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    +1 for me as well. Got a 2014 Synapse 5 105 at...

    +1 for me as well. Got a 2014 Synapse 5 105 at the beginning of this year and have about 3,000mi on it so far and it's a great bike.
  2. Typically I tighten with normal force until I...

    Typically I tighten with normal force until I can't tighten any longer to make the cleat bite into the shoe (they have teeth on the bottom for a reason). Then I'll give it one max effort turn which...
  3. It took me less than a minute to cut it off with...

    It took me less than a minute to cut it off with wire snips.

    Beyond time, are there specific concerns about damaging something by cutting it off or is this just a "use the right tools idiot"...
  4. I did almost the exact same thing, completely...

    I did almost the exact same thing, completely destroying my 510. Garmin did a warranty replacement for me for $100. If you want to replace your 510, contact Garmin first as they may give you a deal...
  5. What's the harm in cutting it off vs taking the...

    What's the harm in cutting it off vs taking the cassette off?
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    Wait, it was my understanding that squared off...

    Wait, it was my understanding that squared off tires were due to under inflated tires, causing a much wider contact patch and a square wear pattern on the tire. What you're saying is the exact...
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    So the guy threatens to "f@#k you up" and the...

    So the guy threatens to "f@#k you up" and the cops want to bust him for speeding. Sounds about right for typical car vs. bike enforcement issues. :rolleyes:
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    I do it every few days depending on how much...

    I do it every few days depending on how much debris I've ridden through on my commutes.

    To make it easy I hang my bike on the top rack of my bike hanger and use my phone flashlight to do a quick...
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    I actually saw a commercial for these last night....

    I actually saw a commercial for these last night. The blue neck gaiter looking thing right?
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    Awesome, thanks for all the advice. I'll look...

    Awesome, thanks for all the advice. I'll look into doing an ice sock instead. I'm lucky enough to have my wife at a few of the stops along the way so I can pick up cooling gear as needed (we leave...
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    Ice packs in jersey pockets on hot days?

    I have a double century coming up on Saturday and it's gonna be real hot (90-95). I'm considering having a frozen bottle in one of my pockets but realized I may be able to use small gel type ice...
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    I think it all depends on what your max HR is. ...

    I think it all depends on what your max HR is. At your age I suspect it's 190 or higher but everyone is different (your real max may be higher or lower than typical 26yo).

    I'm not a doctor but...
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    Here are all the things I try to do before...

    Here are all the things I try to do before touching my brakes in a pace line if I need to scrub off a tiny bit of speed, in priority order:

    1. Soft pedal
    2. Raise my body up and move my elbows...
  14. I can't believe all of you guys are giving the OP...

    I can't believe all of you guys are giving the OP such terrible advice. The obvious answer to their problem is bibs.

    On a side note, I cleaned up my BB a few days ago and wanted to go on a quick...
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    Unless you're planning on racing, don't worry...

    Unless you're planning on racing, don't worry about the skinny guys. They'll always be faster on the climbs simply due to power to weight ratio. On the flats you can probably keep up with them and...
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    I commute 5 days a week and do at a longer...

    I commute 5 days a week and do at a longer training ride on the weekend. The trick for me as others have said is to mix up the intensity. My round trip is 20mi. My typical routine is:

    Monday:...
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    I totally trust the guy who joined today just to...

    I totally trust the guy who joined today just to post that these things really do work. :rolleyes:

    I used them yesterday on a 108mi ride with minimal stopping (6:00 total time, 5:50 moving). Left...
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    Where are you getting data that your cadence was...

    Where are you getting data that your cadence was 230-300 rpm?

    According to a gear calculator I use (Bicycle Bike Gear Ratio Speed and Cadence Calculator), to manage 230+ cadence and only average...
  19. So you haven't made *any* progress in getting...

    So you haven't made *any* progress in getting faster/more efficient in 2 years riding with a group? Do you ride alone as well?

    I can't see how someone can ride for 2 years and not get any faster...
  20. I have a Novara Expanding bag on both my commuter...

    I have a Novara Expanding bag on both my commuter and my "fun" bike.

    Novara Expanding Seat Bag at REI.com

    It's nice to be able to put my phone/wallet in the expanding section and keep it away...
  21. It's both ironic and sad that the article...

    It's both ironic and sad that the article mentions Vulnerable User laws in WA state since they don't actually get enforced here.

    Just yesterday, this: Person who hit and killed Caleb Shoop in...
  22. I both the speed and cadence sensors and one...

    I both the speed and cadence sensors and one thing I've noticed with the cadence sensor is that waking it up is something of an art. If you spin the cranks too fast, it'll not wake up no matter how...
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    Ahh cool, didn't notice that's one of the other...

    Ahh cool, didn't notice that's one of the other differences between the Carbon 5 and Carbon 3. Carbon 5 105 comes with 11-28 in the U.S.
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    I have the 2014 Carbon 105 and ride it on the...

    I have the 2014 Carbon 105 and ride it on the east side mostly and it handles the hills fine. No flex in the BB when hammering up short ramps and is reasonably light (23lbs with all my gear on it'...
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    Interesting, you describe my situation pretty...

    Interesting, you describe my situation pretty closely for my ride last weekend. I'm not really fast but I do push myself when I'm feeling capable. Here's what my data looked like: (this is for the...
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