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Old 06-16-11, 09:52 PM   #101
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What should i have for breakfast?
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Old 06-16-11, 10:35 PM   #102
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What should i have for breakfast?
Cereal.
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Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
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Old 06-16-11, 11:56 PM   #103
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Flatwound for bass, or regular steel?
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Old 06-17-11, 12:06 AM   #104
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Flatwound for bass, or regular steel?
Regular. Flatwound feels weird.
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Old 06-17-11, 12:16 AM   #105
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Birthday celebration...what should I do?
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Old 06-17-11, 12:28 AM   #106
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Regular. Flatwound feels weird.
Okay now this is just wack. Don't listen to this man people!
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Old 06-17-11, 12:31 AM   #107
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Old 06-17-11, 08:12 AM   #109
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Old 06-17-11, 08:20 AM   #110
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Dear Carleton,

Should I buy the FTP from Nashbar? I live in the downtown core and the bike would never see a track most likely.

Thanks

P.S. I am 6 feet tall. Should I purchase 58cm or 60cm?

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Old 06-17-11, 09:06 AM   #111
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Birthday celebration...what should I do?
Invite your closest friends out for your birthday dinner. You pay the tab for everyone. You become "The Man" for at least a year.

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Should I buy the FTP from Nashbar? I live in the downtown core and the bike would never see a track most likely.

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P.S. I am 6 feet tall. Should I purchase 58cm or 60cm?
- No.
- If you do, definitely don't get 60. You may be a 57/58cm depending on your ratio of torso to height.
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Old 06-17-11, 09:11 AM   #112
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- No.
- If you do, definitely don't get 60. You may be a 57/58cm depending on your ratio of torso to height.
Could you elaborate, or suggest an alternative?
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Old 06-17-11, 09:19 AM   #113
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Could you elaborate, or suggest an alternative?
The FTP uses non-standard:
- Seat post: Now a seat mast that once you cut it, it won't grow back if you need it to.
- Seat post clamp: The one-bolt system that may tilt the saddle nose down if you hit a bump (depending on rider weight)
- Seat post collar: This doesn't exist on a normal bike. However this slips down for many people when they hit a bump.

All of those "cool" changes were made in an effort to make the bike more aero. You probably don't care about being ever-so-slightly more aero...so why deal with the issues that arise from it?

Get a bike that uses a normal seatpost system and save yourself some headache.

Suggesting a frame for you sort of blindly would do you a disservice. When I got my Tiemeyer it took me at least a month of research to settle on that bike.
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Old 06-17-11, 09:24 AM   #114
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^ great post, thanks for the advice. Leaves me a lot to chew on!
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Regular. Flatwound feels weird.
ok, you lost me again.
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Old 06-17-11, 10:13 AM   #116
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I had flatwounds on my fretless and they were cool. I could imagine them being weird on my fretted. I like rounds.
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Old 06-17-11, 07:29 PM   #117
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Dear Carleton,

Are you still in Baltimore, and have you ridden up Federal Hill? That was interesting just to walk up in my time there.

Flatwounds. On everything. Everytime. Even on my Les Paul...
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Dear Carleton,
While trying to refill my blinker fluid, I dumped a bunch of propwash all over the bumper bearings.
Do you have a resolution for this?
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Old 06-17-11, 08:23 PM   #119
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While trying to refill my blinker fluid, I dumped a bunch of propwash all over the bumper bearings.
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would you say it is bad that I have been sustaining myself with rice, eggs,soy sauce, hot sauce and cabbage for that last six months?
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would you say it is bad that I have been sustaining myself with rice, eggs,soy sauce, hot sauce and cabbage for that last six months?
Pffft. I wish I were on that diet for the past 6 months. I'm eating quinoa and tuna right now as I type.
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i f'n love quinoa (and tuna)
never had them simultaneously tho
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Old 06-17-11, 10:50 PM   #125
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i f'n love quinoa (and tuna)
never had them simultaneously tho
Pretty quick, easy, healthy, and cheap. Just prepare the quinoa, drain it, then add it to a frying pan with the tuna (also drained). Season to taste and occasionally stir till the tuna heats up. Good stuff!
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