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  1. I once was on track for a sub5hr solo century....

    I once was on track for a sub5hr solo century. Averaging 20.7 (including traffic lights) and my chain broke at 98.6 miles. I counted it anyway.
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    Poll: Brakeless gets you more free lunch.

    Brakeless gets you more free lunch.
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    Poll: I've eaten things that I ran over.

    I've eaten things that I ran over.
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    Poll: I have fg bikes with front only, front and back,...

    I have fg bikes with front only, front and back, none....it depends. How do I vote?
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    Motobecane Jury on Bike Island. Fender/rack...

    Motobecane Jury on Bike Island. Fender/rack eyelets and ridiculously long chainstays.
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    Motobecane Jury on bike island.

    Motobecane Jury on bike island.
  7. I've never tried them, but they look like they...

    I've never tried them, but they look like they would bang your knees when pedaling out of the saddle.
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    If your bearings are smooth, then replacing them...

    If your bearings are smooth, then replacing them will do nothing. Even an upgrade to the most expensive ceramic bearings will not have a measurable effect.
    If your bearings are worn and rough, then...
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    My BMX race bike has virtually the same...

    My BMX race bike has virtually the same wheelbase, bottom bracket height, and handlebar height as my road bike. I like to line them up together to demonstrate this. Most people are surprised because...
  10. As noted...backpedaling and skipping are not...

    As noted...backpedaling and skipping are not about stopping...these skills are more about modulation, control, and feedback. It's good to be able to control your drivetrain. I'm not certain that one...
  11. It's used for stopping....duh. But seriously,...

    It's used for stopping....duh.

    But seriously, is it necessary?....no, but it is of value. I don't think it's all that valuable for stopping.....it's more about speed modulation and just plain ole...
  12. Skidding, or rather, skip stopping, is a good...

    Skidding, or rather, skip stopping, is a good skill to have even if you run a rear brake. It's a practical skill worth learning that enhances your control of the bike. I occasionally find it useful...
  13. Yes, the trick is moving to the left lane.

    Yes, the trick is moving to the left lane.
  14. When passing any vehicle, including bicycles, I...

    When passing any vehicle, including bicycles, I always move 1 lane to the left. Naturally, if the view is obstructed by a turn or hill, or if there is oncoming traffic, I wait to pass. It's really...
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    If you mount your shoe and look at the pedal-shoe...

    If you mount your shoe and look at the pedal-shoe inteface, I think you'll find that there's no difference in the amount of contact between this and a standard SPD pedal. Unless you have some really...
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    SPD is OK if you don't shave your legs.

    SPD is OK if you don't shave your legs.
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    I use a Long Haul Trucker when I need to haul...

    I use a Long Haul Trucker when I need to haul more **** than I can fit in my jersey pockets and/or if its raining. Otherwise I ride the FG.
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    Where are all the obituaries of people dying from...

    Where are all the obituaries of people dying from cheap cogs? Don't exaggerate. It you don't want to strip your hub, proper installation is more important.
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    Makes no difference.

    Makes no difference.
  20. Thread: IRO status

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    Please let me know when iro goes out of business,...

    Please let me know when iro goes out of business, so I can sell my Rob Roy, which I almost never ride, for millions of dollars.
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    The more I ride a bike, the less I care what it...

    The more I ride a bike, the less I care what it looks like and the more I care about how well it functions...you might just want to hold off on buying new wheels as you consider whether to not...
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    Its a common mistake to angle the saddle forward...

    Its a common mistake to angle the saddle forward like that. Bar height has got nothing to do with it. Generally, if you bring the nose up, you'll need to lower the saddle a bit to bring it to the...
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    Lower and flatten your saddle.

    Lower and flatten your saddle.
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    Raise you saddle a small amount. The clipless...

    Raise you saddle a small amount. The clipless pedals and shoes add a few mm of stack. That could be contributing to you quadriceps pain.
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    We need a picture. It's hard to visualize what...

    We need a picture. It's hard to visualize what you are attempting to explain. There may be more going on than what you are describing. Your English isn't so good either, which makes is difficult to...
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