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    I have a Speedster S40 and a CR1 Team. I think...

    I have a Speedster S40 and a CR1 Team. I think they are incredibly good bikes.
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    He IS Chuck Norris' father!

    He IS Chuck Norris' father!
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    Damn terrorists ruined my half birthday. Now I...

    Damn terrorists ruined my half birthday. Now I feel like a dick every time I go out and celebrate the sixth month anniversary of the one year anniversary of my birth. By the way, when is Lance's half...
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    I think the Felt F series and the Scott Speedster...

    I think the Felt F series and the Scott Speedster series offer very good value, in that they are high quality frames with top-level components for slightly less than the bigger names like Specialzied...
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    I can't personally recommend a book, because we...

    I can't personally recommend a book, because we had coaches to help. What we did was take a professional runner in our distance, look at video of him or her running, and compare that to video of us...
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    I can give you my experience. I have run a sub...

    I can give you my experience. I have run a sub 2:40 marathon, so that puts me in the almost, but not really, elite category. I think the question for your brother (though you asked both) is whether...
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    Ah, windstopper (as pointed out above) is...

    Ah, windstopper (as pointed out above) is different. It is designed to reside inside the fabric and stops air from passing through the membrane while allowing water (sweat) to escape. The same...
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    duct tape. Actually, for my blue Scott, I use...

    duct tape.

    Actually, for my blue Scott, I use the Fizik tape. It matches well.
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    Gore Tex (or similar fabrics) are essentially...

    Gore Tex (or similar fabrics) are essentially one-way water barriers. In essence, they keep water droplets out while letting smaller water droplets (in the form of sweat vapors) escape. In order to...
  10. Brilliant. We should use this forum to invent...

    Brilliant. We should use this forum to invent great bike products. My vote for worst product, however, goes to carbon quick-release skewers. To me, this just seems like a bad idea. I know people like...
  11. That lock would work with one improvement....

    That lock would work with one improvement. Instead of ink, it shoots out angry sea bass with lasers on their heads. These would attack the thief without damaging the bike.
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    When I lived in NYC (which was until August), in...

    When I lived in NYC (which was until August), in all those years of biking I never got clipped by a mirror. I did clip several mirrors, though.
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    This is a very large cost driver in developing...

    This is a very large cost driver in developing economies. A few years ago I did a healthcare consulting project for a developing African nation that was extremely concerned that their cost of...
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    I believe (as do many economists far more...

    I believe (as do many economists far more qualified than me) the biggest cost difference driver is the cost of solving the moral hazard / adverse selection problem. In one (or two) sentence, the...
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    I swear, I think a lot of people think hitting a...

    I swear, I think a lot of people think hitting a cyclist is like hitting a squirrel-it's probably good to stop and make sure, but if you're in a hurry to get home and watch Dancing With the Stars,...
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    One caution against expensive, well-ventilated...

    One caution against expensive, well-ventilated helmets. I have two helmets, one cheapo Bell and one expensive Bell Sweep R. They are identical safety wise, but the expensive helmet is bad for...
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    Did she also not hear or feel the thump when she...

    Did she also not hear or feel the thump when she hit you?
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    My experience is that the police take hit and run...

    My experience is that the police take hit and run very seriously. If the driver had stayed at the scene, then this would probably end up being a nothing matter in the eyes of the police, but hit and...
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    For what it is worth, according to the very good...

    For what it is worth, according to the very good economist Tim Harford's book, The Undercover Economist, UK and US citizens are both about equally dissatisfied with their health care systems. He does...
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    I am constantly asking myself this question. I...

    I am constantly asking myself this question. I have professional opinions (I am an economist who deals in competition), but I am still constantly baffled by bike shops.



    I don't feel it...
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    As Darth Vader said, "Impressive. Most...

    As Darth Vader said, "Impressive. Most Impressive."
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    I commute on a 53 X 19. It works fine in Chicago,...

    I commute on a 53 X 19. It works fine in Chicago, because the biggest hills are overpasses over the interstate. When I have to ride hills I use a geared bike, and I would never ride in that high a...
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    My bike shop recommended 73-74 gear inches on my...

    My bike shop recommended 73-74 gear inches on my $100 fixie that I built up.
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    Picking Up Girls

    For those of you interested:

    http://hydeparkrecords.net/files/htpug/picking_up.htm


    Okay, I've been listening. Holy crap is this thing amazing!!!!
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    I think your only problem is that you spell...

    I think your only problem is that you spell skillz with an 's' at the end. Other than that, you should be fine.
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