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  1. Thread: Hey guys!

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    That's Dr. Plager to you. (Yes, dear, I'll try...

    That's Dr. Plager to you.

    (Yes, dear, I'll try and stop being an @$$ online..)

    Never mind.

    :D

    Cheers,
    Charles
  2. Oy vey! You guys are killin' me here. :D ...

    Oy vey! You guys are killin' me here. :D



    You can find them used sometimes, but yes, 'bents cost more.

    The Quest is what I would call a packable bike (you can get it packed in 10 minutes...
  3. This is not what you had in mind, but I'll post...

    This is not what you had in mind, but I'll post it anyway.

    The Cruzbike Quest 451 can be packed into a single suitcase (including wheels).

    David Byrne rode his Cruzbike Sofrider (lower end...
  4. I don't want to put too fine a point on it, but...

    I don't want to put too fine a point on it, but if you're seriously telling us that there's a significant mental cost in having a triple, I think this tells us a lot more about the author of said...
  5. You should have a friend record you with a video...

    You should have a friend record you with a video camera while you cut the lock. That way, people will think that this is a normal occurrence.
  6. I absolutely agree with your first point. For...

    I absolutely agree with your first point.

    For your second point, I agree if you run a standard triple, but that's not true with my 50/39/24 (and some people run a 52/39/24). These triples are...
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    I've been using mine...

    I've been using mine and find it works well. I've used with both a single and double panniers
  8. For the brakes, changing the pads can make a huge...

    For the brakes, changing the pads can make a huge difference.

    Front derailleurs are notoriously under -spec'ed, so throwing on a smaller chainring should be easy. A triple is another option, but...
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    This. There is no thing as too upright. There is...

    This. There is no thing as too upright. There is just too upright for you and only you can answer that.

    The bike that's right for you now and in a couple years from now may or may not be the same...
  10. This. This is why the duplicate gears is...

    This.

    This is why the duplicate gears is irrelevant. Then you have a triple, you have three different regimes where you are using the rear derailleur for fine adjustment.

    For those who are...
  11. Thread: Hey guys!

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    If only someone...

    If only someone had thought to suggest that...:D
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    Well done, sir!

    Well done, sir!
  13. You have to have learned the idea of a relatively...

    You have to have learned the idea of a relatively high and consistent cadence. There are very few novices that fall in this category.
  14. Knobby tires can easily slow you down a couple...

    Knobby tires can easily slow you down a couple MPH.
  15. I really don't understand this advice. To me,...

    I really don't understand this advice. To me, "newish" means somebody who isn't yet in shape. So you think a 34/25 is the lowest that anybody would ever need?

    Not only that, newer riders are much...
  16. Thread: Hey guys!

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    I'd also consider buying used if you have any...

    I'd also consider buying used if you have any experience with bicycles. You can start searching craigslist a couple of days before you arrive...
  17. My triples shift flawlessly. Both my 48/38/22 and...

    My triples shift flawlessly. Both my 48/38/22 and my 50/39/24. If your didn't, it sounds like your mechanic didn't do his job correctly.

    The fact that Shimano is dropping triples has little to do...
  18. There are no (real) downsides to a triple (except...

    There are no (real) downsides to a triple (except possibly Q factor for a very small group of people).

    With a triple you can have both range and closely spaced shifts. My 50/39/24 is basically a...
  19. I'm having some issues parsing your post...

    I'm having some issues parsing your post (speedy?).

    What are the prices of the three?

    For decent roads, I'd probably go 20" (as you have better tire selection). The worse the roads/trails,...
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    Huh. Somehow awesome isn't the word I would have...

    Huh. Somehow awesome isn't the word I would have picked...

    :)
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    You might lose some efficiency (but that probably...

    You might lose some efficiency (but that probably depends more on the shoe than the pedal). If you're racing, I wouldn't do it. But if you're racing, you wouldn't have asked.

    For almost...
  22. Wait.... Why should we believe Schwalbe. I mean,...

    Wait.... Why should we believe Schwalbe. I mean, what experience do they have with bicycle tires...

    Note that the blue part above explains why most people think skinny tires are faster. Skinny...
  23. Again, same tire, same pressure, wider tire has...

    Again, same tire, same pressure, wider tire has lower rolling residence. That's physics, dude. You run the 2" at the same pressure as the 25 c tire, that's what you'll see.

    Again, if you run the...
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    I've got av48/38/22. I like it a lot. It's...

    I've got av48/38/22. I like it a lot. It's basically a compact double with a ball out gear. :D
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    You've got me beat. Mine is only 22/32. I'd...

    You've got me beat. Mine is only 22/32.

    I'd go lower, but I like my top end, too.
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