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    SRAM Red gruppo. Just left the bike shop. Should...

    SRAM Red gruppo. Just left the bike shop. Should have it in about a week or so. Mucho dinero. ;-)
  2. I'd say the OP's interpretation of the data is...

    I'd say the OP's interpretation of the data is spot on. I don't count the frame either because it is the bike. Has anybody ever built a bike around a set of wheels or a gruppo? I haven't. I always...
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    Carbon road bike Ti road bike Aluminum SS/Fixie...

    Carbon road bike
    Ti road bike
    Aluminum SS/Fixie
    Aluminum dual susp MTB
    Aluminum CX bike
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    Carbon.

    Carbon.
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    I used to be really interested in BMC bikes and I...

    I used to be really interested in BMC bikes and I seriously considered getting one until an acquaintance of mind had some warranty issues. He cracked a bottom bracket on his new BMC in the first...
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    Clif Lemonade flavor powder mix. High in...

    Clif Lemonade flavor powder mix. High in electrolytes, low in processed sugar. Uses natural ingredients like brown rice and fruit based sugars. I mix it more diluted than the label recommends,...
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    I have a CF wonder bike and a nice and simple SS...

    I have a CF wonder bike and a nice and simple SS I recently built up. It's great for when I only have an hour or so and want to get in a quick ride. Mine has 48/18 gearing. That lets me maintain...
  8. I have a cell phone in my jersey pocket if I'm...

    I have a cell phone in my jersey pocket if I'm riding alone (turned off). I want to be able to call my wife or a buddy if I have a mechanical I can't fix roadside. I have no desire to respond to any...
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    I'd avoid the Eastons. I'm an Easton fan (I own 3...

    I'd avoid the Eastons. I'm an Easton fan (I own 3 sets) but the 50's are not very good wheels IMO. Here's another one to consider:

    http://www.rolwheels.com/rol_volant_rt_wheels.php
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    I've always ridden 175's but last year I bought a...

    I've always ridden 175's but last year I bought a 172.5 crankset because it was on sale for a ridiculously cheap price. I couldn't tell the difference at all. 2.5 mm is less than a tenth of an inch....
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    I have a 7700 gruppo and it works just fine with...

    I have a 7700 gruppo and it works just fine with a 7800 front derailleur. I also switched to this cranket and it works great.
    ...
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    I opened this thread expecting to read about the...

    I opened this thread expecting to read about the military and the armed forces. Imagine my surprise when I discovered we were really just talking about the Air Force. ;-).

    I started cycling back...
  13. Back on topic......I own a Ti bike (Litespeed)...

    Back on topic......I own a Ti bike (Litespeed) and a CF bike (Cervelo). My Litespeed isn't even remotely 'dead'. It has found that sweet spot where responsiveness and comfort perfectly meet. Unless...
  14. Thread: Stem choice

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    I have multiple Thomson stems and seatposts and I...

    I have multiple Thomson stems and seatposts and I agree they are well made. However, I went back to Ritchey stems for both of my road bikes because when properly torqued I find that the bars slip in...
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    I love unsubstantiated stuff like this on...

    I love unsubstantiated stuff like this on bikeforums. You think you know better, you have no idea why but you will say it anyways. Good job.

    What's your problem sport? I gave an apples to apples...
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    I just bought a 2010 RS. My 'old' bike is a...

    I just bought a 2010 RS. My 'old' bike is a Litespeed Solano and I really don't notice any big difference in fit and riding position between my old bike and my new RS. I think the difference in...
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    I go out of my way to give my business to...

    I go out of my way to give my business to businesses that treat me like a human.

    There's a tire distributor in our area (Tire Discounters). My wife picked up a nail in one the tires on her...
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    At first I thought a 52 would be too small for...

    At first I thought a 52 would be too small for you. However, after looking at the frame geometry link posted above I think you should be okay. The Crosshair doesn't have a sloping top tube so the...
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    Most dogs have been taught to sit on command....

    Most dogs have been taught to sit on command. Whenever I'm being chased by a dog one of three things happens:

    1. If I'm feeling good I encourage the dog to a little race.

    2. If I'm feeling...
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    It took me a minute to figure it out, but here's...

    It took me a minute to figure it out, but here's a pic of my Litespeed.
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    Like others I am biased, but I'm going to plug...

    Like others I am biased, but I'm going to plug Litespeed too. I ride an '05 Solano. I had an Airborne Zeppelin that I really liked, but I'm not a big fan of how compact style frames look. I prefer a...
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    +1 Easton makes terrific wheelsets. I'm riding...

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    Easton makes terrific wheelsets. I'm riding a set of Velomax Circuits that are 5 years old and are still perfectly true (I weigh about 210-215). I'm in the same boat as you. I've given myself a...
  23. I've been trying (hard) to establish a...

    I've been trying (hard) to establish a relationship with one of our LBS. The one I was using is further away but if things don't come around soon I may have to go back to them.

    The problem is...
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    It's not like Frank is a chump. That dude can...

    It's not like Frank is a chump. That dude can ride. He's a bonafide podium threat and will tear his own guts out to get Andy in yellow. No brainer, get both of them.
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    Great post. I'm a fan of LA and AC, but in this...

    Great post. I'm a fan of LA and AC, but in this TdF AC was clearly the strongest rider. He was also clearly the teams main GC contender and Astana rode that way for him. He may not see it, but I do....
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