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    thanks DC! especially value your feedback given...

    thanks DC! especially value your feedback given that you're a half-hour down 109 from me.

    I have a VW Touareg so weight isn't a huge issue but less=better and I dislike the complexity and...
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    hitch rack: tilt vs. swing?

    bought a vehicle with a hitch rack & am torn between "tilt" and "swing" racks.

    "Tilt" seems advantageous because you can leave it on the car all the time and very quickly tilt it down when you...
  3. then I need to buy a new shifter & crankset. had...

    then I need to buy a new shifter & crankset. had a Deore so here it is ready for the hills! thanks all for the great advice.

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  4. Of course you're right, thanks!

    Of course you're right, thanks!
  5. thank you for the excellent suggestion! in fact I...

    thank you for the excellent suggestion! in fact I have a MTB derailleur I can use for this purpose.
  6. Ok to convert standard compact double to 50/30?

    I'm on the Clyde side and find that a compact double doesn't get me up steep hills without mashing.

    As I'd prefer not to replace my crank and shifters to get a triple, I'm curious whether I could...
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    CAAD8 vs. Trek 1.1

    Swore I'd never post asking for bike-buying advice but here I go...

    My kid is 5" taller than me (wife's fault) and so jacking up the saddle on my road bike only worked once. We are trying to...
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    Bike Ride Profile | 12 kilometers near Copenhagen...

    Bike Ride Profile | 12 kilometers near Copenhagen | Times and Records | Strava

    it was more of a granola scene ...maybe weekdays are different
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    Great ride in Copenhagen today. Right up there...

    Great ride in Copenhagen today. Right up there with Munich in terms of infrastructure for cycling
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    i shaved my legs for a summer, then stopped. ...

    i shaved my legs for a summer, then stopped.

    the hair never grew back.
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    Poll: i did a couple of times, but then the hair never...

    i did a couple of times, but then the hair never grew back! proceed with caution...
  12. I'm almost exactly your dimensions. stubby legs...

    I'm almost exactly your dimensions. stubby legs and all.

    if you haven't been biking much, you may find it hard to lean over enough for a road bike. I started off with a Giant Cypress "comfort"...
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    have now fully de-Specialized

    spesh running around suing Volagi and the roubaix cafe and so on and i've had enough.

    first got rid of my roubaix for a domane. still had a Romin saddle I loved but finally replaced that with a...
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    uber-clyde suspension fork?

    I'm in the 290s and thinking about taking up mountain biking. rode a hardtail last week and went over my handlebars, so i'm curious to try a MTB with a suspension fork. thing is, at my weight will...
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    absolutely. i am heaver than you are and I own...

    absolutely. i am heaver than you are and I own two of them. the frames are rock solid unlike many folders.

    smaller wheels with shorter spokes tend to be more solid as well.
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    I biked up Mt. Washington in New Hampshire when I...

    I biked up Mt. Washington in New Hampshire when I was 20# lighter (closing in on 300 now).

    Might be the slowest time ever recorded, 3:30 something.

    the gearing on my bike was a 24-tooth in...
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    haven't fallen once in 8-9000 miles of clips. now...

    haven't fallen once in 8-9000 miles of clips. now that I've bragged about it, will probably fall tmw.
  18. I did that to someone once. guy listed a Roubaix...

    I did that to someone once. guy listed a Roubaix on CL for $1200. I showed up in my A8 with $1000 cash and told him take it or leave it. at first he made up stories about how a bunch of people were...
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    my LBS trek dealer told me he was told they would...

    my LBS trek dealer told me he was told they would never build a Domane Disc. pissed b/c I bought a non-disc Domane.

    oh well, I should probably swap for a Boone anyway. Domane clearance isnt'...
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    I should clarify that my shoes are Sidi megas...

    I should clarify that my shoes are Sidi megas fitted at a good LBS. So I don't think the shoes themselves are the problem
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    shoe tightening

    I had ridden about 9,000 miles with semi-painful feet before someone suggested that the problem was that my shoes were too loose. Indeed, when they are loose my toes and widest part of the foot get...
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    This is consistent with my experience.

    This is consistent with my experience.
  23. ignore the haterz. once you've gone "isospeed"...

    ignore the haterz. once you've gone "isospeed" you'll never go back
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    I very much subscribe to n+1. In fact I have...

    I very much subscribe to n+1. In fact I have seven bikes (if you count the two I have loaned out) and just sold my eighth. Domane was supposed to be my all-arounder but the clearance was not as...
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    I like this too. Worry a bit about being able to...

    I like this too. Worry a bit about being able to sell a frameset and wheels alone. I have some other parts and could cobble together a full bike wih tiagra drivetrain. Maybe that is a fallback if the...
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