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    The guy should have kept his comment to himself....

    The guy should have kept his comment to himself. But since he indulged you, you should have stopped infront of him to make him lose his momentum. Then you should have gently accelerated away.
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    I like flat bars for all the reasons you state...

    I like flat bars for all the reasons you state but prefer drop bars for the following reasons:
    1. The bars are narrower so I can get through gaps in the traffic more easily.
    2. I have a couple of...
  3. +1. I prefer flamboyant colours for every...

    +1.

    I prefer flamboyant colours for every alternate bike I get. So one bike will have "grown up" colours, the next will be flamboyant and so on. However I havent found any bikes, like OP...
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    Wow inspirational! Very happy for you! ps:...

    Wow inspirational! Very happy for you!

    ps: like someone else mentioned, I too had to look twice at the alleged birdie! Love the "growing old is not for sissies" tagline!
  5. I have a cx bike for commuting. Schwalbe marathon...

    I have a cx bike for commuting. Schwalbe marathon supreme 35mm tires. I like these because I hardly have to fill them air and they still maintain air pressure. They're not as fast as other tires I've...
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    Poll: Probably not. But not because I don't like e...

    Probably not. But not because I don't like e shift, but because I tend to buy lower end bikes. Eventually perhaps all bikes will have e shifting (actually I hope not) and if its in my price range,...
  7. I know someone who, instead of taking 10 minutes...

    I know someone who, instead of taking 10 minutes to walk to the train station, will drive for 7 minutes, park the car, then walk for 6 minutes to the train station (downhill) so she can save 4...
  8. Wow they sound like great deals. One thing I...

    Wow they sound like great deals. One thing I learned from your post was those optional rear disk brakes. I thought *all* cars have disk brakes all-round as standard, had no idea this was not a...
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    me too!

    me too!
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    Hi there Felix! I havent been on BF for a little...

    Hi there Felix! I havent been on BF for a little while (been lurking on some other forums for a bit). Anyway, cool to have you around. Enjoy!

    Oh btw when you decide you're REALLY into biking, dont...
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    i still buy 8 speed cassettes from the shop!

    i still buy 8 speed cassettes from the shop!
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    all good tips. But i would continue running with...

    all good tips. But i would continue running with slicks as the high pressures involved in bike tires negates the effects of a treaded tires, the grip is there for marketing purposes. However OP also...
  13. fify if you cycle in bad weather, are you a...

    fify
    if you cycle in bad weather, are you a moron?

    yes.
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    I grind the gravel and take the bike into muddy...

    I grind the gravel and take the bike into muddy areas. Those mudguards REALLY help (on my mtb I slow right down coz I'm not a fan of mud). My next CX bike (I kinda stopped calling it a cx bike, coz...
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    Congrats... cool bike. I eyed up a couple of...

    Congrats... cool bike. I eyed up a couple of those at my LBS.

    I bought a Focus Mares. Excuse my terminology: it doesn't have the regular CX type rim brakes (cantilever?) but has more road-like...
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    So, with all this debate, I went out and bought...

    So, with all this debate, I went out and bought another Specialized Echelon II helmet. It was 50. There was another model slightly higher up which was 70. It was lighter, which I liked, and had...
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    Nah, because i wanted to know about higher end...

    Nah, because i wanted to know about higher end product having material being taken away thus making it lighter, and the marketing people selling the product as being lighter and instead of saying it...
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    Thanks to this thread I am learning more about...

    Thanks to this thread I am learning more about helmets so I will take into consideration then more expensive models. I have nothing against expensive stuff or choice but I just didn't want to buy...
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    All good points and well received. My gripe was...

    All good points and well received. My gripe was only about number of holes versus lightness. To me it seems obvious that a helmet with more holes would be lighter. Here is some pizza. You can have a...
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    Hi raiden. Thanks for taking the time to post...

    Hi raiden. Thanks for taking the time to post this, very informative.

    Someone told me that spesh helmets perform one additional (and useful) safety test thatmother companies don't, so I'm kinda...
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    I think you might be right. I haven't kept up...

    I think you might be right. I haven't kept up with helmet design, just the other day I saw a helmet like the one you describe about the opening/closing air vent.
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    Gotchya. Less is more.

    Gotchya. Less is more.
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    I get what you're saying. For example, a larger...

    I get what you're saying. For example, a larger car doesn't cost much more to make than a smaller car, yet manufacturer can charge a lot more for it.

    But with helmets, I'm not sure you're getting...
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    Expensive road bike helmets, a marketing scam?

    Not a debate about whether helmets are safe or not (wow, seems like always need this disclaimer when discussing helmets, or is it just me?)

    Anyway.... expensive helmets are expensive because...
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    (no pics) I bought a new MTB

    I bought a hardtail 29er Voodoo Bizango (the one designed by Joe Murray, previously I htink he was at Kona). A cheap low end hardtail but wow, what fun! I bought it due to the rave reviews and...
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