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  1. http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product2_1005...

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product2_10052_10551_1132969_-1

    Performance has their Ultra bibs on sale again for $60. That's about as cheap as these get. These are really fantastic shorts;...
  2. The Synapse sounds like a solid all-round choice....

    The Synapse sounds like a solid all-round choice. The 73/73 angles look really balanced for a general purpose road bike. Heck, you could race it if you wanted too. Looks like the key difference is...
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    Great suggestions from vvill. Good point...

    Great suggestions from vvill. Good point especially that if the focus is racing, getting a real CX bike makes more sense than a gravel bike like the RLT9. And probably aluminum. I like the...
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    Absolutely, you don't need carbon to be fast; the...

    Absolutely, you don't need carbon to be fast; the engine is what counts here. The gains that less weight provide are all in the margins -- same for aerodynamics, for that matter. But there are gains...
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    Not as far as I know/have experienced. Titanium...

    Not as far as I know/have experienced. Titanium is flexible and when the frame is trying to be lightweight, even more so. My Lemond Victoire, for example, was very laterally flexible: I could make...
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    You can race any frame. I just think that if...

    You can race any frame. I just think that if price were similar (or not an issue), I would choose to race on an 18lb bike over a 23lb bike. And stiff frame/fork is nice for climbing. Of course, it's...
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    Yeah, I was just noting that almost all of the...

    Yeah, I was just noting that almost all of the full-carbon disc forks are tapered 1.125-1.5. There are two exceptions that I am aware of: Ritchey WCS (no fender eyelets) and Spot fork (eyelets).

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    Yeah, that is right, sorry didn't specify. The...

    Yeah, that is right, sorry didn't specify. The Tamland also looks great but geometry isn't quite right for me -- and the straight 1 1/8 HT seems less than ideal.

    If I were really replacing my CX...
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    If I had to replace my CX bike, this is what I...

    If I had to replace my CX bike, this is what I would buy. It is not steel, but it is almost carbon light and checks all my spec requirements. (And has geometry that would work for me; my femurs are...
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    (Per Dismal's edit comment.) The Motobecane...

    (Per Dismal's edit comment.) The Motobecane stuff is always an attractive option. The only issue I see with the Fantom cross ti frame is the 130mm rear spacing. With all (?) the other...
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    +1 on the Traitor. I really want a reason to own...

    +1 on the Traitor. I really want a reason to own that frame/bike, but I already have a bike in this category.

    My thoughts:
    - Get a 44mm (or tapered) head tube. Really opens up the possibility...
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    Yeah, my understanding has been that decent chain...

    Yeah, my understanding has been that decent chain line helps prevent breaking chains. I pay reasonable attention to chain line on my SS (MTB), bit it might be off by a mm or two. I also have...
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    Yeah, I was just joking. "Custom build" is...

    Yeah, I was just joking. "Custom build" is technically correct, but misses some of the cultural context.
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    My impression is that "curated" is a better term...

    My impression is that "curated" is a better term than "custom" here :-)

    As for fitting, there should be a "right" frame size that you can arrive at by calculating your current stack/reach numbers...
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    The banjo bros waterproof bags (and presumably...

    The banjo bros waterproof bags (and presumably panniers) are very light. The waterproof liner probably adds a couple ounces, but that is more than worth it for me to not have to ever worry about...
  16. Yeah, I am very happy with my habanero cx frame....

    Yeah, I am very happy with my habanero cx frame. I plan to eventually get a custom road (disc-brake, of course) frame from Habanero. They are a great outfit -- fantastic customer service.
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    Yeah, I think an HRM would help you, though you...

    Yeah, I think an HRM would help you, though you will have to devote some effort toward identifying your max HR for the numbers to be meaningful. And then you probably want to do some reading on how...
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    That is a damn sexy bike. Well done!

    That is a damn sexy bike. Well done!
  19. There must be a typo on their specs page when...

    There must be a typo on their specs page when they say that 700x42 fit with fenders on that frame. They must mean 650x42. As mstone says, that sounds like it would be the same frame (as the regular...
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    Beautiful work. You were right; the gumwalls look...

    Beautiful work. You were right; the gumwalls look fantastic. And the accents really give it personality -- well done!

    Can't remember if you mentioned earlier, but what rims are those?
  21. Sure, if you define culture like this then you...

    Sure, if you define culture like this then you end up with a situation where every microcosm of activity makes a subculture -- as Geoff suggested above. This may be an academically correct...
  22. I think the significant thing is how/whether...

    I think the significant thing is how/whether people identify as a group with shared values, traditions, etc. More than just the common employ of a two-wheeled transport mechanism. There are...
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    Yeah, I will eventually break down and get a PM...

    Yeah, I will eventually break down and get a PM to cross reference. People suggest that the newer Garmin calculations are pretty accurate (when using HR strap), but definitely the numbers that Strava...
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    Interestingly, my morning + evening commutes...

    Interestingly, my morning + evening commutes total around 1100-1200 calories when they add up to 36 miles (16 miles in AM @450 calories and 20 miles in PM @ 650 calories). But I can ride 55 miles in...
  25. Thread: Burley Solo

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    The hitch (does not include the skewer--mine...

    The hitch (does not include the skewer--mine happens to be a hex head skewer, but normal QR skewers work too, of course): http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/12/ebe7ejud.jpg
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