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    The bars description is pretty funny, do they...

    The bars description is pretty funny, do they really believe the bars pictured are going to allow you to tuck down and get Aero? lol

    More hand positions?

    People like trekking bars, which is...
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    Apparently no quick release there either. Had...

    Apparently no quick release there either.

    Had there been he could have separated the two, and stashed the post.
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    It's what they do, bolts are old tech too, and...

    It's what they do, bolts are old tech too, and apparently there wasn't a quick release in a bright Ti colour to fill them in.
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    Nope dead serious. These are older techs, a lot...

    Nope dead serious. These are older techs, a lot of people don't care to learn them. Nor should they feel they need to if they don't want to, but realize your shortcomings (should they exist) and...
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    Leather is a technology, like tying knots or...

    Leather is a technology, like tying knots or sharpening knives. If you don't have any meaningful skills your mileage with saddles, rope, or knives may vary. Significantly. Try reading something to...
  6. Mountain bikes changed a lot of the thinking on...

    Mountain bikes changed a lot of the thinking on frame heights, but that picture has a pretty high saddle to the frame. It isn't anything like two inches.

    When fitting off the rack, you often have...
  7. A yes, well sun can damage composites so there is...

    A yes, well sun can damage composites so there is that.

    How is ti in salt?
  8. That is ridiculous. Frame design is all about...

    That is ridiculous. Frame design is all about ensuring that materials flex differently. So triangulation of a frame causes the ends of the tubes to flex differently. More to the point carbon...
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    Except in that case there would be changes in the...

    Except in that case there would be changes in the tension of every spoke in the wheel, not just the ones directly between the hub and the earth. If you have carefully measured data that shows...
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    As you say, that is all very simplistic, or...

    As you say, that is all very simplistic, or sophomoric stuff. You aren't arguing with Jobst, if you make those points. You are bouncing between your understanding of his work, and your simplistic...
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    What are you talking about? If parts break, and...

    What are you talking about? If parts break, and they are replaced, how does that prove they were not necessary to the strength of the wheel? If they weren't they wouldn't break. Any of the parts...
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    Rob English is his name, he hails from the UK I...

    Rob English is his name, he hails from the UK I believe.


    I think a stand alone list is what is required, but it could be appended to the overall list so that people who start there are edified....
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    You should put some video on youtube. Always...

    You should put some video on youtube. Always nice to have some data points.
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    Here are some English ones for you: Ray?s...

    Here are some English ones for you:

    Ray?s Rohloff tourer | English Cycles

    Custom folding road/adventure bikes | English Cycles

    Sean?s travel bike | English Cycles


    He is also a guy who...
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    Here are some English ones for you: Ray?s...

    Here are some English ones for you:

    Ray?s Rohloff tourer | English Cycles

    Custom folding road/adventure bikes | English Cycles

    Sean?s travel bike | English Cycles


    He is also a guy who...
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    That is so many shades of wrong. Starting at...

    That is so many shades of wrong.

    Starting at the bottom, even if it is a mater of vanity, which is pretty much something you can say about any purchase that touches our dreams etc... Our...
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    I think the idea is good, and to boot, I would...

    I think the idea is good, and to boot, I would love it if we had a separate thread, stickied, not only for this, but for pictures of custom bikes. Within reason the pics could even be of home made...
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    I've been making guitars since about 97. I got...

    I've been making guitars since about 97. I got taken with the idea of making a UKE recently, seems to be hot. My reason was I saw a Baritone, and it plays like a samll classical guitar, not that...
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    It could be good if the list ended up a good list...

    It could be good if the list ended up a good list and then got stickied.
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    We have a winner.

    We have a winner.
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    On the hubs, Phils are sorta the gold standard,...

    On the hubs, Phils are sorta the gold standard, however, once you go to cassette hubs there are some alternatives that might make more sense. I actually went for Whites. The Ti shell made more...
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    It would be nice if the tire tube combo could be...

    It would be nice if the tire tube combo could be lightened a lot, but I am not sure that will happen with tubeless, in a way that would offer enough independence.
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    I think the standards are all wrong personally. ...

    I think the standards are all wrong personally. All that maters is that you make great touring bikes.

    If you don't have a web site what does that have to do with it. All the more reason to be...
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    I pronounce the British words as their locals...

    I pronounce the British words as their locals would pronounce them since we have the same person as our respective Queens, and they sound ugly to my ears otherwise. I generally pronounce words in...
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    You can ride in November, if it was an all...

    You can ride in November, if it was an all indoors things at nights you could have a nice time, depending on your tolerances, the bike couriers don't shut down in winter (not that you can go by that,...
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