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    Weight-finish-appearance Any difference in...

    Weight-finish-appearance

    Any difference in function will be very minor
    Once you at the level of "decent functional components" all you gain is lighter better looking.
    No the pricier ones won't...
  2. Maybe so.I guess they -news -would have mentioned...

    Maybe so.I guess they -news -would have mentioned it if it had been something like drunk driving.
    Guy was on the local -NOLA-6pm news last night

    He obviously ISN'T the worst of the worst-he did...
  3. He-the driver-was driving on a suspended driver's...

    He-the driver-was driving on a suspended driver's license
    and he has a "ship job" unclear if he is a captain/navigator/pilot ??
    But the suspended license USUALLY means a SERIOUS OFFENSE-
    and since...
  4. Thread: Bad cyclist

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    Yeah that pass-not quite a close shave-but little...

    Yeah that pass-not quite a close shave-but little margin for error
    The motorist obviously assumed the rider knew he was there
    but noisy highway-and was a rider wearing a full face helmet?-rider was...
  5. Thread: Bad cyclist

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    The cyclist was careless nearly got himself...

    The cyclist was careless
    nearly got himself killed
    Now the legality of the situation hardly matters
    the old saying "right dead right" always applies to us when we are riding
    There is smart and...
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    Let me use your Big Dogs need big yards to PLUG...

    Let me use your Big Dogs need big yards to
    PLUG GREYHOUNDS
    Greyhounds are biggish dogs
    Females come from the track at 50 lbs but in short order eat their way to 70 lbs
    Males arrive at 60lbs and...
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    1 busybody chowhound greyhound-4 indoor cats +...

    1 busybody chowhound greyhound-4 indoor cats + neighbor's outdoor cat when comes by 3 times a day to extort windowsill TAKEOUT-starting at 5am-yeah turn on kitchen light 30 seconds later Beastie...
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    But for some reason I couldn't find it in the...

    But for some reason I couldn't find it in the LIST on Weight Weenies forum??
    Yeah pretty much the MOST FAMOUS LIGHT REAR DERAILLEUR- couldn't find it on the weight weenie nuts forum??
    I must be...
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    Nah-I was never even got close to being spurned....

    Nah-I was never even got close to being spurned.
    I think it was the BB cups-or maybe pedals-in any case I spent a lot of time trying to turn something the WRONG WAY
    And by a lot of time-I mean...
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    Yeah-that derailleur was sorta famous back...

    Yeah-that derailleur was sorta famous back when-but it was really rare by comparison to campy or sun tour or shimano which wasn't as common as sun tour back then-
    133 grams-yikes!!

    I wonder why...
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    I went to the WEIGHT WEENIES site- suntour...

    I went to the WEIGHT WEENIES site-
    suntour cyclone 1973 true weight 175 grams
    For some odd reason no Huret?? Under Sachs maybe-should have looked
    For claims of 145 and 160 grams for the...
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    Right-Betat had some HiE rims-but even I wasn't...

    Right-Betat had some HiE rims-but even I wasn't that foolish-pretty sure they were DRILLED- or looked drilled- yeah I was dumb-but not that dumb-I suspect Greg Gulotta warned me off them
    ...
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    Hi-E made some of the lightest available to...

    Hi-E made some of the lightest available to "anyone" components.
    They made extremely light-98 gram front hub-yes I weighed it- and extremely light skewers
    Suntour dérailleurs-the lightest ones not...
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    Tourism-military-that is it?? Hmmm-no "real"...

    Tourism-military-that is it??
    Hmmm-no "real" industry no significant agriculture
    Hmmmm-it was a big methamphetamine using state-is it still?
    Dog The Bounty Hunter was always tracking down pitiful...
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    I wonder how that came about? Perhaps it was ...

    I wonder how that came about?

    Perhaps it was supposed to protect tourists in some way?
    What is the main industry there?
    Much agriculture-sugar cane pineapples anymore?
    Used to be a...
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    We need to pointedly "out nice" drivers and...

    We need to pointedly "out nice" drivers and pedestrians.
    Heck such a low bar-it couldn't be hard

    One reason-maybe the main reason-John Forrester was/is soooo effective selling VC -was/is he is...
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    I agree-cars are 100X more lethal-heck maybe...

    I agree-cars are 100X more lethal-heck maybe 1000x.
    And yes some pedestrians- wearing headphones while looking down texting wandering across a street-DUH!

    But for some reason bicycle riders are...
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    Tomatoes best crop -most bang $$ wise for the...

    Tomatoes
    best crop -most bang $$ wise for the effort-and very easy to grow

    Notice how cleverly this 8" tall plant has been situated.
    I carefully placed it(it is at bottom of picture-slightly to...
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    Marginalized?? In the same sense say gays until...

    Marginalized??
    In the same sense say gays until somewhat recently
    or blacks during Jim Crow

    Really?
    Yeah we ride on the margin of the road- but we aren't marginalized in the same sense other...
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    Right-it requires 13-14 foot lanes with a modest...

    Right-it requires 13-14 foot lanes with a modest 3 foot from far right FRAP and assuming you are-3+1+ 3+7=14 assuming your bike extends out about 1 foot-say 24" handlebars.
    Plenty of lanes aren't...
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    "People don't lynch anyone much anymore...are you...

    "People don't lynch anyone much anymore...are you saying that racism then doesn't exist? Oppression, intimidation, prejudice, etc. is woven throughout our culture and values."

    You ARE equating...
  22. trek 750 multitrack lugged-BARE FRAME ONLY $30-NOLA no dents but ugly paint ~1989

    Selling a Trek 750 multitrack-
    BARE FRAME ONLY- pictured with components only because I haven't stripped them off yet
    No dents-but paint is UGLY-
    In New orleans suburb- probably not worth shipping...
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    That seems about right-but I might put it a bit...

    That seems about right-but I might put it a bit differently

    The distinct minority-stands out as individuals-because they are so rare-
    a single rider might be the only rider a driver will see...
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    Can't say I really really KNOW what it means....

    Can't say I really really KNOW what it means.
    What it PROBABLY was INTENDED to mean was
    "ride as far right as is safe"

    But LC/VC folks have interpreted that to mean if the lane is narrow-ride...
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    I don't doubt for a second that LCing-in many...

    I don't doubt for a second that LCing-in many places-decreases close shaves.
    But the close shaves-while unpleasant-aren't the problem-since close is a MISS
    LCing puts you exactly where a...
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