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    Meh. They are all close enough that it comes down...

    Meh. They are all close enough that it comes down to personal preference. Any of the three can shift really well set up properly.

    I like my Force, but that's because the thumb tab for Campy is...
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    Sticky: Wow. I started this because I was emptying my...

    Wow.

    I started this because I was emptying my closet, and I always loved that Canada Jersey. To see us up to 165 posts, and my original Canada Jersey now onto a new owner is very, very cool. Wear...
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    They seem solid. Worst feedback I've seen suggest...

    They seem solid. Worst feedback I've seen suggest that they feel a bit odd; I experienced this test-riding one -- sharp front end, oddly disconnected rear end. But that's more the frame's character...
  4. Woodstock, VT -- recommendations and group rides?

    Hi all --

    Renting a house in Woodtsock in July. I'm a B - BB rider, and am comfy in pacelines. I tend to drop off on climbs, because I'm both a clyde (about 210) and asthmatic. Have finished a...
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    Two questions -- what's the budget, and how would...

    Two questions -- what's the budget, and how would you like it to ride?

    We can go spending lots of your money on gorgeous, expensive hand-made wonders (Breadwinner B-Road, Maybe a Firefly) or...
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    I've never had front rub, and I'm 210 pounds. ...

    I've never had front rub, and I'm 210 pounds.

    Rear rub come from one of three things, IME. First, spoke tension -- especially if I've hit a pothole at speed. Sounds like you checked that. Second,...
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    Odd, must be a batch issue / QC.

    Odd, must be a batch issue / QC.
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    Okay, so me: now 210, from 260 or so. Cycling...

    Okay, so me: now 210, from 260 or so. Cycling went from about 800 miles a year to about 3,500. But as many have pointed out, correlation does not equal causation.

    The weight loss for me came when...
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    Hello. What's the bike? How fast do you like...

    Hello.

    What's the bike? How fast do you like to go? What are your goals? You planning to keep getting fitter, getting into centuries, going for Strava KOMs?

    Me: 210 now, from 260. I've had and...
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    I like the idea of the 1000. I've been using a...

    I like the idea of the 1000. I've been using a 605 for several years, mostly because once I learned what the right cadence felt like I stopped caring about those data fields.

    I like long rides,...
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    Buy steel. (okay, not necessarily, but it seems...

    Buy steel. (okay, not necessarily, but it seems like you wanted that to be said).

    I've had steel, carbon, alu. I've ridden but never owned Ti. I now have two steel bikes and an alu MTB.

    EVERY...
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    An attempt to answer the poster: yes. I have a...

    An attempt to answer the poster: yes.

    I have a Rapha wind jacket and a Rapha rain jacket (and now will probably be called names and have my sanity questioned). Both on sale, both under $150 to me,...
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    Interesting. My daughter suddenly switched -- as...

    Interesting. My daughter suddenly switched -- as soon as she was comfortable on the bike she didn't want to stop. It was pretty clear the endorphins were kicking in.
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    I got my daughter (10) a road bike for Christmas....

    I got my daughter (10) a road bike for Christmas. She's a careful child, and can be a little tentative physically.

    Sunday we went to a local park, and she rode 6.2 miles. She loved it, and...
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    SRAM FDs are fiddly. Took me a lng time to get...

    SRAM FDs are fiddly. Took me a lng time to get the Force FD right after a switch to smaller chainrings…and then I ended up getting a new Red yaw FD (incredible difference if your budget allows).

    A...
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    I like the English bikes a lot in the sense that...

    I like the English bikes a lot in the sense that they are clearly pushing the design envelope. This one is very pretty, though it looks like the chain might be too long based on the RD position....
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    IF Breadwinner / Ira Ryan Zanconato Baum...

    IF
    Breadwinner / Ira Ryan
    Zanconato
    Baum
    Bishop

    One example below. It's wonderful.
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    Got a fixed gear about 2 years ago, really as an...

    Got a fixed gear about 2 years ago, really as an add-on fun bike. I find I ride it when I don't have much time and want a really good workout, when I want to work on flexibility more (it's a bit...
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    Hello... At your weight, I would not recommend...

    Hello...

    At your weight, I would not recommend box-shaped rims (like Open Pros). I personally am 210, 6'3, and had two sets of Open pros. They were a pain.

    A deeper rim -- like a DT RR585, a...
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    it'll be even more your after that disc comes...

    it'll be even more your after that disc comes off...
  21. Apparently the BMC Gran Fondo comes close....

    Apparently the BMC Gran Fondo comes close. Different beast, but worth a look.
  22. None. Calories in vs. Calories out. Calories...

    None.

    Calories in vs. Calories out. Calories in is much easier to count than calories out.

    How I did it, after a lot of silliness:

    1. Figure out what you (really) need to sustain a healthy...
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    A fixie will fix that...

    A fixie will fix that...
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    More trial and error than anything. He's a...

    More trial and error than anything. He's a runner, and he asked how much salt staining there was on my clothing afterwards. After a long ride, my clothes have salt rings, and my face is gritty to the...
  25. Depends what you want. A master is one of those...

    Depends what you want. A master is one of those things many want to have owned at one stage, and they are very nice, especially in red / white.

    If you want something either more custom (more...
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