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    Some people seem to like the piece of mind them...

    Some people seem to like the piece of mind them for peice of mind. But i am young, poor and okay with the occasional tumble.

    But Imagine as i got older and/or have children i'll, and my cash flow...
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    Shameless shop plug. ...

    Shameless shop plug.




    http://www.cycle-solutions.com/default.aspx

    I've worked with these guys on and off over the past 6 years. Great bunch of guys. I would recommend you just call them...
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    have had two, no complaints. One of which I...

    have had two, no complaints.

    One of which I rode the hell out of, (Stair sets, multiple crashes including 2 with cars), and although I've since sold it, I know the current owner still uses it...
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    I had a bonded Kensis on a 90's bonded Miata, It...

    I had a bonded Kensis on a 90's bonded Miata, It was a little harsh but i've ridden all steel bikes with a harsher ride. But I never rode it long distance and I believe the smooth ride came from the...
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    I own 3 chain whips of various quality, I just...

    I own 3 chain whips of various quality, I just prefer Rotafix when dealing with cogs, I use a piece of MTB tube to protect the frame. Not only is it faster but that way i'm 100% sure the cog is tight...
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    I don't get these quick on quick off cogs, if one...

    I don't get these quick on quick off cogs, if one wanted such, why not just get a white industries hub? who really changes their ratio around that often anyways? it's not like switching a cog is even...
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    I think it would be a cool bike to ride while...

    I think it would be a cool bike to ride while visiting china(when in rome) but I hear Serious Chinese cyclists wouldn't be caught dead on one of these, as their associated with the whole "great leap...
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    +1 the only rim i've never flat spotted(without a...

    +1 the only rim i've never flat spotted(without a car sending my bike flying 30 feet in the air) was a velocity aero head, They can make nice wheels but are on par with Alex or Sun rims in terms of...
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    +1 I've always wanted to put clips on the bottom...

    +1 I've always wanted to put clips on the bottom of come Mk.IV combat boots, i would want mine to cleats to mount as near a flush as possible.
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    +1 Axle+flange strength, and flange width and...

    +1 Axle+flange strength, and flange width and height will all play a role in determining the qualities of the final product.

    yet these effects will be minimal, spoke, rim and wheel-build quality...
  11. I have spoken to Kona about this and can confirm...

    I have spoken to Kona about this and can confirm that was the consideration behind it, especially on the jake, as they are aware many jakes are purchased by non-cx riders for touring and urbanites...
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    That's because the rim brakes on your vintage...

    That's because the rim brakes on your vintage Raleigh are quality, the pad holders on the flying pigeon seem like they're made out of tin-plate sheet steel, I think the rim difference plays a factor...
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    Ambriosio make some nice stuff, although only...

    Ambriosio make some nice stuff, although only their tubular rims are light....

    Velocity rims aren't that great.

    Really just go Mavic or DT and be done with it, if that's to pricey, check out...
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    The cones were properly adjusted, I just repacked...

    The cones were properly adjusted, I just repacked them with madd pitted bearings that should have been replaced, and kept riding even though i new the hubs were being eaten, one bearing finally...
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    If these are your "nice" shoes....

    If these are your "nice" shoes.
    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/258272/images/SIDI.jpg

    Or nothing. They're just Better, once you own a few pairs, you understand. if you already own some...
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    Having Ridden and worked on a few of these, i...

    Having Ridden and worked on a few of these, i feel i am in an good position to speak of their utter craptitute, The quality on these things is shockingly bad, shocking. A Customer brought one in new...
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    Not going to deny that. But We're also the ones...

    Not going to deny that. But We're also the ones who decide if you get a discount and if your gear gets warrantied when you break it. In my experience lying to customers is never worth it, but a...
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    You can't build them for less than that, That's...

    You can't build them for less than that, That's what i would buy.
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    You've obviously never been given a spill by a...

    You've obviously never been given a spill by a rep before, although Shimano tech reps in general really know their ****, they have been known to let the bull**** fly, whenever there is little chance...
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    I bought a 16 spoke ritchey racing wheel, because...

    I bought a 16 spoke ritchey racing wheel, because it was light and cheap, i had it in my main street bike and positively hammered on it for two years before i sold it, never needed to true it.
  21. Go with a 49/50cm 700c Frame and be done with it,...

    Go with a 49/50cm 700c Frame and be done with it, order that smaller Kilo, If you go with anything smaller than that it will be too small half way through the season, i say this having fit kids on...
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    Close enough you'd be hard pressed to...

    Close enough you'd be hard pressed to qualitatively prove otherwise without some kind of engineering analysis.
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    Lol, i see what you did there. i commend you for...

    Lol, i see what you did there. i commend you for your sarcastic witticism.
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    My hate for loose ball formuls knows, no bounds....

    My hate for loose ball formuls knows, no bounds. especially if you're foolhardy enough to use the aluminum lock ring that comes with them, the drive side of the hub shell shears off with the lock...
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    My first LSD experience was jammin in traffic...

    My first LSD experience was jammin in traffic listening to abbey road, on what was then my 2 day old major jake, loved all 3 ever since.

    most of such stupidity was a few years ago when i had no...
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