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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kelley View Post
    The positioning is quite a bit different and you need to put in the saddle time leading up to a long event--I can tell when I've been off the TT bike for awhile because my neck and shoulders will get sore after awhile.

    If you'd like to ride my setup sometime, we're about the same size...
    Thank you, sir.

    That's a lot of the reason why I don't make that change. Most of my endurance rides are done with groups where I don't spend much time in the aero positioning. I'm at least somewhat responsible for setting pace for the group, so I ride in a more traditional roadie position. Since I have neck and back issues, I tend to keep my positioning on the bikes pretty darn close.

    That said, I'm not opposed to building a bike for aero positioning. With three builds in the works already, the likelihood that I do anything in the near future is fairly minimal. I will go there at some point, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post
    Fixie barspins FTW...
    Barspins would work better with wireless brakes.

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    has anyone else found this "chainlove.com" website? I loaded the stupid firefox plug-in so I could see deals as they pop up. There seems to be a direct relation between how fast the deals pop up, and how fast my bank account empties. HELP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Certifried View Post
    has anyone else found this "chainlove.com" website? I loaded the stupid firefox plug-in so I could see deals as they pop up. There seems to be a direct relation between how fast the deals pop up, and how fast my bank account empties. HELP!
    Chainlove, SteapandCheap, Whiskeymilitia: they are all evil babies of backcountry.com. They suck money from my wallet on a regular basis. Watch it for a while though: you'll see that items with LARGE quantities available will recycle, and often the price will drop by a couple bucks as they try to dump the overstock. Some of the "great" deals are on really crappy-reviewed items.

    Also note: supposedly MANY manufacturers will not recognize their warranted items bought from Chainlove (this is purely hear-say.)

    All my wifes X-max gifts have come from Steapandcheap. Where else can you actually afford to buy Patagonia or Arc'teryx gear?!? No where!

    A good way to see what items are listed repeatedly: http://www.cleansnipe.com/chainlove/history/
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    I sure like shopping at my local bike shop. I will likely be stopping at 3 different shops on my way home tonight.

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    Although my LBS SUCKS at getting me quality stuff like this:



    At least in any size that fits me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt View Post
    I sure like shopping at my local bike shop. I will likely be stopping at 3 different shops on my way home tonight.
    I'd love to support the LBS closest to me, but they aren't worth patronizing. What good is a LBS if they don't carry basics for standard setups!? i.e. chainrings, pedals, deraileurs, bottom brackets. Not once have they had ANYTHING I needed; including a standard 9 speed mountain cassette, replacement chainrings for either my road or mtn bike, a standard square-taper bottom bracket, or even a decent 9-speed chain! They "could order it."

    Well, so can I, and for half the price they'll have to charge after being stuck buying from QBP, J&B or KHS and then marking up. And, I'll get it faster by buying online. I hate that this is the case (having been a manager of a LBS a decade ago.)

    Anything outside the big-brand that bike shop is really ruled by... they don't have it.

    I'll frequent other shops as I get to know the area better. Silver Cycles was great to me when I first came out and toured this place, but they are 30 miles from where I ended up living. Ugh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecyclingeconomist View Post
    Anything outside the big-brand that bike shop is really ruled by... they don't have it.
    Nor do they want to sell it to you if they do have it :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt View Post
    Although my LBS SUCKS at getting me quality stuff like this:



    At least in any size that fits me...
    Coffee on me forever if you show up to Friday Coffee Club wearing that.

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