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    And it will be called the Widestance gruppo.

    And it will be called the Widestance gruppo.
  2. New chain is a distinct possibility, although if...

    New chain is a distinct possibility, although if you forego using the 30T with the big ring it'll probably be OK. 30T might also be a problem with some short cage derailleurs.
  3. Thread: Hammer Bib

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    I haven't found anybody who matches Hammer's...

    I haven't found anybody who matches Hammer's price on Voler bibs, and I've done a fair amount of looking (doesn't hurt that they threw in a nice assortment of samples of their nutrition products...
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    Yep, Card has nailed it (back in the Dark Ages...

    Yep, Card has nailed it (back in the Dark Ages that would have been a kind of cleat attachment double entendre!). Riding clipless for the first time will be another revelatory experience like that...
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    Or, if you don't want to wait, try the Voler bibs...

    Or, if you don't want to wait, try the Voler bibs from Hammer Nutrition--$44.95 for a very high quality bib with a great chamois. I'm not crazy about having a big logo on my bibs, but for the price...
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    I use a headworn 3 LED lamp I got at REI (I've...

    I use a headworn 3 LED lamp I got at REI (I've also got a Niterider Road Rat on the bars to see where I'm going) that not only illuminates the 'puter but comes in really handy for those pre-dawn...
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    Underneath the bibs? I recommend chain mail and a...

    Underneath the bibs? I recommend chain mail and a chastity belt.
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    The 3.0 is a pretty decent 'puter, as long as you...

    The 3.0 is a pretty decent 'puter, as long as you don't plan to ride in rain or wet fog. Due to a design problem, moisture gets into the mount and shorts out the contacts. The astoundingly high...
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    Prolink and a rag every week or so, then the Park...

    Prolink and a rag every week or so, then the Park scrubber every 3 months more or less. I just put newspaper under the repair stand to keep the carpet relatively clean. Since the carpet is a...
  10. And if you act tonight, we'll throw in Turlock...

    And if you act tonight, we'll throw in Turlock and Modesto--all you pay is a small handling fee.
  11. Oh no, those things don't really exist here (with...

    Oh no, those things don't really exist here (with the possible exception of DG)--we just fabricated them to make the rest of you jealous, because it's so boring here we have nothing better to do. In...
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    I've got a Night Rider Road Rat on the bars, and...

    I've got a Night Rider Road Rat on the bars, and a headworn 3 LED light that I use on low so I can see my non-illuminated cycloputer. The headworn comes in real handy in the event of mech failure in...
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    I like the 750 ml Camelbak bottle--the flip up...

    I like the 750 ml Camelbak bottle--the flip up straw and finger ring make drinking and maneuvering the bottle in and out of the holder while riding easy. The bottle is polycarbonate, so no nasty...
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    I've had good experiences--wasn't satisfied with...

    I've had good experiences--wasn't satisfied with a couple of things I bought from them and they were very easy to deal with on the returns. You definitely get what you pay for--their cheap stuff is,...
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    Love my plain old Quantum, never ridden a Pro. ...

    Love my plain old Quantum, never ridden a Pro. There's a 63 cm Pro frameset on Bay Area CL for $999 today, btw.
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    Before you take apart the BB, make sure your...

    Before you take apart the BB, make sure your cleats are tight.
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    I used to get at least a flat a month--my luck...

    I used to get at least a flat a month--my luck has changed markedly since I started running Michelin Krylion Carbons (well, except for that unfortunate...
  18. Thread: Would you?

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    My theory is that that's what causes baggy short...

    My theory is that that's what causes baggy short wearers to cross over into the Dark Land of Lycra--certainly did it for me. When I noticed that the parts of my legs that used to be, um, jiggly were...
  19. Thread: Would you?

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    Get a white jersey and you'll be all...

    Get a white jersey and you'll be all patriotic-like. Get bibs and you'll be even more comfortable. My latest pair of bibs are Volers from Hammer Nutrition, who, in exchange for selling them for the...
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    The Voler bibs that Hammer Nutrition sells for...

    The Voler bibs that Hammer Nutrition sells for $45 should do the trick, if you don't mind wearing their logo.
  21. Poll: I'm watching to get the magic words for the Saab...

    I'm watching to get the magic words for the Saab and the Cervelo I'm going to win (none of the rest of you need to bother entering--I've got Saab karma coming from that Saab 99 that kept me broke for...
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    Simple and relatively obvious, but make sure your...

    Simple and relatively obvious, but make sure your foot is relaxed (i.e., no toe clenching) while you're riding.
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    Are you sure you didn't mean WITH an Amazon?

    Are you sure you didn't mean WITH an Amazon?
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    You should be able to pick up an 80's Japanese...

    You should be able to pick up an 80's Japanese road bike from Craigslist or a garage sale for $100-200. You'll probably have to look for a while, but you should be able to get a very serviceable...
  25. I'm working on immorality, which is more fun, as...

    I'm working on immorality, which is more fun, as long as everything seems to be working.

    Veering back OT, I wear disposable contacts and get my reading glasses in a 3 pack at Costco, which seem to...
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