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    That was probably a direct short between the...

    That was probably a direct short between the leads. Your meter popped before the circuit breaker. I'm putting a vote in for Fluke, pricey but extremely high quality.
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    Move over when the light turns. Basically, the...

    Move over when the light turns. Basically, the idea is you to make the driver aware of your presence by getting in his field of view, rather than sitting next to his mirror. It prevents getting...
  3. Have you tried a compact 10 or 11 speed bike? A...

    Have you tried a compact 10 or 11 speed bike? A modern compact with 11-28 cassette will have a wider range than triple with a 12-25. The majority of the gears you lose are the overlap gears from...
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    Scott. You liked it better. Therefore its...

    Scott.

    You liked it better. Therefore its better. The shop had a good experience. Those bikes are all pretty much equivalent, so get the one that speaks to YOU.
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    "Presta pump head" should give you all the hits...

    "Presta pump head" should give you all the hits you need. "Presta chuck" probably also works.
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    Handle bars come in a variety of shapes. There's...

    Handle bars come in a variety of shapes. There's the traditional shape.
    Here's a good comparison on the various bar shapes: Road Drop Bar Geometry : La Rueda Tropical

    Reach refers to the...
  7. https://incycle.com/shop/bikes/cannondale-caad10-5...

    https://incycle.com/shop/bikes/cannondale-caad10-5-105/

    $1200 for a new CAAD10 (105). Might be decent at $1500, but only if you absolutely want Force.
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    It really depends on your riding and conditions. ...

    It really depends on your riding and conditions. The average rider doesn't go fast enough (25+ mph) to significantly benefit from an aero frame on a regular basis.

    An average rider is likely to...
  9. Thread: Spd clips vs XX

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    Its much easier to clip into SPD cleats. I...

    Its much easier to clip into SPD cleats. I switched to SPD-SL after I couldn't find any SPD shoes that fit (options were road shoes or custom). You can miss the toe hook part of an SPD-SL cleat,...
  10. Poll: Bontrager is wholly owned by Trek, these aren't...

    Bontrager is wholly owned by Trek, these aren't independent companies, its a Trek component. If you go to a Chevy/GM dealer with a Chevy pick-up you expect them to service it. The Trek dealer is...
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    Usually its the cables that go, or the shifters...

    Usually its the cables that go, or the shifters get gummed up. If your cables are in good condition and the shifters still work smoothly you should be fine.

    You can usually use the RD limit...
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    WD-40 works fine as chain lubricant. The main...

    WD-40 works fine as chain lubricant. The main problem is that the lubricant portion evaporates quickly and you need to re-lubricate. In dry conditions, its a major pain, but if you're ok with...
  13. Just to clarify for you. There are no dual sided...

    Just to clarify for you. There are no dual sided SPD-SL pedals.
    SPD-SL is a 3-bolt road cleat, and only used with single sided pedals.
    SPD is 2-bolt recessed cleat, and can be used with either...
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    Relative marketing numbers actually make a great...

    Relative marketing numbers actually make a great deal of sense. The advantage of a marketing number is that you can denote improvement without focusing on the numbers. If you focus on T700, T400...
  15. Thread: No Front Brakes

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    I saw a more impressive variant on this riding...

    I saw a more impressive variant on this riding around my neighborhood.

    Girl on a single-speed BMX bike, no brakes + freewheel. Her only option was Flintstoning. Fortunately, the bike seemed to...
  16. These can't be stressed enough. You want to be...

    These can't be stressed enough. You want to be predictable, and always make sure that you have an out route for cars who look like they might turn (slowing) or pull out. Shooting passed a line of...
  17. Poll: Another vote for the mysterious creak. Its...

    Another vote for the mysterious creak.

    Its either the cassette, bottom bracket, pedals or rear wheels spokes. Grrrrr.....

    Creaks exactly once per pedal rev, and only in the highest torque...
  18. Thread: Indoor Trainer

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    The Kurt Kinetic power curve approximately...

    The Kurt Kinetic power curve approximately matches the effort required for a 1% grade (assuming you're about 160 lbs). Lemond Revolution is also a neat option, since it connects in place of your...
  19. Chainsuck is quite uncommon, I wouldn't worry...

    Chainsuck is quite uncommon, I wouldn't worry about it. Mainly happens with heavily worn or bent chainrings.

    Dropping the chain to the inside is definitely a problem, but a chain keeper makes...
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    The rear-derailuer can't handle the take-up...

    The rear-derailuer can't handle the take-up required. A 30/39/50 + 12-30 cassette requires 38T capacity, which maxes out a mid-cage RD (39T). Adding a 52T would require going to a 28T rear (the max...
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    On one level they seem expensive, but compared to...

    On one level they seem expensive, but compared to some things its a cheap sport. For $15-20k, you can buy the same bike (or better) than the professionals race on. The same amount of money gets you...
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    There's a very real need for many insurance...

    There's a very real need for many insurance products. The need for insurance is to protect yourself against something beyond your control, with a catastrophic negative outcome, but is also very...
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    When I was looking into sealants, the Hutchinson...

    When I was looking into sealants, the Hutchinson sealant had a lot of bad reviews. Stan's, Orange Seal, and Caffeelatex all seemed to be much better regarded.
  24. You need to find a bike shop that is a Merida...

    You need to find a bike shop that is a Merida dealer. They should be able to get it.

    Why do you need a new seat post?
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    I'm going to other things that can cause brake...

    I'm going to other things that can cause brake chatter.

    1) Gunk on rims, especially oil from a chain.
    Wipe the brake track with isopropanol will usually resolve this. This usually occurs...
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