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  1. (I suspect that floridamtb is exaggerating a...

    Either your math is way off or the Specialized wind tunnel guys are lying through their teeth. Specialized is claiming fairly large speed improvements, at least for professional racers. For your...
  2. In my club, many people obsess about bicycle...

    In my club, many people obsess about bicycle weight but nearly-always ride on the hoods. What those people should do is cut-off the drops!


    The "problem" is that they justify it by the...
  3. There is also the issue of diminishing returns. ...

    There is also the issue of diminishing returns.

    The absolute performance gain is small but the cost of that gain is high.

    If you are racing (and are competitive (that is, if you have a chance...
  4. Magic 8 Ball says "too vague". Same tubing? ...

    Magic 8 Ball says "too vague".

    Same tubing?

    What builder is $700?

    Is $2500 including a fork?

    What do they charge for a custom frame?
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    There isn't any one rule that will work in this...

    There isn't any one rule that will work in this situation (but the action specified in the law is the "correct" one).

    A driver waving you on isn't going to run you over but there are complications...
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    Keep in mind that experience is necessary too....

    Keep in mind that experience is necessary too. Situations or techniques you feel are daunting now likely won't when you have more experience/practice. Don't think you'll be able to execute a long...
  7. Bontrager Node 2. The elevation gain is close...

    Bontrager Node 2.

    The elevation gain is close to my Garmin 800.

    Not quite sure how accurate the grade is.

    I like the device but one might prefer more data items displayed in the screen at...
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    * More aerodynamic. * Better looking. *...

    * More aerodynamic.
    * Better looking.
    * Possibly source of rattles (now or in the future).
    * Harder to service.

    Corrosion doesn't seem like a real reason (either you'd replace it frequently...
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    Your laptop can pick up a WiFi signal. The issue...

    Your laptop can pick up a WiFi signal. The issue is having a wifi signal to pick up!

    What he had was a "mobile hotspot" device.

    The Best Mobile Hotspots on Every Carrier | PCMag.com

    It's...
  10. One can compromise too much (beyond the point...

    One can compromise too much (beyond the point real understanding).

    I don't have a problem with trying to perform analyses (or discussing those attempts) but some people here are way too certain...
  11. No one is required to analyse crappy data. ...

    No one is required to analyse crappy data.

    Keep in mind that I'm criticising drawing conclusions that are "certain" from poor data.

    One problem with research is that people will publish...
  12. I suspect that drivers, on average, are commuting...

    I suspect that drivers, on average, are commuting much longer distances that cyclists (basically, both might spend the about same amount of time commuting). Plus, in urban evironments, driver speed...
  13. Many (most?) people who ride likely don't ride...

    Many (most?) people who ride likely don't ride enough for it have any impact on their mortality.
  14. Things are going to be more accurate if you can...

    Things are going to be more accurate if you can get data for subpopulations.

    I think that for the aggregate population, hours are better for comparisions. It might not be better for comparing...
  15. Too many people are drawing "certain" conclusions...

    Too many people are drawing "certain" conclusions from data that is too poor, sparce, and ambiguous to do so.


    No one really knows whether it's safer or not.

    It seems to me (based on "back of...
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    Homophones.

    Homophones.
  17. There are two common elements for this: posture...

    There are two common elements for this: posture and "shock absorbing".

    Some people do better with an more upright posture and others do fine with more of a "racing" posture.

    It might not be...
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    How the heck are people so sure the chain broke...

    How the heck are people so sure the chain broke were it was joined?
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    The OP said it was a Grand Tour. Gunnar says...

    The OP said it was a Grand Tour.

    Gunnar says 28 mm tires and 32 mm tires with fenders for the Sport (assume 28 to be safe).

    The frame set price is $1120 with an Al fork and $1400 with a carbon...
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    The frame set (frame and fork) is $1400 list,...

    The frame set (frame and fork) is $1400 list, according to Gunnar's website. The Jamis Aurora stuff is (likely) solid stuff (if not fancy). $1750 seems like a very good price for a complete Gunnar...
  21. GPS is a signal from GPS satellites. It has...

    GPS is a signal from GPS satellites. It has nothing to do with phones/cell-network/data.

    The maps really don't have anything to do with GPS. GPS only provides your location. (Maps are an add-on to...
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    LORAN works by distance (not angles) too.

    LORAN works by distance (not angles) too.
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    FedEx - Customs documentation guide -...

    FedEx - Customs documentation guide - Understanding Duties and Taxes

    "Advancement fee" and "advancement fee surcharge".



    So, when customs requires FedEx to pay the duties up-front, FedEx...
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    ???? It was an obvious exaggeration.

    ????

    It was an obvious exaggeration.
  25. Replacing brake pads isn't a "tune up". "Tune up"...

    Replacing brake pads isn't a "tune up". "Tune up" tends to mean minor adjustments. You always pay for parts and, often, the labor to replace them.
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