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    Minimal padding for me (~2 mm). No padding is...

    Minimal padding for me (~2 mm). No padding is too hard, and with thicker padding you sink in too far and it puts pressure in the wrong places.
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    That's largely because the car has very specific...

    That's largely because the car has very specific line governed by the lane, the bike can use the whole lane or road width to reduce the corner radius. And most bike riders get much closer to the...
  3. Stack the two cassettes side by side on a table. ...

    Stack the two cassettes side by side on a table. You should be able to tell fairly easily where the problem is.
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    Lower pressure is easier, right until you bottom...

    Lower pressure is easier, right until you bottom out the tire. By allowing the tire to compress more you reduce the shock to the wheel.
  5. 9-speed MTB derailleurs work with 10-speed road...

    9-speed MTB derailleurs work with 10-speed road shifters. 10-speed MTB derailuers are not compatible with any road components.
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    Short answer no. Quite honestly the brakes...

    Short answer no. Quite honestly the brakes aren't your biggest problem, you need a new drivetrain to accomplish what you want.
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    Ok, I'm in for a solution. I have a very...

    Ok, I'm in for a solution.

    I have a very similar problem. My click only occurs in the small chainring (34) while in lowest couple of rear gears.
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    You're talking about something that just arc'ed a...

    You're talking about something that just arc'ed a mile or more. An inch of rubber is nothing. Cars get struck by lightning on a routine basis and they have MUCH thicker rubber tires. The reason a...
  9. Lezyne Femto-Drive. Its not super-bright, but...

    Lezyne Femto-Drive.

    Its not super-bright, but its small, light and always there.
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    I ride alone....because I got dropped.

    I ride alone....because I got dropped.
  11. The Intenso is basically the previous generation...

    The Intenso is basically the previous generation Infinito. I've got an Infinito (non-CV) and its a great bike, its a nice blend of endurance and race feel. I would definitely test both the Intenso...
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    Looks very nice...other than the ~$200 price tag....

    Looks very nice...other than the ~$200 price tag. Ouch!
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    Post a couple of pictures. If you're just...

    Post a couple of pictures. If you're just looking for a beater, you might be able to get acceptable performance by putting in a new chain and brake/shift cables. Then re-grease the hubs & BB, and...
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    Do you need a longer chain and did you adjust the...

    Do you need a longer chain and did you adjust the B-tension screw?
  15. ANT+ and BT are basically immune to interference...

    ANT+ and BT are basically immune to interference from lights. What the OP is seeing is basically standard for LED lights and non-digital wireless computers.

    Most LED lights have 2 settings, ON...
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    I'd imagine its an especially easy mistake if...

    I'd imagine its an especially easy mistake if you're used to Shimano/SRAM freehubs, where it is impossible (or at least very challenging) to put them incorrectly.
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    The Pacenti build isn't really an upgrade over...

    The Pacenti build isn't really an upgrade over your current A23's. The rims are basically the same weight, so you'll have a slight variant on your existing wheelset. If you really want a power...
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    The disadvantage to rotating the whole caliper is...

    The disadvantage to rotating the whole caliper is that over time you can loose the caliper bolt, leading to brake chatter.

    As a practical matter, some people run there brakes with a huge gaps...
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    Those should be 700c rims. Check the labels on...

    Those should be 700c rims. Check the labels on your tires.
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    Road or Mountain?

    Road or Mountain?
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    Bibs are the solution to bunching shorts...

    Bibs are the solution to bunching shorts problems. They're also a distinctly you get what you pay for item. The sweet spot is probably around ~$200 MSRP (usually $130-160) on sale. As for the...
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    After a hard ride, its best to go out for an easy...

    After a hard ride, its best to go out for an easy short ride (<1 hr) followed by stretching. Pick a nice flat route and just take a nice cruise. You want to maintain a nice steady cadence (~80 rpm)...
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    Frame size?
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    The "little bolts" are the most critical ones...

    The "little bolts" are the most critical ones when it comes to CF bike parts. 5 N*m (typical spec) is achievable with a small allen wrench. If someone gets a bigger wrench, its really easy to...
  25. All of the Hollowtech II parts are...

    All of the Hollowtech II parts are interchangeable. The only limitation is OCD.
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