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    My Critical experience, for posterity: Bought...

    My Critical experience, for posterity:

    Bought the pista, put it together, happy camper for a few months.

    Decided the drop handlebars were just too narrow and unforgiving so decided to switch...
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    Same reaction from my wife. I've beent trying to...

    Same reaction from my wife. I've beent trying to break her down, but she's stonewalling me.
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    Dear broken cleat people, OP included: wtf? Take...

    Dear broken cleat people, OP included: wtf? Take off your shoe, put it in a jersey pocket, and ride home using whatever pedal you're using as a little platfrom pedal. What am I missing?

    The seat...
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    Charlotte Group Rides

    So anyone have any experience with Charlotte group rides? I have been riding solo since I started (5 or 6 yrs ago) and I just don't know where to start. I would probably wanna ride in a 15 - 18 mph...
  5. Good mountaining biking at the Whitewater Center,...

    Good mountaining biking at the Whitewater Center, Renaissance Park. Also, check out the Backyard Trails. It's a network of some pretty technical stuff in South Charlotte. If you wanna get in the car...
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    ***PURELY anecdotal*** A friend of mine does...

    ***PURELY anecdotal***

    A friend of mine does pretty much everything: hockey, volleyball, Gaelic football, pick-up American football, softball, maybe some others. Ask him if hes game, he says...
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    Misunderstood and my post was a little late. I...

    Misunderstood and my post was a little late. I signed up for CC.
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    Hmmm... i just signed up, no list. Thx for...

    Hmmm... i just signed up, no list.

    Thx for link OP
  9. So the chainstays just flex? How is fatique...

    So the chainstays just flex? How is fatique prevented?
  10. Who in the hell would photograph that bike, but...

    Who in the hell would photograph that bike, but not take a pic of the hinge at the bb? Weak.

    Also: for a heavier guy (like me) might pay for itself in prevented pinch flats
  11. For commuting to class I would get a flatbar city...

    For commuting to class I would get a flatbar city bike with somewhat fat tires and fenders. Throw some lights on it. You need a workhorse.
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    I have this exact problem and I NEVER use a bike...

    I have this exact problem and I NEVER use a bike computer. However, going hard doesn't ruin the ride for me. It makes me like it more. The problem comes up when I know I should be going easy on the...
  13. QBP brands are part of the bike industry.

    QBP brands are part of the bike industry.
  14. I guess he has a point, but "killing itself" is...

    I guess he has a point, but "killing itself" is an overstatement.
  15. Pass him a $500 gift card to Dairy Queen?

    Pass him a $500 gift card to Dairy Queen?
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    Eh, I say don’t do it because you have bad...

    Eh, I say don’t do it because you have bad attitude.You’re a self-described *******, but you talk about it like it’s an afflictionyou cannot change. You should work on that.



    People can make...
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    What kind of bicycle ARE you?

    I ride a slick little road bike.

    However, if I were a bicycle, I'd be a steel, flat-bar bike from Nashbar in a neutral color. Kinda heavy, kinda cheap, robust, hopefully dependable. Oh, and my...
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    Lemonds. I saw the orange one below hanging from...

    Lemonds. I saw the orange one below hanging from the ceiling in a bike shop and it stopped me dead in my tracks.



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  19. Finally went and knocked out my first century on...

    Finally went and knocked out my first century on Sunday, 11/12. I did it solo because I'm cheap.

    Worst part: flat tire at mile 13. CO2 inflator blew up in my hand (the screw-on part, not the...
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    Crossing over the bridge into Topsail Island, NC....

    Crossing over the bridge into Topsail Island, NC.

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    Well, thread began in May, so not sure if OP is...

    Well, thread began in May, so not sure if OP is still interested.

    Initial impression: couldn't be happier with this bike for the price. I feel like I got a great value. No surprises.

    If...
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    Very cool video. Reminds me how absolutely HUGE...

    Very cool video. Reminds me how absolutely HUGE that city is.
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    I could not imagine growing up in the impossibly...

    I could not imagine growing up in the impossibly harsh spotlight of public opinion, surrounded by mounds of potentially ruinous cash, with an utter diphole for a father. He derserves a little...
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    OK, I realize this post is well over a year old....

    OK, I realize this post is well over a year old. But I just scrolled through this ENTIRE thread (and laughed my ass off) and nobody mentioned the real problem with this thing. It's held to the seat...
  25. And this is a good thing, right? Ideally you want...

    And this is a good thing, right? Ideally you want things to be designed in Italy. That is their specialty. They make things beautiful. Who cares who does the dirty work?
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