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  1. I have the Zeros now, and I used to have Ultegra...

    I have the Zeros now, and I used to have Ultegra (SPD-SL), and Looks before that. I don't have a favorite, but I do like the double sided entry of the Zeros.
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    The same way you use a mirror when you're knocked...

    The same way you use a mirror when you're knocked out ;)

    Mirrors are fine and good, and I believe using one had helped me as many times as listening, looking over my shoulder, and choosing routes...
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    I had a mirror. I watched it a lot. I still got...

    I had a mirror. I watched it a lot. I still got hit by a pickup. i was inches from the shoulder, and it appeared in the mirror that I was going to be fine.

    Invest in a helmet and a good cell...
  4. You can still get a triple from Shimano (Tiagra...

    You can still get a triple from Shimano (Tiagra series is the highest level), and FSA as far as I know. The thing is, with a compact double and a cassette that goes to 32, and even 36 teeth, a...
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    Why the lamp is broken: "What happened next...

    Why the lamp is broken:

    "What happened next was a family controversy for years."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuCT8qk4c5I
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    Nothing wrong with having another bike, but your...

    Nothing wrong with having another bike, but your carbon frame and wheels will be fine on a trainer. Just don't use expensive tires.
  7. I had one for nearly 10 years. It's a good...

    I had one for nearly 10 years. It's a good trainer.
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    Oooooohhhh... e-wang fight!

    Oooooohhhh... e-wang fight!
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    Both bikes are great for this. If it were me I'd...

    Both bikes are great for this. If it were me I'd buy an aluminum cross (or gravel) bike with disc brakes, and throw some 42mm tires on it. Roads, MUPs, unimproved trails and dirt roads... it's all...
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    If you can up your budget just a little, the...

    If you can up your budget just a little, the Wahoo Kickr Snap is a great tool:

    KICKR SNAP Bike Trainer - Devices

    I have the regular Kickr and it has transformed my fitness, and removed a...
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    I would do this for now, and when you have a...

    I would do this for now, and when you have a chance to test on fresh legs (as well as an indoor trainer), do a 20 min test to get a better idea. All in all, FTP is a pretty much useless number...
  12. I went from Aluminum to Carbon to Titanium. Each...

    I went from Aluminum to Carbon to Titanium. Each frame had its merits, and each was dramatically different from the other. I don't have a favorite, but I'm shopping for an Al race frame at the...
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    Get the gearing that works best for you, your...

    Get the gearing that works best for you, your abilities, and your goals. That's about all there is to it.
  14. Marginal gains in the pro peloton trickle down to...

    Marginal gains in the pro peloton trickle down to marketing gains for the manufacturer... which trickle down to monetary losses for the consumer.

    When your ride is top-of-the-line, BB flex is...
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    From what I understand, LTHR is very consistent...

    From what I understand, LTHR is very consistent in well-trained athletes, and changes more slowly than even FTP. Power at LTHR, however, is essentially FTP. I can tell you that in over 2 months,...
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    I used TrainingPeaks several years ago and ended...

    I used TrainingPeaks several years ago and ended up migrating over to Golden Cheetah, which I found gave me similar metrics for my uses. I'm finding Strava is decent as well, but the suffer score is...
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    I do use TSS (as well as the Strava equiv), but I...

    I do use TSS (as well as the Strava equiv), but I notice significant changes in both my perceived effort and HR from things outside of cycling. A rough night's sleep, or even a beer the day prior...
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    Heart Rate zones v. Power

    Just a little thought on my end while trying to take my training to the next level. I've reviewed my last few FTP tests and it seems that my Lactate Threshold HR is around 172-175 bpm (my max is...
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    I usually don't drive my bike, but when I do I...

    I usually don't drive my bike, but when I do I put it in the back of my hatchback. My car is a manual, and I tend to keep it about 50-60% of redline when accelerating.
  20. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5799/20582019906_f4...

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5799/20582019906_f46f8a6d82_b.jpgAWANPINGA by silversx80, on Flickr


    Minor changes since the pic is a Cane Creek 110 headset with polished cap, changed the screw to...
  21. This one never goes away... it was here when I...

    This one never goes away... it was here when I joined, and will be when I decide to get a life and stop visiting bf.
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    Just read through this thread again and had a...

    Just read through this thread again and had a eureka moment. What happens when you combine cycling advice with parenting advice on a road cycling forum? The most intense condescension one can...
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    He's a new parent, and a little understanding...

    He's a new parent, and a little understanding would go a long way if one could remember what it was like before they became an expert at managing their time. I remember extreme difficulty with it. ...
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    I'm up around 4:15-4:30 am to hop on the trainer....

    I'm up around 4:15-4:30 am to hop on the trainer. It's the only way I've found to get in some decent hours. The other thing I'll do is bring the bike to work and ride over lunch, but my boss is...
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    You're always going to want the bike you don't...

    You're always going to want the bike you don't have. If you can afford to burn the money in a literal fire, get it. You you may like it and notice a significant difference, or you may not. Without...
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