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    The only problem with Flo is no powertap support...

    The only problem with Flo is no powertap support for their wheels (http://www.flocycling.com/faq.php) -- and you can't buy their rims (other than the Flo30) due to the fairings being designed...
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    Have you looked at Flo? ...

    Have you looked at Flo?

    http://www.flocycling.com/

    Their wheels are not very light, but they make a strong case for their aerodynamics.
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    That is awesome. I've been debating doing this...

    That is awesome. I've been debating doing this -- though I'd be dropping off my son's bike so he can ride home with me. The distance (~2.5 miles) is not the problem; I'd just like my son to be a...
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    IIRC 28" is european (or esoteric?) for 700c. So...

    IIRC 28" is european (or esoteric?) for 700c. So a 700c / 29er *rim-brake* wheel sounds like it would work. Though a cheap mountain bike would usually have 26" wheels ...

    Ok, I did the google,...
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    There is a road version of that pump too. They...

    There is a road version of that pump too. They are good little pumps.

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    The one I have in my commuter pack is perhaps the one Tim was referencing, it's just the "mini morph", not mountain...
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    Yes, clearly there is a market for this :) I...

    Yes, clearly there is a market for this :) I guess it makes perfect sense that with such awesome practical-cycling modeling from her parents, she would naturally look to use the bike for more than...
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    :-) Yeah, I guess the pannier part on a balance...

    :-) Yeah, I guess the pannier part on a balance bike makes even less sense to me than the flip thing. I can't fathom what a kid would need to carry on a trip around the block -- not to mention the...
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    I am just not sure I see the need for larger...

    I am just not sure I see the need for larger balance bikes. By the time my son outgrew the balance bike he fit great on his 14" bike and preferred to ride it by that point anyway (faster, has brakes).
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    Yeah, I wear proper ski goggles (double wall =...

    Yeah, I wear proper ski goggles (double wall = less fogging) when the temps get very extreme -- single digits or teens + wind. At those temps I find the wind on exposed forehead/around-the-eyes can...
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    You should join commuter connections for their...

    You should join commuter connections for their guaranteed ride home, if you haven't done. You can't use that for weather-related emergencies, but having to pick the kid up early due to emergency...
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    Apparently it only weighs 31.5 lbs. Sure, that is...

    Apparently it only weighs 31.5 lbs. Sure, that is as much as my full-suspension weighed, but I am surprised it isn't heavier.

    ... But I can't imagine why one would buy one here. Almost as...
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    That is pretty cool. I imagine it weighs far more...

    That is pretty cool. I imagine it weighs far more than the kid, but otherwise I could see that being a gentler way to get into mountain biking.
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    The 35s sound sufficient for our area. Maybe...

    The 35s sound sufficient for our area. Maybe bigger tires work better on packed snow, but that isn't the main thing we have to deal with on the trail. I would do 35. Mine are 32mm and seem fine --...
  14. Thread: New bike tune up

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    This depends on the frame geometry and the...

    This depends on the frame geometry and the groupset. I cannot adjust my 10sp Sram Force FD on my 135mm rear spacing & 410mm chainstays road bike so that the chain doesn't rub the FD when cross...
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    Well, getting off your bike and walking it for 50...

    Well, getting off your bike and walking it for 50 yards will still make your commute much faster than doing the whole things on studded tires. That's my logic, anyway, for not leaving them on all...
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    Yes, I admit that I have a 5-pack of latex tubes...

    Yes, I admit that I have a 5-pack of latex tubes still unopened. O figure I will swap them in when I change my tires out, which will probably be spring.
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    Yes, they do not grip pavement well -- neither do...

    Yes, they do not grip pavement well -- neither do knobby tires. Especially wet pavement. I would rather be safer for the prevalent wet winter conditions -- and have the ride be much easier / faster....
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    Well, OK, to each their own. I would rather...

    Well, OK, to each their own. I would rather default to using tires that grip well on above-freezing wet (and dry) pavement -- which studded tires do not -- than keep the studs on when there is no...
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    I think you are confusing rolling resistance...

    I think you are confusing rolling resistance (crr) with rotational inertia / force needed to "spin up" greater mass.

    Rolling resistance will be just as relevant when moving at constant speed. ...
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    I know this is what Peter White says, but...

    I know this is what Peter White says, but seriously ... ? This past winter was exceptional for us and yet there were only 13 days where I used the snow tires. On snow days I rode my MTB around a...
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    Well, carbon can be "laterally stiff and...

    Well, carbon can be "laterally stiff and vertically compliant". Maybe metal can too. As much as that is just marketing, I will say that other than aggressive geometry, my stiff carbon frame is just...
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    I think most people (bike reviewers, anyway)...

    I think most people (bike reviewers, anyway) favor lateral frame stiffness (no bottom bracket wagging) when talking about climbing bikes. But whether this truly makes a bike faster or better on a...
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    I will put in a plug for Schwalbe Durano tires as...

    I will put in a plug for Schwalbe Durano tires as a good winter option. They are nice and grippy and still reasonably fast -- roll faster than Conti 4 Seasons, according to bikeradar tests. Best...
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    This is hilarious. I think this (bike=toy) is...

    This is hilarious. I think this (bike=toy) is exactly the sentiment that the driver of that Dodge RAM was trying to articulate when he yelled at me to get off the road the other day.
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    I don't think the (Specialized) windtunnel test...

    I don't think the (Specialized) windtunnel test was actually measuring the riders' power output; they just had the riders pedaling to simulate the movement of cycling so it was a realistic test of...
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