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    Depends on what you want the bike for. If its...

    Depends on what you want the bike for. If its for racing go for Al, if its for commuting and you want something a little different and special go Ti. The Al bike will probably be a tad lighter.
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  2. Ti is worth it but at $1500 that going to be hard

    I bought a Ti cyclocross frame off Ebay for about $600 and a used fork for another $100. That took a while of looking and built it up myself with compact crank and other bits I had and more I had to...
  3. Your bike is an Anglophile

    Everyone in the UK, rides with the right lever operating the front brake. Just accept your bike's Anglophile habits, don't try and Americanize it. In time you will learn to love your bike for what...
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    For me the frame is Titanium, so that will last...

    For me the frame is Titanium, so that will last for ever. The drive train is Campy Centaur and this is Canadian winter no. 4 and will be ready for replacement this summer due to chain stretch and...
  5. You can always go to source...

    You can always go to source http://www.titaniumsports.com/frames.html

    They don't show it, but they do Titanium cross bikes, with disk tabs if you want.
  6. There is more out there for out better read BF...

    There is more out there for out better read BF member.
    From this weeks Economist
    http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12270958

    Interesting last couple of sentences:...
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    If you live somewhere it rains, and even if you...

    If you live somewhere it rains, and even if you do keep your bike inside a frame can still rust out. I lost a wonderful Peugeot 753 Pro to rust. If I had know about rust saver I would have used it...
  8. Lots of things to try and improve your fit here....

    Lots of things to try and improve your fit here.
    First guess would be that you have too much weight on your hands which is causing pinching and so the numbing.
    Try a shorter stem. Explain to your...
  9. Saw a car hit a pheasant (not a peasant) once. ...

    Saw a car hit a pheasant (not a peasant) once. Used the spare inner tube I had with me to tie it to the bike. Next night we had pheasant and sausage stew :)
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    Yes of course I ride in the rain. I also ride...

    Yes of course I ride in the rain. I also ride when its 30 Celsius and -30 Celsius. The only time I don't like riding is when it is hailing, which I can only describe as akin to being shot blasted.
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    I use Campy with Avids and they work fine. The...

    I use Campy with Avids and they work fine.
    The quality of the Avids is poor, but they work.
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    Hit your local classifieds and see what is going...

    Hit your local classifieds and see what is going for sale.
    I've bought a couple of fantastic bikes second hand, including a Pegeout 753 pro with Ultegra for 225 and a Mercian Superstrider with...
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    Instructions for riding in the rain

    It is very easy to ride in the rain:

    Put your bike kit on (a light rain jacket with a cycling top worn over the top to stop it flapping in the wind is a cheap substitute for an Assos rain jacket)....
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    Love my OPs

    :mad: Bought a set of OPs laced to Chorus from Parker in the UK, they were built buy a muppet with only single butted spokes and delivered late by the thieving toe rags.
    Couple of thousand miles...
  15. Think about what you would trash if you were to...

    Think about what you would trash if you were to race CX or have a good crash. The Propad frame is steel so is more likely to absorb the energy of a crash and spring back into shape than an Al frame...
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    Lifesport for service

    Bike shops in Calgary are damn weird. Having spent a lot of time in UK and France, I'm used to high end bike shops being full of frames and components to build up, here its virtually just complete...
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    I've got a pair of Shorty Sixes set up on some...

    I've got a pair of Shorty Sixes set up on some Sintema Muddy Carbon forks and they 'chatter' like crazy. To be true as soon as the pads wear and I don't have the maximum toe in set they squeel like...
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    You star

    Those were not quite them but a look down the page found me real deal

    http://www.bicycletires.com/tek9.asp?pg=products&specific=jolmqof0

    Vittoria Tigre Cross

    Thanks

    Jack
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    Narrow cross tyres

    I'm running an old touring frame as a single speed cross frame (I know this is bike abuse)
    The problem is at the rear I can only fit 28mm tyres. I had some great Vittorias in green with nobs that...
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    My 2 pence (2 cents for Americans). Too many...

    My 2 pence (2 cents for Americans).
    Too many people will rubbish someone else to try and make themselves look or feel better. I used to sell sports kit and at one product launch I had some punk...
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    I've just installed a Specialized Pave and have...

    I've just installed a Specialized Pave and have got to say I think its great. It really does seem to absob a lot more vibrations than my previous carbon post.
    You can also use it with a standard...
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    Thanks for the advice guys. Bought the stuff all...

    Thanks for the advice guys. Bought the stuff all Campy Centaur now the fun of the build and then the fun of the ride
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    Cranks and derailleur choices

    I'm building a new bike; normally it will be equipped with a 53/39 crank and a 12-25 cassette. However if and when we get off to the Alps it will borrow the compact 50/34 crank from my other bike...
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    I used to have a Peugeot 753 pro (nice bike, rest...

    I used to have a Peugeot 753 pro (nice bike, rest in peace) with 7 speed Ultegra. On upgrading to 10 speed campy, I just stuffed the wheel in and tuned in the derailleur. It worked smoothly, didn't...
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    Any experience of Everti or Spicer

    Hi,

    I'm looking for a cross frame, thinking maybe a Spicer or an Everti (used to be Epic).
    This may be my only frame for the next year or so, and I figure it might be worth spending the extra on...
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