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    you could argue less friction. nice wheels are...

    you could argue less friction. nice wheels are also lighter. lighter bikes handle and accelerate better.
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    nice wheels are lighter, assembled better,...

    nice wheels are lighter, assembled better, stronger and odds are won't go out of true as fast.

    cheap wheels may not even be true when you buy them.
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    it's gorgeous.

    it's gorgeous.
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    oh, i'm sorry. i though that COMMUTING meant...

    oh, i'm sorry.

    i though that COMMUTING meant um... riding a bike to work instead of a car. i'd love to hear your creative interpretation of the word.

    i got on my bike and rode it to work.
    ...
  5. so the fiats, and renaults, and peugots, skodas,...

    so the fiats, and renaults, and peugots, skodas, citroens, and rovers, and other garbage that can't even run for a week without catching fire should be included in that list?

    true, opel makes some...
  6. imagine that. but people will defend their...

    imagine that.

    but people will defend their junky euro cars with anecdotes.
  7. europeans can't even come to the same quality...

    europeans can't even come to the same quality standards the asians abide by. so on top of having a miserable econobox, you have an unreliable miserable econobox.

    my ideal 'european' car would be a...
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    no. because unless the guy in the bigass SUV...

    no.

    because unless the guy in the bigass SUV behind you is a cyclist and you happen to live in one of the VERY few bike friendly cities where there are clear laws that are actually and regularly...
  9. when you drive almost 30,000 miles a year, a...

    when you drive almost 30,000 miles a year, a wheezy euro sh!box that leaves you sore and cranky and is a speck on highways dotted with mastodons and cannot carry stuff is also a consideration.

    for...
  10. while it's possible that what you're describing...

    while it's possible that what you're describing is a chainring meant to 'grab' the chain when shifting under power, i've never seen such a component group on a midrange bike.

    more likely someone...
  11. i see it more like a quick fixie/SS commuter...

    i see it more like a quick fixie/SS commuter project. road bikes being what they are you'll exceed the worth of the bike upgrading. unless all you want to do is ride it and touch nothing.
  12. the viability of small block diesel cars in...

    the viability of small block diesel cars in former east bloc countries?

    european commuting and you?

    filling your frame with sand for greater cornering stability?
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    i use the specialized saddles (phenom) since...

    i use the specialized saddles (phenom) since that's what i put on all my trail bikes and don't like the dynamics of the brooks when i'm switching to pavement.

    i do have one. might go on the SS...
  14. people will buy smaller cars first. most...

    people will buy smaller cars first.

    most americans aren't in that kind of shape to tear up an 8 mile commute. and a lot of people drive further than that.

    not mentioning that if you live where...
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    who's going to know? the construction workers,...

    who's going to know?

    the construction workers, landscapers, fixit-men, etc. do it all the time.

    ever had a handyman ask you for cash?

    i wonder why.
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    bike messengers work for cash and don't report...

    bike messengers work for cash and don't report their income.
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    no.

    no.
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    nah, thanks. mah grammer is t3h best. liek i...

    nah, thanks. mah grammer is t3h best.

    liek i says, when theres no bike lane, and theres a ten foot wide lane for cyclists and joggers, ill take my chances with the pedestrians rather than t3h...
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    see, other people just run ONE disc brake. and...

    see, other people just run ONE disc brake.

    and i thought i was crazy.
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    ted nugent and gary busey want to come along, too.

    ted nugent and gary busey want to come along, too.
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    get a flatbar hybrid road bike.

    get a flatbar hybrid road bike.
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    a giant diIdo crushes the sun. and we all die.

    a giant diIdo crushes the sun.

    and we all die.
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    these are bike trails, sidewalks, etc. the city...

    these are bike trails, sidewalks, etc. the city builds on the sides of the narrower roads that don't have bike lanes.
  24. Thread: zion 29er

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    zion 29er

    got a green zion 29er with an EBB for for about 80 bucks.

    anyone have experience with them? was it a waste of 80 bucks?

    i plan on building it with all my spare parts (all i really need to buy...
  25. hell no. working at a local ER with real...

    hell no.

    working at a local ER with real doctors and patients and having stories to tell will get you more experience.

    also, take into consideration that at your stage in life there's very...
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