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    First statement: of course it does. That's why...

    First statement: of course it does. That's why people talk about cadence in the first place. Your body produces high forces inefficiently because the energy chain from calories to output is...
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    The definition of efficiency cannot be divorced...

    The definition of efficiency cannot be divorced from it's definition. What you are noticing is that "efficiency" is a function of power. Of course it is. Sitting on your ass all day is extremely...
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    ??? Look; stop being a pedant for a moment and...

    ???

    Look; stop being a pedant for a moment and look at the larger point. The concept of "efficiency" cannot be divorced from it's definition. Just what is measured is important. In the...
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    This is just wrong. Has nothing to do with joint...

    This is just wrong. Has nothing to do with joint comfort. Never has. Where do you even get this?

    Also, every few people TT at 110rpm average. 85-90 is more typical, unless you are a doped up Lance...
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    Usually, the difference between 80 and 95rpm is...

    Usually, the difference between 80 and 95rpm is purely situational for an experienced cyclist. I've had 60 mile solo training rides where my average cadence is 85rpm. I get into a race or group ride...
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    It's older tech. What do you expect? If the...

    It's older tech. What do you expect?

    If the hops are around the valve stem, it's likely because some of the base tape is bunched up around the base of the valve stem and lifting that section of...
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    First, muscular efficiency is not the same as...

    First, muscular efficiency is not the same as energy efficiency. Yes, the high torque is likely more efficient because you have large numbers of muscle cells pulling simultaneously, as opposed to...
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    This works! 46/18 gearing is perfect for cadence...

    This works! 46/18 gearing is perfect for cadence work; it's low enough to get you up moderate hills, but high enough you won't be pushing much over 200rpm on the way down.

    Or just pedal faster in...
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    It's just statistics. I one time had four flats...

    It's just statistics. I one time had four flats on one commute ride. One on the way in and three on the way back. All separate events. I got so frustrated after the last one, out of spare tubes and...
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    You need this: chainwhip ~$15 ...

    You need this: chainwhip ~$15

    http://www.onemanandhisbike.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ice-toolz-chain-whip.jpg


    and this: Shimano cassette tool ~$15
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    I tend to stay off of high speed divided...

    I tend to stay off of high speed divided highways, and I've been riding rural highways forever and rarely am afraid of traffic situations on my bike. Divided highways are the exception. I've been...
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    I've got several pair. Good tires. Better than...

    I've got several pair. Good tires. Better than the PR2 which was my former go-to tire. I heard enough things about the durability of the PR3 that I skipped that generation.

    Standard caution about...
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    Your equation assumes the surface that force is...

    Your equation assumes the surface that force is applied to is perpendicular to the lean angle. Like a banked track (and believe me, you can get much higher than 45deg lean angles on a velodrome). CG...
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    The CG of a bicycle is, like, 2 feet higher than...

    The CG of a bicycle is, like, 2 feet higher than a racing motorcycle (affects cornering stability; i.e. it requires a much smaller perturbation to the bicycle to push it unstable compared to that of...
  15. I think with most digital scales, it takes...

    I think with most digital scales, it takes measurements through sensors in the feet of the scale. There are four feet and the measurement is averaged. Thus, if you are getting wildly different...
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    Yes, changing the stem can affect the handling....

    Yes, changing the stem can affect the handling. Ideally, your hands on the drops should be right over the axle of the front wheel, which will put the hoods slightly forward and the tops slightly...
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    Or, you know, as long as we are buying new...

    Or, you know, as long as we are buying new things... bibs. But to each his or her own, yea?
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    Clothesline: Two women's drop-tail bibs put to...

    Clothesline: Two women's drop-tail bibs put to the test - VeloNews.com

    Some manufacturers are starting to figure this out it sounds like.
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    Ding, ding, ding. This is why everyone wears...

    Ding, ding, ding. This is why everyone wears bibs.



    Yes. Or ask someone at a bike shop.
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    Because of the cut and straps, bibs are...

    Because of the cut and straps, bibs are fundamentally better at keeping the pad in the right place when you ride. It's the difference between using compression around your waist to keep the pad in...
  21. If what you say is true (hint: it isn't) this is...

    If what you say is true (hint: it isn't) this is a failure of the market, not "marketing". Some fine entrepreneur should take advantage of this market gap (hint: they have - see Surly for the low end...
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    I'm not really all that curious. Just that you...

    I'm not really all that curious. Just that you were the one who brought it up; seemed important.

    Anyway, have fun riding. I think your expectations for this particular group might have been a...
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    :rolleyes:

    :rolleyes:
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    Ugg. Ya got me. Still doesn't make sense. I...

    Ugg. Ya got me.

    Still doesn't make sense. I guess the stranger took a flying guess about the kids? You probably have a ring... that would explain how this stranger knew about the wife. But the...
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    Sensitive. Just wondering what possibly could...

    Sensitive. Just wondering what possibly could have led to this outburst against your wife and kids. Just not something I've seen before; a stranger just randomly insulting the wife and kids of...
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