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    1. There's so much wrong with this that it's really...

      There's so much wrong with this that it's really not even laughable. It's sort of sad actually...

      Stick coming out of the floor? Sealed tight with a rubber boot? No fly-by-wire?

      How exactly is...
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      Call / email your local crime tipline. I got our...

      Call / email your local crime tipline. I got our old neighbor raided by the Drug Suppression unit twice. The Police found dope, and arrested people out of the house both times.
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      Her life. Her choice. She seemed, in interviews,...

      Her life. Her choice.
      She seemed, in interviews, to be an intelligent woman. I can only guess, but I would think that a lot of research, heartache, and pain led her to this decision. I feel...
    4. Poll: No, she's a German Skier...

      No, she's a German Skier...
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      F*ck yo shovel!

      F*ck yo shovel!
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      Two MagicShine LED heads (one is a 1000 lumen...

      Two MagicShine LED heads (one is a 1000 lumen flood, the other is 1200 lumen spot) linked to a single 9.4Ah Li-Ion battery. Rating is 2200 lumens gross. Nominally, after losses, with both light head...
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      A tough read, but needs to be shared...

      This happened Saturday in Boulder...

      http://kennettron.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/adelaide/

      Please, copy the address of the post, and pass it on to your friends, cyclist or otherwise. Remind them...
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      Yeah...it'll work fine. The difference in 9 and...

      Yeah...it'll work fine. The difference in 9 and 10 speed spacing was pretty minimal. A lot of the replacement chainrings are marketed as 9/10 compatible.
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      If carbon tubs are a must, look at something like...

      If carbon tubs are a must, look at something like Williams new 30mm deep carbon tubs. Light enough, considerably less susceptible to x-winds at 30mm, still aero, and only $1100.
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      A 10 year old doesn't need aero carbon wheels....

      A 10 year old doesn't need aero carbon wheels. The speed isn't there to warrant them. It's vanity at the highest level.
      Congrats on having a kid that wants to ride, but buying a multi-thousand dolar...
    11. If you find a set of 6-bolt disc wheels, just...

      If you find a set of 6-bolt disc wheels, just order a set of rotors that are the same as the ones on the stock wheels. It's easier, and you know they'll work.
      ...
    12. 700c is 29". Get a more aggressive cyclocross...

      700c is 29". Get a more aggressive cyclocross tire that's wider, or a narrow 29er tire. 26 and 27.5 are both too small and wont work...
    13. In the 6000+ miles I've ridden thus far in 2014,...

      In the 6000+ miles I've ridden thus far in 2014, you know how many times I've considered changing my saddle height?

      It rhymes with none.

      And if one is not a pro, and I mean a PAID pro, don't...
    14. For road and CX bikes, it's another answer to a...

      For road and CX bikes, it's another answer to a question no one asked.

      People spend hundreds of dollars to get their fit dialed in on road and cx bikes. They are going to mess around with seat...
    15. Regardless of the higher math involved here, if...

      Regardless of the higher math involved here, if you don't want them there, be frank and tell them to stay away. It's a funeral, not an outlet for their drama.

      When my dad died, his second wife...
    16. It means nothing. They want to look good for...

      It means nothing. They want to look good for THEM, not for you.

      And where they do it is of little importance.

      My wife was a TV reporter/anchor for years. She can put on makeup anywhere,...
    17. And so continues the slide into roadies having NO...

      And so continues the slide into roadies having NO handling skills whatsoever...
    18. In college, if I was on campus into the night, or...

      In college, if I was on campus into the night, or went onto campus AT night, I always carried. Too many friends beaten up and/or robbed while walking across campus at night.
      College campuses are...
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      Haven't ridden a Foil. I've built a few, and they...

      Haven't ridden a Foil. I've built a few, and they seem to be nice, well thought out, well finished framesets.

      As for the Noah, the only difference between the "standard" Noah and the "Fast" is...
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      I have a Noah. It's a weird bike. Really...

      I have a Noah. It's a weird bike.
      Really stiff...nearly harsh at low speeds. Light the wick and it completely changes personalities.
      The stiffness remains, but works with you. Jump on it at...
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