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  1. When comparing one tire to another, you can use...

    When comparing one tire to another, you can use the tuning fork effect to approximate pressure. Just flick the known tire with you finger and listen to the "tone". Inflate the other tire to match....
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    That's not how it works on many self-extracting...

    That's not how it works on many self-extracting bolts. The fixing bolt and ring are integral. They don't come apart. You have to first remove the crank then use a pin wrench to take the whole...
  3. You are making a very common error. Esoterica...

    You are making a very common error. Esoterica doesn't equate to value.
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    Not trying to sound elitist, but the Trek 1.2 is...

    Not trying to sound elitist, but the Trek 1.2 is not a bike to be spending wheel money on. You sound as if you will be "outgrowing" that bike by next year. Save your money for the full bike upgrade.
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    That's silly. I just throw mine in the swimming...

    That's silly. I just throw mine in the swimming pool.
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    Do you go five hours off the bike without...

    Do you go five hours off the bike without urinating? If not, you shouldn't when on the bike. It is not about whether or not you give in to the urge, whether you are just too busy riding to stop. It...
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    Drinking large amounts widely spaced in time is...

    Drinking large amounts widely spaced in time is definitely contrIndicated. I take a gulp every few minutes.
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    +1 You are supposed to have enough fluid...

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    You are supposed to have enough fluid working through you to urinate periodically when not cycling. Same thing goes for when cycling. You don't try to just drink enough when you are not on the...
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    It is not just centuries that can give you...

    It is not just centuries that can give you trouble. I have been dieting by limiting carbs and had a problem in the Houston heat and humidity yesterday after only about 20 miles despite drinking...
  10. Despite my being able to imagine your tongue...

    Despite my being able to imagine your tongue firmly implanted in you cheek, I am tempted to ask, where DID the mistaken idea come from that carbon fiber is graphite?
  11. Yeah, as others have suggested, those are...

    Yeah, as others have suggested, those are tailor-made to be converted to bull horns. Just flip over and cut. But take care that there is not unseen damage elsewhere, like at the clamp.
  12. The United ones I just got are a bit large, but...

    The United ones I just got are a bit large, but the Lufthansa ones are just right. Perhaps because they run three classes and business is not the top. So the pouch is smaller. Who knows?
  13. Nearly perfect pouch for carrying tools in rear jersey pocket - FREE!

    Well sort of free. Or as a friend of mine likes to say, "Not free, but included!"

    First let me say I am not trying to reopen any of the myriad discussions pitting under-saddle bags against...
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    If you don't really know what you are talking...

    If you don't really know what you are talking about, then you shouldn't be saying it; especially when you are trying to tear down someone's reputation. Not trying to be abusive; just sayin' your...
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    That is a very interesting prediction, and I...

    That is a very interesting prediction, and I think it raises an equally interesting question. Do you think such an "assisted" bike and its rider would be accepted on an "A" group ride? Supposing...
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    I can honestly say that I have never been tempted...

    I can honestly say that I have never been tempted to ride even 1 mm on gravel. Bravo if that's your thing, but I don't get it. My goal on any particular ride is to cover a distance, and I find no...
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    I have done this many time using a 32 hole hub. ...

    I have done this many time using a 32 hole hub. Just skip every other hole on the NDS. Works great. You might have some slop in the spoke lengths, but as long as you can tighten them to spec, all...
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    Right. KMC and SRAM links have never failed me. ...

    Right. KMC and SRAM links have never failed me. I would never go back to pins.
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    I second the KMC chain solution. The Red...

    I second the KMC chain solution. The Red cassette isn't noisy per se, but its hollow structure can magnify noises produced elsewhere (like many carbon wheels also do). The noise originates with the...
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    What MD? I saw no poster identify himself as an...

    What MD? I saw no poster identify himself as an MD.
  21. I would go new in a bike if my budget allowed it....

    I would go new in a bike if my budget allowed it. And I would expect "reasonable" perfection. Just don't get carried away considering small blemishes will happen all the time. Significant scratches,...
  22. Italian bikes tend to carry a premium price. It...

    Italian bikes tend to carry a premium price. It looks like you can wipe out the premium by buying this one used. But you coukd get the same or better performance for the same money and new if you...
  23. What difference does original perfection make? ...

    What difference does original perfection make? It won't stay that way past the first pedal stroke.
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    Your points make sense. In this case no one said...

    Your points make sense. In this case no one said that ads influenced the decision or that there were not other considerstions to the decision. The prominence of the ads is just one vehicle for...
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    Interesting, I didn't know that. But either way...

    Interesting, I didn't know that. But either way it isn't good. I am losing a little bone mass at the top of my spine, which is listed in the "age appropriate" category, meaning in the normal range...
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