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    Full of it, as you say. He wasn't criticising...

    Full of it, as you say.

    He wasn't criticising the poster, he was criticising the positioning of General Cycling at the top of the forum. Giving it that top billing inevitably means it ends up as a...
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    It's not difficult, I've made myself reasonably...

    It's not difficult, I've made myself reasonably competetent so I can be self-sufficient on tour. If you don't enjoy it (I don't) it then becomes a choice between cost and irritability: I'll sometimes...
  3. Thread: Wtf

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    There were two named drivers on the rental...

    There were two named drivers on the rental agtreement. The police did go after them, but were unable to establish which was driving. Hence no proof beyond reasonable doubt, which is the required...
  4. It's really no more dangerous than riding with a...

    It's really no more dangerous than riding with a freewheel/freehub. In fact, because of the direct feedback through the rear wheel it's arguably safer in conditions where traction might be an issue -...
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    Yeah, I agree. Usually I point people in the...

    Yeah, I agree. Usually I point people in the right direction, but ...
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    If the geometry is the same there shouldn't be...

    If the geometry is the same there shouldn't be much difference in handling. I doubt if you'd notice the effect of the marginally longer wheelbase on the larger bike.

    But if you're between sizes,...
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    This is the consequence of your being too cheap...

    This is the consequence of your being too cheap to tip.
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    I think this thread should be reported to the...

    I think this thread should be reported to the animal cruelty people.
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    You don't want to drop the chain. There are...

    You don't want to drop the chain. There are fixies with igh, you're trying to solve a problem that's already been solved.
  10. Thread: Wtf

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    Why don't you read the article? They've been...

    Why don't you read the article?

    They've been fined for refusing to disclose the identity of the driver, which is a legal obligation. But to get a conviction for the hit and run, the police have...
  11. Thread: Wtf

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    You don't get it. The rental company have...

    You don't get it. The rental company have provided the names of the hirers. But the two people they say were entitled to drive won't confirm which, if any of them, were driving, and the police are...
  12. Thread: Wtf

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    It has nothing to do with who "remembers" driving...

    It has nothing to do with who "remembers" driving the car. It is that the people who were, according to the hire company, eligible to drive have refused to confirm who was actually driving. That's a...
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    There's no "maybe" about it. You should use the...

    There's no "maybe" about it. You should use the brakes briefly and intermittently on a long descent. If you ride the brakes for extended periods rims get so hot that if you touch them you'll leave...
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    I used HRV for a season or so three years back....

    I used HRV for a season or so three years back. It was the iThlete system. I wasn't entirely persuaded of its correlation with training stress in normal circumstances, but it did seem to have one...
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    Heathpack, I forget, but are you a member of a...

    Heathpack, I forget, but are you a member of a club? There must be some in the LA area with some half-decent female racers.
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    Yeah, I've been over 40 a few times on a loaded...

    Yeah, I've been over 40 a few times on a loaded tourer. Very stable platform.
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    On Stage 19 of the Tour de France in 1984, Sean...

    On Stage 19 of the Tour de France in 1984, Sean Kelly - admittedly an all-time great - was clocked at 124 kph, or 77 mph, while descending to Morzine. I heard him interviewed about it, years later....
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    I'll read that, thanks. It isn't just about...

    I'll read that, thanks. It isn't just about sports, either. There have been times in my life when I've had to write, and It can be torture. But at times one gets into the zone and the words come...
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    LOL. I missed it too. Easy to forget how...

    LOL. I missed it too. Easy to forget how different are the circumstances in which we all ride. You and the Ca/Co/Nv folks barely have to cross the threshold to engage with proper mountains. Chuck...
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    It was Cancellara, and he was innocent. I...

    It was Cancellara, and he was innocent.

    I don't know which account you've been reading of the Belgian race, Bill, but the initial report I read said that the the accused rider had dropped out with...
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    In the first place, if you're a bike racer who's...

    In the first place, if you're a bike racer who's even half decent, you're skinny. In the second place, for the average-sized pro 200 watts is maybe 3 watts per kilo of body weight, which will...
  22. As others have said, a steel frame that isn't...

    As others have said, a steel frame that isn't built to be lightweight could last virtually indefinitely. I volunteered as a mechanic at a bike charity for a couple of years. It wasn't unusual for us...
  23. Thread: Addiction L6

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    That is absolutely hideous. PlanetX make great...

    That is absolutely hideous.

    PlanetX make great value wheels, though.
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    Useful in sand or marshy ground too, I believe,...

    Useful in sand or marshy ground too, I believe, especially at the lower tyre pressures. I want one, though really I have little or no use for one. They look like fun.
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    Speaking of the weather, which we weren't, I wish...

    Speaking of the weather, which we weren't, I wish you colonials would keep your east coast storms to yourselves. They're blowing across the atlantic and disturbing my cycling.
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