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  1. Ha! I was absolutely floored over Christmas when...

    Ha! I was absolutely floored over Christmas when my 72 year old father-in-law rolled this bad boy out of the garage:

    Specialized Bicycle Components

    And I thought I was spending money on bikes....
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    Mavic A319 or A719. 32H Front and if you're over...

    Mavic A319 or A719. 32H Front and if you're over 200lbs 36H rear, if not 32H rear is fine. 3X spoke pattern.

    Pound away on the pavement.
  3. This. Dude is riding Pinarello for crying out...

    This. Dude is riding Pinarello for crying out loud.

    First world problems. :(
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    I love my Sirrus Sport. I've since upgraded the...

    I love my Sirrus Sport. I've since upgraded the components, but it's my go too for short jaunts and cruising around with the family. Now that I've dropped the weight and improved physically I ride...
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    Been collecting 105 5800 components for my Sirrus...

    Been collecting 105 5800 components for my Sirrus Sport with my fun money the last six months. The flatbar shifters finally available so I can have a switch kit for it where I can swap bars between...
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    We're picking this up for our daughters b-day,...

    We're picking this up for our daughters b-day, normal frame. Her first real bike. It'll be nice to finally have a ride along. My wife is the beach cruiser type and putt putts around the...
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    Indeed. Not being able to do much on the car...

    Indeed. Not being able to do much on the car anymore she will absolutely learn how to tear down a bike.
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    I have a neighbor who calls a plumber everytime a...

    I have a neighbor who calls a plumber everytime a toilet is clogged. He's my age, mid 40s. Useless. I used to drop engines in a VW bug, rebuild it and slap it back in over a few days. I have this...
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    50 sounds a little small for a six footer. I...

    50 sounds a little small for a six footer. I started riding when I was 5'10" and rode a 54. At 6'3" I'm on a 62 and never been more comfortable. I mostly rode a 58 once I topped out and I think I...
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    Let me put it to you this way... I used to...

    Let me put it to you this way...

    I used to ride everywhere. I was 6'3" and set between 160 and 170 on my weight. I stopped ridding regularly about 20 years ago. It took some time, roughly 10...
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    Yes, I had several neck issues until about five...

    Yes, I had several neck issues until about five years ago from multiple decades riding on a frame too small and ridding at a time in my developing years when helmets like the V1 Pro or skid lids...
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    Truly amazing. Let's hope they throw the book at...

    Truly amazing. Let's hope they throw the book at her. I'm guessing six months and a slap on the wrist though.

    Thank God you're alive.
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    Did a great deal of research on this and just...

    Did a great deal of research on this and just have info to pass on for those that considering.

    Your stem length reduction is 20 mm for the reach to be equivalent to the Allez and 80 for a Robaix...
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    She's just lucky you weren't a motorcycle or a...

    She's just lucky you weren't a motorcycle or a car.

    She'd be dead. Was she texting or yapping on the phone? A lot of those behind wheels these days, let alone on two legs.
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    I don't know that it relieves depression so much...

    I don't know that it relieves depression so much as it relieves stress, which if you have depression would provide some releif. On the days I commute, I notice I'm more relaxed not only during the...
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    Jeeze. I had a similar experience over 20 years...

    Jeeze. I had a similar experience over 20 years ago in broad daylight. Had an out so it took it. It was ugly in that I hit the curb in fear for my life and bounced down a man made ravine/water run...
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    You should be using TRP CX-9s also. Same brake,...

    You should be using TRP CX-9s also. Same brake, but IIRC the 8.4s are for Campy and SRAM.

    Take the bike in and get then boss issue fixed.
  18. Did you shrink up the stem to reduce the reach or...

    Did you shrink up the stem to reduce the reach or was it okay? I'm considering getting a set of drops for mine. I'd need a stem, drop bars and Sora Brifters. It's got all Sora Flatbar and I...
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    Top may be paint due to stress from the crack on...

    Top may be paint due to stress from the crack on the bottom. Had the exact thing happen about 10 years ago. The weld gave.
  20. My doctor told me to get off the drops. Have a...

    My doctor told me to get off the drops. Have a pinched nerve. Went to a flatbar and all is well. Tempted to try drops again, so we'll see.
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    It still might be a little squirely. These are...

    It still might be a little squirely. These are flat bar road bikes. I'd buy the tires first and try them. Something fat with some nobs. See how they handle before you spend money on wheels.
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    Gawd Specialized is putting put some nice rigs in...

    Gawd Specialized is putting put some nice rigs in this segment. I have a Sirrus Sport that I stripped and rebuilt with Sora. It too is a joy to ride. Now that I'm riding more I can justify a new...
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    Shimano 105 Flatbar _ wow!

    Oh man.... This is nice....Shimano offering 11-speed 105 Flatbar shifters... My compact Sora has been nice, but I'm at 11-25 in the back and I'm working (physically) on needing bigger gears...

    As...
  24. Government took land for an easement for rail. ...

    Government took land for an easement for rail. Rail went away, property reverts back to rightful owner. Don't see the problem. Sotomayor apparently feels that the government has a right to take...
  25. Thread: 2014 Goals

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    Goal of losing my Clyde status by year end. ...

    Goal of losing my Clyde status by year end. Floating between 230 and 240 right now.

    Plus 40 years old now and all hell has broken lose. Thyroid problem was discovered this summer and either a...
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