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    Other things to consider are how much care other...

    Other things to consider are how much care other users of the racks will take of your "nice vintage components". If nobody even attempts to steal the bike but some ape thumps their bike against it...
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    If people are dazed and confused there's no way...

    If people are dazed and confused there's no way of knowing how they'll interpret something that we might regard as being obvious. The trouble with "on your left" is that if it's misheard or ...
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    That's my thought. A simple "ding-ding" from the...

    That's my thought. A simple "ding-ding" from the bell lets people know someone else is there. With the best will in the world if you shout ahead you might intend it to come across as "could you stand...
  4. Fair point, I guess I read "road bike company" as...

    Fair point, I guess I read "road bike company" as catering for anyone who rides a bike on the road rather than specifically the people who train.



    Up to a point I'd agree. When I see things...
  5. Lots of good points here but also a few questions...

    Lots of good points here but also a few questions that would depend on where this company wants to aim its products.

    Included/integrated speed/cadence/HRM etc is nice for people who use a bicycle...
  6. That would be nice. If you had a lifetime frame...

    That would be nice. If you had a lifetime frame warranty with no ifs and no buts, mere possession of the broken frame was all that was needed to qualify for a replacement frame, that would be a huge...
  7. Personally I think things like the brightness of...

    Personally I think things like the brightness of the Apple logo are little more than gimmicks. Pretty, but nothing to do with functionality at all.



    It seems odd to me that buying a new bike...
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    Whether he "didn't get around to it" or was never...

    Whether he "didn't get around to it" or was never going to do it in the first place makes little difference - the bike is what it is.

    If you're going to pay $800 for a bike that cost $821 a year...
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    Not sure why he replaced the front and rear mech...

    Not sure why he replaced the front and rear mech with Dura-Ace but left the rest the same. I don't quite see the point of upgrading the derailleurs to DA but leaving the shifters at Tiagra level. So...
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    Most of the women?

    Most of the women?
  11. I've found little difference in driver behaviour...

    I've found little difference in driver behaviour in urban areas, between a blinking light intended to make me visible and a bright light intended to see the road ahead. In my local urban areas you...
  12. I remember seeing a bag that attached to the...

    I remember seeing a bag that attached to the underside of the top tube and held a 100-oz water bladder. I think it came with a magnetic attachment, to keep the water pipe attached to the top tube...
  13. You're probably right, although to be honest I'd...

    You're probably right, although to be honest I'd rate the desire to consider the cost of fuel to be part of keeping spending under control rather than necessarily having anything to do with the...
  14. I hate waste regardless of what it took to...

    I hate waste regardless of what it took to acquire the wasted items.

    If I drive to the store to buy something and subsequently throw it away my annoyance is at the loss of value of the item....
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    Suggestions for new bike?

    It looks like I need a new bike.

    On Wednesday I was out for a ride, and heard an ominous sounding crack. It sounded like I'd broken a spoke. I checked the spokes - all good. I checked the chain -...
  16. One other thought, I routinely cruise at 15-18mph...

    One other thought, I routinely cruise at 15-18mph on the flats on my mountain bike when I'm on the road. That's with a 44-32-22 triple and a 9-speed 11-34 cassette.

    Some years back I was looking...
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    I have no idea, I'm not the owner of the company...

    I have no idea, I'm not the owner of the company nor an investor in the company. Presumably the people who founded it and the people who invest in it believe there is a big enough market for it to...
  18. If you're "almost reaching 15mph" then a 50t...

    If you're "almost reaching 15mph" then a 50t chainring will be more than enough.

    I'm about 6'4, weigh about 240-250 and run a 50-39-30 chainring. When the road is clear (which sometimes happens,...
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    Sure, and if an organisation like Uber can make a...

    Sure, and if an organisation like Uber can make a taxi cheaper and more efficient it means the people who are on the borderline regarding whether it's worth running their own car are more likely to...
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    Not really, because once kitchen utensils are...

    Not really, because once kitchen utensils are paid for they don't incur any further costs. The cost of kitchen utensils isn't sufficiently high that the opportunity cost of ownership (i.e. tying up...
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    In the UK there are two tiers of cabs. In...

    In the UK there are two tiers of cabs.

    In London we have the iconic black cabs (which aren't always black) that have the TAXI light on the front which is illuminated if they are available for...
  22. Meh, there are enough cyclists in some areas that...

    Meh, there are enough cyclists in some areas that I cycle that if I waved at them all I'd crash.

    In more remote areas I'll often nod to a cyclist. Sometimes they nod back. Sometimes they nod and...
  23. I'd be surprised if it's spoke tension unless...

    I'd be surprised if it's spoke tension unless something is way off. I broke a spoke 3 miles into an 83-mile ride and completed the ride. I had to loosen the brakes a little but aside from that I...
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    If they built you the wheel, presumably knowing...

    If they built you the wheel, presumably knowing your size and hopefully talking to you about what you're going to be doing on it, I'd say that if it's bent already it's not fit for purpose. I'd take...
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    If only. On one of the UK stages this year I...

    If only. On one of the UK stages this year I noticed a guy in a very small green bathing suit (I forget just where it was). I'd really hoped not to see such a thing - some things just can't be...
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