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  1. Northwaves have a different last than Sidi or...

    Northwaves have a different last than Sidi or Shimano shoes. Specifically, the last used in Northwave shoes is one of the few that can accomodate people with longer metatarsals than average for a...
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    Shaving your legs is self-mutilization . . ....

    Shaving your legs is self-mutilization
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    if you're uncoordinated.
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    http://www.bicycletires.com/productimages/imagesLa...

    http://www.bicycletires.com/productimages/imagesLarge/scdur3-1.jpg
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    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5tI-Lvwr8L4/UPHsYxdaOZI/...

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5tI-Lvwr8L4/UPHsYxdaOZI/AAAAAAAAB6E/FWIjFiEs3Xs/s1600/IMG_3680.jpg
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    Tires do stretch a bit over time. I think you'll...

    Tires do stretch a bit over time. I think you'll find that after a few good rides on the new tires they will measure a little bit wider, but it's definitely true that Conti tires tend to have a...
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    Happy to please :)

    Happy to please :)
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    Fair enough but please recognize that I didn't...

    Fair enough but please recognize that I didn't have to call him that - he willfully stated it.
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    You just keep fulfulling that stereotype! ...

    You just keep fulfulling that stereotype! :thumb: Willful ignorance is so Murica!
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    Bob's method works but has no benefits whatsoever...

    Bob's method works but has no benefits whatsoever including tube safety. BoSox's method simply works better and the reason is the simple geometry of the situation.

    Pinching the tube is a total...
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    Well he would be right... if it was a French...

    Well he would be right... if it was a French brand. But since it's Italian:
  11. Thread: Power Meter

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    Even worse than its questionable accuracy is its...

    Even worse than its questionable accuracy is its definite lack of repeatability. It requires you to assume certain drag values which are dependent on rider position, clothing, etc, and uses those as...
  12. Thread: Power Meter

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    the Stages power meter only measures left leg...

    the Stages power meter only measures left leg directly and then doubles the reading to provide total power. This is either "accurate enough" or deficient depending on how you look at it. I'm not...
  13. Thread: Power Meter

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    It is not a power meter. A power meter measures...

    It is not a power meter. A power meter measures force and speed and therefore has a direct power measurement. The iBike measures wind, gradient, speed, heartrate, etc and extrapolates power based...
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    I think either would be "ok" and it's just a...

    I think either would be "ok" and it's just a matter of OP deciding where to fall on the durability/speed spectrum.
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    I've never used the marathon myself but would it...

    I've never used the marathon myself but would it be correct to say it's a tougher/heavier tire than the Gatorskin? Also, it has some tread on it so it may be more ideal if the OP intends to ride in...
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    One of the longest running road bike tires you'll...

    One of the longest running road bike tires you'll find is the Conti Gatorskin. For commuting, I'd try to go wider like maybe 25 or 28 if you can fit it. They will definitely be slower tires than...
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    Yeah, have to agree. Dropping a stem 20mm at a...

    Yeah, have to agree. Dropping a stem 20mm at a time is what most would consider HUGE. It's not surprising that you ended up with some issues. Move it back up 10mm and see how that treats you. ...
  18. Thread: Bianchi10 rides

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    He will never link us to his ride data.

    He will never link us to his ride data.
  19. I honestly don't know why shops continue to stock...

    I honestly don't know why shops continue to stock mostly threaded valve stems. I hate them and refuse to buy them.
  20. I'd bet big money that was caused by side-swiping...

    I'd bet big money that was caused by side-swiping a small rock or sharp pebble on the road. That was really nice of Hutchinson to send you a fresh one though. That's some pretty above-and-beyond...
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    sorry, meant to type the opposite.

    sorry, meant to type the opposite.
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    Continental released this rolling resistance data...

    Continental released this rolling resistance data when they came out with the GP 4000S II. No information about what type of surface it was tested on:
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    I believe you are talking about the Raceblade...

    I believe you are talking about the Raceblade Long version, which has the quick release brackets you speak of. Standard Raceblade fenders are elastic-bands holding them to the fork and seatstays...
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    That's what I posted.

    That's what I posted.
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    The reed switch in a sensor would not be audible...

    The reed switch in a sensor would not be audible while riding. Is it making physical contact?
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