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  1. I dropped an entire team the other day on my...

    I dropped an entire team the other day on my Ironman. Passed about 10 people on a training ride while climbing and changing gears with my dt shifters. I hardly consider myself a strong cyclist but...
  2. I would rather have my Dave Scott Master than a...

    I would rather have my Dave Scott Master than a China-rello.
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    I think most of the LBS around me are basically...

    I think most of the LBS around me are basically exclusive shops. Most specialize in 1-3 brands at the most. I have yet to find a shop where I could really shop around for any brand I want
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    carnitas!

    carnitas!
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    That too. Maybe find a second opinion. Wheel...

    That too. Maybe find a second opinion. Wheel might be able to be trued up by a more competent shop
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    I would think Lemond would get more credit now...

    I would think Lemond would get more credit now after the Lance fall out. Kind of how Roger Maris and Hank Aaron get more credit after everyone found out the guys that annihilated their records were...
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    Must be new. I grew up in Framingham and it...

    Must be new. I grew up in Framingham and it definitely wasn't there back in my day. Current CAAD series is 8 and 10 by the way
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    Awesome. I know I guy with gout too and it...

    Awesome. I know I guy with gout too and it sucks. He was also off the bike for about 3 weeks while his foot was swelled too big to fit into his shoe. Welcome back!
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    Her comments aren't even clever. If you are...

    Her comments aren't even clever. If you are going to be a jerk at least have some better material.
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    A wheel like this for $40 should work Weinmann...

    A wheel like this for $40 should work

    Weinmann 519 Rear Wheel 700c x 35, QR 8-Speed Cassette, 36H, Black


    And you need a tool like this which costs $5-10

    Park Tool Co. FR-5 : Cassette...
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    I downgrade my Lemond recommendation to second...

    I downgrade my Lemond recommendation to second place also because I didn't realize it's Reynolds 520 frame and not the more desirable Reynolds 853. It also has mismatched wheels. But still a good...
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    They seem to be different sizes so getting one...

    They seem to be different sizes so getting one that fits is the most important From that list I would go Lemond then Masi then Trek than the Specialized.
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    Would not pay $1200 for a 2009 with $2000 msrp...

    Would not pay $1200 for a 2009 with $2000 msrp (owner probably paid a couple hundred less).
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    But why two threads with the exact same post?...

    But why two threads with the exact same post? Newb enthusiasm
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    If you plan on buying around Christmas I would...

    If you plan on buying around Christmas I would wait until then. That will be made of the off season and not as many people are buying bikes so you might find an even better deal. As you've learned...
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    I would also be weary of a used carbon bike if...

    I would also be weary of a used carbon bike if you don't know what to look for. I'd also be weary of someone who is asking $1200 for a used 105 bike and can't even clean up the cranks a little...
  17. Thread: Strava fail !

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    Me too. I have speed, cadence, trip distance and...

    Me too. I have speed, cadence, trip distance and the time on my computer. I just use the phone for strava with the screen turned off in my jersey pocket. I usually ride 2-2 1/2 hours and use about...
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    Moto G. It's actually been great otherwise. ...

    Moto G. It's actually been great otherwise. It's hard to beat the hardware and features for around $200 without a contract

    Moto G by Motorola
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    If OP goes BD I would suggest opening a bill me...

    If OP goes BD I would suggest opening a bill me later account and spending a little more and take the 6 months to pay it off interest free. Get this

    Save up to 60% of new Shimano Ultegra 6800 22...
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    Ha ha, thanks for the tip. I figured out how to...

    Ha ha, thanks for the tip. I figured out how to export an old ride from the website and modify and upload. I feel like I'm cheating the system but like you, it was the same ride so mileage and...
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    My phone was fully charged and it crashed after...

    My phone was fully charged and it crashed after an 90 minutes so it's not the battery. When I took it out of my jersey pocket it was completely reset back to the Android set up. So lost my ride and...
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    Strava fail !

    Ok, it was more of a phone failure than Strava failure. At some point during a 30 mile ride today my phone crashed and factory reset itself losing my Strava data for today's ride. Has this ever...
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    I'm 5'11 and ride a 54. The Cross Check and...

    I'm 5'11 and ride a 54.

    The Cross Check and Pacer have very different geometry so I wouldn't try to fit a Pacer based on how a CC fit you.

    Start with the fit calculator that was linked...
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    This is true to an extent but I have a coworker...

    This is true to an extent but I have a coworker who is roughly the same height and weight as OP and he bought a full carbon Cannondale Super Six with stock wheels with 700x23 tires and after over a...
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    What is your budget? Bike fit isn't as simple...

    What is your budget?

    Bike fit isn't as simple as your height and inseem. Getting a bike that fits right is the most important thing as a beginner. If you have a poor fitting bike you won't want...
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