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  1. Downshift if possible. Easy pedaling makes for...

    Downshift if possible. Easy pedaling makes for easier riding on rough stuff.
  2. Of course that makes sense. The backing out the...

    Of course that makes sense. The backing out the high limit screw should fix you up. Or loosening the cable tension. But I will mention that several months ago I had the same problem and couldn't get...
  3. OP, the entire KMC chain works great on your...

    OP, the entire KMC chain works great on your Shimano setup. No reason to worry about using one link with another chain. Just remember that 11-speed links are not reusable. You need to have a new...
  4. Not much chance of that. Hey, you too!

    Not much chance of that. Hey, you too!
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    Dealer availability and stability are the main...

    Dealer availability and stability are the main problems that I see. Already the one dealer who was carrying them in Houston has given up the line.
  6. For those who may think that the above advice is...

    For those who may think that the above advice is presumptuous (Yeah, I saw the Addiction posts. You guys are just sooo funny. Narcissists one and all!), I would point out that at 90 rpm and fairly...
  7. Regarding the inability to get the bike to hold...

    Regarding the inability to get the bike to hold the 11 tooth cog, check that your high limit screw is back out far enough. But more importantly the 53/12 gives 32 mph at 90 rpm. Are you trying to...
  8. This is a spoof, right?

    This is a spoof, right?
  9. Ah, a certificate. How precious!

    Ah, a certificate. How precious!
  10. I too agree but point out the likelihood that...

    I too agree but point out the likelihood that those features are not of particular importance to OP considering the budget constraints he has mentioned.
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    You sure about that? I thought Cannondale...

    You sure about that? I thought Cannondale developed the standard, likely (not sure) patented it (because that is what companies do), then let it out to the industry as a royalty-free, open standard....
  12. Good suggestion. And unless OP is holding a...

    Good suggestion. And unless OP is holding a bunch of parts already, I'd be surprised if he could build up a $500 frame himself with new components as cheaply as Adrenaline will do a $700 one or...
  13. I agree. I would think that the later the model,...

    I agree. I would think that the later the model, the more likely you would be to get oversize tubing, which contributes to lighter weight along with the high strength steel. One factor cannot...
  14. The Ritchie framesets (with fork) are heavily...

    The Ritchie framesets (with fork) are heavily discounted at Bike Wagon and other places, IIRC about $749. Adrenaline builds them with Apex for $1199, 105 for $1299 and Rival for $1399.
  15. Funny how that happens.

    Funny how that happens.
  16. I don't know the Motobecane, but I would point...

    I don't know the Motobecane, but I would point out the Soma bikes are more like commuters or sport tourers with clearance for larger tires and provision for mounting racks and fenders. That is all...
  17. Agreed! But you didn't answer my rhetorical...

    Agreed! But you didn't answer my rhetorical question? "Who knew?" Hindsight is 20/20. And my point is that what the bike will be worth in 20 years doesn't make it ride any better today or tomorrow....
  18. Exactly. That is what I was getting at. Yes it...

    Exactly. That is what I was getting at. Yes it is famous, but still mysterious, because it is hard to find out anything about the steel composition. Truth is, who cares? The reputation speaks for...
  19. They don't talk about it, but it is an advanced,...

    They don't talk about it, but it is an advanced, heat treated steel alloy like CrMO AFAIK. The bikes are quite light (that means good steel) for the price. I think he used to use Easton tubes or a...
  20. Sure, but who knew? In general with just a few...

    Sure, but who knew? In general with just a few exceptions bikes are not long term investments that appreciate or even hold value. Depreciation is fairly rapid unless there is something incredibly...
  21. Ritchey uses very fine, light tubing and makes a...

    Ritchey uses very fine, light tubing and makes a super efficient and comfortable frame.
  22. I just can't help it. Mea culpa, mea culpa.

    I just can't help it. Mea culpa, mea culpa.
  23. That's what I said. I agree with you.

    That's what I said. I agree with you.
  24. Everything you said was right, but you left out...

    Everything you said was right, but you left out the greater discomfort due to less vertical compliance. Another common trade off of "aero" frames.
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    What do you mean OP, you chose aluminum for the...

    What do you mean OP, you chose aluminum for the type of roads you ride? They are that smooth that aluminum will be comfortable enough? Or did you more likely mean you are afraid the rough roads...
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