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    Kind of depends on the size of your chainrings,...

    Kind of depends on the size of your chainrings, doesn't it? I think most people would use the small chainring more (in flat conditions), if it was a standard or middle ring of a triple in the 39-42...
  2. Well, like you said, you have to define...

    Well, like you said, you have to define negligible. I plugged some numbers into an online bike power calculator, it suggests that drop vs. tops is still worth ~1 mph at that low speed, 11 mph vs. 10...
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    It's the recommending the fit to others that...

    It's the recommending the fit to others that seems bizarre to me. You have to realize that the way you set up your bike is far, far outside the norm. If you are fully comfortable, great, keep using...
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    Uh, they make more than one model, you wouldn't...

    Uh, they make more than one model, you wouldn't have to get the top-of-the-line Dura-Ace one. The bottom model Trinity Composite 2 is MSRP $1925. You can find tri-bikes of some other brands for <...
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    Not quite sure what you mean by this. Do you...

    Not quite sure what you mean by this. Do you mean the "Q-factor" is less, the pedals are closer together across the width of the bike, measuring width between crankarms? Your heels are hitting the...
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    Timtak, your position is quite extreme. I do not...

    Timtak, your position is quite extreme. I do not believe most people need such an extreme position even to achieve good aerodynamics for a time trial race. How do people do this, on bigger bikes...
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    People would term what you want "smaller gears"...

    People would term what you want "smaller gears" not "bigger". It's a bigger cassette, bigger largest rear cog, but leads to a smaller gear ratio as your low, since what matters is # of teeth on...
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    How To Shift Your Bicycle's Gears...

    How To Shift Your Bicycle's Gears
    First number is the size/number of teeth on the chainring (smallest usually, if talking about lowest gear for hill climbing), second number is the size of the...
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    To prevent the chain from overshifting past the...

    To prevent the chain from overshifting past the small ring, you might need to adjust the limit screw on your front derailleur: Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Front Derailleur Adjustments. It's...
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    I don't know that it's right to demonize fat that...

    I don't know that it's right to demonize fat that much. There are lots of articles about recent studies coming out that suggest that the link between fat consumption & heart disease as publicized in...
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    I see. From doing a bit of internet searching I...

    I see. From doing a bit of internet searching I see that people are doing things like testing their power meter readings by hanging known weights off of a pedal and seeing if the displayed torque...
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    Don't know either. Do the Strava numbers match...

    Don't know either. Do the Strava numbers match up with the total reported on the Garmin itself, on the device & Garmin's site? I noticed on most of your Strava segments it doesn't have the...
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    What was your intake goal, and did you ever try...

    What was your intake goal, and did you ever try say (intake goal - 500) for an extended period? Did you weigh your food? Were you "eating back exercise calories" as the MFP approach recommends?
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    Those articles and calculators are simply wrong. ...

    Those articles and calculators are simply wrong. There are people on this forum who have power meters which directly measure the amount of energy being put into the hub or crank, and most seem to...
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    It's not that hard to ride hard for awhile, then...

    It's not that hard to ride hard for awhile, then simply take one's own pulse for 15 seconds then x4 to see if the HR monitor is in the ballpark, in which case it is very likely reading accurately. ...
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    Possibility 1, most likely by far: ad poster...

    Possibility 1, most likely by far: ad poster doesn't know much about bikes, and posted the tire size (26" is standard for MTB, 24" for kid's MTBs), not the frame size. "29er" 29" tire MTBs that use...
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    I think in the above statement, "LT" and "AT"...

    I think in the above statement, "LT" and "AT" should be switched, if referring to lactate threshold and aerobic threshold respectively.
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    Threshold usually refers to "lactate threshold",...

    Threshold usually refers to "lactate threshold", aka "anaerobic threshold", the point where lactate starts building up in the blood, you are producing it at a greater rate than your body can dispose...
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    Well if you don't plan on traveling elsewhere to...

    Well if you don't plan on traveling elsewhere to bike, that makes your decision a lot easier, don't have to worry about triple vs. compact or changing out the gearing. Anything will work in that...
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    Bzzt. Slicks are best in the rain, also. Tread...

    Bzzt. Slicks are best in the rain, also. Tread simply isn't necessary for bicycles on pavement. There is absolutely no danger of hydroplaning like on cars (the reason car tires have tread),...
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    Might be enough with a 32 cog though. The main...

    Might be enough with a 32 cog though. The main thing is that options in triples are very limited these days on new bikes. E.g. Trek only offers it on the Lexa on their top SLX model at $1500+, out...
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    You meant 50/34 crank. Actually, given the right...

    You meant 50/34 crank. Actually, given the right cassette, on a compact you can get as low as a triple, at least as originally configured, one doesn't have a "granny ring", but you have a "granny...
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    Lots of shops have 30-day return policies on...

    Lots of shops have 30-day return policies on saddles, the manufacturers themselves back the saddles with a satisfaction guarantee. Saddles shouldn't show any wear after a month of use, if the rider...
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    Any speed gains from a bike upgrade are going to...

    Any speed gains from a bike upgrade are going to be pretty marginal especially if you have smooth tires already. The main thing a road bike gets you is more hand positions (useful for comfort IMO,...
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    I think the "muscle replacing fat" thing is way...

    I think the "muscle replacing fat" thing is way overblown, and sometimes used as an excuse by people not getting their diet right to get the results they want. It's pretty normal to lose some muscle...
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