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    You lose cool points for giving a semi-accurate...

    You lose cool points for giving a semi-accurate answer to that question. The guy joined bf in 2012, so if he didn't figure it out earlier, then it's best to let him live in a virtual land of wonder,...
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    Though I haven't had serious knee ligament issues...

    Though I haven't had serious knee ligament issues to deal with yet, I kind of know it's coming. MRIs done for a different reason show moderate chondromalacia in the right knee and I know I have it...
  3. OK, maybe this doesn't belong here, and I didn't...

    OK, maybe this doesn't belong here, and I didn't actually see it, but the stupidist bike incident I know is of a colleague who deliberately killed himself on a bike - riding down a big hill and...
  4. Yes, it must be nice to have choices. I assume...

    Yes, it must be nice to have choices. I assume that the financial aspect is secondary, and it's more about how much responsibility/adventure/challenge/relaxation you want. Me, I fantasize about...
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    Watch the replay - the Sky guys were in the back...

    Watch the replay - the Sky guys were in the back of that train, sitting up and not even pedaling full time. Maybe they were spent, I dunno
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    Yeah, it's a strange psychology. I take it as a...

    Yeah, it's a strange psychology. I take it as a given that at least Cancellera and Boonen really wanted to win a lot more than merely get on the podium. And Sagan seems to have been coming up short...
  7. Influence of TV coverage on bike racing strategy?

    Yeah, this is a dumb question because the answer is sort of obvious, but how much do you think the desire for TV coverage influences racers' strategies?

    From the perspective of the team, the chief...
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    When Terpstra bolted, it seemed like the chase...

    When Terpstra bolted, it seemed like the chase group was paralyzed, despite the fact that it was like a group of classics all-stars. Some were not even riding that hard. It seems like the group...
  9. Thread: 42i

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    No we weren't. Didn't you read the part where at...

    No we weren't. Didn't you read the part where at mile 85, he was wondering why none of us had kept our promise that we would be there, pulling for him? Oh, maybe he hallucinated that. Or I did.:)
  10. Thread: Cogset?

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    Returning to this point- I'm guessing that the...

    Returning to this point- I'm guessing that the stock RD on the Synapse will be a short cage model, and so swapping in a medium cage could cost you some (unless you're just buying the frameset and...
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    You do need a couple of specialized tools- the...

    You do need a couple of specialized tools- the lockring removing tool and a chain whip. Park Tool sells a chain whip/pedal wrench combo that is super handy.

    But anybody (most of us,...
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    Woohoo! Good for you! (sorry for geeking out...

    Woohoo! Good for you!

    (sorry for geeking out on you earlier)
  13. Nobody recommends getting mad at your wife, but I...

    Nobody recommends getting mad at your wife, but I highly recommend riding hard as anger therapy. For me, there is no better way to deal with anger than to pour it into a ride.

    About a year and...
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    There are some on this subforum who understand...

    There are some on this subforum who understand pointless suffering on a bike. I'm all for it. Pushing myself to the limits of my ability is one of the joys of my life. Those who don't understand...
  15. Thread: Cogset?

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    Depending on your RD, you may not be able to fit...

    Depending on your RD, you may not be able to fit a 32 cog. I think the maximum cog for a short cage Ultegra is 30, though it may depend on which version of Ultegra you have. If it's medium cage, I...
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    ymmv
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    Perhaps you're right. The test will be whether...

    Perhaps you're right. The test will be whether the OP continues to participate in the discussion or abandons it to the fray.
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    I've had nails in my tire, but through both...

    I've had nails in my tire, but through both sidewalls? It's hard to picture how that would happen.

    The problem with lots of tire holes is that something - a pebble or whatever- can work its way...
  19. Rubbing has nothing to do with chain stretch, it...

    Rubbing has nothing to do with chain stretch, it has to do with derailleur adjustments.

    1k is nothing for chain wear, it shouldn't be a problem.

    Get yourself a chain checker like the one sold...
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    :lol::lol::lol:
  21. What Redlude said. I just posted about this in...

    What Redlude said.

    I just posted about this in another thread for another reason, but I don't think there's anything wrong with cross chaining for brief periods of time. I wouldn't do it for any...
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    There's another reason I like having somewhat...

    There's another reason I like having somewhat larger cogs in the cassette, which I know you will all sneer at, but so be it. That's when riding with the compact, which means that under normal riding...
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    Sticky: After the worst winter in most people's memory,...

    After the worst winter in most people's memory, we have, at least for now, a gorgeous early spring. It was 70 degrees today and so I just had to leave work a little early.

    It was also kind of...
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    Sticky: Good for you! Keep at it and you'll be amazed at...

    Good for you! Keep at it and you'll be amazed at how the miles begin to fall away, and how enjoyable they become.
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    Can't judge the cogs without knowing what's going...

    Can't judge the cogs without knowing what's going on up front. If you've got a triple, then the need for a 28 in back means something different than if you've got standard 53/39 chain rings or...
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