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1. ## Thread: Kinesis Racelight 4S: new bike day is here!

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### After you spend some time with it, I would be...

After you spend some time with it, I would be interested to read how it compares to the Breezer.

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### You are absolutely correct on back facing to hold...

You are absolutely correct on back facing to hold trail constant. I focused solely on your 0 flop, which was never what I proposed.

I believe the entire argument is about magnitude. You stated...

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### Yeah, I hear the UCI won't let those two models...

Yeah, I hear the UCI won't let those two models in the same race because they can't hold the same lines in curves.

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### How about a non-silly example: two bikes, 58mm...

How about a non-silly example: two bikes, 58mm trail, one with 19mm of flop, one with 17mm.

And a 90° HTA does not require a back facing fork to have 0 flop. For such a critical feature, it...

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### You ask my opinion, and then insuilt me. This is...

You ask my opinion, and then insuilt me. This is extremely typical of you.

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### O I haven't said geometry didn't matter. I have...

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I haven't said geometry didn't matter. I have said I do not believe flop to be meaningful. If you built two bikes with identical trail, wheelbase, and front center dimensions, I believe a blind...

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### OO The "groove feeling" is, in my opinion, a...

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The "groove feeling" is, in my opinion, a feeling. The bicycle rider and bicycle are a system. The bicycle responds in mathematical ways to input from the rider, and delivers feedback to the...

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### I have no idea whether flop plays a role, and it...

I have no idea whether flop plays a role, and it genuinely seems like a contrived measurement to simplify a complicated process. Flop is the amount of height change between a wheel parallel to the...

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### You may not remember LoCell, but he purchased...

You may not remember LoCell, but he purchased several frames from them, and made the point that they are a supplier that can be very easily bargained with over the phone. He would see what they had...

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### OP, my reply was snide, and was unwarranted. I...

OP, my reply was snide, and was unwarranted. I do not ride with my hands off the bars, so I would not have noticed if that attribute changed. Had I realized that was the sole point of debate, I...

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Please read the original post, including the Rolo bikes link. They essentially state that Flop dictates a bicycle's ability to hit the apex of a curve, and to adjust that line while in a curve.
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### Is this a statement, or a question? As I have...

Is this a statement, or a question?

As I have hands, I have never ridden without them.

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I have a Nashbar frame, 58cm, with a 72.5° HTA. I have ridden that frame with multiple forks with different rake, including 40mm, 43mm, and 50mm. I can detect no appreciable handling difference...

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### If you are a fan of the Tick, he said evil is a...

If you are a fan of the Tick, he said evil is a foot, and the crime lord is the big toe.
15. ## Thread: Save me...titanium frame?

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### I would think balls out sprinting would be...

I would think balls out sprinting would be dangerous. I tend to keep mine secured, sprint or otherwise.
16. ## Thread: Bike Stiffness. How To Tell?

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### This I gibberish. Stress over strain? Strain is...

This I gibberish. Stress over strain? Strain is a dimensionless unit, so you would measure stiffness in psi, or pascals? The stress-strain relationship for a given material is already defined...
17. ## Thread: Save me...titanium frame?

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### I didn't take his word "conventional" to mean...

I didn't take his word "conventional" to mean threaded. I took him to mean EC34.
18. ## Thread: One bike is \$600 more than the other... WHY?

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### Steel is an alloy. Titanium bicycle tubing is an...

Steel is an alloy. Titanium bicycle tubing is an alloy. Aluminum bicycle tubing is an alloy. "Alloy" frame is ambiguous.
19. ## Thread: Anything wrong with Rival 22 or Force 22

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### Personal experience of measurable data is the...

Personal experience of measurable data is the very definition of fact. If BoSoxYacht observed 17 SRAM failures in 2 years, and 0 Shimano failures in 2 years, those are facts. If you demand to see...
20. ## Thread: Bike Stiffness. How To Tell?

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### You can't. It is subjective, and has no unit of...

You can't. It is subjective, and has no unit of measure.

By the way, the more items that you compare before making a purchase, the more likely you are to be dissatisfied with your eventual choice.
21. ## Thread: New Wheel Build

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### Post count is irrelevant, and has no correlation...

Post count is irrelevant, and has no correlation to expertise. This is a conversation forum, not a Jeopardy match.

A good correlation to credibility is whether the poster knows the difference...

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### Nice pic, Bill. Go Browns.

Nice pic, Bill.

Go Browns.

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### 1. Couldn't pick an undefeated team. That is...

1. Couldn't pick an undefeated team. That is jumping on a bandwagon.
2. Couldn't pick an expansion team. They seem made up.
3. Couldn't pick a team in Dallas's division. That would be a hostile...

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### My wife told me to pick a football team to...

My wife told me to pick a football team to follow, such that I would watch football with her. So I am now a Cleveland Browns fan. No. Really.