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  1. I gotta say, this turned out to be a pretty...

    I gotta say, this turned out to be a pretty informative thread; it's raised some questions about my own saddle position and reasons for discomfort.
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    Put me down for $10 also. This is going to be one...

    Put me down for $10 also. This is going to be one heck of a bike...
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    You might see if a local LBS will let you try a...

    You might see if a local LBS will let you try a 70mm 7 or 17 deg stem, maybe flipped. As long as there isn't any damage, they have nothing to lose, and neither do you. Doesn't hurt to try.

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    Sounds like you are having quite an adventure....

    Sounds like you are having quite an adventure. What are the tight margins you mentioned? Fitting margins? If you are getting that close, and it really matters, then finding a good fitter should be...
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    What type of cleat are you using?

    What type of cleat are you using?
  6. I've just been totally owned by 2_i. :notamused:...

    I've just been totally owned by 2_i. :notamused: You pretty much covered all the practical arguing points, especially with your cold weather riding and being able to compare 3 Meisers with 3...
  7. Thread: 42i

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    Congratulations Dudelsack! On completing the...

    Congratulations Dudelsack! On completing the Century that is. Not to mention this is one of the more ... I don't have the right word for it ... down-home fun heartwarming cynical honest...
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    Uh, 2nd ride with my new shoes and SPD-SL's, I...

    Uh, 2nd ride with my new shoes and SPD-SL's, I ended up walking in wet clay-ish stuff on a "pit-stop." Glad I had cleat covers, but still had to scrape the mud out of them. What a pain. And a bit...
  9. I was going to make some smart-alec comment like,...

    I was going to make some smart-alec comment like, "I know it's accurate because every time I pump my tires to 100 lbs the Meiser reads exactly that." but figured you would see right through that one....
  10. Don't be knocking mechanical equipment, the...

    Don't be knocking mechanical equipment, the Meiser works at 5 deg f because it doesn't use batteries. And as much as I like my GPS enabled smartphone, it doesn't work well at 5 deg either, so out...
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    I am now completely justified by the purchase of...

    I am now completely justified by the purchase of Pro4 Service Course 25's. Comfort and speed. Or at least comfort at any speed I can go. :D Wooohoo~

    The tires measured about 26.8 mm inflated to...
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    That Novara Carema Pro Women's Bike - 2014 at...

    That Novara Carema Pro Women's Bike - 2014 at REI.com for $879, shipped to the REI store is a lot of bike, so I would go for it, and REI should be as good as any for servicing. Make friends with the...
  13. Perfect match for my bike - I have Bontrager...

    Perfect match for my bike - I have Bontrager components, and the color is perfect. But I want it more ... stylish. Blast it anyhow. :lol:
  14. Timing is everything. I just discovered my water...

    Timing is everything. I just discovered my water bottles don't come out of cage either. Here's another one for you to look at - Cannondale Alloy Side Cage Bottle Cage. I'm liking the looks of the...
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    Yes - it's freeing activity. The smooth movement...

    Yes - it's freeing activity. The smooth movement and ability to stop the activity and still keep moving for a bit does create a good feeling, and the exercise probably releases endorphin....
  16. Thread: Give and Take

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    This is all good advice, couldn't add anything...

    This is all good advice, couldn't add anything intelligent if I wanted to. But I am surprised you were riding with a saddle that was a full 2 inches too low. Was your saddle and bars the same height...
  17. :popcorn Am I late? :innocent:

    :popcorn Am I late? :innocent:
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    I'm not sure if I understand the recovery rate,...

    I'm not sure if I understand the recovery rate, especially in simplest terms. Appears that somewhere between 12 bpm and 20 bpm drop per minute is what I should be aiming for. Does that mean if I...
  19. Woohoo! First ride on the Service Course 25's...

    Woohoo! First ride on the Service Course 25's and boy was that nice! I started at 95 / 90 psi, felt a bit hard, so burped them a couple times and had a smoooooth quiet ride on bumpy tarmac. When I...
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    OH...MY...GOSH. You really pulled one out of...

    OH...MY...GOSH. You really pulled one out of ...somewhere this time. I never thought I would be ranked with the Billy Madison. Wow!
  21. Thread: i am done

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    Wow. There are days I can't keep up with some of...

    Wow. There are days I can't keep up with some of the stuff... and never noticed the ad's being a problem... s'long. You will probably have more time for biking...
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    I'm going to call this posts good, reliable, and...

    I'm going to call this posts good, reliable, and valid because:

    These are gross misspellings: Cyclosaurus; It's BRAKES, not "breaks" It's PEDAL, not "peddle" It's LOSE, not "loose", as in "I am...
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    And it's "hello,' not "wa's up." "'y'all" is...

    And it's "hello,' not "wa's up." "'y'all" is just fine tho.
  24. Find a shallow half mile hill, surrounded by...

    Find a shallow half mile hill, surrounded by trees to buffer any wind, roll down a hundred times, changing the tire pressure up and down by 5 lbs, in a range of maybe 75 - 120 lbs (that will give 10...
  25. uggggggggg...groannnn....

    uggggggggg...groannnn....
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