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    :) This is the first time I have more than one...

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    This is the first time I have more than one pair of shoes, and it's because of cycling. One pair in office, one pair at home and one for cycling. Hard to justify another bike when a round trip...
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    I have just the one bike, my car is the backup.

    I have just the one bike, my car is the backup.
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    My friend saw a 2011 Roubaix for about $1400 at...

    My friend saw a 2011 Roubaix for about $1400 at his LBS. He is on leave this week, I'll ask him the name of the LBS when he comes in next week. I just know that the shop is somewhere in the South Bay.
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    Whoosh, ILTB, whoosh :)

    Whoosh, ILTB, whoosh :)
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    I do this sometimes, mainly because I'm too lazy...

    I do this sometimes, mainly because I'm too lazy to hold the helmet (or have other things in my hands). I'm glad to know its because I'm fashion conscious :)
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    I have the same bar ends. I wrapped them with a...

    I have the same bar ends. I wrapped them with a cut up tube and then covered with insulating tape. Works quite well, I will get proper bar tape when this wears out.
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    Sticky: Thank you :)

    Thank you :)
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    Not suggesting that you lower the bars. Just...

    Not suggesting that you lower the bars. Just wanted you to think back to see if you made any changes that caused the pain.
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    Have you lowered the handlebars or flipped the...

    Have you lowered the handlebars or flipped the stem? You may be putting too much weight on your hands.
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    Tire quality? If you have the patience, you could...

    Tire quality? If you have the patience, you could try swapping tires.
  11. I'd say, don't upgrade anything at all. Just ride...

    I'd say, don't upgrade anything at all. Just ride what you have lots, and you may find that "needs" will manifest themselves. So save your money now, and get additional stuff when you identify what...
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    My wife worries too - I imagine everyone's...

    My wife worries too - I imagine everyone's spouses worry. Similar to Bustanot's story, my wife rode along with me on my route when I first started. It wasn't a deliberate,...
  13. I take it back (partially). Looks like the Masi...

    I take it back (partially). Looks like the Masi has a 11-32 cassette, so off the shelf the lowest gear is better on the Masi.
    Mercier: 30/25 = 1.2
    Masi: 34/32 = 1.02

    The difference is marginal...
  14. Ethics aside, if you are new to cycling (or...

    Ethics aside, if you are new to cycling (or starting again after a long time) you will be happier with the triple crankset on the Mercier. I'm not sure I understand your comment about the position of...
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    Sticky: Can't believe I never posted a picture in this...

    Can't believe I never posted a picture in this thread. A bit dated, but here is my bike in her daily spot:...
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    Buy a new bike! If the intention is to go fast,...

    Buy a new bike! If the intention is to go fast, you will find that air resistance will have the biggest impact on speed. Drop bars will help with that.
  17. One thing I would like is a small, zippered...

    One thing I would like is a small, zippered external pocket. I would use it to keep my office card and maybe a 20, so I don't have to open the bag/panniers in front of security when I swipe in every...
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    Never quite understood the point of this -...

    Never quite understood the point of this - wouldn't a motorcycle be preferable to such riding?
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    It's the usual cost:benefit ratio analysis. Not...

    It's the usual cost:benefit ratio analysis. Not everyone cares about that, but it matters a lot to me. I have a base Specialized Sirrus, and I initially went through buyer's remorse (should have paid...
  20. I'll say! $1000 for a jacket, and $500 for a pair...

    I'll say! $1000 for a jacket, and $500 for a pair of panniers is absurd. And a $200 rain cape! At those prices, you will find bespoke items even in the US.
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    Are the frame and wheels next on the upgrade...

    Are the frame and wheels next on the upgrade list? :p
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    I drive on those descents some times, and I try...

    I drive on those descents some times, and I try and hold up the line for the cyclist in front :) I just drive patiently a little way behind the cyclist, and cars end up lining behind me - I pass when...
  23. Forgive the basic question but I'm on my first...

    Forgive the basic question but I'm on my first real bike and don't really know: What symptoms do you look for w.r.t bottom bracket wear and tear?
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    Around here, wind can be a significant factor -...

    Around here, wind can be a significant factor - and there are 12 stop signs/lights in the 2.5 miles between my house and my office. I shift a lot (but mostly on the cassette). A triple allows me to...
  25. Congrats on going drink free! Are there any MUPs...

    Congrats on going drink free! Are there any MUPs where you can ride, as you get habituated?
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