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    Dear carolton,

    What do you do when you feel that even through your going what seems to be 100% but you feel that you still have more to offer?

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    Dear Carleton,

    It seems like the general rule of thumb everyone follows is that you should not be able to touch the floor with your feet while you're riding your bike. After following the Tour de France for a bit this year, I noticed that often after cyclists finish the race, they stay on their bike and use a foot to push themselves toward their team bus. Is there a reason these pros run their seats a bit lower than what is typically suggested?

    Also, why are people against quality parts (ie: nice cranks) on budget frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dk2ck View Post
    Dear Carleton,

    It seems like the general rule of thumb everyone follows is that you should not be able to touch the floor with your feet while you're riding your bike. After following the Tour de France for a bit this year, I noticed that often after cyclists finish the race, they stay on their bike and use a foot to push themselves toward their team bus. Is there a reason these pros run their seats a bit lower than what is typically suggested?

    Also, why are people against quality parts (ie: nice cranks) on budget frames?
    Are you sure about what you saw? Any chance you have a photo or video example?

    I can't really explain why people think that.

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    I know the answer to the previous questions. Too bad they can't figure out how to spell my name. It's like talking to Consuela or something.


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    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
    dear carlsss


    what happen here! Brains?
    bump!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    I know the answer to the previous questions. Too bad they can't figure out how to spell my name. It's like talking to Consuela or something.
    Noh, noh, mizter suparman no home. A noh, noh.

    Alright serious question now;

    Dear Carleton,

    Have you ever seen a performance oriented brooks saddles on the track? Are they common?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    Noh, noh, mizter suparman no home. A noh, noh.

    Alright serious question now;

    Dear Carleton,

    Have you ever seen a performance oriented brooks saddles on the track? Are they common?
    I've seen brooks saddles on the track. But, it was raced by a "steel is real" and "anything old must be awesome" type of dude. He's fast. He'd be even faster on a lighter bike. But he won't listen (I hope he sees the referrer link traffic and reads this, haha).

    Brooks saddles are not common on the track at all. I've seen maybe 2-3 on the track ever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
    bump!!!
    Spell my name and I'll answer.




    Spell it. SPELL IT.

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    What is the last book you read?
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    What is the last book you read?
    The last book that I completed was The Rider by Tim Krabbe.

    I have a handful of books that I've started in my Kindle.

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    Is Carleton your real name?
    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
    Is Carleton your real name?
    Yes

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    dear carleton,

    to be clear, your name is carleton - NOT alfonso ribeiro.

    sincerely,
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    A picture, or even a vague description, would help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrizzle View Post
    dear carleton,

    to be clear, your name is carleton - NOT alfonso ribeiro.

    sincerely,
    (sigh)

    Can we get back on track?


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    Carleton, does your neck get tired from riding in drops?
    // yummygooey

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Are you sure about what you saw? Any chance you have a photo or video example?

    I can't really explain why people think that.
    I couldn't find a youtube video with an example, but I realized they're sitting on one cheek which essentially extends the opposite leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    Carleton, does your neck get tired from riding in drops?
    Yeah at first. But you get used to it.

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    Ok, good. All of my body feels good in drops except for my neck... I guess I just need to ride in drops more.
    // yummygooey

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    Dear :

    I have found that when I ride with a partner I tend to pace myself. However, when I am riding alone, I feel as though I push myself too hard. Do you have any tips to curb my inner masher? Is there a mantra you live by that might help me work on my endurance when I am alone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilcphoto View Post
    Dear :

    I have found that when I ride with a partner I tend to pace myself. However, when I am riding alone, I feel as though I push myself too hard. Do you have any tips to curb my inner masher? Is there a mantra you live by that might help me work on my endurance when I am alone?
    I'm terrible at pacing. Ask TT. He's got more experience than me.

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    Dear Carleton,

    How do you deal with rainy weather when you wanna ride? Do you have a beater/rain bike? Or just train indoors..?

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Yes
    hmm, strange, my name isn't really vw addict.
    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m4rx12 View Post
    Dear Carleton,

    How do you deal with rainy weather when you wanna ride? Do you have a beater/rain bike? Or just train indoors..?

    Thanks in advance
    I enjoy riding in the rain, provided it's a warm summer shower. I hate cleaning the bike afterwards so much so that it's not worth it.

    So, if it rains in the middle of a ride, I just continue the ride and enjoy it. But, if it's raining before I leave, I'll just ride the trainer.

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    Dear Carleton, what's the story behind this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyttyra View Post
    Dear Carleton, what's the story behind this thread?
    From the Nashbar FTP Thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post12792337

    Quote Originally Posted by m4rx12 View Post
    Asking for Advice here:

    I have been in the market for a new frame (my current build is a conversion) at a good price. I did not have lofty ambitions for this new build because I didn't want to drop thousands of dollars on components. The plan was to use my current bike for rainy days/ beater purposes and build up the new one for sunny weather. I have no problem with 165mm crankarms and 44T (im currently riding 16x42). Should I buy this frame?
    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    We seriously need a Dear Abby section of this forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'm totally going to start a 'Dear Carleton' thread.

    edit: and make it a sticky.
    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Every response will begin with either:

    "If you wanted your damn ball why did you let it fly over the fence into my yard. I'm adding to to my collection."

    or

    "Get off my god-dammed lawn you lazy good for nothing hippies. Go play your goddammmed X-Station or whatever it is you do."
    Then Scrod really created it.

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