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    It is not recommended that you run two different...

    It is not recommended that you run two different crank lengths. Instead a good guide for finding the optimal foot correction can be found at...
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    Carbonfiberboy is probably right, because that is...

    Carbonfiberboy is probably right, because that is a common problem of cyclists when taking on new hills or hills for the first time. The first year I started riding my knee pain came from a tight IT...
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    Performance Bike is now a Ridley dealer so they...

    Performance Bike is now a Ridley dealer so they may be able to help you.
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    Well saying the PD-A600 is not a road pedal is...

    Well saying the PD-A600 is not a road pedal is completely wrong (per the manufacturer), but that is just your opinion. The fact of the matter is that there are two standards and to remove confusion...
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    I don't know about the quality of the bikes, but...

    I don't know about the quality of the bikes, but a 26" wheel is the standard adult sized bike. Generally children's sizes are 18-24". You have to be careful, because bikes are usually referred to by...
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    Trueness and dishing are separate measurements....

    Trueness and dishing are separate measurements. You can have a wheel that is dished off center, because it is relative to the center of the hub and still be true (meaning laterally and vertically...
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    Here south of Nashville that is my weekend ride....

    Here south of Nashville that is my weekend ride. We typically do 40-50 miles with 2500-3200ft of climbing with an average grade of 4-5% with 7-10% hills being the norm. With 5 months to train you...
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    Generally when my seat is too high I get pain in...

    Generally when my seat is too high I get pain in the back or side (near the back) of the knee, if I lower it 1-2mm that alleviates the pain almost instantly. In this instance I recommend lowering the...
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    While looking for a fitter you can do some...

    While looking for a fitter you can do some modification that may help with the knees. Peter White has an excellent site for doing a fit and can be found at How to Fit a Bicycle. Focus on setting up...
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    Here in Nashville, TN USA about $100-125 for a...

    Here in Nashville, TN USA about $100-125 for a basic fit and $200-250 for a BG, video capture, etc.
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    Based on your position in picture 2 and the fact...

    Based on your position in picture 2 and the fact that you need to angle your saddle back to keep from sliding forward, your saddle is too far back. With your pedal in the 3 o'clock position, like in...
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    Personally I like the Kontact saddle...

    Personally I like the Kontact saddle (kontactbike.com) because it positions you on your sit bones and has a narrow nose. The unique position of the rear portion allows the back of your thighs their...
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    You should look at the Kontact saddle (Home -...

    You should look at the Kontact saddle (Home - Kontact Bike). I moved to this when I was having pressure problems. It's shape places your weight on your sit bones where it belongs. They have a 30 day...
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    BBT-69 or BBT-19.2?

    I am looking to purchase a bottom bracket cup removal tool for the FSA Mega Exo bb on my bike. It appears both the Park Tool BBT-19.2 and the BBT-69 can be used for an external bb, but I cannot tell...
  15. Simple Green Pro HD (found at Home Depot) is...

    Simple Green Pro HD (found at Home Depot) is specially formulated for use with aluminum and a gallon jug cost $14. For heavy cleaning (bearings, cassettes, chainrings and chains), I use a 1:3...
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    Simple Green Pro HD (specially formulated for...

    Simple Green Pro HD (specially formulated for metal and can be found at Home Depot) diluted 1:3 combined with the Finish Line chain cleaner gets my chain shiny.
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    For road SPD pedals I highly recommend the...

    For road SPD pedals I highly recommend the Shimano A600 pedals. Their large platform base distributes force across more of the sole.
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    Try fitting using Peter White's guide, which can...

    Try fitting using Peter White's guide, which can be found here How to Fit a Bicycle. I find it more helpful to fit a frame by its top tube rather than its seat tube that way if you have...
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    Congrats on your new bike. Let the addiction...

    Congrats on your new bike. Let the addiction begin. It looks like your shop did a good sizing of the bike since they fit you by the top tube length. Also your fitter is correct that as you progress...
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    CycleOps Super Magneto Pro. I really like the...

    CycleOps Super Magneto Pro. I really like the fact that I can dial up the intensity and mimic the rolling hills of TN.
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    You could always try it out and see if you like...

    You could always try it out and see if you like it. I will say that your position on the bike looks good so long as your fore-aft of saddle has your knee in the right position. For help with...
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    In your picture your arms seem to be at the right...

    In your picture your arms seem to be at the right angle so I am not sure why you wish to shorten your stem. Are you currently getting pain while riding, if so where? We need more info in order to...
  23. Thread: First 100K

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    Congratulations that is a big accomplishment! I...

    Congratulations that is a big accomplishment! I too did my first 100k this past July. It was the Harpeth River Ride here in Nashville. It sounds close to your ride because it had a lot of climbing,...
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    I really like the frame mounted Bike-Eye Mirror...

    I really like the frame mounted Bike-Eye Mirror in the wide size (Bike Eye bike mirror review | road.cc). There is no vibration and it holds its position so the correct view is always available.
  25. I am with Sheldon Brown in advocating that you...

    I am with Sheldon Brown in advocating that you pick a frame size based on top tube length not seat tube length especially given modern slope tube designs. Dave Moulton's guide predicted the right fit...
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