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    I've got thousands of kilometers on PD-R540s and...

    I've got thousands of kilometers on PD-R540s and really notice no performance difference between those and Dura Ace once I'm riding.
  2. Thread: First Criterium

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    Oh, you'll be fine with toe clips. Just stay at...

    Oh, you'll be fine with toe clips. Just stay at the back, please, and learn how to ride in the group. You might also sign up for some local Cat 5 training races if there are any, which will help you...
  3. Thread: Pedals and Shoes

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    Yep, many a race has been won on Eggbeaters. Last...

    Yep, many a race has been won on Eggbeaters. Last year at Cap Cross Classic, the only guys who could clip in with all the mud and frozen snow were guys with either Eggbeaters or Time ATAC. The SPD...
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    Or use the local raw honey method and be done...

    Or use the local raw honey method and be done with allergies forever.
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    38 or 40 should be fine.

    38 or 40 should be fine.
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    And what, pray tell, would you like us to do for...

    And what, pray tell, would you like us to do for traction? I'd guess that you've never raced CX. Try it sometime at a variety of pressures and tell us how you did at 60 psi.
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    If one uses a large-jaw caliper then that'll show...

    If one uses a large-jaw caliper then that'll show if it's parallel or not.
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    The short answer to the OPs question is to simply...

    The short answer to the OPs question is to simply take a caliper and measure it at multiple places.
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    Why replace the shifters? Are they not working...

    Why replace the shifters? Are they not working well?
  10. And often you'll find that the line that most...

    And often you'll find that the line that most other people take it totally wrong; you have to figure it out yourself.
  11. Thread: 7 speed anyone?

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    Yep, seven is more than enough. One of my juniors...

    Yep, seven is more than enough. One of my juniors runs seven, and I *love* that I never have to adjust it or tweak it or do anything to it. It just works, every race, perfectly, dry or mud. Great...
  12. Those are just fine. Many guys run full...

    Those are just fine. Many guys run full file-treads (good ones) until it really gets to be peanut-butter mud. One of my juniors uses Clement LAS for nearly everything, and had no trouble in some...
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    I've trained my kids how to paceline, so even on...

    I've trained my kids how to paceline, so even on busy roads they've all been fine when they started longer rides at 7 or 8. As long as she's steady and straight, there's no problem.
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    My junior races a 44cm SuperX and loves it. It's...

    My junior races a 44cm SuperX and loves it. It's easy to fit a small rider to it, super light and quite fast.
  15. You don't have to have a chain keeper OR a real...

    You don't have to have a chain keeper OR a real single-ring if your chainline is perfect. I mean *perfect*. Line it up with a straightedge and use whatever spacers or respacing you have to do to get...
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    Not only that, but if it has good tire clearance,...

    Not only that, but if it has good tire clearance, you can put on Tektro long-reach brakes, cyclocross tires, and go race your old steel frame.
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    Sounds like you have some brand-love there....

    Sounds like you have some brand-love there. That's fine, enjoy.
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    Well, a long sleeve baselayer will do it, as well...

    Well, a long sleeve baselayer will do it, as well as a clear windshell/rainjacket. Small gloves are available anywhere.
  19. I would just leave it as-is; are you really...

    I would just leave it as-is; are you really outspinning the 46-11? Can you learn to cleanly spin faster? It's nice to be able to do road training and then just swap in the 'cross wheels to race.
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    Another problem with the 35-50 age bracket is the...

    Another problem with the 35-50 age bracket is the one I've run into; I don't rando anymore because I'm busy supporting my kids racing road and cyclocross. No availability for rando rides, but since I...
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    I scavenge them from dead hard drives for free....

    I scavenge them from dead hard drives for free. They work great!
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    A quick Google would get you here. ...

    A quick Google would get you here.

    http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/child-bicycle-clothing.html
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    That's awesome! You need stakes, tape, and a real...

    That's awesome! You need stakes, tape, and a real run-up though. I love the regulation barriers.

    You have enough space for a sandpit; gotta get that also.
  24. Thread: repair stand help

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    Taking a wheel off is all of five seconds, but...

    Taking a wheel off is all of five seconds, but OK. I guess it's hard for some people.



    It's an extremely well-made and precisely machined component of at least Ultegra quality. You're not going...
  25. Thread: repair stand help

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    Yeah, I'm kinda thinking that if you can't remove...

    Yeah, I'm kinda thinking that if you can't remove a front wheel, you probably should not be working on your bike at all. Take it to the LBS please.

    For those that don't have a quick-release on...
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