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    No way could know this but I've gone there many...

    No way could know this but I've gone there many times before. I know people that work there. I'm a member of their club.
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    You have got to be kidding me. Yeah, no.

    You have got to be kidding me. Yeah, no.
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    No, as I said they're not regular 32 spoke...

    No, as I said they're not regular 32 spoke wheels. Ultegra 6700. 16/20 proprietary bladed straight-pull spokes. Nothing fancy. A replacement set is $300, which makes this whole run around...
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    Yeah but I'm still pissed. :p

    Yeah but I'm still pissed. :p
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    My recent LBS experience was a lengthy saga of...

    My recent LBS experience was a lengthy saga of errors and incompetence. Please forgive the length of this but in order for the full majesty of the ****ed up "job" this shop did to be unveiled, I need...
  6. Agreed, generic but quality uncoated stainless...

    Agreed, generic but quality uncoated stainless cables are the best.
  7. Just noticed something: So he pre-cracked the...

    Just noticed something:
    So he pre-cracked the bars tightening the stem and then ripped them apart? maybe the bars shouldn't have cracked but this is a slightly different story than the headline.
  8. A commodity's price from one source that is much...

    A commodity's price from one source that is much higher than the price of the same commodity from another source is by definition inflated. Understand, I'm not trying to blame the LBS and I'm not...
  9. I'm on my fourth year with a $50 carbon bar I...

    I'm on my fourth year with a $50 carbon bar I bought from ICAN. It's fine. Also, alloy bars corrode and break all the time.
  10. You definitely have a point. After all, I have a...

    You definitely have a point. After all, I have a friend who took his 60th Anniversary Colnago C60 with Di2 on it into a shop to swap out a cassette... They charged him $45 labor for about 90 seconds...
  11. Agreed. I have a friend who manages an LBS and he...

    Agreed. I have a friend who manages an LBS and he has completely given up quoting people on Shimano parts. The price on Chainreaction is often at or below his wholesale price.

    Regarding Shimano: I...
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    I've purchased three bikes from them. Advice: 1....

    I've purchased three bikes from them. Advice:
    1. Know exactly what size you need. It's best to assume there's no second chance to get it right. If you're uncertain of your size and you're very picky...
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    I'm surprised you're finding fat bikes less than...

    I'm surprised you're finding fat bikes less than useful in the twin cities. I live in Chicago. Here, like the twin cities, winter weather is plentiful, trails are limited and topographical variety is...
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    1. The Bluto is very useful on crusty snow and...

    1. The Bluto is very useful on crusty snow and very useful if you decide to use the bike year round. If you doubt, go test ride a bike with a Bluto, it makes a huge difference. I personally don't buy...
  15. Thread: Fred is Dead

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    I agree that Fred these days essentially means...

    I agree that Fred these days essentially means "poseur". But it's a very specific type of poseur.

    Riding with fenders, a wool jersey and a mirror does not make you a Fred. In fact, most times...
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    $2,900 isn't exactly an "affordable first fat...

    $2,900 isn't exactly an "affordable first fat bike". At least to me.

    I just bought this one:
    Save up to 60% off new Fat Bikes Motobecane 2015 Boris The Evil Brut Sprung Shimano XT, Rockshox...
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    Both are **** beers, I'm sorry for you. :p

    Both are **** beers, I'm sorry for you. :p
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    In order or increasing pretentiousness: 1. Beer...

    In order or increasing pretentiousness:
    1. Beer snobs
    2. Bike snobs

    1,356. High end audio snobs
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    I'd love to hear a report of doing Hilo - Mauna...

    I'd love to hear a report of doing Hilo - Mauna Kea.
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    I agree with this. Most imports are skunked by...

    I agree with this. Most imports are skunked by the time they reach US shelves. I'll never buy an obscure import bottle that looks dusty or old. I've found the exception is popular beers imported into...
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    I agree with your opinion of carbon marketing and...

    I agree with your opinion of carbon marketing and I appreciate your selection of a Europe '72 avatar. I'll even grant you that the current craft beer market is chock full of overpriced, not-very-good...
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    This post is so full of dumbassery I don't even...

    This post is so full of dumbassery I don't even know where to start.
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    I usually down a lager of some sort after a ride...

    I usually down a lager of some sort after a ride if I'm craving a beer. I like German lagers, obvious but unarguably terrific. Any Ayinger or Weihenstephaner will do.
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    No hills and lots of great trails where I live. ...

    No hills and lots of great trails where I live. I bought an inexpensive steel FG/SS that can fit 32MM+ tires and I like riding it almost as much as my fancy-schmancy road bike:
    1. 48-18 is just...
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    1. 3/4/5 Park Y allen wrench. 2. Park pedal...

    1. 3/4/5 Park Y allen wrench.
    2. Park pedal wrench, the perfect tool for a job that can be a total pain in the ass without the right tool.
    3. Ritchey 5Nm/5mm mini torque wrench
    4. VAR tire...
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