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    IMHO, owning both a Merlin Extralight, and a Ti...

    IMHO, owning both a Merlin Extralight, and a Ti Motebecanne (albeit a MTB) the truth is somewhere between these two posts.

    The ride quality, and weight of a titanium frame is going to vary with...
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    Thanks for the help guys. Removed the cover....

    Thanks for the help guys. Removed the cover. There was a bit of grime. Sprayed it with WD-40, wiped it off as much as possible, and put a little bit of chain lube on the pawls, and its working fine.
  3. Shimano's first go at internal cable routing had...

    Shimano's first go at internal cable routing had issues. I'd skip Ultegra 6700, and Dura Ace 7900.
  4. Screw the passenger. you can definitely transport...

    Screw the passenger. you can definitely transport a bike in a Boxster, without a passenger,

    You do have to take the wheels off (they'll fit in the front trunk) and it helps if you put the top...
  5. For the smaller SUV/crossover market: Porsche...

    For the smaller SUV/crossover market: Porsche Macan gets great MPG, but is a little overpriced.
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    St John's town center in Jacksonville.

    St John's town center in Jacksonville.
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    Mine broke in shipping, before I evr rode the...

    Mine broke in shipping, before I evr rode the bike. Greyhound paid to replace it. Had they only known.


    She doesn't seem too concerned about the fork:
    ...
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    Agreed. New riders that are fast because of...

    Agreed. New riders that are fast because of fitness gained in other activities, or just natural ability can be quite dangerous if their bike handling, perception,and judgment don't match their...
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    I use them for time trials. The data shows they...

    I use them for time trials. The data shows they do decrease rolling resistance, but its not perceptable.
    Personally, I don't notice a ride difference.

    Anecdotally, I don't notice a difference...
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    I'd mostly agree with that. I got a Motobecanne...

    I'd mostly agree with that. I got a Motobecanne Ti MTB with Sram XO, for $1995, and an aluminum Phantom cross with Ultegra for $899.

    The Phantom Cross was a screaming deal, because it had 6600...
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    achoo's reference was a joke. It's impossible to...

    achoo's reference was a joke. It's impossible to be on BF for 5 years, accumulate 4300 posts, and not know who PCad is, even if you try.
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    FWIW, I was sufficiently convinced that my 15...

    FWIW, I was sufficiently convinced that my 15 year old Merlin still had substantial life left in it, to pay $1000 to add S&S couplers to it.

    At 17 years, and 50,000 plus miles, it's still fine.
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    And if you look at fatigue tests on various frame...

    And if you look at fatigue tests on various frame materials, Ti frames fail before carbon ones.

    Other than possibly damage from crashes, and abrasion, there's no reason to believe that a Ti frame...
  14. take a look at how Paketa sets up their one sided...

    take a look at how Paketa sets up their one sided drive trains.

    If you can use a belt, the lightest setup is likely to be a single side drive, with a 2x10 (or 11), and the belt in place of the...
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    I'm using Chromecast on the TV at our vacation...

    I'm using Chromecast on the TV at our vacation home to avoid paying for cable twice.

    I get local HD channels with an antenna. Netflix, and some other built in apps on the TV over the internet.
    ...
  16. I tend to buy a bike about every year. But it's...

    I tend to buy a bike about every year. But it's typically a different bike; road bike, tt bike, track bike, cx bike, mountain bike, tandem.

    This year it was a MTB. Tandem is now 7 seasons old,...
  17. I use Speedplay X's, but I'd reccomend the Zero's...

    I use Speedplay X's, but I'd reccomend the Zero's to anyone starting fresh.

    X's are basically a legacy system that they still make because people like me don't want to switch over multiple bikes...
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    Steel parts will rust in a not climate controlled...

    Steel parts will rust in a not climate controlled garage. At least in a humid coastal environment. Not a big deal, but steel bolts, for example, will rust if the surface coating is scratched.

    Not...
  19. Most people try to avoid Cat 5 tattoos

    Most people try to avoid Cat 5 tattoos
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    Poll: POLL - I need a new bike transport

    Macan
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    Assuming that the wheel is seated in the dropouts...

    Assuming that the wheel is seated in the dropouts correctly, and its still off center, then the answer is no.

    Something's askew, and needs to be addressed before the bike is ridden at speed.
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    Setting aside racers who get their equipment...

    Setting aside racers who get their equipment given to them, you might be surprised what lots of people race. Admittedly, you'll see more people racing with DA than 105, but the number of people...
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    I'd pace for 1-2mph below your 60 mile effort....

    I'd pace for 1-2mph below your 60 mile effort. This should allow you to finish the 100 miles comfortably. If you get to 60 miles or so and are feeling good, you can ramp up the pace gradually in...
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    Definitely not a limit screw issue. It won't...

    Definitely not a limit screw issue. It won't stay in the 12 from the 11. I can shift it one cog up, or up to 3 cogs up to the 14 cog, but it doesn't stay there. The limit screw is fine with the...
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    Good to know, it's just out of the two year...

    Good to know, it's just out of the two year warranty.
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