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    Were I to switch, 105 is what I'd get. As is, I...

    Were I to switch, 105 is what I'd get. As is, I have Chorus on one bike, and Campy mixtures on others. Never thought Record was worth the money. My favorite shifters are Centaur. Just go with...
  2. Compact crankset - Front derailleur question

    I'm considering going to a compact crankset, 34/50. Will I need a "compact" or "triple" front derailleur?
  3. Thread: Which Crankset?

    by RoyIII
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    Thanks so much, RollCNY, your experience kept me...

    Thanks so much, RollCNY, your experience kept me from making a big mistake! I need to keep the bike all Campy 10, anyway.
  4. Thread: Which Crankset?

    by RoyIII
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    Which Crankset?

    I am considering a change in gearing by switching to a compact crankset. The bike is a GIOS Compact Pro, that has a 53/39 Chorus, alloy and square taper, crankset turning a 13-29 cluster [see...
  5. Cycling. Swimming. Yoga. Light Weights. ...

    Cycling. Swimming. Yoga. Light Weights. Push-ups and pull-ups.
  6. I just use mink oil on my Brooks Team...

    I just use mink oil on my Brooks Team Professional. Both sides of the saddle. Then I just rode it. Best saddle in the world.
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    I have a CAAD5 that I set up as a Campy centaur...

    I have a CAAD5 that I set up as a Campy centaur triple (I already had the parts) with chorus open pro wheels and 28c tires (the tires just barely fit - very little clearance - but they clear and do...
  8. Why would you sell the Peugeot U08? I'd keep it.

    Why would you sell the Peugeot U08? I'd keep it.
  9. Congratulations on this very fine bike! I can't...

    Congratulations on this very fine bike! I can't tell what it is, but I'm a real GIOS-phile. I'm on a compact pro in my avatar.
    Gios Torino? like the decal says? e-mail GIOS:...
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    Girl Scout cookies are being delivered as I type....

    Girl Scout cookies are being delivered as I type. I favor drinking milk under these circumstances
  11. Good thinking. I think Army has one, too. He...

    Good thinking. I think Army has one, too. He just needs some practical how the world works experience. I agree with the Duke's advice, though. Give it a couple of good hard racing years. ...
  12. YMCA has your answer, I believe. You can join...

    YMCA has your answer, I believe. You can join the Marines later.
  13. Where do you go to college? Are your parents...

    Where do you go to college? Are your parents paying your way? What is your third party source who says you have the talent and ability to be a pro racer? How are you going to support yourself...
  14. I'd keep both of them. Try the biggest tires you...

    I'd keep both of them. Try the biggest tires you can on them (or the one you keep, based on your plan). ... that's just me - selling a bike is a losing proposition, especially high end bikes.
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    I wear cycling shorts under regular lightweight...

    I wear cycling shorts under regular lightweight camping shorts with lots of pockets. I'll usually just wear a T-shirt. I'm not into "kit", unless it's a long long ride. Around town, it's shorts...
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    I am in Texas, where again, usually no trouble...

    I am in Texas, where again, usually no trouble getting a judgment. How do you collect? Unless you can collect or enforce the terms of a judgment all you have is expensive wall paper and a tiresome...
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    This sounds like a big time money losing plan.

    This sounds like a big time money losing plan.
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    I'm a lawyer, too, and Merlin is correct. The...

    I'm a lawyer, too, and Merlin is correct. The cost of an original products liability action is so great that it would certainly exceed your damages. Unless there is some other action - say class...
  19. Hire a lawyer, sue for divorce, get temporary...

    Hire a lawyer, sue for divorce, get temporary orders that remedy the problem.
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    My avatar is me on my GIOS Compact Pro.

    My avatar is me on my GIOS Compact Pro.
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    The only way I have been able to straighten out...

    The only way I have been able to straighten out these kind of shifting problems is to get out the manual and pretend I'm installing the rear der for the first time. I go step by step - by the...
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    Welcome to the forum. Let your freak flag fly!

    Welcome to the forum. Let your freak flag fly!
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    I did not notice the rider looking at oncoming...

    I did not notice the rider looking at oncoming traffic. Look and see what's coming.
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    I like the bike, but I'm a Schwinn fan. I...

    I like the bike, but I'm a Schwinn fan. I resurrected an old Collegiate that I like. I'd buy this one myself.
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    Opening a presta valve: Presta valves unscrew at...

    Opening a presta valve: Presta valves unscrew at the very top. The head of the valve is on a slender rod. Unscrew the valve carefully so as not to bend or damage the wire-slender rod
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