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    Why is the bringer of the technically correct...

    Why is the bringer of the technically correct answer that supports caution always criticized for his fervor on the 41? Is technical knowledge so scary to the left brained. Is the suggestion that...
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    That wasp thing is only for one class of figs....

    That wasp thing is only for one class of figs. Most figs don't need it. Very complex reproductive mechanisms.
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    Once you are talking about 9 speed cassettes,...

    Once you are talking about 9 speed cassettes, there is not a whole lot of range in price and performance. Being two levels of gear count behind the current standard there is just not a whole lot to...
  4. That's what I'm talkin' about. Did you notice...

    That's what I'm talkin' about. Did you notice that no one is pissed about this post (yet)? The secret is the emoticons. That's why I seldom use them.
  5. A rear wheel that pulls to the left with power...

    A rear wheel that pulls to the left with power applied to the crank signals either a slippery horizontal dropout (which you don't have) or crappy skewer (like I also use) or both. If you can center...
  6. Paraphrase: "If anybody orders an FSA SLK crank,...

    Paraphrase: "If anybody orders an FSA SLK crank, I'm leaving."
  7. Indeed, in the past some bars were only 25.4 mm. ...

    Indeed, in the past some bars were only 25.4 mm. Other than diameter the tape may not be helping you. It could be providing a slick surface.
  8. I think you need to make better use of emoticons!...

    I think you need to make better use of emoticons! Ya know, like this: ;) .
  9. What tires are you using? Are they the...

    What tires are you using? Are they the proprietary tires recommended by Mavic for these wheels? Is it possible those weird tires are the problem? There are a lot a peculiar things about the wheels...
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    If you are serious about racing, it sounds like...

    If you are serious about racing, it sounds like you need N+1 in order to always be sure you have a ride.
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    In plastics technology many materials are notch...

    In plastics technology many materials are notch and crack sensitive (and plastic is what we are talking about here). Notches or cracks act as stress concentrators and propagate a failure down (or...
  12. You shouldn't spend anything on him finding out. ...

    You shouldn't spend anything on him finding out. I'm talking about him spending the money. And it doesn't take Alp d'Huez to decide whether you think lighter wheel are better. That was the...
  13. Duh. The answer to every question is 17. :)

    Duh. The answer to every question is 17. :)
  14. Lighten up dude. WhyFi was expressing an obvious...

    Lighten up dude. WhyFi was expressing an obvious response to your question. He wasn't rude about it like you were. His comment that it is a characteristic that is easily changed to suit your...
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    Yes, the comfort factor is what I was actually...

    Yes, the comfort factor is what I was actually referring to. I realized after the post that I did not separate that from the handling factor. I agree that would be more affected by stiffness...
  16. Wait a minute. Are you saying that statements...

    Wait a minute. Are you saying that statements like a pair of wheels "spin up really fast" and "roll forever" are meaningless? What's the matter, are you a Communist or something? Watch out buddy. ...
  17. What is the effect on rolling resistance of...

    What is the effect on rolling resistance of filling a tire with water? Or did he just use lead weights on the spoke ends near the rims?
  18. It's all well and good to talk about published...

    It's all well and good to talk about published scientific studies as if the experiment is out of reach for the average cyclist like nuclear fission. But that is just not the case. As I said earlier...
  19. To me that is a heavy set and a heavier set! :)

    To me that is a heavy set and a heavier set! :)
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    That is a bit extreme even for a flatland...

    That is a bit extreme even for a flatland environment like Houston unless you (emphasis on YOU ;) ) just want to do it. Considering wind and overpasses :) only, I still use about five gears. If you...
  21. Just think how much you would love the wheels if...

    Just think how much you would love the wheels if the WI hubs not only felt like butter but cost like it too.
  22. Almost the only possibility is a 68 mm wide, BSA...

    Almost the only possibility is a 68 mm wide, BSA threaded, square taper BB. The exact length of the spindle is open to question, but that is easy enough to find out by just measuring the one you...
  23. BTW I should have said that IMO nothing you can...

    BTW I should have said that IMO nothing you can do to your bike feels as good as really light wheels. Nothing!
  24. I don't know what a pro builder would charge, but...

    I don't know what a pro builder would charge, but I get all the parts to build myself a 1,270 g set of aluminum clincher wheels from www.bikehubstore for just about $300. (That's light Asian hubs,...
  25. Thread: Bar Tape

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    Thanks. Not a bad price either. I do like the...

    Thanks. Not a bad price either. I do like the smooth, impervious finish of the Fizik and really don't mind the minimal padding. I will look at the Deda though.
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