performance enhancing substances.:eek:

    Cycling has had a long history of substance abuse, however no amount of EPO or steroids are substitutes for...
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    I've ridden the same Hill Country routes for >30...

    I've ridden the same Hill Country routes for >30 years.
    The grades haven't eased any and the wind blows undiminished.
    What was once doable on a 53/42 13x23 has become 50/34 12X25 and I can sense...
  21. Nice bike. What exactly is the need to...

    Nice bike.

    What exactly is the need to "shellac the tape"?
    I was around as a professional mechanic "back when" and had team members who raced pre-WWII and Never saw shellac applied to bar tape by...
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    It means someone who thinks that the hardware...

    It means someone who thinks that the hardware used in cycling is more important than putting in quality seat time for performance advantage.

    -Bandera
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    I don't generally have annoyed Classic Language...

    I don't generally have annoyed Classic Language professors yell abbreviated Latin pejoratives at me for some reason. :twitchy:
    Even in Cambridge MA it may not be common to have the Medieval Latin...
  24. To be impressed go to your local USA Cycling...

    To be impressed go to your local USA Cycling sanctioned race, most likely a criterium, and watch the local riders have at it.
    TdF speeds will not be attained but the Junior women will hit paces you...
  25. A total dedication to bicycle racing by extra...

    A total dedication to bicycle racing by extra ordinarily talented individuals starting in the junior ranks and progressing to the most elite level in world competition.
    These are not the guys you...
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