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  1. Thread: wide feet

    by loreley
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    Shimano shoes have a fairly wide toe box and a...

    Shimano shoes have a fairly wide toe box and a normal heel cup. They tend to be fairly high volume, so good if you have a high instep. I have typical feet for someone of Asian descent, makes sense...
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    why does it really matter?

    why does it really matter?
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    As others have said, it is so overstated.......

    As others have said, it is so overstated.... walking is a complete non-issue. Walking in your road shoes is not a problem what so ever.
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    I believe I just said "it helps to apply leverage...

    I believe I just said "it helps to apply leverage on the pedals"
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    If you really want help... 1. Get a friend to...

    If you really want help...

    1. Get a friend to take a video of you
    2. Post it.
    3. Get constructive criticism.
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    First of all, do not "swerve" ever. If you are...

    First of all, do not "swerve" ever. If you are asking about swaying, yes generally it helps to apply leverage on the pedals. There's no way though anyone here on BF is going to diagnose your...
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    Position = where you are relative to other racers

    Position = where you are relative to other racers
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    Just go as hard and as aero as you can... ...

    Just go as hard and as aero as you can...

    Seriously though, speed itself is the least important part of sprinting per se. Position, Timing, and then Speed, in that order...
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    save your cash for a wheel that has a powertap...

    save your cash for a wheel that has a powertap built into it.
  10. of course if you are riding some retro grouch...

    of course if you are riding some retro grouch bike that was built in an era where replacing broken spokes was a regular occurance, I take back my words
  11. better to pick and choose your battles and bring...

    better to pick and choose your battles and bring the tools for the parts that are most likely to need fixing
  12. On a larger point, you are eventually going to...

    On a larger point, you are eventually going to ride to a point where you are going to break a part that you have way of repairing. Being prepared for a broken spoke is honestly the last thing on my...
  13. Thread: Rain in so cal

    by loreley
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    ding ding ding. It's not the water per se, but...

    ding ding ding. It's not the water per se, but how messed up the roads become due to the inability of the roads to handle more than 2 inches of rain. It really does become unridable in many places.
  14. "problem"? Not unless she can't turn the pedals....

    "problem"? Not unless she can't turn the pedals. "optimal?" most likely not.
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    While you are correct, exercise is an important...

    While you are correct, exercise is an important and meaningful part of weight loss, the most important factor is still your DIET. Notice, I didn't say, "go on a diet," but watch what you eat. And...
  16. You guys need to stop putting Carbon on a...

    You guys need to stop putting Carbon on a freakin' pedestal
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    mileage is only useful if you're curious how far...

    mileage is only useful if you're curious how far you've ridden. its wayyyyyy down on the list on indicators of effort.
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    wouldn't know, live in california

    wouldn't know, live in california
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    winner

    winner
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    I'm 5'5" and 126lbs. Do I qualify? 1.93 lbs / inch

    I'm 5'5" and 126lbs. Do I qualify? 1.93 lbs / inch
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    and you're missing the bigger point, which is not...

    and you're missing the bigger point, which is not to ride a bicycle that you can't afford to replace.
  22. You do not need a torque wrench, period. Like...

    You do not need a torque wrench, period. Like others have mentioned, using bike specific tools are designed with the leverage in mind to achieve the torque you need.
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    no difference.

    no difference.
  24. user error

    user error
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    why handicap yourself if you don't have to?

    why handicap yourself if you don't have to?
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