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  1. I'm with the others - listen to your doctor and...

    I'm with the others - listen to your doctor and stop trying to second-guess him/her so much. It is customary, especially when a client expresses sensitivity to costs, to take a progressive approach...
  2. I know this sounds condescending, but just asking...

    I know this sounds condescending, but just asking these questions means you are under-qualified to open such a high-risk business. You want a carefully-crafted waiver AND the protection of a...
  3. I know this sounds condescending, but just asking...

    I know this sounds condescending, but just asking these questions means you are under-qualified to open such a high-risk business.

    - Mark
  4. Other than cost, I don't see how you could go...

    Other than cost, I don't see how you could go wrong with that Seven. They know what they're doing.

    - Mark
  5. Nothing inherently wrong with "mixing", but this...

    Nothing inherently wrong with "mixing", but this is pretty esoteric construction for a one-off frame. Are titanium lugs readily available? You (or your framebuilder) would certainly want to be...
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    Another vote for KMC, as I think you get a little...

    Another vote for KMC, as I think you get a little more chain for your money than Shimano and SRAM, but by the same token, you can't really buy a bad chain these days.

    - Mark
  7. I don't know for sure on this 620, but on my Trek...

    I don't know for sure on this 620, but on my Trek 400s it was a super-easy conversion from six- to seven-speed just involving adding a washer or two to the axle to re-space the dropouts to about...
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    Queue up the endless debates about bar wrapping...

    Queue up the endless debates about bar wrapping convention.... I wish I hadn't brought it up. My only point was that you do a cleaner exit of bar-con housings from under the tape going top > bottom....
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    Some folks certainly do it but the cable runs are...

    Some folks certainly do it but the cable runs are longer and the bends more acute which may impact shifting quality. Personally, I've never minded standard routing but I don't use a handlebar bag. ...
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    I agree with this. You may have a legitimate...

    I agree with this. You may have a legitimate claim, but if you're approaching Cervelo and CC in the same manner as you're approaching us in this thread, I suspect they're blowing you off because...
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    As others have said, I doubt frame "slope" (I...

    As others have said, I doubt frame "slope" (I assume you mean the slope of the top tube) has much, if anything, to do with relative comfort. The two bikes you're comparing are so different, it is...
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    I've come around to using Serfas slotted models...

    I've come around to using Serfas slotted models for all my bikes and love them. Don't know if they're the "most affordable", but with saddles, when I find something really comfortable, I don't pay a...
  13. My experience is that the Elite fabric in Shower...

    My experience is that the Elite fabric in Shower Pass gear is not as good as GoreTex. It keeps the rain out, but doesn't breath as well to let body moisture escape.

    Good for you to be doing this...
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    I know of no reason why being above or below...

    I know of no reason why being above or below average weight would affect this decision. Beyond this, this thread will quickly devolve to the usual bickering between anti-disc and pro-disc factions....
  15. I agree with both the previous posters. At some...

    I agree with both the previous posters. At some effort and expense, you can certainly update your old Trek to be more modern, but it is not cost effective. Unless you have some special attachment...
  16. You're getting awfully oblique answers to your...

    You're getting awfully oblique answers to your questions.

    If there is a discrepancy between the spec in the manual and a sticker on the bike, I'd go with the bike. The manuals that ship with...
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    I found this article to be deceptive and...

    I found this article to be deceptive and disingenuous. The author is trying to associate the manner in which carbon fails with increasing frequency and severity of accidents in pro racing. And...
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    I have an old Trek which has little adjusters in...

    I have an old Trek which has little adjusters in the dropouts to help with this. I don't think there is anything sacrosanct that says you have to have the axle seated on both sides. If your QR...
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    The basic physics are the same for both bicycles...

    The basic physics are the same for both bicycles and motorcycles. (Stuff like weight, CG location, etc. are unimportant, at least in a basic theoretical sense. The equation for lean angle for any...
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    Whether it was Sagan waiting on others or others...

    Whether it was Sagan waiting on others or others waiting on Sagan, the result is the same - no one chased down Nibali. The point is that Sagan didn't have the luxury to wait around and see if someone...
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    The green jersey competition is over, but Sagan...

    The green jersey competition is over, but Sagan finishing the tour with this jersey and no stage wins will be a huge disappointment to him and the team. The early stage in England where he didn't...
  22. Okay, taking your number at face value, would you...

    Okay, taking your number at face value, would you be in favor a set of bicycle user fees which would pay for 40% of the cost of an expansion of dedicated bicycle infrastructure?

    - Mark
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    The physics of 'throwing the bike" are that when...

    The physics of 'throwing the bike" are that when the rider shifts his weight aft on the bike, the bike itself shifts forward to maintain the same CG.

    - Mark
  24. Whatever you decide is the right way to expand...

    Whatever you decide is the right way to expand the bike infrastructure, someone has to pay for it. That's the 1000-lb gorilla in the room - governments are simply not going to dramatically up the...
  25. That's the problem with these discussions - they...

    That's the problem with these discussions - they usually become inverted from "is this running a risk of a problem" to "prove that it will cause a problem". If your criteria for drilling into a...
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