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  1. "Best" I don't think the Performance "Spin...

    "Best"
    I don't think the Performance "Spin Doctor" truing stand would ever be considered the "best" available, but it can get your wheel as true as you want it to be. There is an article out there...
  2. Thread: Presta Oddity

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    I have the same problem with my Joe Blow pump....

    I have the same problem with my Joe Blow pump. The same tube doesn't give me the same problem with a Serfas pump I also have. On all my tubes I always give it the smallest little 'burp' before I...
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    Well, since the original post was done over 4...

    Well, since the original post was done over 4 years ago, I figure either he found a solution, gave up on the bike, or just moved on with his life.
    Might have even graduated by now. But, if by "poor...
  4. I have heard/read that something like 70% of your...

    I have heard/read that something like 70% of your current annual income is what is required to maintain your current lifestyle. I have always thought that sounded high. I have never put pen to paper...
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    As Rex G said, there is Richardson Bike Mart....

    As Rex G said, there is Richardson Bike Mart. Their big location is in Richardson (Duh!) west of 75 on Campbell. (Campbell and Coit) They have a huge selection of everything. They also have a smaller...
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    ^^^That gets my vote. It looks like the arc is...

    ^^^That gets my vote. It looks like the arc is probably the same circumference as the big ring. Can't tell the thickness. In lieu of other more sensible answers, I align myself with alcjphil
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    While not fully scientific, this Global Cycling...

    While not fully scientific, this Global Cycling Network video seems to show that 'higher cadence is better' might not be an absolute universal truth. At least it's worth a discussion.
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    Just in case anyone still cares. . . The...

    Just in case anyone still cares. . .
    The 'official' explanation as per the talking heads on NBCSN: Marten was the 'official' yellow jersey after stage 6 since he finished the stage. Froome didn't...
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    One year older than you. Incidentally, "Stayin...

    One year older than you.
    Incidentally, "Stayin Alive" is the song you are supposed to use for the right tempo if you ever have to do CPR. Kind of ironic yet useful at the same time.
    This ends the...
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    6'2" riding a 58cm Felt road bike and a XL (60cm)...

    6'2" riding a 58cm Felt road bike and a XL (60cm) Trek 7.2FX
    For a different take on what size bike is right for you, have a look at Andre Griepel's bike. He's 6 feet and rides a small. So, I...
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    For the OP. If you are a music fan you can...

    For the OP.

    If you are a music fan you can find websites that will have a variety of songs that are at a particular tempo. You can pick out 2 or 3 songs that are at 80bpm and sing them to yourself...
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    Give me the feel of a good steel baby any day. I...

    Give me the feel of a good steel baby any day. I may be a retro grouch, but I still don't trust carbon fiber.
  13. My road bike developed a small 'squeak' that for...

    My road bike developed a small 'squeak' that for all the world sounded like metal-on-metal scraping and coming from the rear. I had my wife ride along side of me for about 2 miles and she was pretty...
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    There is someone who rides a popular MUP here in...

    There is someone who rides a popular MUP here in Dallas that has a red light facing the front.
    Equally confusing.
  15. My vote goes for the one I bought (of course)....

    My vote goes for the one I bought (of course).
    Lezyne Zecto Drive Headlight
    (This is for the headlight, but they make a taillight version as well.)

    Not sure how the rubbery strap will hold up...
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    Michelin Krylion 25's (bought em cuz they have...

    Michelin Krylion 25's (bought em cuz they have carbon--that has to be good, right?)
    285#
    100-105'ish on the front
    110-115'ish on the back
    So far so good. (But I only have about 200 miles on them...
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    I got an email from our health insurance folks at...

    I got an email from our health insurance folks at work. (They send out weekly email newsletters with informative articles. Many have actually been helpful so I do read them.) A recent article...
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    I like the looks of the black/red/white. I had a...

    I like the looks of the black/red/white. I had a Trek road bike that had a red/black/silver color scheme. I always thought it was just about the ugliest bike I had ever seen. I finally traded it off...
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    I have a Wahoo RFLKT and my phone goes in my...

    I have a Wahoo RFLKT and my phone goes in my jersey pocket. I haven't had any trouble with losing the bluetooth connection. (Maybe I've just been lucky so far.) I put it in a zip top bag if it looks...
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    1 more vote for jersey pocket. Never had a...

    1 more vote for jersey pocket. Never had a problem. I get used to it being there so I don't notice it's there until I take it out and notice the weight missing from my back.

    Bibs for men are just...
  21. Thread: Going all in

    by DTSCDS
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    Bikes or bike specific tools? I'm betting...

    Bikes or bike specific tools?

    I'm betting she'll be building wheels by the end of this year.
  22. I don't remember my first couple of rides, but I...

    I don't remember my first couple of rides, but I do remember getting on the computer to find a route that would take me about 2.5 - 3 miles. When I finished it I walked around with a self-assured...
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    Spend as much time as you need to be 100%...

    Spend as much time as you need to be 100% confident about shifting. Both front and back. Nothing will harsh a buzz faster than shifting the wrong way on a climb. Speed and momentum just drain away...
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    After they are dry, the jersey and closest...

    After they are dry, the jersey and closest matching bib goes on one hanger together. (A couple of my bibs have colored stitching on them. I try to wear them with a semi-matching jersey. As close as I...
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    I vote for Done Ma

    I vote for Done Ma
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