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    San Marco Aspide Arrowhead "gelaround" in 130 -...

    San Marco Aspide Arrowhead "gelaround" in 130 - it fits me.

    The particular model was discontinued, so, thanks to Nashbar, I've some spares.

    When the spares wear out, then it'll be time to...
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    1st bike - read, read, test, repeat (many times),...

    1st bike - read, read, test, repeat (many times), like, buy, ride!

    next bikes - read, look, sometimes test, repeat (a few times), sigh ...just can't get what I want in a complete bike, fine. Spec,...
  3. Thread: New Wheels

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    Wider, me too, C2+WI T11 for the new allday bike;...

    Wider, me too, C2+WI T11 for the new allday bike; the EA90SL wheels are still rolling on the #1 bike almost five years later, go go go.
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    Picking bars for the new ride, not as easy as...

    Picking bars for the new ride, not as easy as pedals (same) or seat (same, and already in my garage, bought two on Nashbar last year, one to replace a worn out, t'other for new ride ...someday), but...
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    San Marco gelaround Aspide At about 30K,...

    San Marco gelaround Aspide

    At about 30K, wondered if new one would feel different (I'd ratholed two, from Nashbar); it did.

    The 30K one's not bad, however, the new one feels better.
  6. From SLO, put highway 1 north as far as Cambria...

    From SLO, put highway 1 north as far as Cambria (north of there the road has been roughened, yuck) on your list; it's a classic. Add 46 for out&back with some vert.

    Los Osos Valley Road, O'Connor...
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    + for Wippermann ...and the quicklink is...

    + for Wippermann

    ...and the quicklink is better; be sure to put in on the correct way. You've 50/50 chance't it.
  8. WD == Water Displacement Version 40 has its...

    WD == Water Displacement

    Version 40 has its uses, as described.

    However, imho

    Hinges: if it's possible to drive the pins out, then recoat with Dow Chemical #41 grease and reassemble, else,...
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    The Performance wheelset looks just like the EA90...

    The Performance wheelset looks just like the EA90 SL wheelset - are they?
    Don't know, sorry.

    Me do know the EA90SL set on my bike have been champs - they started out supporting a 226 lb rider...
  10. Sometimes it IS worthwhile to read th' whole...

    Sometimes it IS worthwhile to read th' whole thread.
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    How do the limited edition models differ from the...

    How do the limited edition models differ from the EA90 SL wheels? My set have over 35,000 on 'em, still perfect.

    The front wheel had a spoke pop about 10k ago, that's the only mishap so far, a...
  12. Polarized lens wif scratch resist coating, set up...

    Polarized lens wif scratch resist coating, set up so top of the frame rides high - reason obvious
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    I can't tell where the xxx sounds are coming...

    I can't tell where the xxx sounds are coming from, however, one tweak at a time targets, when it Goes Away.

    Recurring click, sometimes creak, from rear hub resolved by bearing replacement; the...
  14. Overdue SRAM Kudo, a bit a whining, but no Weiner stuff

    2009 Rival group still going strong, many thousands o' miles, still counting.

    The right (rear) brifter had the known problem - the pawl carrier breaks at the thinnest point - and failed twice.
    ...
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    Not here! ...ah-hahahahaha

    Not here!

    ...ah-hahahahaha
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    Hi Ban, Likely you already know that SRAM will...

    Hi Ban, Likely you already know that SRAM will replace your brifter with the newer model that has the beefier paddle carrier - the part with the pawls on it - that broke at the lil' skinny part. Mine...
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    The modern chain ain' got that tube that the pin...

    The modern chain ain' got that tube that the pin rides in and the roller rides on - surely y'all know that - indeed, the younger folk probably don't know that the modern chain does away with that...
  18. Thread: S22

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    Rival on #1 road bike since 2009, first brifter...

    Rival on #1 road bike since 2009, first brifter bike ever, having spent a few days with both the Shimano and Campy of the day, a simple choice - less $$, weight comparable to Ultgra, stiff crank,...
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    Complain? Ain' complainin' pal. Me have one...

    Complain?

    Ain' complainin' pal.

    Me have one helmet, which serves in all conditions, +/- the aforementioned stretchy "aero" cover.

    Enjoy your cheese.
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    One helmet have I, hence a typically vented road...

    One helmet have I, hence a typically vented road model. The ventilation is excellent, if unwelcome when ambient dips under 60F, which is often the case here (and the humidity is high, hence...
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    Soloist/S1 isn't new, but still a great bike.

    Soloist/S1 isn't new, but still a great bike.
  22. Typically, buying complete In my case, as I...

    Typically, buying complete

    In my case, as I did not want those wheels, that bar, that seat, and prefer sram over ultegra, I ended up with the bike I wanted, with much better wheels, bars, stem,...
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    Hey Mad, The CycleSport shop has some gettin'...

    Hey Mad,

    The CycleSport shop has some gettin' started classes and rides. The owner dude (is it Mike? ...my "memory," arrg!) is very cool; check 'em out. I recall seeing the beginning groups - they...
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    "Sharks are mammals, because they lay eggs."

    "Sharks are mammals, because they lay eggs."
  25. Highway one "chipseal" - yep, it's baad, an' it ain't "chips" neither

    Heading north, it starts in Cambria; there's a respite between Pico Creek bridge and the Hearst Castle entrance, where it continues to some point further North, about 25 miles, according to the...
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